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Baths Plays Eclectic, Watches Rebecca Black

Post-Linus + Post-Dubstep = Post-Eclectic?

Post-Dubstep may not be the most photogenic movement (possible exception for all you Blakeheads), and Wednesday night shows may not be Eclectic’s rowdiest (hello, 12:00 quiet hours), but so what? Baths’ Will Wiesenfeld put on a fine show last night, hammering out most (all?) of debut album Cerulean—notable crowd faves included “Maximalist,” “Animals,” and “Lovely Bloodflow”—with just a Macbook, MPC, and single voice mic. Recent campus fave Treasure Island opened up the show (and will also be playin’ at tomorrow night’s Wild Wes benefit).

Below you’ll find some photos from the set. The last five are by Rachel Pincus ’13; the rest are by me. Unfortunately, I have none of Treasure Island. If you do, feel free to send `em to us at staff(at)wesleying(dot)org. Let us know if you want a name credit.

But first, a happy bonus: Baths’ Wiesenfeld had lunch with some of the show’s organizers earlier today, who showed him the works: Usdan Marketplace, and Rebecca Black’s alluringly dreadful (and dreadfully alluring) “Friday” video. No, seriously, he apparently hadn’t seen it before. Check out his reaction:

Baths Covers LCD Soundsystem

Just one more post to get you amped for Baths, who will be playing at Eclectic tomorrow night (full event post coming soon).

Today, Baths’ Will Wiesenfeld lets loose on the A.V. Club’s A.V. Undercover 2011 series, giving us a totally uncharacteristically stripped down take on LCD Soundsystem’s classic two-chord romp “All My Friends”:

Baths cover LCD Soundsystem

Please play this tomorrow night? (Interested viewers may want to scope out Aural Wes’ latest, on Baths, James Blake, and the use and abuse of Post-Dubstep.)

[via Pitchfork]

Wesleying Exclusive: Spring Concert Preview

Remember when Foss didn’t look like this?

Happy springtime at Wes! You know—almost. There’s still a week or two to go (apparently it’s in the 40s today); for now, make vicarious use of the above image, from Spring Fling (or, “Awesomerfest”) 2010.

Anyway: with names like Bear Hands, My Brightest Diamond, Dr. Dog, Duchampion, Superhuman Happiness, Bomb the Music Industry!, Caspian, Nat Baldwin, Flora and Fauna, Charles Lloyd, and The Band (sort of) on the record (for a combined ticket cost of, like, nothing), it’s been a good semester for shows.

It’s only getting better. Following is a list—obviously not exhaustive—of five spring concerts worth getting pumped for now. (I’ve particularly excluded as yet unconfirmed bookings, as well as Wes-based acts that, while undoubtedly excellent, play around campus every semester.) Click on for the list, and, as always, remember to scope out Aural Wes for excellent further coverage of the music scene at Wes.