Get Rooks Or Die Trying: Campus Funk Act Plots Mini-Tour

The Rooks, everyone’s favorite on-campus intergalactic funk sensation, are going on tour! Sort of. The post-Mad Wow outfit is embarking on a mini-tour of sorts through the northeast this week (they might snag more exclusive concert footage at these shows), and frontman Garth Taylor ’12 has the details. (As always, The Rooks include Garth Taylor ’12, Nate Mondschein ’12, Spencer Hattendorf ’12, Graham Richman ’11, Louis Russo ’11, and Gabe Gordon ’11.)


  • Date: Thursday, January 12, 2012
  • Place: Sullivan Hall, New York, NY.
  • Time: 8 PM
  • Tickets? Tickets $10 at the door or can be reserved online.
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  • Date: Friday, January 13, 2012
  • Place: “An Indie Good Time” at The Webster Undergound, Hartford, CT
  • Time: Set time depends on how many tickets are sold before the show, but it starts at 7 PM.
  • Tickets? Tickets are $10 and can be reserved in advanced by emailing
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  • Date: Saturday, January 14, 2012
  • Place: Bishop’s Lounge, Northampton, MA.
  • Time: 10 PM. (Age 21+)
  • Tickets? Tickets are 5$.
  • Notes: We’ll be playing with Sparkplug, which features Wesleyan instructor, Bill Carbone, and I [Garth] will also be singing a classic number with him and his band.
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“We’ve got some new material we’re testing in these shows,” Taylor adds, “and videos will be out as soon as we can get them out.” WORD UP. Below, video footage from The Rooks’ last show opening for Josh Smith & The Concert G’s in November.

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8 thoughts on “Get Rooks Or Die Trying: Campus Funk Act Plots Mini-Tour

  1. Your Friend

    People keep listing The Rooks as a funk band.  They are not a funk band.  They are a soul band.  I don’t see exactly what’s so “white” about it…it’s definitely soul music.  The Rooks have some definite funk influences (and if you think funk begins and ends at Parliament, you are tragically ignorant), but yes, labeling them as a “funk sensation” is a mistake.

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