Public concert to support aid trip to Guatemala
Published: Thursday, October 4, 2012
Updated: Thursday, October 4, 2012 22:10
Don’t fret if you couldn’t land tickets to Regina Spektor or you missed Punch Brothers at Jorgensen last night; UConn has another concert happening this weekend, and this one’s free.
UConn’s Medical Humanitarian Society will be hosting a concert Friday night at 8 p.m. on the Student Union Mall in support of an upcoming medical aid journey to Guatemala. The group will be accepting donations at the event and online.
This Good Robot, a self-described eight-man “indie-rock/science-fiction” group from Long Island, will open the concert, followed by Voted Most Random, a band hailing from Hamden, Conn., who are a pop-punk outfit with a guitar-driven sound. The group has played on the Vans Warped Tour and the Bamboozle Festival, just to name a few, and draw influence from other pop-punk bands including We The Kings and The Cab.
Patent Pending will conclude the concert with what their Facebook page describes as their “anthemic brand of pop-tinged punk rock.” The six-man punk rock band from Long Island have opened for Gym Class Heroes, Cobra Starship and Bowling For Soup, and they’ve also made appearances on Warped Tour, as well as a live performance on the 2012 Billboard Music Awards broadcast.
The Student Union Mall is the patio located behind the Student Union facing the nearby quad. The concert is scheduled to end at 11 p.m.