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The Blue & Gray Press | December 17, 2017

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UMW Students Keep the 'Beet' Around the 'Burg

UMW’s resident DJs, the Beetkeepers, have been working hard this semester, playing at bars, clubs and parties across Fredericksburg, and “getting bodies moving,” as they’re known to do.
The disc-spinning duo, which consists of UMW seniors Kyle Meagher and Ryan Payne, came to life a little over a year ago and has been working hard to impress themselves upon the UMW dance scene, which has been growing rapidly.
Payne and Meagher have been busy this fall, playing more shows than they ever have before. The group has played numerous shows at the Underground and Great Hall, as well as shows at Sunset Thai and Houston’s. Their latest progress has been to set up a monthly dance series at Houston’s called “Bang-a-Rang.” This Thursday will be the second show of the series, and will feature special guest Power Laces, a electro group out of New York City.
The Beetkeepers play a mixture of electro and techno music, with rap and hip-hop influences.
This Thursday, The Beetkeepers will be playing at Central Station (Houston’s) on Princess Anne Street. Tickets will be available at the door for $5 with a student ID.