FESTAPALOOZA: Quinnipiac University’s First Music Festival
Bomb the Music Industry
The Front Bottoms
…and Hamden’s local food vendors!
The event is on April 20th in Quinnipiac’s Burt Kahn Court, starting at 5:30, show at 6:15. Raffles every hour. Tickets JUST FIVE BUX (free for Quinnipiac students)
It’s our second week back from spring break, and WQAQ couldn’t be more ready for the remainder of the spring semester! In addition to our upcoming spring concert on April 20 featuring Titus Andronicus, we’re excited to be a part of Quinnipiac’s 3rd annual Big Event.
The Big Event started in 1982 at Texas A&M University as a way for college students to give back to their surrounding communities. It became a Quinnipiac tradition in spring 2010. Students are divided into teams and sent to various locations, ranging from food banks to local schools to public parks and everything in-between, and complete one day of service.
Last year WQAQ had a team of 20 and we spent the day cleaning up Edgarton Park in New Haven. We gave back and had a ton of fun in the process! If you’re a student at QU and weren’t able to sign up this year, I highly recommend being part of a team next spring!
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Thank you to everyone who came out to Battle of the Bands last night! Between the rock bands, solo acoustic artists, rap artists, and even a performance during intermission by Quinnipiac’s new a cappella group, there was really something for everyone to enjoy. Congrats to all the winners, including The Midnighters who will be opening for our Spring Concert on April 20th. Woo Hü!
For those of you who weren’t able to make it out, don’t forget to Snag Your Swag! Stop by the station (SC203) to pimp out your eyes with approximately the raddest eyewear in the western hemisphere. You’ll never want to stop rocking them. Ever. Even during cloudy Sundays spent studying for midterms in your apartment.
Happy weekend, everyone!
Every Tuesday night, 10-11, the managers have a special show for you. That time is right now! Tune in.
Tonight WQAQ hosted its first February Shindig! We might not have been allowed to dance, but we WERE allowed to have fun, get pumped for this year’s Battle of the Bands, and eat free food courtesy of Primo’s Pizza and Griff’s Chicken Shack, both located in Hamden.
We also offered people the chance to win a pair of tickets to Islands (2/26), Matt Pryor of The Get Up Kids w/ the Front Bottoms (2/28), Jane’s Addiction (3/7), Ben Kweller (3/20), AND …drumroll… SAY ANYTHING/KEVIN DEVINE on April 9th.
The drawing for Say Anything/Kevin Devine will be held on March 3rd at Battle of the Bands! If you’re interested in entering to win, stop by the station before next Friday.
All other winners will be announced tomorrow at NOON on 98.1FM or wqaq.com! Many thanks to everyone who came out tonight!