Wesleyan lights up Huffington Post

In case you forgot why we rule, allow yourself to be reminded by this Wesleyan-centric article, The Awesome-ization of Wesleyan University,” published yesterday on The Huffington Post.

President-elect Barack Obama was the key note speaker at the 2008 Wesleyan Commencementpassing on valuable advice…

…and blessing a new crop of Brooklyn bands! 2008 brought MGMT and Santogold to the pop culture limelight and 2009 has the chance to be an even bigger year for the New England university. Fader Magazine, the current de facto guide to cool, recently profiled the university’s music scene and the numerous internet buzz bands nurtured by co-ed dorms and naked parties.

Not to say that the influx of Wesleyan bloodlines into the experimental music scene should come as a surprise. This is the same university that previously boasted the best acid labs in the country, employs experimental jazz pioneer Anthony Braxton as a professor, and is the alma mater of hip hop impresario Bobbito Garcia.

The article also highlights four Wesleyan bands to look out for in 2009 complete with sample tracks: Boy Crisis, Amazing Baby, Bear Hands, and Francis and the Lights. (Plus two songs by honorable mentions Bottle Up and Go and Das Racist.) Thanks for the free PR Huffington!

[edit 11:15 am, Sheek]
FYI, the article’s by Steve Pristin ’06, of ISmellLikeMoney.com.

22 thoughts on “Wesleyan lights up Huffington Post

  1. Anonymous

    Ok, so that’s great that we’re “awesome” and churn out lots of Brooklyn indie bands.Now let’s start trying to raise money on anything near the level of our smaller peer schools…

  2. Anonymous

    Ok, so that’s great that we’re “awesome” and churn out lots of Brooklyn indie bands.

    Now let’s start trying to raise money on anything near the level of our smaller peer schools…

  3. Anonymous

    Hannah Arendt was the biggest name that ever stepped on our campus and her names goes unsaid even by the university! Outrageous!

  4. Anonymous

    Hannah Arendt was the biggest name that ever stepped on our campus and her names goes unsaid even by the university! Outrageous!

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