Halloweekend is over, but the party certainly isn't. Everyone from Penis *the band* to DJ Boogie is coming to campus, so get your keesters off your beds and into the streets, IT'S THE WEEKEND PREVIEW.
Metallico + New Casino
Earth House // Friday 10:30PM
Metallico is a groovy group consisting of Jesse Cohen, William Speiser, Alex Lee, and Tessa Houstoun (all ‘16). They’re gonna be playing some cover songs they’ve always wanted to jam to this Friday, and you probably want to jam to them too.
New Casino is a funky new wave band from Brooklyn, formed by guitarist/vocalist Morgan Kaplan in 2013. They’ve got guitars and drums and long hair and chill upbeat tunes to move your feet to. They might even bring some well-designed merch to wear/hang in your dorm.
Goldsplash + Couples + Flaccid Ashbacks
Westco Café // Friday 10PM
Goldsplash is an eclectic Skidmore band. Sometimes dreamy and smooth, sometimes heavy. At times they’ve got a bit of a Thom Yorke thing going on. Pleasant. Soothing. Check out this pretty little live set they recorded at Skidmore’s radio station.
Couples is a rock n’ roll band that hails from Skidmore. They play post-punk/garage rock, citing influences including The Strokes, Parquet Courts, Ought and The Velvet Underground. They're loud! Bring your entire soul to experience the most raw performance of Ur life.
Flaccid Ashback is making the trek from Down 2 to the Cafe this weekend for the very first time. Come see what these frosh have to offer.
The World Premiere ft DJ Doug, MEG, Wasabi Bobby
Westco Café // Saturday 10PM
Opening this Saturday night at 10:00pm in the Westco Cafe is DJ Doug (Declan Hindman ‘18). Come prepared to dance like you’re a freshman during his sure to be wild set.
Stick around for the Wes musical legend MEG, comprised of Meg West, Chris Reed, Jake Rogers (all angry, all Class of '19), playing the rock 'n' roll you crave on a good weekend night.
Closing out the show is the rapping prodigy - Wasabi Bobby (aka Hayden Jones ‘19) with his illustrious producer Bold Ned (aka Sam Dewees ‘19). "High octane whimsical, laid-back raps. And heat." Stop by for a show to remember.
Psi U // Saturday 10:30
Look out for Brooklyn club kid Jay Boogie as he grazes our soil this weekend! Renowned for his presence in the New York club scene and the QPOC rap circle, Boogie challenges heteronormativity in his flow and elegantly reclaims the very definition of black masculinity by blurring the line between ‘straight rap’ and ‘queer rap’. Listen to his story and join him on his quest to body and gender positivity this Saturday @ Psi U!
Penis + Yer Trash + Girltype Behaviors
Memorial Chapel // Monday 7PM
Samara Davis and Sophia Cleary, the duo comprising Penis, self-describe as a “transformative punk band.” Hailing from the feminist-punk tradition of Riot Grrrl, the group’s most recent EP has been endorsed by Bikini Kill’s own Kathleen Hanna. The women say they are “committed to transformation,” and their songs (check out “Process Bitch” and “Too Big to Fail”) live up to this claim. This is the right way to spend your Monday night.
Yer Trash is a queercore outlet with intention to disrupt. Reaching towards punk, noise, rap, and whatever else is in the dumpster, they consistently bring radical sounds/ideas to their hurricane force performances.
Girltype Behaviors is a punk band featuring Wesleyan’s own Matthew Klug, Sallie Fullerton, Shea Fitz and Gemma Shay. Their twist on riot grrrl rock includes electro-synth undertones and is sure to make you forget about your Monday blues.