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Rock concert tonight in Union

With only five weeks left in the semester students that are looking for a release and motivation to drudge through final projects and papers successfully, have found it.

The Musicians Guild an on-campus student run organization is hosting an alternative rock concert tonight room 208 in the Union. Two national acts The Red Light Sting from Vancouver, B.C. and Weszt from Orlando, Fla. are stopping through Bowling Green in the middle of their packed tour schedules.

The show is being held in conjunction with Toledo based promoters Renegade Concerts and is sponsored by Pepsi and Madhatter’s.

Canada’s The Red Light Sting whose recent EP “Our Love is Soaking In It” released on Sound Virus Records is headlining the show. Their mix of emo, rap, and synth-driven garage rock landed them on Rolling Stone’s top ten bands to watch for list in 2002.

Humorous song titles and an eclectic live show are undeniable proof that The Sting promises to bring young angst and high energy excitement to campus. While students can expect a top-notch performance from The Sting a lot of eyes will be on co-headliners Weszt.

Weszt, a five-piece alternative college rock group is finishing off the sixth and final leg of their U.S. tour that started last August and focused on the East Coast. Their album “Darkness Shines” released by Cell Records in 2003 was produced by James Paul Wisner (Dashboard Confessional, Further Seems Forever). Weszt covers a wide array of themes and mixes heavy ethereal rock with passionate expressive lyrics that let the listener feel every word. Weszt will make their first appearance outside the states when they play in Norway this summer.

The concert is being brought to campus by the Musicians Guild, a student based organization.

Musician’s Guild was formed in 2003 by friends Sean Flynn and Stephen Merrill as a way to help out area bands and musicians. According to Flynn he wanted to give bands opportunities to play in Bowling Green. The student ran organization has less than fifty members and works in conjunction with another organization designed to contact and communicate with local musicians.

Flynn urges students who do not play an instrument but are still interested to join because the organization always needs help setting up for shows.

For members of the Musicians Guild, priority is a perk when concerts roll around and need opening bands.

“Anytime there is a concert we look at people in the Musicians Guild and give priority to them,” Flynn, President of the Guild said. In the future the Musicians Guild plans on attending the CMJ Conference, an independent college music publication, in New York City.

In the past other Musician Guild concerts were held to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

“We try to help on-campus organizations and also do charity help. We would like to branch out to other organizations too,” Merrill, junior, said.

According to Merrill, Treasurer of Musicians Guild provides an outlet for independent bands. Both Flynn and Merrill hope that tonight’s show is successful and gives students what they want. Opening the concert are local bands Modern Soviet Enemies and Woodville. Tickets are $5 at the door and bursarable. The concert starts at 8:00 p.m. with free beverages from Pepsi and merchandise from Madhatter’s.

The Red Light Sting and Weszt will be playing a follow up show at Nate and Wally’s Fishbowl Friday night with openers Woodville and Katie Stanko.

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