Fall Break is coming up soon, but before you start packing up, be sure to check out some amazing music happening this weekend! From avant-garde jazz to indie rock to punk/hardcore, there's something here for everyone.
There are gonna be on-campus bands, off-campus bands, and alums - so many alums it's basically homecoming! Oh my!
Nat Baldwin // Liederkreis // Falzone
Earth House // Thursday 8:00 PM
Nat Baldwin is the bassist of acclaimed indie rock band The Dirty Projectors. He has also contributed double bass talent to albums like Vampire Weekend's Contra and Grizzly Bear's Shields. His 2014 album, In the Hollows, cleverly incorporates orchestral instruments into an indie songwriter context, producing a very interesting, unique, and exquisite final result.
Liederkreis is the project of Brooklyn composer Judith Berkson, consisting of electroacoustic compositions inspired by Asmus Tietchens, Kluster, Smers, and Robert Schumann.
Yer Trash // The Purple Windsounds // Barbara Shop
Art House // Friday 9:30 PM
Yer Trash returns to Wesleyan right before the start of their fall tour with Girltype Behaviors. Reaching towards punk, noise, rap, and whatever else is in the dumpster, they consistently bring radical sounds/ideas to their hurricane force performances. We have missed them dearly (@ Ryan Been '17).
Good Morning Connecticut / Robo Pa Concert Fundraiser
Earth House // Friday 10:00 PM
You saw Good Morning Connecticut play at the MASH, now get ready to see them rock out this Friday at Earth House! Good Morning Connecticut is Aural Wes' own Sam McCarthy '20 (guitar and vocals), Ava Thornton '20 (vocals), Cal Mirowitz '20 (keys and vocals), Gabe Leeman '20 (bass and vocals), and Will Jacobson '20 (drums and vocals).
Robo Pa is a band from Bard coming to CT to play electroacoustic bangers from the future.
All proceeds from this concert will go to supporting frontline Puerto Rican communities in the recovery from Hurricane Maria.
Long Lane Farm // Saturday 12:00 PM
Pumpkin Festival provides an opportunity to learn about local organic farming, the politics of food, and a chance just to enjoy an afternoon on the farm with a bake sale, organic produce, locally produced honey, face and pumpkin painting, music by local bands, and of course pumpkins!
12:00 - 12:30 - Brien & Friends
12:40 - 1:20 - Mattabessett - A five-piece string collective featuring Wesleyan faculty & staff members Barry Chernoff, Marc Eisner, Rebecca McCallum, Gil Skillman, and Kevin Wiliarty! Teachers have lives outside of the classroom???? YEAH
1:30 - 2:00 - Beck - No, not that Beck. “Voice of an angel” has become a cliche, but hey, it’s TRUE.
2:00 - 2:20 - Pie Eating Contest & Improvised Instrument Orchestra
2:30 - 3:00 - The Purple Windsounds - 2 shows in one weekend?!
3:00 - 3:30 - Nate Ko - Virtuosic violin-ing
3:30 - 4:00 - Slavei - Sweet Eastern European folk singing
Eclectic Presents: Rhys Langston
X House // Saturday 11:00 PM
Rhys Langston is Rhys Podell ('16), a self-described "Practioner of Floetry" whose heady hip-hop dives deep into dizzying wordplay and philosophical musing, his rhymes floating through the jazzy ambiance of inventive, sample-heavy beats. This Wes alum will be performing music from his newest project "Aggressively Ethnically Ambiguous".
Featuring performances by K. Solar and Zeno!