Campfire Ok plays for Rock the Vote
Published: Monday, April 16, 2012
Updated: Monday, April 16, 2012 17:04
Rock and politics have never meshed together well. Most rock music is in fact a political outcry against the system. Here at UWT, we tend to break down stereotypes. On April 12, ASUWT held Rock the Vote in the Longshoreman’s Hall to promote the student body’s upcoming election.
The opening band was the Dirty Delta’s, a two-piece blues band. These two guys displayed an impressive set of alternative blues sounds and had enough fuzz to make Hendrix proud. The crowd was so pleased with the Dirty Delta’s that they called for an encore performance. The craziest part about this band was how big they sounded for only having two band members.
The second band to perform was Kris Orlowski, a five-piece band from the Seattle area. This Indie band showed an impressive mix of sounds from ambient volume swells on the slide guitar all the way to upbeat tempos that had the crowd moving. Kris Orlowski and his band mates also displayed that they were versatile players when their slide guitar player would switch to either banjo or electric guitar. Their keyboardist would also switch between bells and mouth accordion.
The headlining band was Campfire Ok, a five-piece band from the Seattle area. This Indie band dazzled the crowd with their rich energy and stage presence. Throughout their songs, Campfire Ok showcased their musical ability through their tasty harmonies and instrument arrangement. One amazing part about this band is that all the members are very versatile players and can play multiple instruments, such as trumpet, guitar, synthesizer/keyboard and other hand percussion.
If you would like to attend more events like this, please check out the ASUWT calendar from the UWT website.