By Kerry Clayton
For one of their last events of the semester, EC Radio held a free Music Fest on the quad this past Saturday.
I caught nearly all 12 bands that played the show. Not only was each one talented, but they were all unique. Many of the bands stayed for the entire six hour show to listen to one another, which I felt showed a great kinship and support of the local music scene. Some bands gave out free demo recordings to Emmanuel students and told us about upcoming shows they are playing.
Some of the bands at the concert were Long Lost, Tea Leigh, Steve Subrizi, Devil and A Penny, and Camden. My favorite performances were by guys named Max and Mulholland and the band The Novel Ideas. I absolutely recommend checking them out; they sound a little like The Decemberists and Fleet Foxes.
The goal of the show was for EC Radio to raise money for a charity to help tornado victims in the Midwest.
“The show was diverse, fun, and had a good turn-out. We are proud to have raise some money for charity and hope that it can be of help.”
-Sarah Tortora, EC Radio Event Coordinator
Next year there will be plenty more live music events on Emmanuel’s campus. College students can look forward to one more EC Radio open mic event for the semester this Thursday, April 26th, from 8-11pm.