ROCK ISLAND, IL: Many people gloss over the fact that Rock Island has one of the liveliest night scenes in the Quad Cities. With venues like RIBCO giving Friday nights a new meaning to live entertainment, there is never a famine of things to in the QC. Just this weekend I left the cozy Augie Bubble (trademarked) to explore a world of digital music and meet with some truly inspiring artists.
Artists there were honest and down to earth and more than willing to talk to us let us interview them before they started their sets. The rapper and QC local Lyrical Legend said in relation to Digital Circus, “it’s being done right and it shows the professionalism of Digital Circus”. This was Legend’s first show with the festival and recommends to artists getting into rapping “network and stay humble. Don’t be or get cocky. Just let your work speak for itself”.
I was fortunate enough to catch Josh Graves of Graveyard Studios himself. Like many young, independent artists, Josh started producing music in his parents’ spare bedroom. He set his sights high and as his company grew he said his goals shifted to “being as professional as Graveyard Studios could be for the independent hip-hop artists”. He took us through a little mental tour of Graveyard Studios and told us that his favorite thing about the studio is being able to see progress in musicians over time. From learning flow, to learning productions and eventually putting out an entire album, Graves thinks that the whole process is rewarding. “I like to keep it like family, not just music and business. These guys are like family to me”. Grave wants to say than you to Digital Circus for giving him the opportunity for him and Graveyard Studios to perform.
Andrew Quandt is the Top 200 Assistant Music Director at WAUG.FM.
Photos taken by Brian Guerrero, Webmaster.
Edited by Andre Rivera, General Manager.
WAUG offers a live DJ service, as well as live on-air remote options.
Our experienced DJs can provide excellent musical entertainment for your event! Whether it is a wedding, formal, or simply a private party, we are confident that our services will meet your needs at a reasonable rate.
Our DJ service includes:
One or two experienced DJs (depending on availability)
Sound system suitable for a crowd of up to 300 people
Your choice of music (optional)
No travel charge for events in the Quad Cities area
We are available for an affordable $50 per hour. Contact Andre Rivera for booking.
Live radio remotes can be a very effective tool for promoting your large event. Our DJs will broadcast live from your site, simultaneously providing entertainment for those at the event and promoting it to those listening online.
All that we require is electrical power and a high-speed internet connection. Depending on the type of event, this service may be provided free.
WAUG is currently seeking Augustana students to host on-air radio shows. If you are a communications major/minor, or simply have an interest in music or radio, then we would like to chat with you!
There are many ways to get involved. Most students at WAUG start as DJs for their own radio show. Time slots are typically 2 hours long, but students are encouraged to sign up for additional time as their schedules allow.
DJs are allowed to play almost anything they would like, adding to our always-changing loose format of college radio.