Beats bumping at SUBOG’s first concert
Published: Monday, September 17, 2012
Updated: Monday, September 17, 2012 01:09
Pulsating beats flew outside the Student Union during the Student Union Board of Governors’, SUBOG, annual outdoor concert on Sunday September 16 during the afternoon. This concert featured performances by the groups Radical Something, Hyper Crush, and the solo rapper Chris Webby.
Radical Something was founded on June 13, 2011, and is made up of three members: Loggy, Josh Cocktail, and are currently managed by Alex Mitchell-Hardt. Radical Something is currently based out of Los Angeles, CA. The group’s music can be primarily classified as alternative rock.
Hyper Crush was formed in 2006, and is made up of three members: Donny Fontaine, Holly Valentine, and Preston Moronie. The group preforms a host of original music and remixes. Their music can be classified as electronic and is similar in nature to groups such as LMFAO.
Dan Palmer, a 7th semester animal science major at UConn who works on the SUBOG stage crew said that Radical Something, “killed it with a even with a small group of people.” Despite having received nearly a thousand likes on Facebook turn out at the concert was a little low with roughly three hundred people in attendance. Palmer said of Hyper Crush, “These guys started it out slow, but got it going.” He also noted that this was the earliest concert Hyper Crush has ever done since they usually perform late in the evening. Palmer said the set up for this concert had been easier than usual, because usually switching sets is the hardest part, which this concert did not have a lot of. Hyper Crush’s performance featured a remix of La Roux’s song “Bullet Proof” and a mix of their own music as well.
Kenyi Silva a first-semester exploratory student. Silva said his favorite thing about the concert “ was the excitement of the audience and that the music was actually good!” Silva originally thought he wouldn’t enjoy the music since the concert was free. He said, “Well considering it was a free concert and on a Sunday, the quality of the music actually turned out to be better than I expected.” He was also excited to be able to hear new bands at the concert. He said, “All the bands were new to me. And surprisingly, after hearing them for the first time, I’m going to be listening to them some more!”
Chris Webby gave tribute to the wrapper Jay-Z by playing one of the famed rappers songs. This, in addition to his own music, ended the concert on a high note.