Colony House and The Burrows rock the Eddy

The free concert had students thrashing and dancing to energetic rock music.

Pierce Singgih, Arts & Entertainment Editor

The Burrows and Colony House shredded the Fireplace Pavilion on Thursday, April 25. With free coffee and donuts, Student Programming and Activities’ last Eddy of the year had feet jumping and heads banding as the two bands’ electric jams infected the student audience with upbeat, communal energy. The buoyant spirits of both bands were engaging and entertaining, as students thrashed and sang along at the lively concert.


Originally from Chicago, this Eddy was the first time the Burrows performed their own music live. Featuring two students, senior history major and frontman Matt Dinaso and senior public relations major and guitarist Sam Ghosh, the four-piece rock band set the energetic tone early with their angsty, animated show. Pre-existing fans sang along with Dinaso, who excited the rest of the crowd through his rockstar performance. He danced around, showed out and jumped on top of the drums to connect with the crowd. All these things are his favorite part of performing live.

“I [love] the experience you get to create for people to have fun and for ourselves to have fun,” Dinaso said. “There’s a ton of energy so you feel like a different person.”

They ended their set with what drummer Adam Ghosh describes as a “banger,” his favorite part of their performance. Although they were opening for a band as prominent as Colony House, their performance demonstrated their own originality, presenting an exciting and refreshing rock set that clearly resonated with the student audience.


With millions of streams on Spotify, Colony House is a clear fan-favorite among young indie fans. Their music resonates with many because they balance fun, upbeat tones with insightful, inspiring lyrics. While frontman Caleb Chapman says “shreddy” music may be difficult to make inspiring, that’s their hope: to “shredspire.” They hope they can influence their listeners in positive ways that are also entertaining.

“We hope people leave having a good time and being inspired–a two-fold thing,” said guitarist Scott Mills. “It wouldn’t be enough if people just came and jumped and sang and had fun. It wouldn’t be very fun if the only thing you did was playing the inspiring stuff.”

They performed memorable hits like “You & I,” “2:20” and “Moving Forward,” which had the audience singing, dancing and jumping along. Chapman’s performance was certainly memorable as he commanded the stage with ferocity and cheer danced on stage and in the crowd. Ultimately, he does these things to connect with the audience, so that the message of their songs connects through the performance.

“It’s important for us for people to feel like they’re met where they’re at, and that it’s not an escape,” Chapman said. “We don’t want to be an escape, but we want to join people and inspire them.”

Their performance brought the student body together as a community. Dancing and singing along with each other, many students felt closer to each other as Colony House rocked the stage.

“My favorite part was the music and the community and the way everyone came together to just jam,” said senior nursing major Crystal Rodriguez.

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