CSUN students rock out with Dishwalla at The Pub

Daily Sundial

CSUN students and fans filled The Pub to capacity to watch rock-band Dishwalla perform as part of CSUN’s noontime concert series Friday.

The crowd consisted of students, including members of CSUN’s women’s soccer team, and Dishwalla fans from around the Los Angeles area. They filled the University Student Union’s newly established location The Pub, to watch the band play a set.

“The turnout was really good,” said Israel Sandoval, USU building manager. “It was a lot different than other shows.”

Sandoval said the USU is really focused on bringing students back to the union, which has been closed because of construction. Combined with a well-known band and the Pub’s new sound system, he said this show was different than others hosted in the past.

Dishwalla’ manager Leo Rossi, president of Orphanage Entertainment group, said he was glad to have the band play at CSUN.

The band decided to come back after Rossi, father of Matador soccer player Ryan Rossi, along with Dishwalla drummer Pete Maloney, had visited and lectured Professor Kris Kouri’s introduction to Sociology Studies class. The theme of the lecture was “How to make it in the music business.”

Maloney said he enjoyed playing at Northridge.

“It was great,” Maloney said. ” I had a lot of fun.”

Kevin Grenon, a Dishwalla fan who came just to see the band play, said he thought the performance was phenomenal.

Grenon explained that the band’s style consists of “fused, alternative, melodic grunge,” and this appealed to him. He also said that the band’s music is not overburdening like most of the music from other bands he has heard, and added Dishwalla is highly philosophical.

Keyboardist Jim Wood said he loves playing at college campuses, and would love to do an all campus tour.

Although he was happy about the performance, Wood said he would really like to “come back and do a night show,” where the band can play at full volume.

‘We are best known for our live shows,” Wood said.