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Big Words, Dear Lamp at 316 Wash

This Saturday is the final gig of BIG WORDS‘ Spring Tour ’09, with recent Wes favorites Dear Lamp opening at 316 Washington Street.

BIG WORDS is a jazz/dance trio from Brooklyn with an “MMW freaking out” kind of vibe. Their songs are influenced by jazz, hip hop, rock, indie, avant-garde, and electronica. Performances are firey and funky, and the music doesn’t let up until the room is sweating. The instrumentation is keyboard, electric bass, and drums. Check out the demo HERE.

From Aural Wes:

After a recent thrift store perusal, what was I to find, but a dear lamp. The southwest twanging of Carlos Nugent ‘11 and rhythmic banging of John Myers ‘11 lent to my ears as the sweet violin of Katherine Scahill ‘11 intoxicated my heart. Lost in the sophisticated interplay of guitarists Hannah Overton ‘11 and Ian Coss ’11 with bassist Daniel Hymanson ‘11, I knew the notes that danced around the dust-ridden shelves should not be forgotten in the back of that thrift store.

Far from the shoegaze indie bands, Dear Lamp’s music is a letter to that lamp so dear.

Date: Sat April 11
Time: 8:00-11:30
Place: 316 Washington

Cassorla, Dear Lamp at Earth House

Music finds a venue. This Wednesday will bring us Cassorla and Dear Lamp at Earth House.

Cassorla is from Philly, Harlem, and Bed-Stuy. They just sound really good. From their website: “Think indie rock for jazzheads, jazz for soul people, and soul for rockers.” Check them out on Myspace:

Opening will be a Wes band that just about everyone’s talking about these days, Dear Lamp. Here’s what Aural Wes had to say about a past show:

After a recent thrift store perusal, what was I to find, but a dear lamp. The southwest twanging of Carlos Nugent ‘11 and rhythmic banging of John Myers ‘11 lent to my ears as the sweet violin of Katherine Scahill ‘11 intoxicated my heart. Lost in the sophisticated interplay of guitarists Hannah Overton ‘11 and Ian Coss ’11 with bassist Daniel Hymanson ‘11, I knew the notes that danced around the dust-ridden shelves should not be forgotten in the back of that thrift store.

Far from the shoegaze indie bands, Dear Lamp’s music is a letter to that lamp so dear.

Date: Wednesday, March 25
Time: 9-11:30 pm
Place: Earth House

Dear Lamp Ice Cream Social At WestCo Cafe


Head over to WestCo Cafe Saturday night for ice cream, balloons, charlie brown and bands galore at the Dear Lamp Ice Cream Social.

10:30- Free ice cream, Gabriel Furtado on Guitar, Gabe and Louis Jazz Combo, Charlie Brown Christmas and a Charlie Alderman Reading

11- On Edge Dance Troupe

11:15 ish- Evan Uhlmann Band (from Bard)
http://www.myspace.com/evanuhlmann

12:15 Dear Lamp
featuring Wesleyan’s own sophomores Carlos Nugent, Jon Myers, Katherine Skahill, Hannah Overton, Daniel Hymanson, and Ian Coss.