Sponsored and produced by the Radio Club, the concert series begins again this fall! The first show of the year is a showcase of electronic music with the headliner Vendor and Battery. Hailing from Northern California, the group produces electro-dance beats that get you moving before you even know what’s going on. Other acts include DJ sets from fellow Cogswell students who have the skills to ellicit your inner dancing queen, or king. Cost at the door is $5, free for VIP. For more information on acquiring VIP status, Cogswell students can check their email and contact members of the Radio Club. The show is scheduled for November 20th, which happens to be the same day as our Entrepreneurs Workshop. If you are attending the workshop/open house, feel free to stay for the evening and attend Friday Night Live to unwind after a productive day!
The concert series began a few years ago, beginning with the first installment of Radio Club staff. The intention was to feature local/independent performers that would also receive airplay on the Internet based stream. The first series, known as Friday Night Live, was produced by students for students, with every aspect of the production being covered by a member of the Cogswell community. This included: scouting for talent, booking, running the sound mix, and grassroots advertising. Through these responsibilities, Cogswell students had a firsthand look at what is involved in the business of the live show, involving everything from official building clearances, fire codes, and hiring security to refreshment sales, organization, and communication among everyone involved. Students new to Cogswell as of this semester have teamed up with upperclassmen to revive the Radio Club and concerts.
The events provide experience in the live aspect of audio for anyone who wishes to get involved. It is not exclusive to Digital Audio Technology majors, but it also extremely beneficial to their knowledge of the field, as many of the principles of audio production are applied to the live environment as they are applied to the studio environment. With that said, students interested in producing shows or involvement in radio are encouraged to check out the Radio Club and get plugged-in to the happenings of the club!