Music is such a huge part of all of our lives. Whether you realize it or not you can’t go a day without it. Just try it. Go ahead. You can’t do it. It’s on at home, in the car, in restaurants and stores, walking through campus, on the bus. You literally can’t avoid it. But who would want to? We grew up with boy bands like N*Sync, Backstreet Boys, and O-Town. Rock groups like Creed, Smashing Pumpkins, and Train. Country performers like Garth Brooks and Tracy Lawrence. Rap artists like Eminem and Dr. Dre. Now we have a new generation of music forming, but at the roots will always remain my favorite artists: the college musician.
It really is amazing how much talent we have lurking around every corner at JMU. To get a taste of it all you have to do is walk out to the Quad on a sunny day and listen to the bongo and guitar duos jammin’ out, or to a Tuesday Open Mic Night in TDU to catch the solo artists honing in on their skills. But if you really want to see the raw awesome talent that JMU has to offer you really should get out to a show. These shows are all over campus and all over Harrisonburg. No matter what your taste is you can find someone playing something that makes you want to rock!
UPB and Mad4U are teaming up for a Late Night Breakfast/Live at the Drum event in Festival with The Dish Dogs TONIGHT, November 11th. You will be able to eat some great food (as always!), make your own music video, make crafts out of old school record covers, listen to great Americana music (think Bob Dylan), play games (including the not-yet-released XBox Kinect!!!), and SOOOOO much more, which is why I’ll be attending Late Night Breakfast at the Hard Rock Cafe with Live at the Drum. You should be there too.
~Josh Grubb, Mad4U Grad Advisor