Indie band from Dallas to play at Spring Arts Festival

February 14, 2017

 Black Dog Friday, an indie/southern/rock band from Dallas TX, will make their debut in El Paso as the main performer at the 40th Annual Spring Arts Festival.

 EPCC Pulse Radio will sponsor the band on March 24 at the Valle Verde Campus to introduce students to their new location.

“This is our first time playing at a school. We’ve been trying to get onto the college circuit for a while. El Paso is the first one to take a chance on us,” said Alex Gates, lead singer of Black Dog Friday.

The club, for the very first time, is looking for musicians and bands to perform a 30-minute show.

"There are a lot of students that are in bands or they are musicians. Why not give them the opportunity to feature and perform here on campus," said Alex Hinojosa, EPCC club advisor. 

Bands and musicians that are interested need to submit their samples by Feb. 23 either to EPCC Pulse Radio, located in room A1427-28, or to Hinojosa’s office located at C413.

 She will be available on Mondays from 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.; and Thursdays from 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 

“For bands that are interested, preference is going to be given to EPCC students. You can be at any campus, music has to be clean, no curse words.  On the day of the event you need to bring your own instruments and sound equipment,” Hinojosa said.

Only two bands will be selected to play before Black Dog Friday.


However, all the bands' music that do not get featured could be played on Pulse or Dangerous radio.

If you would like to know more regarding Black Dog Friday, you can visit their website at


They also have a Twitter account (@Real_BDFBand) and an Instagram account (@blackdogfriday). 

“We aren’t starting a tour. We’re just looking to get out of our own town of Dallas and play in other cities," Gates said.

 "Get our music in front of as many people as we can. And doing that in person is a lot more fun than just clicking a link. They can come out to a show and hang with us. We like when people talk to us at shows.”

The event is going to take place at the cafeteria annex from 4:45 p.m. to about 7 p.m.

“Big thanks again to EPCC for having us come out and play. We’re so excited. We’ll also be playing in Abilene the next night if anyone wants to make the trek to see us there as well. Check out our social media, come to a show." Gates said.

For more information, on music submissions contact EPCC Pulse Radio at (915) 831-2195 or (915) 831-3251. 

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