The Northerner

Only 133 attend ‘Norse Rock Rumble’ event at Bank of Kentucky Center

Only 133 attend ‘Norse Rock Rumble’ event at Bank of Kentucky Center

Brittany Smart, Staff Reporter

November 11, 2014


Filed under 2014, A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

The band ‘Calm the Tides’ secured their spot for first place Saturday night in the Bank of Kentucky Center at ‘Norse Rock Rumble.’ Hosted by the Activities Programming Board and emceed by comedian Melissa Villasenor, the event was free to anyone who wanted to attend, however, the people in the cr...

Local musicians forge into “uncharted territory”

Local musicians forge into “uncharted territory”

Marc Kennedy, Video Editor

October 1, 2014


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Featured Story

Performing at a historic music venue like the Fillmore Theater in San Francisco is a lofty goal for any rock musician, past or present. With an impressive collection of vintage posters from legendary shows of the past, one can’t help but feel as though they are part of music history. And for one gr...

NKU grad student fronts MidPoint Music Fest veterans Saturn Batteries

NKU grad student fronts MidPoint Music Fest veterans Saturn Batteries

Matt Spaulding, Features Editor

September 24, 2014


Filed under 2014, A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

Thursday night, Sept. 25, on Christian Moerlein’s indoor stage, Brad Gibson and his band Saturn Batteries will make their fourth Midpoint Music Festival appearance. Gibson, the band’s singer and guitar player, is currently a teaching assistant for ENG 101 while studying English in graduate school he...

NKU graduate returns to play the Southgate House

NKU graduate returns to play the Southgate House

Matt Spaulding, Features Editor

September 17, 2014


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

Six months after moving to Los Angeles to become an actress, Jesse Thomas had run out of money and her lease was up. “I moved in with my buddy who played in Goldfinger. The only reason I knew him was I went to a Goldfinger show like right out of college and ended up meeting one of the guys,” Thomas sa...

Bad Veins pump new life Into Victor Fest

Bad Veins pump new life Into Victor Fest

Lizzie Kibler, Staff Reporter

August 18, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

By the entrance to the new intramural fields, a stage stood decorated with illuminated mason jars, an old green princess telephone, and a tape recorder named Irene. Freshmen and current students crowded the fields in anticipation of a band that was new to most of them. Benjamin Davis and Jake Bonta too...

Pop-punk band seizes the day with giant ambitions

Pop-punk band seizes the day with giant ambitions

Brody Kenny, Staff Writer

February 12, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts

If Friday Giants have a favorite Latin motto, it's probably “carpe diem.” Their recently released first single, “Live Your Life”, available through their Facebook page, speaks of motivation and empowerment to its listener, and the pop-punk band's members champion those qualities as main insp...

Band Symposium gives great experience to aspiring musicians

Brittany Smart, Contributing Writer

January 22, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events

Applause erupted from the crowd as the 7th Annual Tri-State Band Symposium came to a close with the resounding notes of Edwin Goldman’s “The Chimes of Liberty.” This performance, directed by Brant Karrick and guest conductors, Curtis Essig, and Jeffrey Reed, combined a multitude of different piec...

Local metal band starting fresh

Local metal band starting fresh

Marc Kennedy, Contributing writer

September 26, 2013


Filed under Arts & Life

Winterhymn, a metal band founded by NKU students, has recently gone through some major changes since their formation in 2009.   “In a lot of ways, it felt like just starting a new band,” said Jared Compton, the band’s lead singer and guitarist.   Compton has been part of NKU’s ele...

Alumni get a taste of sweet musical success

Nancy Curtis, Arts & Life editor

September 26, 2013


Filed under Arts & Life

In his parent’s basement, his older cousins practiced playing the 80’s music of the time. It was in that moment when Rich Shivener decided he wanted to play guitar and embark on his own goals as a musician.   “I kind of always wanted to be like them, I wanted to be one of those cool guys,...

Alumni band utilizes their varied backgrounds for a new sound?

Alumni band utilizes their varied backgrounds for a new sound?

Matt Spaulding, Contributing writer

September 26, 2013


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

Less than 24 hours before their opening slot for Weezer at the new Horseshoe Casino last Friday, members of DAAP Girls sat upstairs at Neon’s, a bar in Over the Rhine, relaxing on the worn leather couches, surrounded by the aged brick walls. “Our goal is... Weezer got signed opening for Dog...

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