Fall’s upcoming performance creates high expectations
September 26, 2013
This quarter, you don’t need to travel far for an adrenaline-pumping, fist-raising rush of eclectic indie rock to come flooding your ears. This year, look no further than the Leavey Event Center to enjoy the Activities Programming Board Fall Concert performers — Nick Checo and Young the Giant.
Those who haven’t experienced the beauty of Young the Giant’s art will now get a chance to discover the band. The group formed in Irvine, California. In recent years, they have made it clear that they are a force to be reckoned with. Their first two singles, “My Body” and “Cough Syrup,” solidified their place in the top tiers of alternative rock with “Apartment.”
Young the Giant keeps fans intrigued and entertained with Sameer Gadhia’s powerful pipes as well as unique transitions between intense percussion solos to delicate guitar melodies.
Featured performer, Nick Checo, will give concert-goers a new artist to appreciate. He too will bring resonating energy, but of a different kind. With his mix of reggae, hip-hop and alternative, his specific genre is sure to add a nice kick to the overall sensation of the night.
Various styles of music have graced Santa Clara’s campus at previous years’ concerts, ranging from rap to hip-hop to country. APB Music Director, Meaghan Walsh, thought it would be great to have an alternative sound find its way onstage this year, so she was happy to hear that the surveys sent out last year to students were answered with requests for just that.
If you’re not familiar with Young the Giant’s music and want to get a sense for their vibe, check them out online – more than likely your ears will recognize some of their most popular songs which many have heard not only on the radio, but also featured in various advertisements.
“If not,” said Walsh, “they’re a great live performance and you don’t have to know them to enjoy them.”
Join in on the genuine excitement for this high-energy show that a great deal of Broncos seem to be buzzing about.
Tickets are currently on sale for the Oct. 1 performance for $20 in Benson Memorial Center at APB’s table. If there was ever a way to kick off your fall quarter experience with a bang, this is it. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m.
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