If you’re a freshman, you’ve probably noticed by now that cool shit at Wes has a tendency of all happening at the same time. Such was the case last night, when a probably once-a-decade Film Series screening of Pulp Fiction coincided with a totally free Už Jsme Doma performance in the Memorial Chapel hosted by WESU coincided with god knows what else. Indecision’s afoot at the Circle K.
After flipping a Wescard at the last minute (like flipping a coin, except heads is your face and tails is a black line with numbers), Už Jsme Doma was clearly the right call. It’s tough to compete with Quentin Tarantino, but the Prague-based avant-garde punk quartet attracted a sizable crowd and, after a slow introductory track (“Amen,” inspired by the atypical venue choice), got everyone out of the pews and (slam-)dancing at the front of the Chapel. The band, touring in support of 2010’s Caves, has been at it for 25 years, and it shows: they sound energized, rehearsed, and defiantly unique. Below are some blurry photographic highlights from the hour-and-a-half set. Major thanks to WESU for putting on the show.