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Gavin Castleton and Happy Body, Slow Brain headline NU's Live Music Series

by jmaloni

2004 NU Grad Zak Ward to Open Oct. 1 event

Thu, Sep 23rd 2010 07:00 pm
Niagara University is pleased to announce that national performing artists Gavin Castleton and Happy Body, Slow Brain will headline the second installment of the university's 2010-11 Live Music Series on Friday, Oct. 1. Zak Ward, a 2004 graduate of Niagara, will open the show at 8 p.m.

Castleton began studying jazz with David Azarian at age 14 and formed his first band, Subgenius, one year later. Shortly thereafter, he and some friends created Gruvis Malt, and subsequently toured the U.S. for nine years. In 2004, Castleton embarked on a solo career, later releasing four full-length records and three EPs, while touring the U.S. several times. A three-time winner of the "Best Electronica/DJ Act" in Providence Phoenix magazine, he released "Home" in 2009, which featured the hit single "Coffeelocks." Castleton is currently on tour promoting his latest EP, "Random Anthems."

Happy Body, Slow Brain consists of former Taking Back Sunday members Matthew Fazzi and Isaac Bolivar, along with new band mate Eduardo Torres. The trio strives to make unique and interesting music that incorporates elements of the wide array of influences the band shares, including progressive, jazz, dance and rock.

Ward plays music from a wide variety of artists including The Beatles, Sublime, the Dave Matthews Band, The Who, Jack Johnson and many others.

All performances take place in the "Under the Taps" Club in the Lower Level of the Gallagher Center. Admission is $5 at the door and includes free pizza. Refreshments are also available.

For more information on NU's 2010-11 Live Music Series, visit www.niagara.edu/live-music-series.

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