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MULTIMEDIA: Dark, bold and quirky take the stage at Rock Showcase

The Rock Showcase, the final showcase of the fall semester, brought hundreds of rock fans to the Curb Event Center on Saturday.

According to organizers, the show was meant to bring people together through a full professional rock ‘n’ roll event.

High definition screens and a two-level stage featuring catwalks and bright special effects welcomed four Belmont bands ready to “rock the house.”

A short introduction video opened the night, featuring each of the bands talking about music, random thoughts, stories about band names and even a recipe for a bright pink pre-concert drink.

Before the performances began, the audience had already gathered on the main floor, chanting and anxiously waiting for first performer, Telegraph, to come up on stage. The band is currently recording and planning an EP release in January 2013.

The second band of the night, Rudy, is known for their unique sound and perspective by mixing melodies and guitar riffs with darker nuances. They released an EP in late 2011 and are currently working to perfect and improve their sound.

When third set started, the main chanting from the crowd was for a single name: COIN.

With quirky, fresh and less serious approach to rock music, the band members “just want to make music people can dance to.”

They seemingly met their goal throughout their set, making the audience move with the swirly-indie-party-rock performance.

Florida native Kim Logan closed the night bringing a background in the classical music to a whole new level as a rock star.

The singer rocked both catwalks like no other, combining dance moves and proving to be “the new queen in the dark and mysterious gentleman’s club of rock ‘n’ roll.”

Logan’s debut album was out on Halloween and features 10 new songs.

COIN will join Judah and the Lion and Rayvon Owen as the acts in the Best of the Best showcase next semester. The last showcase before the finale will be the Country Showcase.

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