Journalist of the Week: Andrew Kilman


If you haven't seen Andrew Kilman '15 perform, you're missing out. This kid has an incredible voice that he works during his performances at Chipfest, the Smiling Chameleon, 7th Street Cafe, and even some Campus Vinyl events. In addition to his talents in music, he's also a very capable writer. His piece on the importance of music and sex is a must-read. If your life had a soundtrack and you could only pick two musicians/bands to play every track, who would they be and why?

No question: Dispatch and Drake. I think Dispatch's attitude towards music and love of fans are ideal; additionally, their chord progressions and harmonies are exactly the style I like to sing along to. Drake's second album Take Care kick-started my love of singing and got me through my freshman year of Bucknell.

If you could change/improve one thing about Bucknell’s music scene, what would it be?

Create better venues for bands. I've performed at Uptown, but it's not really ideal. Other universities have awesome student performance spaces, and Bucknell really doesn't.

What genre, artist, or group do you listen to when you need a good stress relief?

John Mayer, John Mayer, John Mayer. He lets me know that everything is going to be alrigh, and then he rips a guitar solo which always makes me happy.

What’s the best concert you’ve ever been to?

John Legend at the Weis Center. What he was able to do with just a piano and his voice was honestly the most incredible thing I've ever seen. His performance exemplified the large difference between watching a live performance on Youtube and watching something live.

What was the first CD you ever bought?

The Young and the Hopeless by Good Charlotte. "The Anthem" is one of my favorite songs of all time and I was really into the punk/alt rock genre that Simple Plan and Good Charlotte played.