WERW Launch Party

WERW kicks off the new semester with a night filled with music

Indie rock band LVL UP played for almost 200 people at WERW's launch party on Thursday night.

This Thursday night WERW, the only student-run radio station at Syracuse University kicked off the semester with a memorable concert filled with plenty of music and energy.

The indie rock band LVL UP and Syracuse's The Wisconaut took the stage in Schine Underground, packing the room with their very distinctive sounds.

"When you think college radio, you tend to think Indie rock," Said Rebecca Duke, the WERW General Manager. "The fun, loose kind of independent feeling of college radio." Almost 200 people filled the room to celebrate the start of another semester for WERW.

Photo: Ronojoy Sinha
Lvl Up performing at Schine Underground at the WERW Launch Party.

"Syracuse, in general, has a great radio scene," said Duke "And WERW caters to a very specific audience," she continued.

Duke says that WERW also provides more freedom than regulars stations for students to speak their mind and experiment with radio. "Our station is free format," said Duke. "People can play whatever they want."

According to Duke, LVL UP and The Wisconaut, although very different, both exemplify the essence of WERW. For The Wisconauts, this was their first "big" show. With lots of energy and interaction with the audience, the six students kicked off the night with a rock-heavy set. Getting the audience ready to enjoy the main performance of the night.

Shortly after, LVL UP, from Purchase, New York. took the stage, bringing their indie rock sound to a very welcoming audience. They played some of their hits and songs from his latest digital album Return to Jail. The audience sang along and enjoyed every bit of the band's performance.

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