Night of music at USU

Geraldine Marquez

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The Catch and Waves, a local funk-rock band will play during Music Night at the USU March 25. Photo courtesy of Alex Salinas-Albrecht.

Music Night is an event where students can take the stress off their day and enjoy the sounds of local bands. The event for this semester will be held from 8-10 pm on Thursday March 25 in the Games Room at the USU.

Music Night will feature a band called The Catch and Waves whose music mostly revolves around Funk, Rock, and Jazz, said commercial services assistant Sophia Powell.

The band is comprised of six members: bassist Charles Derek Beach; guitarist Jame Petersen; keyboardist Gabriel Rudner; drummer Adam Alesi; alto Nigel Yancey and percussion Roland Garcia.

“Students can expect to enjoy music by a local band comprised by CSUN students and get the opportunity to network and socialize with other CSUN students,” Powell said.

This is the second event of the  themed nights that hosted in the Games Room. The first one was held in the Games Room during the fall semester, Powell said.

James McMurtrey, an 18-year-old art history major said he’d definitely be interested in attending the event.

“I didn’t know about the event last semester, I wish I would have. I like the idea of having mini concerts like this, especially by local bands. I really like music from new, fresh artists who are just starting out. Especially since The Catch and Waves’ members are CSUN students. I think it’s important for all students to support our fellow peers in their activities,”  McMurtrey said.

“I’m excited to check them out. I love attending events like these. I think it’s so good and important for us to be offered events that are fun and relaxing. Students need to have things to do that are fun and allow them to socialize with their friends and possible new friends. It’s not like it’s fun to only make friends with the people you meet in your class. Besides, you probably have more in common with people who attend the same events as you do than with people you happen to have class with,” said 22-year-old psychology majojr Jennifer Hernandez.

The band has played at another CSUN event. They were chosen to participate and be featured during Music Night because they are part of the CSUN community and it is a great way for other students to have a fun night with their fellow students, said Powell.

“I’ve actually come across the band’s page before. I have friends who have added them so I’ve seen their page and heard their songs. Very cool, I really like their style. It’s definitely worth checking out,” said Hernandez.

Be sure to check out The Catch and Waves page at www.myspace.com/thecatchandwaves.