Clear your September schedules, its time to rock!
A Labour Day performance by the Joys kicked off the start of the new school year. This local band played Monday night in Forwell Hall to an excited crowd. The band's infectious energy and high-powered tunes from their new album (Demolition Sessions), as well as some of their old favorites kept the crowd wanting more.
Following the rock and roll sound was rapper and activist K'naan, who appeared the following night in Forwell. His ideas, thoughts and beliefs fuel his music and his poetry, and his message is clear. Through smooth hip-hop beats, powerful lyrics and entertaining music, he delivered a strong political message to the cheering fans.
Surely no one could have missed Liam Titcomb, the Canadian singer/songwriter who starred at Fanshawe's first New Music Night of the year. He is a Toronto native, and has been playing music since he was only two years old. With a record deal at 13, he is set to take the Canadian pop music scene by storm. Titcomb played for a packed house at the Shack on Friday.
The September headliner is of course, Sam Roberts, Canadian folk rocker extraordinaire. Roberts always brings a crowd, and with an outdoor performance, it promises to have a real Canadian feel — just add a few bottles of Blue and some good friends, and you've got yourself a Canadian concert experience.
If you want to dance and are getting worried that you're not going to have the chance to show off the moves you learned this summer, don't worry — pick up some tickets for the All Dance Funk Night, and see the “hella-funkafied” group God Made Me Funky. The band is a collaboration of musicians ranging from a classically trained jazz musician to freestyle artists drippin' with street cred, and sites influences such as Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and the Roots. Go check them out on September 13, and welcome to “Nu-Funk.”
New Music Night round II is featuring Fe Fe Dobson at the Shack this Friday. She will be singing hits like “Bye Bye Boyfriend” so don't miss it! The Ontario-born 20-year old has a new album being released in October, so you might even get a sneak peek of a few new singles. But look out guys; the new album is described as one written over many, many breakups — titles like “If I Was a Guy” and “Scar” shed some light on where her head was while writing the new material.
Tickets for all the events can be purchased at the Biz Booth, (except the New Music Nights, which don't require tickets) but there are a limited number and will be going fast, so get yours soon and rock with Fanshawe this September!
Not into music? There are still tons of events going on that will entertain even the most tone-deaf student.
It isn't too late to catch one of the First Run Films showing at the Huron Marketplace Cineplex Odeon. There's also the Pizza Pizza Superpub on September 15, which will be so big it has to be held in the Shack and Forwell Hall. On the 22nd, the Shack is celebrating its 10th Anniversary with a co-sponsored pub.
And there are also tons of nooners to entertain you while you chow down some lunch in Forwell, so make sure you check them out from 12-1 pm throughout the week.
Sex Toy Bingo is a Fanshawe favorite, and the first of the year is September 19 in the Shack. It starts at 9:30 and there's no cover, so get there early!
For the complete list of events, pick up an events calendar, check out the FSU website at www.fsu.on.ca or flip to the last page of the Interrobang for weekly listings.