For all my yay-arean readers out there (a not-insignificant number of you), O Presidente—the Noo-Wop brainchild of Bay Weskid Andrew Zingg ’13 in collaboration with Tobias Butler ’13, Nathaniel Draper ’12 and their friend Thomas Yopes (UC Berkeley ’13)—will be having a release party/concert this coming Wednesday, January 9, at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco. The concert is being produced by Ground Series, an Oakland-based interdisciplinary arts program founded by Wes Alums Sarah Ashkin ’11 and Brittany Delany ’09, and it will also feature appearances by Pancho-San and The Aerosols.
Zingg spits the following about the upcoming release:
O Presidente’s debut full length, entitled “Clube de Futebol,” was recorded in the summer of 2012, after I took a year off and wrote a bunch of songs. When my Bay Area-based Wesleyan buddies Tobias Butler ’13 and Nathaniel Draper ’12 and a high school friend Thomas Yopes (UC Berkeley ’13) finished their Spring semesters, we decided to have a go at performing these songs at clubs/bars/dorms/wherever and ended up playing several shows at great venues in and around San Francisco.