Author Archives: elmer fudd

Bands Wanted for May Day

This is the dress code for the event  (note man in background holding maypole).

Part of a band? Not part of a band but about to make one? You’re wanted. Lily Martin ’14, on behalf of the Farm Club, is looking for three acoustic bands to play at the Mayday celebrations on April 30th at Long Lane Farm from 3-8. While it may strike some of you that, yes, April 30th is a whopping two and a quarter months away, you would be doing yourself (and your band) a disservice by letting time slip by and missing this wonderful opportunity to play live in front of a large crowd on a beautiful day. There may even be free food and such for performers (speculation only), but you should still email Lily at slmartin(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

Caspian (Post-)Rocks the Chapel

For a Wednesday night, there was, according to the lead singer, “nothing he would rather be doing.” For the most part it seemed like everyone agreed. The attendance was undeservedly poor, considering the quality of Caspian’s instrumental, vocal-less post rock, but their mellow/dramatic style was a much-welcomed change from the typical indie-pop.

The crowd, such as it was, made it to the front for some tame dancing and head-bobbing in tune to an Almonds-and-Elephants-style finale involving a group effort on the drums, an all around good ending to a too-short performance. House Settling was a fine opener (they played second after Sleep Well, whom I missed), enthusiastic but overly loud and with incoherent vocals. The instrumentation was unremarkable but pleasant, and served as good warm up.

If you want to check out Caspian, click here.