In early November, students from various organizations came together to Rock the House for the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Indie bands from all over New Jersey came out to show their support and share their music.
To start off the show on a strong note, the first performer of the night was Harpoon Forever. From Rutherford, New Jersey, Harpoon Forever is a rock ‘n’ roll band consisting of four members with two singles and one EP already released.
The Lords of Liechtenstein finished up the first half of the concert with their entertaining acoustic duets. Noah and Dan Rauchwerk are brothers who have teamed up to form Lords of Liechtenstein and they shared some original songs as well as some covers. They definitely knew how to bring the crowd together and pump them up with some interactive songs!
Before a quick intermission, some students shared their personal experiences with the Ronald McDonald House Charities. In many situations, when a child is severely ill or injured, their families are far away and they cannot afford to stay in a nearby hotel. The Ronald McDonald House offers these children and their families a comfortable home away from home where staff and volunteers come together to create a warm and inviting environment.
The Nico Blues and Royal Baths finished up the night with some great performances. The Nico Blues are an alternative rock band originating from New Jersey who have just released their debut album, Blame the Boredom, Blame the Basements.
By the end of the night, Circle K was able to raise over $1,200 to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities with the help of their co-sponsors. To learn more about Circle K, check out our previous interview with their 2010-11 Executive Board.
By: Jen Hsieh