The Bash Dogs draw crowds to University Park

By Maria Singh

Associated Students, Inc. brought The Bash Dogs to Cal Poly Pomona for its annual U-Rock concert, which was held at University Park on Thursday during U-Hour.

The ASI BEAT’s Music Chairs, Jimmy Maher and Sydney Martinez, are responsible for organizing music events and making sure that they rock.

The Bash Dogs originated from Orange County, California. The group made its debut as a recent winner of KROQ’s Battle of the Bands, which aims to revive the classic rock ‘n’ roll sound with a twist of pop. The band consists of guitarist and lead vocalist Nate Barrett, drummer Jeremy Barrett and bassist Nathan Schmok. They have played two sold-out shows at the House of Blues in Anaheim, California, as well as multiple high school and college shows.

They are known for forming good connections with their audiences, and it was evident during the U-Rock show. .

Maher talked about the excitement over bringing The Bash Dogs back to campus.

“They’re a funky cool band. They’ve played a couple times on campus at other organizations, such as Greek life events,” said Maher. “They’re pretty well known on campus so we thought to bring somebody that the students like. They’re cool guys, and they love coming to the campus, and we’re really excited when we asked them to come back to perform for us.”

Maher believes people should attend U-Rock shows because they’re fun, and everyone loves concerts.

“U-Hour is the time where you get to come and hang out and enjoy the fun parts of college,” said Maher. “We like to bring new and fun and exciting things to campus, and this is one of the ideas we had.”

With their unique style, The Bash Dogs put on a performance that made students dance and cheer. They grabbed the attention of students and professors who were passing by.

Ashley Orellana, a fourth-year hospitality management student, was one of many students who happened to be sitting at Round Table and witnessed how The Bash Dogs’ performance captured the attention of many people.

“There’s quite a few people who have gone out of their way to stop and listen. Some even to just stop, while they’re walking to take a peek as to what’s going on. I think its done pretty good so far,” said Orellana.

Orellana stated that she never heard of The Bash Dogs until U-Rock, but she found herself enjoying the music. According to Orellana, The Bash Dogs emitted a “beach vibe” to campus.

This year’s U-Rock happened to be Martinez’s first event of the academic year. As a music chair, she wanted it to be perfect and enjoyable for students.

“It’s during U-Hour; it’s a hour event. It’s just something really short and simple for students to chill out and vibe to,” said Martinez. ” No one has class right now, so it’s a really cool time to get everyone together and listen to really cool music.”

According to Martinez, U-Rock is an event that strives to provide CPP with a sense of community.

With the excellent guitar riffs and head banging songs, The Bash Dogs rock ‘n’ roll to CPP students, faculty and staff.

The Bash Dogs

Reynaldo Duenas / The Poly Post

The Bash Dogs

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