Rock out at Rock Fest

By Linda Luk

This weekend the Residence Hall Association and the Campus Activities Board will join forces to bring students a free rock show.

Rock Fest, a rock concert featuring six different bands, will take place from noon to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Holmes Student Center’s Carl Sandburg Auditorium.

“I was trying to think of a way to showcase local bands where it is free,” said Alanna Pautsch, programming vice president for Stevenson North hall council. “So, I budgeted RHA and CAB.”

Rock Fest will feature headline band Dysception, along with August Frost, 20 Cent Short, Undefined, Pottiffer’s Penny and Star Like Collision.

“It’s going to be a lot of fun. You get to hear local bands and you just get to have fun and relax,” said Pautsch.

Along with free music, there also will be free door prizes donated by local businesses including gift certificates for Wendy’s, Jewel and the Huskie Den.

Brent Demay, a community adviser for Neptune East, plans to take his residents to enjoy the show as a way to familiarize everyone with the local music scene.

Demay also hopes to show support to members of the band Dysception, who are past and alumni members of his fraternity Phi Kappa Theta.

“I will definitely enjoy the music,” Demay said. “I owned two of the CDs that Dysception has put out.”

Tim Caravia, a member of Dysception, said the band was invited after drawing a crowd of 300 people at Otto’s last November. Caravia expects to draw even more people this Saturday.

“At Otto’s, not everyone can go,” Caravia said. “Rock Fest is free and all ages can go. We just want to bring out a lot of people.”