so many concerts this weekend that sound co-op may self-implode
Mac Ayres + psalm
Movement House // Thursday 7:30 PM
Mac Ayres - Dilla, D’angelo, Stevie Wonder come together to make Mac Ayres. Its smoooooth. You can read about him on Pigeons and Planes here or TIDAL here. His EP, Slow Dive, was released through Fête Records, a Wes-affiliated record label.
Like Mac Ayres, psalm is a member of Fête Records. Smooth RnB, self-describes as "sound."
The Spirit of the Beehive. (+ blooper & Baby Jeremy)
Art House // Friday 10:30 PM
the spirit of the beehive. (Philadelphia, PA - Tiny Engines)
- Here to slowly rot your brain with sad, beautiful pop songs and sweet melodies buried under noisy, psychedelic rock.
- Released a new album earlier this year.
-Recent tourmates of Palm, Japanese Breakfast, and the Districts.
- It's their inaugural show!
- Pop/post punk kinda stuff
- Regina Melady ('18), Helly Manson ('19), Ona Lepeska-True ('19), Rafe Forman ('20), Carina Rosenbach (‘20), Luisa Bryan (‘21)
-4 dads playing rock and roll for the very first time
-Geoff Minet ('20), Jeremy Mopsick ('20), Zack Hersh ('20), Lance Lepelstat ('20)
WestCo Cafe // Saturday 2 PM
Barbara Shop - they play too much
Badabing - they frosh
Jahmir - he raps
Saint Something - angel olsen
“Water. Earth. Fire. Air. My grandmother used to tell me stories about the old days, a time of peace when the Avatar kept balance between the Water Tribes, Earth Kingdom, Fire Nation, and Air Nomads. But that all changed when the Fire Nation attacked. Only the Avatar mastered all four elements. Only he could stop the ruthless firebenders. But when the world needed him most, he vanished. A hundred years have passed and the Fire Nation is nearing victory in the War. Two years ago, my father and the men of my tribe journeyed to the Earth Kingdom to help fight against the Fire Nation, leaving me and my brother to look after our tribe. Some people believe that the Avatar was never reborn into the Air Nomads, and that the cycle is broken. But I haven't lost hope. I still believe that somehow, the Avatar will return to save the world.”
Juliana Huxtable (+ DJ Bebe)
Psi U // Saturday 10 PM
Juliana Huxtable is a trans artist, musician, performer, and writer based in New York City. Through diverse mediums – photography, digital art, and performance –Juliana explores themes of the body, text, queerness, and the intersection of race, gender and identity, drawing inspiration from Afrofuturism and science fiction. Juliana has exhibited her work at a variety of prestigious galleries and museums around the world, including Reena Spaulings Gallery, MoMA, the New Museum and Guggenheim. She is also a member of the NYC queer arts collective, House of Ladosha. She'll be doing a DJ set, but also come to her discussion before at 4:30 PM, also at Psi U!
DJ BEBE is a New York based DJ. Most recently DJ BEBE created the soundtrack for VAQUERA’s (NYC fashion label) SS18 show and collaborated with Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale.
Kitty + Ricky Eat Acid
WestCo Cafe // Saturday 10 PM
Kitty’s music has undergone a sizable shift since her days of doing tracks with RiFF RAFF and rapping over MF DOOM beats. Her newest release, Miami Garden Club, is an album full of genius pop songwriting and some stellar production. At times the record is woozily hypnagogic, as on the album’s opener, and at at times it’s synthpop bangers that deserve to be on the radio, like Running Away or Mass Text Booty Call. Regardless, it’s gonna be dope.
Plus, one time she talked to Narduwar:
Ricky Eat Acid is Baltimore-based musician Sam Ray, known for his many musical projects, which span a variety of genres. These include Teen Suicide (currently undergoing an inevitable name-change) and Julia Brown among others. On Saturday, he’ll be bringing his stellar electronic side project Ricky Eat Acid to WestCo Café. While admittedly more ambient than his other projects, it’s difficult to pin down Ricky Eat Acid’s exact sound. Ray's latest release under the moniker boasts a beautiful mixture of ambient music, dance music, noise music, and anxiety-ridden driving music. Basically, if the following two endorsements don't make you wanna check out Sam’s set this Saturday, then I don’t know what will:
WESU Free Form Feast & Festival
Beckham Hall // Saturday 6 PM
Support free-form radio this Saturday at the WESU Free Form Feast & Festival. Student tickets cost $10 and include a buffet meal plus a variety show featuring performances by Noah Baerman, Joe Flood, Old Lonesome Dave Downs, Kelvin Young, Frank Critelli, Dana Merritt, Robert Nasta, The Basukes, Gag Reflex, Babe & Beth, Slavei and Olivia Backal-Balik!