If you’re on campus around noon next Tuesday, you might want to stop by the Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio to see Hoobastank, an alternative rock band, be recorded live for Studio Amped, a WSRE-TV performance series.
The event is free, but you’ll need a ticket to get in. You can pick up tickets at the Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio Box office, which is by the tennis courts on the Pensacola campus, this Monday from 9:00 a.m. until tickets are gone. Be sure to have your student ID handy, and students can only get up to two tickets each.
“(Hoobastank is) very popular so I think (tickets) will go fast. We have 200 tickets, so about the first 100 students will get tickets,” said Eric Fundin, Director of Station Operations at WSRE.
If you miss out on getting tickets at the box office, TK 101 will be giving away tickets to the first 100 people who show up 5 p.m. Monday at Lemox Book Store. TK 101 is also giving away tickets on the radio, so check out their Web site for more details.
Tuesday’s recording of Studio Amped will be aired on WSRE in February, according to Fundin, but no exact date has been set.
“We are hoping for a full house for the taping of the show,” Fundin said.
Studio Amped is a performance series that usually features local musicians, and there have been four previous shows which can all be seen on the Studio Amped Web site. The Gills, 60 Cycles of Sound, Sadi Blue and Good Foote have all been featured on Studio Amped. Fundin said the show with Hoobastank is a special one since they are a national band.
“Hoobastank is donating their time to support the local music scene and WSRE/PBS,” Fundin said.
Hoobastank has sold about four million albums in the U.S., and is well known for their 2004 single, “The Reason.” Their new album, FOR(N)EVER, was just released this past Tuesday.