Are YOU gonna be the sexiest, drunkest kitty-cat at the party?
Henry Canyons (+Rhys Langston & MVNTRA) at Psi U Pre-Halloween Rap Concert
Psi U // Thursday 8 PM
LA-based rapper Henry Canyons transcends your typical boundaries of hip-hop identity. The self-described Brooklinite-French-Jew took to music at a young age; from his training as a jazz saxophonist to his teenage years spent in Brooklyn ciphers, his melodic style and bilingual lyrical integrity reflect a diverse musical background. He released his first solo mixtape, Vignettes, in 2012.
Rhys Langston ’16 is a rapper/producer from Los Angeles, CA and a member of the WYSF collective. His instrumental work ranges from dark, electronic and bass-heavy compositions to crunchy golden-era drums with simple but layered sample work. Lyrically merging West Coast eccentricity and boom-bap-influenced percussive poetics, in some ways he is stylistically transient, a reflection of his residence on both east and west coasts, and also perhaps, of his commitment to fracturing racial preconceptions by means of his racially ambiguous person through which he transmits his breed of hip hop.
Alex Hensley ’16 aka MVNTRA is a music producer from St. Croix, The US Virgin Islands and co-founder of WYSF. Channeling influences that range from Sun Ra to Lonnie Linston-Smith to Madlib to Harold Budd, his work rides the coattails of modern trap and hip hop instrumentals while creating his own aesthetic through multi-layered sub-bass-filled compositions.
Hallowqueen x LSDXOXO (+EVO)
Eclectic // Friday 10 PM
// softcore / whorecore / sacanagem // Brooklyn (via Philly) producer l s d x o x o has worked with Wesleyan alums Le1f, Donchristian, & Rahel. Sampling Drake and Rihanna, his sexy/spooky club mixes will get you into that freaky Halloween mood you are seeking + so much more. Word on the street: It’s gonna be the best show of the semester. It's been complicated.
The Healers (+The Double Twins)
Earth House // Friday 10:30 PM
The Healers are a 70’s, 80’s and 90’s classic rock cover band, performing their renditions of songs from bands such as the Red Hot Chilli Peppers and the Doobie Brothers. Comprised of Roberto Sanchez, Muncie Indiana, and Wes alum and parent Doc Green, (‘80 p’15), The Healers will put on a rockin’ show at Earthouse this Hallow’s Eve.
The Double Twins is the Electro-Pop project of Matan Koplin-Green ('15), with rotating members including Sydney Lolli ('15), Dan Pope ('15), Julian Gal ('15) and Dylan Awalt Conley ('15). They make accessible electronic music that no one would blame you for dancing to.
MFDP (+Swipe Right & DJ Schoolboy Jew) at Sexy Halloween Party
Alpha Delt // Friday 11 PM
Their show was canceled last time. Their show hasn’t been canceled yet for this time. Here it is again: “Music For Drunk People (aka MFDP), is an all sophomore, capital-R Rock Band with one paramount goal: to make your sloshed ass dance around. Guitars won’t be the only thing turnt up.”
Swipe Right are indie rockers serving up groovy originals and slick covers. Look for them on Tinder.
Sam "Schoolboy Jew" Shillet is an up-and-coming disc jockey from Queens, NY. He will be deejaying with his trademark equipment of a laptop, youtube, and spotify premium.
Let's Party Hats! Hats! Hats! (+Slow Parade & The Murdertones)
Art/Music House // Saturday 10 PM
Let's Party Hats! Hats! Hats! Get ready.
Slow Parade make "post-noise for friends and lovers."
The Murdertones are a brother-band-bunch-of-bust-your-brains-open-with-beatles-punk band that are just that.
all-caps LADD (+Bryan Farb and the Raisin Band & Phatrabbit)
Earth House // Saturday 10 PM
all-caps LADD play driving, twinkly indie-rock that’s got the riffs and heart-grabbing hooks to make your spine tingle and lift you up onto your tip-toes. They’re four cute dudes, two of them brothers, and one of them a Ladd. Their debut EP will drop with this show, and if you’ve fallen in love with their lovely two-track live session on WESU, you probably won’t be able to stop listening to their new stuff. And, “What a weird name!...” You might ask. That’s a good question. It’s everything you think it is.
Bryan Farb and The Raisin Band invoke the legendary aura of a Wesleyan enigma and are sure to folk you in the ears with whatever wonderful music they pour into your bowl of Raisin Bran--a cereal they love and know you will too.
Loud, honest guitar-music sounds best when it’s made by friends, and Phatrabbit are friends. Friends like each other. Friends do stuff with each other. Friends play music together. Friends make you happy with their music. Friends make you dance with their music. Friends make you their friends with their music. Phatrabbit are your friends!