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In all our excitement over Different Strokes’ performance at Eclectic last night, we neglected to mention that Weezer opened the show, performing The Blue Album in its entirety. Shame on us!

Rivers Cuomo is getting up there, and kinda maybe forgot to play “Holiday” and “In The Garage,” but who could tell through the thick nostalgia haze? HOLD THIS THREAD AS I WAAAALLLLKKKKK AWAAAAAAAAYYYYYYY:

Bear Hands: A Photographers’ Postmortem

Or, “Journey Through the Eclectic-Dissociative Effect”

Saturday night: Bear Hands. Eclectic. Damn. Adjectives that come to mind: raucous, involved, loud, draining, “better than Burning Bush Supper Club.” Thing that ensued: crowd-surfing, tinnitus, alumni pride, injury, drunken buffoonery. Apache Kid and Tony Castles (who played a really, really good set, and also amusingly tweeted about us) opened.

But this will not be a thoughtfully articulated review. (If that’s what you’re looking for, try today’s Argus Arts page. [Or the Ampersand. (Just kidding.)]) Instead, I offer a gallery of compelling images from Saturday night’s fantastic show—a few from Tony Castles’ set, too—and, at no extra charge, a semicoherent Gchat postmortem between the photographers who took them (namely, me and Rachel Pincus ’13). Enjoy. And good show, guys.

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

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

Garotas Suecas/Apache Kid at Eclectic

Brazilian garage rock band Garotas Suecas stops by Wesleyan on their US tour Wednesday night.

Described as “kind of like if The Strokes and Os Mutantes had a child that liked to move”:

So, instead of heading out to the bar, stop by Eclectic and dance your ass off at a FREE, feel good show.


Wesleyan’s own electropop act Apache Kid (Casey Feldman and Gil Sunshine) opens. Facebook event if you please.

Date: Wednesday, March 31
Time: 9:30 PM – 12:00 AM
Place: Eclectic
Cost: Free

Wesleyan bands take it to the road

Oh, spring break. Weather’s getting warm, trees are budding, flowers are blooming, and birds are chirping. And taking a hint from those baby birds who are taking wing and flying from the nest, Wes bands Duchampion, The Last Minutes, Apache Kid, Metacomet, and Ishmael are using this break as an opportunity to sing their songs in new and exciting locations. For those of you in Boston, New York, and Philadelphia who are feeling a little homesick for Wesleyan already, check out the tour dates after the jump to see when you’ll have the opportunity for a little Wes love.  I’m not listing college shows, as they might not be accessible… Oh, and Aural Wes put up a similar post with some more info on some of the bands, so if you’re curious about any of the individual bands you should check that out here.