The students in Carmen Hoover’s Rock N’ Roll Music History class are enthusiastically planning to host two bands this year as part of their interactive learning classwork. Students play an integral role in this event, conducting research, making booking arrangements, serving as roadies, preparing savvy interview questions and providing refreshments and hospitality for the bands. Performances are on the Olympic College Shelton campus in the Johnson Library Reading Room, 937 W. Alpine Way in Shelton.
The performances are free and open to students, alumni and community members. Attendees can expect to hear funktronic soul sounds and are invited to participate in the after-performance interviews with band members.
“It’s exciting to offer programs like this that engage the community,” said Shelton Campus Administrator Allison Smith. “This is an annual event for Professor Hoover’s classes and always a highlight for students.”
The first performance features Olympia based, Le Grotto, which brings an unconventional twist of surf, grunge and garage to their audiences. They will be entertaining students at OC Shelton at 10 a.m., Thursday, March 1.
The second performance features DBST, an impassioned and energetic neo-soul band formed in Olympia, with wild electronic leanings yet they maintain the full interplay and instrumentation of a traditional band. They recently opened for Giants in the Trees featuring former Nirvana bassist, Krist Novoselic. DBST performance is 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 6.