Aggie Radio to host station's 'main event'
Published: Thursday, September 5, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 23:09
USU students interested in local music can attend Aggie Radio’s annual music festival, the Big AGG Show, an outdoor concert event from 4-11 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7 on the TSC patio.
“Everytime I come to one of these, I leave with a new favorite band,” said Brady Stanger, a station manager at Aggie Radio and a senior studying international business.
He said the Big AGG Show is the station’s main event in the fall, opposite of its main event in the spring, the Logan City Limits festival. This is Stanger’s second year helping to organize the show, and he said it’s been a work in progress for four or five months.
“I absolutely love Aggie Radio,” he said. “I did radio in high school and at my junior college I went to, and so far Aggie Radio is probably my favorite program out of all of them.”
Stanger said he is looking forward to the event and is most excited to see local rock band Bronze Museum.
“Bronze Museum is a local band here on campus,” he said. “They’re all really talented. They can basically pick up any instrument and start playing.”
Stanger said he thinks the main draw for students is the opportunity to hear all the local artists, including three bands made up of students who attend USU. The event will also feature a local hip-hop group, which has been signed with an independent label.
The bands featured will share their unique musical approaches, and some can be considered melting pots of local music projects.
“The genres actually range pretty widely,” said Toban Knight, music director at Aggie radio and a senior studying geology. “We’ve got Cat Fever, which is really cool because it’s like members of Good Blood and then Raccoon Dog, so it’s a bunch of these cool musicians that have played in other bands before, but they’ve gotten together to produce brand new music.”
Other local groups include pseudo-pop-punk band September Say Goodbye and mellow indie band Little Barefoot.
“Then, in between the main sets, we have these acoustic sets,” Knight said. “Those are a bunch of local students from Logan who are looking for some exposure and it gets them on Aggie Radio.”