Patrick Newman ’14 apparently believes that a picture says one thousand words. I’m not really sure what the words are in the case above, but the frame LITERALLY says “Almonds and Elephants,” “CROOK$HANKS,” and “Paradise Stomp.” This is because they are performing at Psi U this weekend, at the time and date specified in the top of the frame and also below. Yay music!
- Date: Saturday, February 4
- Time: 10:00 PM – 2:00 AM
- Place: Psi U
- Cost: Nothing!
What’s going on tonight? One of those B.A.P.s. What’s a B.A.P.? A Big Ass Party, of course. Come to Psi U TONIGHT, Saturday, September 17th to hear a sample of Wesleyan’s most talented musical performers. We’re gonna start things off nice and funky with Almonds and Elephants (’12 and ’13), a band that’s been getting a lot of attention at Wesleyan for three years running. After that it’s Wesleyan’s own Pat Salazar ’13, aka S…poken Phor, ready to drop some rhymes and show you all a good time. Finally, Paradise Stomp aka Brewster Lee ’13 and Crook$hanks aka Adrien DeFontaine ’13 are teaming up to bring the house down with some diirrty beats. Set list after the jump:
Listen to the new track, if you wish. Featuring the Wesleyan Laugh Club. There is such a thing as a free lunch, if you eat music:
Almonds and Elephants, one of Wes’s illustrious campus bands, has a new album. Every week, one track from this album will be uploaded onto their bandcamp page. Their first track, Hot Cigar, is already up. All the music is free.
If you’re not sure who Almonds and Elephants are, be sure to check our archives to see a slice of their playing history on campus.
The following comes from Eliana Theodorou ’12:
- Big Tree, Oberlin’s Givers of Sweet Love, and Wesleyan’s own Almonds and Elephants will be playing a show tonight at BuHo, at 10:30
- “you know those times in your life when you take a step back and look at your surroundings and suddenly realize how SWEET everything is and you just want to climb to the top of a mountain and shout it out to the world? well, Big Tree does.”
- …You will too if you let yourself be wooed by Big Tree’s harmonies. Sweet and catchy but not uncomplicated, you’ll find folk, blues and jazz amongst poetic lyrics. Coming from the Bay Area in a bio-diesel fueled van, Big Tree will be playing a show this Saturday at Buddhist House.
- Opening the show is Givers of Sweet Love, jazz inspired rock band. Be sure to come in time to dance to soon to be campus classics like Elephant Phuk and Hanging Ballsack.
- Also opening is Wesleyan’s own Almonds and Elephants. “Owen Callahan is real good at saxophone plus they’ve got a cool band. Rock on dudes” – Eli Hetko ’11 “I’m not involved. I’m spacing out on this couch.” – Jenny Huang ’11
The show’s listed on facebook, and you can scope some fine musical offerings from Big Tree, Givers of Sweet Love, and Almonds and Elephants here, here, and here, respectively.
- Date: Tonight, April 2
- Time: 10:00 PM – 2:00 AM
- Place: Buddhist House
- Cost: Free
RIGHT NOW, Ishmael, will be playing it’s first concert at Wesleyan this semester at the Earth House. Come on down to hear some brand new songs and old dandies! Almonds and Elephants will open at 10:30. Bring your friends!
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.
.I bet you’d plum forgots about student group Almonds and Elephants (O. Callahan ’12, M. Hurwit ’12). Well, they’re about to wick the sweat off your behinds from all the dancing you did last weekend while dressed up as a bunch of grapes and greasing your palettes with champagne. How(e)? By breezing some sweet sounds your way in an intimate concert in the Buddhist House library this Thursday at 11:30 pm. Come dig BuHo’s 1880’s wood paneled library and see what about this Wesleyan musicians collective.
Hear them here.
- Date: Tomorrow, Thursday, 11/4
- Time: 11:30 PM
- Place: BuHo (356 Washington Street)
Wes favorites Almonds and Elephants (including Matt Hurwit ’12 and Owen Callahan ’12), who most recently opened up for major acts like Xiu Xiu and Bear in Heaven at Eclectic, finished a new album entitled Ablumblatt. It sounds pretty snazzy to me, and it’s available for streaming or download here. Name your price!