Formerly listed in the Wesfest event catalogue as an “alumni music extravaganza“, this is still happening and will be as extravagant an affair as promised. Featuring Francis and the Lights, Das Racist, Acrylics, Tall Tales, it’s a big night for music this semester.
Tickets go on sale Monday in Usdan at lunch, and will be sold all week at lunch until Thursday: $3 in advance, $5 at the door.
Date: Thursday, April 16
Time: 9 pm – 1 am
Cost: $3 in advance, $5 at the door
FRANCIS AND THE LIGHTS
Wesleyan alums Francis Starlite and Rene Solomon ’07 bring their insanely enjoyable funky/soul/percussive/80’s-revival jams back to Eclectic after their wildly impressive show in 2007. Their success has only increased since then, with shout-outs in Time Out NY, MTV, and The Village Voice.
“Based on his live show, we’d say Francis’ own personal goals are to become the next 1) Hardest Working Man in Show Business 2) His Royal Badass.” – The Fader
Featuring Victor Vasquez ’07 of Boy Crisis fame and Himanshu Suri ’07, most of the campus is probably already pretty familiar with their classic party hit “Pizza Hut/Taco Bell”. Their hilarious brand of hip hop (aka “WEED EDGE/HARE KRISHNA HARD CORE/ART RAP/FREAK FOLK MUSIC” -myspace) will make you dance (and be hungry) all night.
“If you listen to “Ring Tone” with a bong in hand, these lyrics will have you rolling on the floor on top of Doritos (i.e. the track mentions George of the jungle, guapo, taco, apostles, Coca Cola, and Motorola in one big ass rhyme).” –RCRD LBL
Featuring ex-members of Wesleyan band Stylofone, as well as Jake Aron ’08 and Sam Ubl ’08, these newcomers are about to hit it big. They play beautiful, dreamy, shoe-gazey tunes with harmonies that are almost chilling. Fresh off of a mini tour with Chairlift, they’ve already had an interview in Epilogue Magazine. They’re about to be huge. Don’t miss out.
This is the new project of current Wes students Fareed Sajan ’09, Adam Tinkle ’08, and Josh Koenig ’09. Says Fareed:
“TALL TALES is a dark brand of folk, with banjo, pedal steel, nylon acoustic stringed guitar and all. The rhythms are tribal, the words are fake. For fans of Grizzly Bear, Mt. Eerie, Sigur Ros.”