The University Programming Council at Frostburg State University presents the rock bands Welbilt and CrashBoomBang on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 8 p.m. in the Lane University Center’s Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall. The event is free to FSU students with I.D. and $5 for the public.
Shortly after Welbilt formed in early 2002, the Washington, D.C., radio station DC 101 singled out the band as being the most promising independent group in the region on the strength of blistering live performances and a self-produced EP with a contagious brand of upbeat modern rock.
Their full-length debut, “A Beautiful Mess,” was released in December of 2003 to a “big thumbs-up” from fans and critics. “Impressive song writing … convincing vocals … sonically vibrant,” raved the Washington Post, saying, “Welbilt delivers on its promise.” Fans loved the new tunes, instantly accessible yet built to stand up over time. To preview the band, go to www.welbiltmusic.com.
CrashBoomBang started in 2005 but the musicians are in no way freshman to the music scene. Having originally formed back in 1999 as the group “Urbanstyle,” they recently reinvented themselves with a fresh new sound and an energetic identity. Drawing inspiration from their '80s pop icons, CrashBoomBang has created a perfect combination of captivating lyrics, catchy riffs, and sing-along melodies.
CrashBoomBang can be heard on DC 101’s Local Lix, which features D.C. area local bands. In addition, the band recently performed at this year’s HFStival held in Baltimore alongside bands such as Coldplay, Foo Fighters, Good Charlotte, Sum 41 and Billy Idol.
For more information, contact the Lane University Center Information Desk at 301-687-4411.
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