Mawrter Entertainment Brings Pop, Rock, and Hip-Hop To Bryn Mawr’s Campus

Posted October 28th, 2010 at 1:26 pm.

On Friday, Oct. 29, Bryn Mawr will host indie rock groups Smith Westerns and Slow Animal with Haverford College band Philosoraptor. Mawrter Entertainment, a student-run concert club, has been working to bring music acts like these to campus for over a year now. Last Spring’s electropop dance concert with Teengirl Fantasy went off with a bang, and this fall Mawrter Entertainment has collaborated with the Alternative Concert Series to welcome mashup duo The Hood Internet and psychedelic pop group The Hundred In the Hands to campus.

The upcoming Smith Westerns/Slow Animal/Philosoraptor show hosted by Mawrter Entertainment takes place this Friday, Oct. 29, in Rhoads Great Hall at 10 p.m. Tickets are free with Tri-Co ID.

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Mawrter Entertainment is one of scores of student organizations that receive club funding from the Self-Government Association’s Student Finance Committee. However, because Mawrter Entertainment hosts concerts, the club also applies for resources from the Special Events Fund, an SGA fund dedicated to bringing events such as concerts and speakers to Bryn Mawr’s campus.

Gabrielle Logaglio ’12, acting president of Mawrter Entertainment while founder Lauren Bochicchio ’12 is studying abroad, describes the group as a grassroots effort. “We are all working as hard as we can and putting an incredible amount of time into the projects while spending as little money as possible,” says Logaglio.

Mawrter Entertainment members may work hard, but they are also gaining valuable real-world experience. From learning the ropes of band contracting to public relations and concert tech, every aspect of these shows renders a useful skill to use in the future to the students who put everything together.

“I’ve gained a lot of life experience–a lot of business experience and a lot of technical experience–and it’s just really fun,” says Logaglio, “but the best thing about Mawrter Entertainment is going to a show that you’ve worked really hard on and seeing people you know from class just having a good time. It’s amazing [for club members] to be able to say ‘yeah, I did that.'”

Just over a year after the club was founded, Mawrter Entertainment concerts are becoming a regular feature of life on Bryn Mawr’s campus. Founder Lauren Bochichio has some encouraging words about her experience with Mawrter Entertainment for students looking to get involved on campus: “It feels surreal at times to think that I am a part of ME because it wasn’t long ago that this club was just a dream of mine. I am just amazed at how far we have come”.

Bryn Mawr students interested in starting their own clubs can find information on the StudentOrganizations page. Requirements for new clubs are that they must be different from existing clubs and need at least three members to start. Any club wishing to receive SGA club funding must submit a club constitution along with their application.

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