MILO (& LO-QI & We are DJs)
BUHO// FRIDAY 10:00 PM
Milo is the youngest member of the Hellfyre Club collective, the LA label run by fellow art Rapper Nocando. Maybe you’ve heard of fellow members Busdriver and Open Mike Eagle, the latter of which is a frequent collaborator with Hannibal Buress. But maybe you haven’t, who cares. Come check out Milo if you like your beats edgy and your verses heavy, he’ll throw a good show.
Lo-Qi is a socio-political junior rap duo from Somerville and Switzerland. Michelle lived next to Jack last year, so she can attest to the fact that he puts a lot of work into his raps (they're super good :) ).
We are DJs is a DJ set! We don't know anything about them, but we're sure it'll be cool.
NAT BALDWIN (& RON SHALOM)
EARTH HOUSE // FRIDAY 9:00 PM
See Nat Baldwin, the bassist of acclaimed indie rock band The Dirty Projectors , play a show! He has also contributed double bass talent to albums like Vampire Weekend’s Contra and Grizzly Bear’s Shields. Nat’s latest solo album, "In The Hollows", cleverly incorporates orchestral instruments into an indie songwriter context, producing a very interesting, unique, and, most importantly, exquisite final result.
Wes grad student Ron Shalom makes ambient experimental art pop. His tunes are heartfelt and colorful with folk-y, endearing undertones. If feelings and warmth are your thing, Ron's set is for you!
SNEAKY SUGARS (& TINY RICK)
THE CANOE CLUB// FRIDAY 9:00 PM
Come support Wes bands Sneaky Sugars and Tiny Rick at this fundraising event at the Canoe Club. All provides will go to T.R.A.P. House, a local not-for-profit organization that "supports people in low-opportunity neighborhoods with high rates of drug activity to identify their passions and recognize their talents and entrepreneurial spirit". There will be a shuttle to and from the event, and there's more information on the Facebook event. This concert is 21+
Come hear the delectable confection that is indie-rock group Sneaky Sugars. They've played many lively shows this semester, and are sure to carry that fiery energy with them to the Canoe Club. Playing a mix of covers and originals, the band will have you on your feet and singing along.
New-York based Tiny Rick is new to the campus scene, but their static-filled sound is anything but tiny. They play some seriously lo-fi power pop, and have discography that reaches back into July of this year.
CHEF (& JAL)
WESTCO CAFE // SATURDAY 9:00 PM
Come celebrate the end of the semester with Chef, the campus band that has mastered the practice of fitting as many people on a stage (and in Art/Muho) as possible. With several members going abroad next semester, this show is your last time to groove with Chef for a while. The captivating 10 piece ensemble will play satisfying smooth and spicy Rnb-Jazz-Hip-Hop-Funksoul fusion, adding some new songs to their already well-known and well-loved playlist. Set to release an album in the near-future, Chef is heating-up and will share some of that warmth with you Saturday in the West-Co Cafe.
Opening for Chef is Jal. Described as "your grandmother's favorite rapper", Jal is soulfully smooth, but also incorporates conscious and sharp trap into his energetic performance.
MODERN DIET (& THE ROOFER'S UNION & ACKERMAN)
EARTH HOUSE// SATURDAY 10:00 PM
Based in NYC, Modern Diet is a trio making music that is an awesome mix of R&B and indie rock. Lo-fi, kind of noisy vocals are paired with crisp guitar, bass, drums, and keys that have a strong classic rock feel. Stirring up the mix is the occasional violin, cello, and sax that make Modern Diet's funky tunes sound extra groovy.
The Roofer's Union is a psychedelic/indie-rock duo whose music is a weird, cool combination of synthy and space-sound instrumentals and fun, catchy vocals. They believe in "a world where we are free, free to drink Slurpies and watch Shrek 2 on Wednesdays at 3:46" and their personal interests on Facebook are pizza, so you know they must be pretty cool. Their tunes will definitely have you bopping and dancing around.
Ackerman, from Brooklyn, is made for dark rooms. Vocals and instrumentals flow together into smooth and airy sounds that will wash over you in a gentle, ambient wave.
ESPWESSO// SUNDAY 9:00 PM
Come chill out in Espwesso with folk duo, Bean. Beck Zegans ('18) and Bryan Schiavone ('16) will play some originals and cover a few household favs. The show is recommend for those who enjoy "two people singing at the same time, o brother where art thou, banjos, hand-knit hats, and sad love songs". Also, make sure to bring a mug to get some of Espwesso's tasty free coffee.