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WMCX Concert Rocks Anacon Hall

WMCX, Monmouth’s student-run radio station, played host to three local bands last Friday, September 9. Vextion, Outside the Box and Loose Fit played at Anacon Hall in the Student Center. 

“I love showcasing local music,” explained Nicole Vitale, student and general manager of WMCX, “Because the bands have a great following and it only expands their following to the college community when they come to play for us.”

The three bands all hail from New Jersey but each have their own distinctive sound.

Vextion, a four piece rock band from Farmingdale is comprised of two guitarists, a drummer and a bassist, and consider themselves part of the rock/hard rock genre.

They boast performances at numerous venues for a variety of audiences, most notably at the Blue Claw’s Stadium and The Stone Pony in Asbury Park. They are actively involved in volunteer and charity events as well. 

Vextion’s EP was released this past July and can be heard on facebook.com/vextionrocks. Two of their more popular tracks are “Between the Lies” and “Unwind.” 

Outside the Box is also a four member band. They feature an organ and keyboard, as well as the standard guitar, drums and bass.

This unique theme blends rock, blues and pop to create an edgy sound that has caught the attention of radio stations like New Jerseys 90.5 the Night WBJB and New York City’s 101.9 WRXP. 

According to their website, the band has appeared on national television, won numerous awards and has shared the stage with artists such as Bruce Springsteen and Ryan Cabrera. 

Outside the Box currently has a full-length album titled Bridge that is available for download on iTunes, Amazon and CDBaby through their label Schaeffer Records. 

The last band to grace Anacon Hall with their incredible sound, was Oceanport’s own Loose Fit. 

While the other two claim rock as their genre, this group of guys swear by a reggae punk style of music.  Jimi Hendrix, Sublime, 311 and G. Love are just a few of the artists they’re influenced by. 

Check these guys out at events in the area. A list of upcoming performances can be found on their Facebook page by searching Loose Fit.

The team behind the event included the eight member Eboard of the station. Advisor Dr. Aaron Furgason and Director Donna Mancini each played a part in executing the concert. 

Future events from WMCX include their movie night on December 5, the 12hour music festival in January and the third annual “Night at the Inkwell.”

PHOTO COURTESY of Michelle Matthews