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WMCX Goes to the Dentist

WMCX DentistWMCX held its second Lecture Series on Nov. 30 in Plangere Room 235.

The Lecture Series is a concert in a classroom followed by an on-air interview. This concert featured the bands Hengine, Solo Dolor, The Boogieman, with indie-surf punk band Dentist headlining.

Dentist has had a productive 2018; they performed at SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas and were named one of the Top 10 performers at the festival, gathered critical acclaim from NPR, Flood, and Stereogum Magazine, and dropped a new album entitled Night Swimming through Cleopatra Records.

The concert was free and open to the public, and was catered with free pizza.  The audience was a blend of Monmouth students and local community students.

Molly Fichter, a junior communication student and Production Director for WMCX, oversaw the concert from a central table headquarters covered in wires, speakers, and a control panel.  “I’m happy because we’ve taken the success of one event and broke it up,” said Fichter.  “We’ve learned lessons and will continue to make the Lecture Series better.”

The event she is referring to is X-fest, an event that was two thirteen hour days of live music and in-studio interviews, which started at 10 a.m. and ended at 1 a.m. during the spring semester.  WMCX and its executive board decided to take those two long days and split them into smaller, more enjoyable classroom concerts.

The first Lecture was held back in September, and Fichter hints there will be more on the way.  “We’ve done two for the fall semester, and plan to do two more in the spring,” she said.  “I’m not allowed to comment as to who though.”

Brian Skilling, a sophomore communication student and member of HawkTV, attended the event.  “It’s really great,” said Skilling.  “They (WMCX) always get very talented musicians to come perform, it’s free which is good, and it’s something fun to do on a Friday night to just have fun.  It’s a great time, the bands are nice people, and I will definitely be coming back.”

Emily Bornemann, vocalist and bassist for Dentist, enjoyed her time with The X.  “A few years back, we did a similar concert at The College of New Jersey, that was kind of similar to this, but I liked the small, intimate crowd in the classroom,” she said.  “Thank you for having us.”

Weekly meetings for WMCX are held in JP 236 every Wednesday at 3:15 p.m.  Be sure to follow to WMCX on Instagram @WMCX889 to stay updated on all news and events.

PHOTO TAKEN by Ray Romanski

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