The Orion

Band transforms pop songs into dance tunes

Bass player Aron Linker jams out during rehearsal. Photo credit: Megan Moran

Matthew Manfredi

April 20, 2016

Under the high ceilings of Room 132 of the Performing Arts Center, instruments emerge, amps are turned up and vocal harmonies begin to echo in the rehearsal space. No, this isn’t your typical cover band. This is Hashtag YEAH. With a set list featuring music from the Bee Gees, Red Hot Chili Peppers, ...

Auditorium hosts fist-pumping, crowd-surfing good time

Jon Mess screams during Dance Gavin Dance's Friday night performance at the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium. Photo credit: Grant Mahan

Ashiah Scharaga

March 29, 2014

Dance Gavin Dance's lead singer Tilian Pearson high-fives and fist-bumps a crowd member pressed against the Bell Memorial Union stage. Pearson smiles and launches into high notes that most people wouldn't brave in the shower, while his bandmates play fast-paced, energized rock riffs. The post-hardcore, e...

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