Although radio broadcast isÂ our first love, bringing live music to campus is one of KSPC’s favorite off-the-air activities. Experience the beauty of FREE, LIVE, LOCAL MUSICÂ Â for yourself by coming out to our next show (onÂ FRIDAY at 9PM) and reading this review of our first live music event of the semester!
Volunteer Emily Macune walks us throughÂ that first Art After Hours, a late-night art museum event whereÂ KSPC regularly hosts free live music, with a delightful play-by-play accompanied by photos. To set the stage: It was a crispÂ January night outside the art museumÂ asÂ the bandsÂ prepared to perform…
First up to the stage was Party Cuts. Having just recorded a new EP: â€œWantingâ€, Party Cuts came out strong for the last show of their winter break, and the first of our spring semester.
After recommending the new Haitian art exhibit atÂ the Pomona Museum of Art, the band rocked out so hard that Mark,the leader singer and guitarist, broke one of his guitar strings.
Second up to the stage was Whesli. Taking thingsÂ down a notch, Whesli started things off with a soulful cover of Amy Winehouseâ€™s â€œYou Know Iâ€™m No Good.â€
Whesli got the crowd involved by singing covers ofÂ popular catchy songs while her singing her own original songs including her new single, â€œdivorce.â€
Both Party Cuts and Whesli caught my attention asÂ new and upcoming performers. Whether you are into punk rock or folky jazz, both of these bands have a great sound and amazing potential. Be sure to check them out on Bandcamp!
For more free shows, be sure to come to Art After Hours every otherÂ Thursday (the next being on March 10th) at the Pomona College Museum of Art, with live music startingÂ at 9 PM!