Tomorrow Night, Campus Vinyl Presents the Rooks


Campus Vinyl BucknellU will be hosting our first registered event of the semester on Saturday, November 15 at UpTown. The event will begin at 8:30pm and will feature a program of performances by the Buck's Orchestra, Thought Police, HMS Pinafore, and the Rooks. Additionally, UpTown will be providing a pretzel bar with yes, a variety of sauces, and free beer and wine for those of age. First up, the Buck's Orchestra will perform at 8:3opm. The group formed two years ago as an idea to get the jazz scene at Bucknell up to speed with modern styles and also to revert back to some classic forms. It started out with 5 students and has grown to be an ensemble of 15  members from all sorts of backgrounds including science and engineering majors, and many humanities and arts majors.They have members from every class year which are replenished every year by the influx of the next class. It has quite fluid membership as only three of the original members are still part of the Buck's now.

The Thought Police will follow next with influences ranging from Dawes, Head and the Heart, Dispatch, Red Hot Chili Peppers, John Mayer, and Crosby, Stills, and Nash. The band formed in 2011 with seniors Jake Perlmutter (and CV's treasurer), Andrew Kilman, and Sam Carey. They've performed all over campus at various events, including many of Campus Vinyl's events, and at several venues downtown and in New York.

Next up, HMS Pinafore will perform. You’ll recognize this group if you attended our Winter Jam back in February. This group is comprised of Connor Small’15 on vocals, guitar, bass, and drums; Andrew Kilman’15 on vocals, guitar, and bass; and Ryan Sindelar’15 on vocals, guitar, bass, and drums.

Finally, the featured band of the event, the Rooks will end the show with an hour long performance starting at 10pm. The Rooks are a New York City based R&B/IndieSoul sextet just funky enough to make your mother nervous. The group formed at Wesleyan University, bonding over a mutual love of listening to Beyonce, playing at house parties, and performing Motown covers. They continue to do all three in excess.Drawing on an eclectic catalogue of influences, from the melodic sensibilities of Stevie Wonder, to the staggered hip-hop backbeats of J Dilla, to the vocal intricacies of the Dirty Projectors, The Rooks dance their way along the line between the kind of music that makes you think, and feel-good-down-in-your-gut soul.


This is event you won't want to miss! So whatever you're doing on Saturday night, whether it be attending the dance marathon or trying to party, make sure you stop by UpTown for some free food, free drinks, and best of all free music. Trust us, once you're in the door, you won't want to leave.

Bucknell NewsLouise Peterson