Author Archives: Sheek

THESISCRAZY: The Big Olin Climax


This was it – the final hurrah as mad people filtered to the front steps of Olin after 4 pm to celebrate the passing of today’s senior thesis deadline.  Once all references were noted and weighty tomes printed, a crowd of writers and their well-wishers popped open a lot of bubbly over multiple rounds of the Fight Song.

Some had champagne, others drank 40s (in honor, no doubt, of the 40 days left before seniors leave Wesleyan for good), all felt palpable relief.

MC and I were there today, but were with you in spirit the whole time. Congratulations writers!

Many more photos after the jump – you might recognize some of our THESISCRAZY featured writers from the past few days on the steps, in quite different moods than you last saw them.

Battle of the Bands @ Eclectic

Come to Eclectic this Thursday to cheer on your talented classmates at Wesleyan’s Annual Battle of the Bands:

Featuring 5 homegrown acts:

Sweaty boys
Cous Cous
Beat The Grave
Static Stamina

Winner opens for Spring Fling in May!

Date: Thursday, April 15
Time: 9:30 PM – 1:00 AM
Place: Eclectic

Ze Who Must Not Be Named Day (ft. DAN DEACON, Anamanaguchi, and more)

As you’ve no doubt heard by now, not only is (omg) the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity reaching into their substantial funds to sponsor this year’s April music and arts festival in WestCo’s courtyard, but (omg) DAN DEACON is headlining the show.

Also on hand will be Anamanaguchi, awesome in their own right – making “loud, fast music with a hacked NES from 1985” – and a slew of Wesbands.

Come witness some sick music, DKE’s continuing (and thus far successful) efforts to rebrand, and what looks like it might in fact be the biggest and best Ze Who Must Not Be Named Day in recent memory:

Dan Deacon! Anamanaguchi! Movement! Gentlemen’s Bet! Apache Kid! Linus! Ishmael! Cous Cous! Sweaty Boys!

Rah! Rah! Rain or Shine!  It will be a day of tyedye, chalking, art, music, and revalations! Sun! Sun! Sun! (pray for sun!)

Don’t forget to tell the Pre-Frosh… Are you ready? YEAH! YEAH! YEAH!

Sponsored by Westco and DKE with educational materials and lectures sponsored by the Adelphic Education Fund and additional support by Radical Performance Machine

Facebook event

Date: Saturday, April 17
: 12:45pm – 8:15pm
: WestCo courtyard
Cost: FREE

Asian Late Night II @ AAA House

From Aditi Shivaramakrishnan ’12:

Asian/Asian-American House is proud to present Asian Late Night II, the much-awaited sequel to the one held last fall!

(Ohh yeah. Can we have a NOM NOM NOM? \m/)

On the menu this time:
– Rice with Japanese curry: energy food for a night of fun!
– Red bean soup: your sweet tooth will thank you!
– Thai iced tea: cool and refreshing!

Please bring cash! All profits will go towards supporting non-profit Jazz’d 4 Life‘s work in India. Facebook event.

Date: Saturday, April 10
Time: 10:30 PM – 1:30 AM
Place: AAA House, 107 High St (next to playground behind Butt B)
Cost: However much you’ll spend on food

Fly Machine, Hidden Complex @ BuHo

Massachusetts band The Hidden Complex plays Fly Machine tonight at Buddhist House.

Fly Machine is a denser, more compact version of Mad Wow Disease, which has been tearing it up around campus lately.

Come through to BuHo for a night of jammy jams (horns!):

Fly Machine – local heroes / musicwhores perform along with The Hidden Complex (band from MASS).

THC- Expect to hear, Rock, folk, funk, jams, blues, anything that makes you feel sexy/weird/wonderful.

Fly Machine – If you haven’t seen them already do it – it will be wonderful. Nice Horns! Ya kno ya gotta go!!!

Show created with Love and Fun in mind ;-)

Date: Saturday, April 10
Time: 10:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Place: Buddhist House
Cost: FREE

Church Street Revue, Girls girls girls! @ Earth House

Wesleyan’s own Church Street Revue play with Girls girls girls! at Earth House on Friday night:

Ready to get a kick-ass start to your weekend? Ain’t no better way to start off than with the riproaring bluegrass of the Church Street Revue. Now with more bass:

Sam Werbalowsky (’11) on banjo
Nick Jackson (’11) on mandolin
Michael Vitale (’11) on fiddle
Eli Hetko (’11) on guitar
Scott Infusino (’12) on bass

Come on time for Psychedelic indie folk duo Girls girls girls!

Date: Friday, April 9
Time: 9:30 PM – 11:30 PM
Place: Earth House
Cost: FREE

Best Coast, Apache Kid @ Eclectic

Thursday night, BEST COAST stops by Eclectic for a free show, with Wesband Apache Kid opening:

Already receiving a lot of press and blog attention, this low-fi, beach band with a girl rock twist is not to be missed.

Come to Eclectic to dance around to the loopy electro-pop of Wesleyan favorites, Apache Kid, and stay for more dancing to some surf rock just in time for Spring.

Facebook event.

Date: Thursday, April 8
Time: 9:30 PM – 12:00 AM
Place: Eclectic
Cost: FREE

CHANA // ?? at Eclectic

CHANA //??, a danceparty/art show based on urban Asian culture, Friday night at Eclectic:

An event for anyone and everyone on campus to gather in a single space and enter a moment simultaneously without divide…

It’s a free event but the door will be open from 10-11PM and might close early if capacity is reached.

The theme of the night centers around the nocturnal Asian metropolis and its transposition to the Wesleyan campus as a breaking of geographic/cultural/social barriers that divide not only East and West, but also the campus community itself.

Aside from the dancefloor there will be a non-alcoholic refreshments bar, the proceeds from which will go to the awesome Traverse Square mentoring programme. This will happen in the lounge space which will also have a bunch of other stuff going on like live art and body painting.

Date: Friday, April 9
Time: 10:00 PM – 3:00 AM
Place: Eclectic, 200 High Street
Cost: FREE

See website / facebook event for more details, and more info after the jump. Kawaii!!!!