After playing Spring Fling last year, the rad alumnae of Overcoats return to campus after an impressive year of touring, recording, and general badassery:
Folktronica duo Overcoats (Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell ’15) will share their experiences as female musicians at Wesleyan and beyond. After graduating in 2015, the duo headed to Ireland and the UK to tour their debut EP. Now back in New York, they’ve been playing shows and recording new music. The duo has had a lot of success in the past 10 months, playing festivals alongside Leon Bridges and Ibeyi, performing at NPR’s Mountain Stage, and showcasing at SXSW in Austin in March.
They wish to return to their alma mater to speak about the music they make and their experience of gender dynamics in the industry (especially within electronic music). They aim to facilitate a discussion on the power dynamics of gender within the music scene. They will talk about themes like strength and vulnerability, knowledge as power, technology and skill, and more. The forum discussion will be followed by a performance of their original music.
They will also be performing with Old Soles, Ives, and DJ Kfeelz at Earth House: they go on at 10:30 Saturday night !
Date: Saturday, April 23
Time: Talk – 4 PM // Concert – 10:30 PM
Place: Earth House