Hootstock returns to FAU for a night of free music

Music artists will perform Friday at Parliament Hall


Stoic City drummer Miguel Cruz practicing for Hootstock 2016. Photo courtesy of Stoic City’s Facebook page.

Joe Pye, Contributing Writer

Hoot/Wisdom Recordings is teaming up with Owl TV, Owl Radio and the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs to host Hootstock, a free event that promotes newly signed Hoot/Wisdom music groups. The concert will take place Friday, Feb. 19, in Parliament Hall from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

“This is the first official event hosted by us in conjunction with Owl Radio and Owl TV,” said Alejandro Sanchez-Samper, associate professor of music and faculty supervisor at FAU.

This year’s event will feature four new artists to the Hoot/Wisdom label — two solo acts and two bands. DJ Aroy from Owl Radio will be the opening act.

The solo acts consist of two DJs: Xander James and Equus. Yardij, a female-fronted alternative rock group, and Stoic City, an alternative rock band with classic rock roots, will be the two promoted groups.

Hootstock events previously took place outdoors or in The Burrow Bar and Grill. This year, the event will be held in Parliament Hall as Theatre Lab is now allowing it access to its space.

“We’re always trying to showcase our artists. Theatre Lab owns the venue, if we have a good turnout, hopefully we could be there every week with our artists and call it Music Monday,” Sanchez-Samper added.

Station manager of Owl Radio, David Gordon, said, “We’re really just trying to bring awareness to our artists, a lot of people on campus don’t know about the label. We finally have a good venue, in the past the turnout has not been good.” The senior commercial music major is also the president of Hoot/Wisdom Recordings.

This event is free of charge, open to the public and will have free pizza.


Joe Pye is a contributing writer with the University Press. To contact him regarding this or other stories, he can be reached at [email protected].