What’s the best thing about Wesleyan? Is it the food at Summerfields? The polite and helpful individuals at Reslife? What about our vast resources and easy to access popular majors? I’m probably in a minority, but I wouldn’t cite any of the above. But, the thing Wesleyan has on all of my friends’ schools is that we have awesome fucking concerts. This year you may have seen iceage, Joey Bada$$, DIIV, or Mac Demarco. I saw all of them. Not because I was a huge fan of any of them, but because I could. That’s the main thing I’ve taken from my freshman year. Concerts are fucking awesomesauce. And even if it’s a post-punk-all-chill-no-wave-eco-jazz-pop-power-slap-fusion quartet its worth checking out because, “hey why not?”
But in LA, where I and a disproportionate amount of Wesleyan students are from, there’s no Eclectic, Psi U, or Earth House. I don’t get to see concerts every weekend and great indie music certainly isn’t brought to me for free. It wasn’t until I went to go see the 8$ Suuns show at the Echoplex Thursday night that I remembered how much I missed cheap/free shows with my friends. Well I have a summer resolution and solution to my problemo. GO TO MORE SHOWS YA BISH. And for all of you lucky Wes kidz in LA, I’ll be including you on the memo. I will have a weekly post every Sunday telling you the affordable show to check out that week. It probably won’t be walking distance and probz won’t be free, but it will be cheap and sweet. Check tomorrow for ze first posting.