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Bands to Perform March 8 at UW

March 1, 2018

The four-piece, Denver-based dark pop band The Raven and the Writing Desk, along with opening acts MantisGrove and C.J. Boyd, will perform Thursday, March 8, at 7 p.m. in The Gardens, located in the lower level of the University of Wyoming Union.

The concert, sponsored by StudioWYO, is free and open to the public.

“The Raven and the Writing Desk is a favorite here at StudioWYO and features dark pop with atmospheric flavor and genuine touch,” according to StudioWYO’s promotional materials. “The band emphasizes co-creation amongst their group to bring you out-of-this-world music.”

To learn more about The Raven and the Writing Desk, visit the band’s website at, or follow on Facebook and check out the group’s newest album “Circles.”

Opener MantisGrove is a solo project by Seth Leininger. He will bring “psych/downtempo electronica,” according to StudioWYO. For more information about MantisGrove, visit the website at

Boyd will bring a twist to both upright and electric bass, mixing improvisation with a “sparse, minimalist aesthetic” sound, according to StudioWYO. Boyd has been touring since 2008. To learn more, visit the website at

StudioWYO, a student-run program sponsored by Associated Students Technical Services (ASTEC), fosters and supports regional music by creating a live music experience featuring top-of-the-line audiovisual equipment staffed by professional student technicians. StudioWYO offers shows each week.

For more information about future StudioWYO events, visit and like StudioWYO on Facebook, or follow on Twitter and Instagram at @StudioWyo.

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