Oct 9, 2013 11:48 AM WV Sound
Keeping a beat in the Mountain State
An Event to Energize
It’s that time of year. Students trudge to class on chilly mornings, clutching coffees and Kleenex, clad in the comfiest things from their closets. Dark circles ring their eyes and backpacks bow their backs. Across campus, there’s a general feeling of depletion. Luckily, WVU is offering a cure for this malaise with its first ever fall break—a chance to relax and recharge during a four-day weekend from October 12-15, 2013.
Even better, Long Island-based TAUK is heading for the hills to share their infectious energy at 123 Pleasant Street’s Fall Break Fest on October 13, 2013. Experimental and uplifting, each song deftly juggles genres, with funk and jazz blending into pop rock, moving beyond the typical jam band experience. They’ve established themselves as a band to watch this year, playing fresh, vibrant sets alongside names like MOE, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Tea Leaf Green, and the Allman Brothers.
TAUK’s bassist Charlie Dolan says to expect the same energy and emotion in the band’s set on Saturday—and, of course, lots of dancing. “We can take you on our musical journey,” Charlie says. “Every show is unique, and we try to make every second significant.” TAUK was in the Mountain State in April 2013 for Domefest, and they’re excited for the opportunity to play here again. “[Domefest is] still one of our most memorable shows to this day,” Charlie says. “We can’t wait to make it back.”
TAUK will be sharing the stage with a handful of bands—DuoGrove, Gnarwhal, Surgeon General’s Warning, and Consider the Source. The music starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5 in advance, $7 at the door.
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