Concerts Committee

Chair: Nick Aellen

The Concerts committee brings in the best music acts on the college circuit. Check out the links below to listen to some of the acts we've had in the past, and to get pumped up for the acts coming to school this year!

Now is the best time to get involved with the Concerts committee. We research artists (who isn't surfing myspace anyway?), get in touch with them, and take care of hospitality (ie, we get to hang out with the visiting artists when they're on campus... can you say, "I'm with the band"?).

Coming up this year...

Bella Electric Strings (myspace)

Friday, September 28th in Hatfield Hall

THE ROCK STRING QUARTET, PERIOD. Take four beautiful power house soloists who know how to rock out and what do you get? That's right, you get BELLA ELECTRIC STRINGS! The girls have rocked out to audiences worldwide and have performed with some of the biggest names in the business, including Beyonce, Andrea Bocelli, and Richard Marx.

Check it out:

Open Mic Nite

Friday, September 14th, 8 PM in the Kahn Room

This is your show - poetry, hard rock, John Mayer covers? Whatever you rock, come out and make it your own (and tell all your friends). Watch for all-campus notices about signups, or just email Kristen. And check out the youtube vids from our last Open Mic.

The Smyrk (myspace)

Tuesday, October 16th, 8 PM in the Kahn Room

These hard rockin' guys from Connecticut know are unlike anything campus has seen in a long time. says that "you've heard nothing like this", but the New Haven Advocate attempts to explain: "They put soul into post-hardcore, playing jazz chords with the energy of a punk band". Or you could just check out the downloads.

Matt Hoffer (myspace)

Tuesday, December 11th, 8 PM in the Kahn Room

Alternative-acoustic-indie Chicago native Matt Hoffer lists everyone from Imogen Heap to Vertical Horizon to Frank Zappa to Metallica in his "sounds like" blurb on myspace. Check out the free downloads on his website in the "music" section.

John Rush (myspace)

Monday, March 24th, 4 PM on the Union Patio

This will be John Rush's third visit to campus... so you know he's awesome. He's known as the "Human iPod" because he can cover hundreds of songs and will play requests. He also has solid original stuff (with guitar tabs online!). Did we mention this is Dyngus Day, the annually celebrated Polish holiday that basically means we give out a ton of free Polish sausage? Yum.

Meg Allison (myspace)

Monday, April 25th, 8 PM in the Kahn Room
Meg was on campus last winter to play a show with Jason Levasseur, but due to a badly timed bout with laryngitis was unable to play at that show. However, she was still able to hang out with us at Jason's show and sell her amazing CD, "Missing Piece". You may have seen her on Nashville Star, but if you're not a country fan keep an open mind: Meg's sound is more acoustic pop/indie (think Sarah McLachlan meets Jason Mraz) than country. Don't miss this awesome singer/songwriter at our last show this school year.

Previous Acts/Archive

As concerts happen we'll be putting up links to photos and such. For now, here are some links to some of the great acts we had last year (more free downloads!)

Sara Olson
Justin Caldwell (Dyngus Day)
Open Mic Nite
Jason Levasseur with Josh Stevens

Concerts chair Kristen with Josh Stevens, Meg Allison, and Jason Levasseur after the show.