The popular alternative group Stroke 9 will bring its infectious brand of rock to the Frostburg State University campus on Saturday, May 4. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board, the concert begins at 6 p.m. in the Cordts Center's Main Arena. Doors open at 5 p.m.
Luke Esterkyn (vocals/guitars), John McDermott (guitars/vocals), Greg Gueldner (bass) and Eric Stock (drums) deliver disarming guitar pop with a strong rhythmic undertow. The San Francisco natives released their debut album, "Nasty Little Thoughts," in 1999 and will soon release their long-awaited follow-up this summer. Their music blends shimmering melodies and ringing guitars with Esterkyn's brutally frank lyrics about romantic betrayal, revenge and pent-up frustration. "Little Black Backpack," their Top 5 Modern Rock hit, matches an exuberant melody with sardonic lyrics about a fractured romance.
The Pharcyde will provide support in the form of Los Angeles hip-hop that proves rap can be both creative and entertaining. "Passin? Me By" and "Runnin" are some of the band's classic rap anthems. The Pharcyde released "Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde" in 1992, and followed up with "Plain Rap" in 2000.
Local punk-rock favorite Grill Body Five will open the concert after winning CAB's "Battle of the Bands" competition last November.
Tickets are free to students with an FSU ID and $5 for the general public. They can be purchased Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lane University Center's Box Office or by calling 888-849-9237. Tickets are required for admission.
For information, call FSU's Campus Activities Board at (301) 687-4192.
FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. You may request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, (301) 687-4102, TDD (301) 687-7955.
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