a substance such as salt or ketchup that is used to add flavor to food.
thick liquid served with food, usually savory dishes, to add moistness and flavor: tomato sauce | the cubes can be added to soups and sauces.
House of Waters (+ Bonanza)
Music House // Thursday 9:00 PM
House of Waters is a trio that fuses "elements of West-African, jazz, psychedelic, indie rock, classical and world music" into something entirely new. House of Waters is Max ZT on the hammer dulcimer, Moto Fukushima on 6 string bass and Ignacio Rivas Bixio on drum kit and percussion.
Bonanza combines dreamy harmonies with poetry and funky rhythms to create groovy tunes.
Note: Because of quiet hours, this event will start on time!
Evan of Pinegrove (+ GOO & BOSSY)
PSI U // Friday 10:00 PM
Evan Stephens Hall, the lyricist and guitarist of the Montclair indie-rock band Pinegrove, is doing a solo set at Psi U before Pinegrove embarks on a tour through the East Coast, West Coast, and Europe. Cardinal, Pinegrove’s most recent album release, made its way to multiple Best Album of 2016 lists and has been described by Stephen Vehslage (father of Aural Wes’ Henry Vehslage) as “a breath of fresh air”.
beck bram sam; goo is the official beverage of bud light lime™
BOSSY will be switching it up this Friday and playing a stripped down set. Aural Wes is excited to hear how the band, who usually plays music that is "scrappy and full of regret," translates their sound into something a little bit softer.
Described as "your grandmother's favorite rapper", Jal is soulfully smooth, but also incorporates conscious and sharp trap into his energetic performance.
DJ Fuck What's my Name and Umami Goddess will close the night with DJ sets.
Zonker Harris DAY (Lost in the Sauce)
Westco Courtyard // Saturday 12:00 PM
12:00-12:15 Hex Grrls - Tangy BBQ Sauce
12:15-12:25 Laszlo - Béchamel Sauce
12:30-12:50 Tasty Desert Creatures - Prickly Pear Jam
12:50-1:10 Bonanza - Magic Shell Chocolate Sauce
1:10-1:25 Dan Beats - Banana Ketchup
1:25-1:50 Jeffrey Toast - Bread Sauce
1:50-2:00 Mitch & WinSiempre - Chipotle Mayo
2:10-2:55 Nightspace - Lava Sauce
2:55-3:15 Lo-Qi - Relish
3:20-4:05 DonMonique - Cocktail Sauce
4:05-4:25 WASABI BOBBY - Soy Sauce
4:25-4:45 MEG - Frank’s Red Hot
4:45-5:05 Flaccid Ashbacks - Ranch
5:05- 5:25 BOSSY - Whipped Cream
5:40-6:00 The Good Lonely - Whey Station Garlic Aioli
Hop Along (+ Girltype Behaviors, Hex Grrls & Floor VVeed)
Music House // Saturday 9:30PM
Hop Along are an indie-folk rock band described by Noisey as Philly's "best kept secret." Comprised of Frances Quinlan, Mark Quinlan, Tyler Long, and Joe Reinhart, Hop Along combines the energy of punk with ornate, otherworldly indie. The vocals of Lead Singer, Frances Quinlan, echo the style of grown-up basement rock.
Their sophomore album, Painted Shut, received critical acclaim and made the list of several publications for being one of the best albums of 2015. Shortly after their 2012 release, Get Disowned, was selected by Pitchfork as best new reissue. Now the band makes their way to Wesleyan before touring with Conor Oberst this summer.
Opening for Hop Along is Girltype Behaviors, a band that plays snack punk inspired by root vegetables. They combine loads of guitar sounds with sublayers of synth to create cool rock.
Hex Grrls are a SmASh MouTH cover band that plays angry girl rock. Think punky funky bass, moody drums, and annoyed vocals. You can probably relate
FloorVVeed are an alt punkish band from somewhere near Oberlin, Ohio. They write about washers and dryers and crushes, and their lead singer likes to sport crop tops. They recently opened for Lisa Prank and are about to release an EP