Future club Top 40 exorcism. Avant-funkdrone trippers. An intimate experience not called Chana. Indie-rock kegger. Cover band cage fight. Warm fella rock. Beloved alum rock. Nice semest. Bye!
Art/Music House // Thursday 9:30 PM
Phatrabbit is a group of fellas. These dudes play indie rock with guitars and sing/yelp/bellow out some catchy tunes. Catch these sensitive bad boys swapping instruments on stage with ease and singing about teen heartbreak. Dance the obese mammalian night away to their sweet, sweet jams.
With scabs on their knees and grass stains on their asses, Bossy is a new band on campus. They play a mixture of scrappy music that’s not quite punk, not quite pop and definitely not brostep. Come to dance, soak in your angst and perhaps shed a couple of tears.
Middle House // Thursday 9:30 PM
Horse Lords are Baltimore, MD avant-funkdrone trippers, tweaking and shrieking their way through the evolving wilds of a post-jazz sandscape. Blending sax, guitar, experimental theory and guitar mods, Horse Lords brings bizarro grooves into contact with polyrhythms, drone and spazzy Zappa-Esque freak outs. Special appearances by the Wesleyan equestrian team (cross your fingers). Bow to your horse leaders!
THE KEG CO-OP CONCERT
FT. HENRY HALL & TROT FOX
20B FOUNTAIN // THURSDAY 9:30 PM
Henry Hall (‘14), who some may remember from his Grand Cousin days, is returning to campus this weekend as part of his spring tour with Trot Fox. His solo work is "kind of an extension of [Grand Cousin], moving in a direction that’s more personal to [him]." Pairing swoon-worthy melodies with ambient synths, Henry creates poppy tunes that are complemented by his edgy, unique falsetto voice.
Trot Fox is a band from NYC with some members that some of you may remember as recent Wes alumni. The soul/r&b/rock quartet plays music that will indubitably make you groove in space. Look forward to their new upcoming EP. They may even surprise you with a cover or two, but you will have to come and see!
McLeary McLeary, drunk on the dense rays of a summer sun, lopes down the sidewalk, making sure to step on every crack. They're not worried about the passing cars. They don't care about the impending deadlines. It's all passing by, either side, HD, 5.2 Dolby digital stereo ; alive with internal energy.It's alternative, it's indie, it's whatever. It just makes sense.
Dark Circles is a perfect throwback to the Golden Age of pop-punk, playing kick-ass covers of Fall Out Boy, Blink-182, and Green Day classics. Don’t forget to turn on your angstiest AIM away message before coming to the show. If you want to know what they’re really about... consume the content below.
+ FXWRK & DIN//VOID
Eclectic House // Friday 10:30 PM
Total Freedom is a globe-trotting Miami-based DJ and producer who masterminds life-shattering conceptual parties and soundscapes for GHE20 G0THIK, Fade to Mind, and HOOD BY AIR. From Ying Yang Twins and Rihanna to Bieber and Ciara, he explodes high- and low-brow in sublime Top 40 reworks. Dance your way through his chasmic horror-inflected transforms. Total Freedom will melt you.
DIN//VOID is NYC-based producer and DJ, also Ex-Wes. He wields an experimental scalpel in his DJ sets, mixing bleeding-edge club music and curveball tracks into an uplifting swarm of disruptive innovation.
Let’s Stop This Love Drought: Celebrating the Women of Wesleyan
200 Church // Friday 10:30 PM
Join Rho Epsilon Pi in celebrating the empowerment of women at Wesleyan. As part of the Wesleyan Women’s Conference, Rho Ep will be hosting a concert for all students on campus at 200 Church. The set list is TBA, but check the facebook event for updates!
AURAL WES PRESEnTS:
Battle of the Cover Bands
Art/Music House // Saturday 10:00 PM
Cover bands from all around campus will convene this Saturday to rock and roll the night away. Green Day? Covered. TV Theme Songs? Oh yeah, we got it. Sublime? Don’t get us started. If you’re in the mood to sing along, or even just ready to listen to some good songs in a warm inclusive environment, we recommend you come.
Here's a taste:
Yeah (No) Yeahs
40 oz. to Freedom
Red Hot Chili Str*ppers
+ Ives & Sneaky Boy
Earth House // Saturday 9:30 PM
Wes alum rockers all-caps LADD make a triumphant return to campus after holding domain over tight, thrifty alt-pop for the last two years. Featuring wire-tight guitars, raw vocals and driving bass, they funnel indie through a strainer - each instrumental line taut and humming with energy.
Ives’ songs are full of light, shimmery static sounds mixed with dark undertones of electronic beats intertwined with Anna Schwab’s mellifluous vocals. Branching out from her previous project, Schwab, Ives’ songs are unique gems that stir up a warm feeling of intimacy while simultaneously filling a room with soaring waves of sounds.
With a Wesleyan debut at Awesomefest under their belts, Sneaky Boy is a band of four frosh that plays fun indie rock songs that will get you up, off your feet and grooving to some cool tunes.
An Intimate Party Experience
Eclectic // Saturday 11 PM
On the evening of April 30th, the Eclectic Haus will open its doors -- for the last time of the year -- as a portal to the world in which you wish you lived; a world in which all six of your senses are in constant stimulation. The only borders are those between love and friendship; motion and stasis.
This is the night you have been waiting for. A night of intimacy. A night to discover your inner truths. A night to connect with those you love, and those you don’t.
Arrive and feel the weight of earthly concerns lift from your body. Arrive with your third eye open.
The landscape of this world will be yet uncharted; a journey in this land may lead you to encounter your worst fears, deepest desires, wildest fantasies. What you will find, we are unable to tell you. Come to discover.
Come explore yourself and your surroundings in rooms arranged for your pleasure. There will be DJs, dancing, and art.
Come at 10p and stay til the end. Doors close at 11:30p.
This is a ticketed event. It will sell out so buy your tickets in advance. Tickets are $5. Buy your tickets in Usdan on Wednesday and Thursday, or online by Venmo-ing @Rowan-Hyland. Write the name of every ticketholder in the payment description.
For every artwork you submit before Friday, you can get 1 free ticket. This is available for the first 15 submissions.