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RFA and The Last Frontier @ Drexel University.

November 30, 2015

drexel_night_of_the_arts_november_2015_chip_frenette_05Text and images by Chip Frenette.

Drexel University’s Entertainment and Arts Society hosted Night of the Arts in the Urban Annex at the University City Campus on Friday, November 20. The event was an opportunity for students from the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design to network with one another in the school and those outside in preparation for cooperative positions.

Cooperative positions are paid and unpaid positions that are directly related to a student’s field of study. Previous cooperative position providers were on hand as well as alumni to help students in their networking endeavors.

Mad Dragon Media and their affiliate Mad Dragon Records were on hand. Mad Dragon Records is a record label run by Drexel students who are learning the entire realm of music production from seeking artists and management to recording and marketing.

“Our label isn’t just for Drexel Students,” said Josh Wolfberg, a 21-year-old junior Music Industry major. “We will work with anyone who we think will benefit us when we can benefit them. It’s all about learning the industry.”

Mad Dragon Records provided music from two bands formed by and consisting of Drexel students in the Black Box Theatre. The Last Frontier performed first, featuring lead vocalist Pierce Rolli, Braxton Carter on lead guitar and backing vocals, Brendan Keenan on rhythm guitar, Brendan Vreeland on bass and Jackson Theur on drums.

“Don’t feel like you have to sit down,” said Rolli at the beginning of the band’s set. “Feel free to c’mon up here and grove with us.”

Closing out the night was indie garage band RFA. RFA is a quartet with rhythm guitar and lead vocals by Dan Cousart, lead guitarist, Christian Turzo, Brendan McHale on bass and Alec Powell.

“The evening is a success,” said Drexel sophomore and assistant event coordinator Elizabeth Hoffman. “We have a larger turn out than we had expected.”

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