Posts Tagged ‘FM Belfast’
There is certainly no music festival in the United States quite like the famed South by Southwest festival (SXSW) held annually in and around Austin, Texas. It is an absolute certainty to say that students of the University of Texas and workers in the Texas government are very lucky to have this one-of-a-kind event invade their city every year.
The truly special thing about SXSW when compared to other large-scale music festivals in the United States such as Bonaroo in Tennessee or Coachella in California is that SXSW is not really aspiring to be the next Woodstock. The concerts are deliberately small and held in venues across the city. Venues that might not normally host concerts are transformed into hip spots to see some of the world’s finest musical talent perform. Read more »
2009 was an interesting year in the history of WRBC. The saw several key changes and its prominence on campus grow to a significant degree. It was a year marked by a variety of concerts, excellent programing, and a few bumps along the way. The WRBC board and the station at large has worked hard to make 2009 one of the best years in our over 50 year history on FM and hopes to build on that momentum in 2010.
Thus, here is a partial rundown of everything that was accomplished over the past year.
January 15: Winter Semester general meeting, we welcome new members onto the board and completely fill the schedule for the third semester in a row.
January 17: Concert by Black Taxi (With Class of 2010 Co-Presidents and Bates Musicians’ Union)
As part of the WRBC FM “Never-Ending Concert Series,” Icelandic band, FM Belfast (http://www.myspace.com/fmbelfast), will be playing a show at Bates College in Lewiston at the Benjamin Mays Center on February 28th, 2009. Doors will open at 9:30, and the Bates’ own Battleship and Reggaenomics will head off the concert, which is free. The evening will end with a performance by DJ TäNZERMENSCH. Read more »
Several members of the WRBC Board of Directors made a visit to the nation of Iceland to attend the annual Iceland Airwaves Music Festival in October 2008. The festival included performances from over 100 bands, including many Icelandic acts and several prominent international performers. Read more »