Stafford Semester Kick-Off

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The holidays are over and it’s time to get back to studying. But before the semester truly kicks into gear, head on out to Downtown Bryan for a evening of music and entertainment at the historic Grand Stafford Theater.

The Stafford Semester Kick-Off will take place on Saturday, Jan. 19, starting at 7 p.m. The night will see four groups take the stage in what will be an exciting night of music.

The event will include performances by Calliope Musicals, Highdive, The Fox in the Ground and Brother Sports.

Calliope Musicals has a very interesting sound, which combines elements of the 80s with modern components. Songs such as “Cosmic Poison Arrow” give off a fun and youthful energy, while the music video has a psychedelic vibe to it. It’s hard not to enjoy the beats of Calliope Musicals’ songs, as they provoke movement even in the tiniest of forms.

Highdive provides a pretty modern feel in their music, often featuring slow and entertaining pieces. “Remember When We Left Texas” perfectly depicts this as Highdive takes listeners through an emotional journey of love, with soothing instrumentals and vocals, but a very engaging message.

The Fox in the Ground brings a fun, sometimes subdued, always catchy sound to the table. Singer songwriter Jonathan Richter after playing by himself locally for a time decided that being alone was no fun and recruited the best players he could find to help fill out the sound he had in mind for his songs. You won’t want to miss them.

Brother Sports also features a unique and interesting sound. Like Calliope Musicals, there are aspects of previous decades mixed into their music, with the vocals sometimes having that distant and modified texture commonly used by The Killers. “Oh Baby” is a perfect example of the distinctive art this group is capable of producing.

Don’t miss out on this special, once in a lifetime show. While the music is sure to be fantastic, the Grand Stafford Theater is also one of the best venues in the Brazos Valley. Doors open at 7 p.m., with the music beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $10, so be sure to get there fast!

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