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In the Valley Below leads a small but energetic Spot Night

In the Valley Below performed their hit

Ellie Rambo, Arts & Entertainment Editor

February 26, 2016

“Welcome … well this is intimate.” Angela Gail Mattson began her band’s set at Spot Night with something that was on everyone’s minds: the small size of the crowd at Friday night’s show. Unfortunately I missed the opener Bro Dylan, a local alum band, but by the time headliner In the Valley...

Brick + Mortar build exciting return to weekly Spot Nights

Despite some awkward moments, Brick + Mortar headlined an energetic show at the first Spot Night of the semester.

Anne Nickoloff, Director of Print

January 22, 2016

With the beginning of the spring semester came the beginning of weekly University Program Board’s Spot Night. On Friday, Jan. 15, indie rock band Brick + Mortar headlined the late night concert, preceded by opener TriHearn. The entire show rolled off at 10 p.m. and TriHearn played their set, which...

Weekly Spot Nights are back

Neon Indian performed at one of this semester's monthly Spot Nights, which UPB will be changing to a weekly event next semester.

Tiffany Cheung, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2015

In the good old days, Spot Night was weekly. Every week, music would blast from the musicians practicing their songs. Walking down the steps to The Spot was an experience. Each step vibrated with the music. Every step got you closer to the beat. The steps led you to all the excitement. Students relied...

Spot Night returns with Neon Indian

Synthpop band Neon Indian played to a large group of students at this month's Spot Night.

Sarah Lisk, Contributing Reporter

November 20, 2015

Last Friday night, hundreds of students flooded the basement beneath Leutner Commons to bask in the music of headlining electronic chillwave band Neon Indian and opener Explorer Tapes. Known for their 2011 hit “Polish Girl,” Texas-based Neon Indian released their third album, “VEGA INTL. Night...

Editorial: Spot Night can change, but only carefully

Observer Staff

September 11, 2015

Spot Night is a key concert and a much beloved event that the University Program Board (UPB) historically put on weekly. Students always knew that they could find a band playing at the Spot on Thursday night. There was a sense of community. That feeling has now been shattered by a drastic change: This semester there will only be one l...

What’s happening with Spot Night?

UPB's Spot Night will only be occurring once a month this year in an effort to reduce over-programming.

Tiffany Cheung, Staff Reporter

September 4, 2015

Walking down the stairs to The Spot, you hear loud music playing, and the beat seems to bounce off the table to the chair to the steps. You are pumped up and excited. You can almost feel the vibrant energy on your fingertips. Students are lined up at the door, eagerly waiting to swipe their IDs. You...

April Spot Night previews

Temi Omilabu, Staff Reporter

March 27, 2015

April 2: Joywave with opener Night Terrors of 1927 This band from Rochester, NY is known for their indie sound mixed with an electronic flare. Their single, “Dangerous” found itself on top of the Alternative Billboard chart in 2014, and their collaboration with KOPPS on “Tongues” pushed them even...

March Spot Night Previews

Temi Omilabu, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2015

March 5: Panama Wedding One of the most anticipated Spot Nights of the year is soon approaching. Panama Wedding is a four-person synthpop group from New York City with a fun, college-hipster sound. This band is quickly breaking out of the “underground” scene, as its songs continue to climb up the ...

February Spot Night preview

Temi Omilabu, Staff Reporter

January 30, 2015

Feb. 5, 2015: Futurebirds (with opener Jordan Genovese) Futurebirds are an indie band hailing from Athens, GA. Their southern roots explain the subtle country-rock sound that can be heard in many of their songs. The high-energy band is known for their interesting mix of banjo, mandolin, electric and...

January Spot Night previews

Temi Omilabu, Staff Reporter

January 16, 2015

Bear Hands (Jan. 22) Bear Hands is an indie rock band that hails from New York. The band consists of Ted Feldman (guitar), Dylan Rau (guitar/vocals), TJ Orscher (drums) and Val Loper (bass). The group formed in 2006, and since then, they released their premier album, “Burning Bush Supper Club,” ...

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