RockYoFace brings music to the masses

By Ian Schafer, Jon Winkler and Bridget Downes

College life can take up a lot of time for many students. Classes, clubs, internships and jobs keep the students of Stony Brook University running around every week. Every now and then, the students have a chance to lay off some steam and express a side of themselves not seen in a classroom. On March 2, Stony Brook’s campus music showcase RockYoFace hosted an Open Mic Night in the University Cafe. Various students performed for a crowd looking for a night off from grades and grief.

The crowd at the University Cafe for the Open Mic Night. Photo Credit: Bridget Downes
The crowd at the University Cafe for the Open Mic Night. Photo Credit: Bridget Downes
Tweaking the soundboard  to make sure levels are set for the Open Mic Night. Photo Credit: Jon Winkler
Tweaking the soundboard to make sure levels are set for the Open Mic Night. Photo Credit: Jon Winkler
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Joe Schultz got his first didgeridoo from his father when he was 7. Photo Credit: Ian Schafer
Joe Schultz, a 20-year-old economics major, playing the Didgeridoo at the start of the Open Mic Night at 9 p.m. Schultz has also performed for the SBU Belly Dance Troupe and the TEDxSBU 2014 talk. Photo credit: Jon Winkler
Joe Schultz, a 20-year-old economics major, playing the Didgeridoo at the start of the Open Mic Night at 9 p.m. Schultz has also performed for the SBU Belly Dance Troupe and the TEDxSBU 2014 talk. Photo Credit: Jon Winkler
Chris Ehrich, a 19-year-old linguistics major, and Tony Gordon, a 20-year-old multidisciplinary studies major, perform as the duo Wonderfjul as the crowd captures their music. The duo covered two songs by Panic! At The Disco: "Always," and "The End of All Things." Photo Credit: Jon Winkler
Chris Ehrich, a 19-year-old linguistics major, and Tony Gordon, a 20-year-old multidisciplinary studies major, perform as the duo Wonderfjul as the crowd captures their music. The duo covered two songs by Panic! At The Disco: “Always,” and “The End of All Things.” Photo Credit: Jon Winkler
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Tony Gordon of Wonderfjul belts it. Photo Credit: Ian Schafer
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Amanda Jayne plays a solo set of original songs. Photo Credit: Bridget Downes
Amanda Jayne's
Amanda Jayne’s Takamine acoustic. Photo Credit: Bridget Downes
Amanda Jayne, an 18-year-old theatre arts and history major, singing solo on acoustic guitar. Photo Credit: Ian Schafer
Amanda Jayne, an 18-year-old theatre arts and history major, singing solo on acoustic guitar. Photo Credit: Ian Schafer
Don Uccellini plays a solo set with his hollow-bodied Gretsch. PC: Bridget Downes
Don Uccellini plays a solo set with his hollow-bodied Gretsch.
Photo Credit: Bridget Downes
Don loves the bright lights.
Don loves the bright lights. Photo Credit: Ian Schafer
Nelson Pascuzzi, a 21-year-old mathematics/philosophy major, reciting a poem in relaxed fashion
Nelson Pascuzzi, a 21-year-old mathematics/philosophy major, reciting the poem “I am Shaun Gannon,” in a relaxed fashion. Photo Credit: Jon Winkler
Mary Garvey sent the crowd off with her ukulele  performance.
Mary Garvey sent the crowd off with her ukulele performance. Photo Credit: Ian Schafer
Nice hat.
Smiling for the paparazzi. Photo Credit: Ian Schafer
The crowd at Open Mic Night enjoying Nelson Pascuzzi's poetry
The crowd at Open Mic Night enjoying the atmosphere and music. Photo Credit: Jon Winkler
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