Hofstra Music Fest 2018

Hofstra’s Music Fest was an exciting time for everyone that showed up there. Hofstra Concerts put together a great show and tactfully organized 5 separate acts.The performers were Aaron West, The Last Great Kings, CRUISR, Kirk Knight, and the headliner was PVRIS. The most notable performance for Hofstra students was Battle for Music Fest Winners “The Last Great Kings”. “The Last Great Kings”, like most college bands, were very humble and were excited to perform at their biggest venue yet in their young careers.

Their lead guitarist, Tommy O’Connor, was able to give Required Radio a minute to talk about the scale of this performance, “This is miles different from anything we’ve ever done… we’re not used to having other people help us set up; when we brought our equipment and people were like, ‘no we’ll take that for you’, it was a big thing and we were like, ‘no we can do it’, and they said, ‘no let us help you…it’s the professionalism, it’s just like…I feel like a real band”.

The Last Great Kings got pretty raucous applause, especially from Tommy’s fraternity brothers










After The Last Great Kings’ performance, CRUISR came up to rock the stage. The gave a shout out to headliner PVRIS, with their lead guitarist and vocalist Andy States saying how the two bands are really good friends. Guitarist Bruno Catrambone elaborated on their relationship, telling Required Radio, “Yeah…they’re really cool, we toured with them and became friends as a result”. Some of the most exciting moments of CRUISR’s show was that they played some unreleased songs, which were a special treat for the Hofstra faithful.

CRUISR’s unreleased tracks hyped up the audience, but the two leads jamming back to back peaked the excitement of the crowd.










Required Radio contributor DJ LIV provided some mid-act entertainment.












The headliner of the show was PVRIS, who expectedly drew the largest crowd. One of the best moments of their whole act was when lead singer Lynn Gunn started drumming with drummer Brad Griffin;

PVRIS was a fantastic act, and the student were really getting into the music and were incredibly engaged in the performance. PVRIS even came back on for an encore after their last song. Gunn also gave out some of her guitar picks, and Griffin threw his drumsticks into the crowd.

All in all, Hofstra’s Spring Music Fest was the most exciting moment of this semester. It lived up to the billing of being a very hype concert and the feeling was that everyone who went went home satisfied.

Open Format Radio Episode 1

Ever get tired of hearing the same music every day? I know me and my colleagues are. Everyday we listen to the same material on radio because, as we all know, money speaks for itself. And the sad reality is that if an artist or DJ doesn’t having financial backing behind their music, or at least a solid following, they have minimal leverage to present to a radio station. This has made artists and listeners look elsewhere for alternatives. Which is why I came up with the idea of starting Open Format Media. Open Format Radio is here to offer an alternative to your everyday radio misery. We will be offering a broad range of music from around the country, along with interviews with music artist and media influences.

Required Hub: Mitch Darrell

Up and coming hip-hop visionary Mitch Darrell sat down with Required Radio’s own Jasmine Jones for an interview on his life and his future in the music industry. This piece is certainly worth a listen simply to get some insight on the music industry as well as some perspective on becoming an artist. For more on Required Hub and podcasts of all varieties, keep it locked into Required Radio at requiredradio.com and if you want to submit something email us at requiredradio@gmail.com.

Behind The Groove

Gabe Woodside presents Behind The Groove; a musical-centric podcast that goes in depth on certain topics in the music industry. This episode talks about the healing power of music and its effect on drug users. For more keep it locked into Required Radio at requiredradio.com.


The Coffee House

Jasmine Jones brings you the Coffee House where she gets live footage from some of the best up and coming artists. This episode features a young man by the name of Tommy O’Connor, a fantastic guitarist. For more live music keep it locked in to Required Radio at requiredradio.com


The Electric Revolution with Chewie and Haze



Tune in for Chewie’s Friday Night Mix. This week’s mix will have Skrillex, RL Grime, 4B and many more. Also, Haze and Chewie talk about the death of a Los Angeles DJ. Who is Afrojack’s new alias and who is it inspired by? And who are the top 10 most played artists on Soundcloud right now? Be sure to tune in and find out!!!
Also, check us out on Twitter!



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The Electric Revolution with Chewie and Haze


Tune in for Chewie’s Friday Night Mix. This week’s mix will have Cesqeaux, marshmello, QUIX and many more. Also, Haze and Chewie talk about Dillon Francis and his bold new statement for Donut Awareness. 2 very prominent DJ’s who create a new group by the name of ‘Shirts and Skins.’ And who is Jack Ü collaborating with next? Be sure to tune in and find out!!!

Also, check us out on Twitter!



And follow our website! www.theelectricrevolution.tumblr.com/

NFU Interview

NFU is a hard rock band from New York that has been taking their scene by storm. The dynamic, four-piece act has played shows across the tri-state area, and successfully crafted a unique, hard rock sound. Don’t count on NFU playing your favorite 80’s jam because these guys are committed to being 100% original in their music and performances. Thenfu1 band has had songs featured on movie soundtracks and the Discovery ID television series “Dead on Arrival”.

Recently, Colette got a chance to sit with Dan and Jeremy, the band’s vocalist and guitarist, and discussed what they have been doing this year. The guys talk about their new music, upcoming summer shows and much more! If you missed the interview, you can hear it on our soundcloud or right below!

Catch the band live!

  •  Friday 5/22  – The Hub Billiard Club (Island Park, NY)
  •  Thursday 6/04   – Mulcahy’s (Wantagh, NY)
  •  Friday 6/05  – The Shillelagh Tavern (Astoria, NY)
  • Thursday 6/18 – 89 North (Patchogue, NY)
  • Friday 6/19  – Even Flow Bar and Grill (Bay Shore, NY)
  • Sunday 7/12  – Pennysaver Ampitheater (Farmingville, NY)

For more information on NFU, head over to their Facebook page.


Schoeffel Interview

Hailing from Long Island, Schoeffel is a three-piece, Alternative/Indie Rock band who have been on the rise. The band recently opened for the chart-topping band MAGIC! at The Paramount in Huntington, NY performing in front of over 1,000 concert goers. During Screen shot 2015-05-08 at 1.24.28 PMthe band’s down time, Schoeffel has been doctoring up cool covers from fans requests on instagram ranging from popular Top 40 hits like Fetty Wap’s “Trap Queen” to more comfortable songs like “Notion” by Kings of Leon. In addition to playing shows and interacting with fans via social media, the band has been working hard in the studio on their upcoming EP “Gimme Two Weeks”.

Recently, the band’s three members, Austin, Brandon and Mike, stopped by the Required Radio studio. Colette sat down with the guys to discuss the band’s history, recording their new EP and much more. If you missed the interview, you can hear it on our soundcloud or right below!

Catch the band live!

  •  Friday 5/08  – Speakeasy (Long Beach, NY)
  •  Friday 5/15   – Montauk Music Festival (Montauk, NY)
  •  Friday 6/12  –  Speakeasy (Long Beach, NY)


Older Than Oceans Interview

Older Than Oceans is a Alternative/Post Hardcore band hailing from Long Island, NY. The six-piece act draws influences from their local music scene, and have crafted a unique sound which can be heard on their debut release, “I, Undefined”. The band brings a tremendous energy to their performances and certainly knows how to worotopick a crowd.

Recently, Colette got a chance to talk with Tom and Josh, the band’s vocalists, and see what they have been working on this year. The guys talk about their formation, recording their album, playing live shows and more. Hear the full interview on our soundcloud or right below!

Catch the band live!

  •  Saturday 4/25  – Amityville Music Hall (Amityville, NY)
  •  Friday 5/01  – Amazura Concert Hall (Jamaica, NY)

For more information on Older Than Oceans, head over to their Facebook page.