Cozy up to acoustic tunes at Earth House on Thursday, then return to the Yurt for existential funk with Goldwash or a devotional thicket woven by Loone and Paper Bee. For an aggressive Saturday bedroom pop experience, dive into Olivia Neutron-John's razor-edged black hole of groove in the glass and steel of Zelnick Pavilion. Or, soak up the hype vibes of Montclair NJ's soulful Topaz Jones. He'll be with Yale rapper Zack Sekoff. Sprinkle in a couple of senior theses and recitals, and finish off your weekend with a cool-down lap through the WESU Record Fair Sunday afternoon.
Wesleyan’s own Ronbeatz provides some sweet beats to start your night. Come out early to catch the set!
+ Paper Bee & Portia Foley-oh
Earth House // Saturday 9PM
Loone are a group from Montague, Massachusetts whose devotional doom emo wraps you in warm gloom. An all trans and genderqueer four-piece, their melodies wander through an echoing post-folk wilderness, exploring bodies and lives, mountains and trees.
Paper Bee are also from Montague, Massachusetts. Comprised of “many tiny things" and lots of feelings, their choral pop punk sound is sweet and spacious, explosive and uplifting.
Portia Foley-Oh is from the quiet hamlet of Middletown, CT. They play soft folk with banjos and guitars with some noisy pieces that verge on the avant-garde.
+Blood Club & Space Fiend
Zelnick Pavilion // Saturday 11PM
Olivia Neutron-John is D.C.-based Anna Nasty's razor-edged black hole of groove. Melding jazz, techno, disco, and punk with an iron grip of lo-fi electronics, ON-J collapses your world into a single throbbing point of energy. White hot pixels streak past you. Her music tends to elude comparison, but Xiu Xiu and Horse Lords seem to float somewhere near her, deep in that raw space of ecstatic, spine-tingling and ear-ringing experimentation
Blood Club is Liana Hell Lean's bedroom pop project. Bittersweet melodies and washes of looping voices swim through dark spaces. Deep house and techno surge up sometimes. Guitars scream here and there. A wonderland wrapped in lo-fi haze!
Space Fiend is a deeply churning, warmly growling bedroom rock from New Rochelle, NY. These slow-burning tunes are lit by a big, bluesy hopeful moon.
+Topaz Jones, Cornelius, & G-sPot
Eclectic // Saturday 10PM
Zack Sekoff is a Yale rapper and r&b artist with roots in the LA hip hop scene. Melting silky smooth vocals with mellow/hard/spacey/hype beats he'll take you high on a coaster of vibes and late nights spent boozing, bubbling and rolling (squad) deep.
Topaz Jones is a Montclair hip hop artist who is rising through the Soundcloudcrowd of 21st century rap with a psych-soul-trap aesthetic and wicked sense of rhyme. Flowing with speed and intention, his melodic beats and high energy performances have brought him into recent contact with Future. See him stir the crowd up into a f**king frenzy.
Cornelius is Derrick Holman ('16). His beats are lush, lyrics crackling with emotion. Don't miss his last show at Wes!
WESU Spring Record Fair
Beckham // Sunday 11AM-4PM
The WESU Record Fair is coming up this Sunday afternoon at Beckham Hall! Catch tons of local vendors from the Northeast and pick up some tasty wax. Don’t have a record player? Don't worry. They’ll still be selling music in other formats. Chat with vendors about your favorite music and listen to tunes, spun personally by WESU DJs, and grab some LPs, EPs or whatever your heart desires. Admission is free, wax is sweet. Waxxx.