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WESU Concert: Tracy Grammer @ Earth House

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From the incredible Ben Goldberg ’17:

Come to Earth House this Saturday night for a WESU-sponsored acoustic set from folk singer-songwriter Tracy Grammer! Start your night off listening to some amazing songs with great people in a great space (and maybe some tea too!)

Tracy Grammer is an acclaimed folk singer-songwriter who rose to acclaim as half of the folk duo Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer, where they released three incredible albums and went on tour with Joan Baez. Now, after Dave Carter’s death in 2002, Tracy Grammer continues to perform his songs in addition to writing her own. As a masterful storyteller, she has become one of New England’s most beloved folk artists, singing songs that both pull on your heart strings and make you smile. Daniel Pope (’16), an acoustic singer-songwriter following his EP “What a Strange and Vulgar Thing” last spring, will be opening.

Date: Saturday, February 27
Time: 8:00pm-9:30pm
Place: Earth House
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Earth House Art Show

unnamedFrom Amanda Farman ’17:

Come to the Earth House Art Show! This exhibition features student work about the environment and environmentalism, from representations of the earth itself to activism, climate change-related disaster, industry and more. Includes photography, painting, printmaking, mixed media, and digital art.

Featured artists: Janika Oza, Lucy Salwen, Ari Ebstein, Genna DeGroot, Kai Blatt, Kate Weiner, Rhys Langston Podell, Amanda Lea Farman, Mira Klein, Heather Whittemore, Shirley Fang

Also featuring performances by: Birchbark (Nyanen Deng and Noah Mertz) and Lily Myers

BYOB – bring your own bottle – for juices and water!

Date: Saturday, April 25
Time: 1-5 PM
Place: Earth House

Interactive Field Guide: A “Visualizing the Environment” Exhibition

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From Kate Weiner ’15:

Inspired by the practices of some of the creative environmental artists that I met with during my “Visualizing the Environment” grant, my final exhibit will be a short and sweet interactive field guide to Wesleyan’s campus. We will start at 2 p.m. in the CFA courtyard with a mindfulness exercise guided by Katie McLaughlin before gravitating to the North College Lawn for a movement experience led by Jacob Musinsky and Chloe Jones. Afterwards, we will make our way to Earth House for a free meal to check out the environmental art show. This field guide will use a collaborative approach to cultivating experiences within Wesleyan’s shared spaces. Hope you can come and enjoy!

Date: Saturday, April 25th
Time: 2pm
Place: CFA Courtyard

spliffjams, Yadda~Yadda, Josh the Word @ Earth House

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From Nicole Stanton ’15:

this thurs earth house has good people that make dang good tunes.

1st we have the return of spliffjams (9 PM)
jamming and spliff-ing and Hana Elion, Jay Sharma, and Ari Ebstein

then Yadda Yadda (10 PM)
New Haven-based songsmith and multi-instrumentalist, Yadda Yadda sings an eclectic, introspective indie-soul. Drawing on an omnivorous musical palette with tastes for everything from counterpoint to Chance the Rapper, Ayanna Woods, with her voice and her songwriting, hopes to use her modern, genre-shrugging music to explore and expand notions of black artists and female artists today.Woods’ work as a songwriter is in growing demand. Woods’ music is surprising. As she hunts for grooves and melodies that excite the mind, body, and soul, her music is at its best, for her, when it finds a feeling that she doesn’t quite understand, when it expresses something true and new and inexplicable.
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Secret Keeper at Earth House

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From Ben Zucker ’15:

“From the very first notes they played together, Secret Keeper, the innovative duo of “NYC’s least-predictable improviser” (City Arts) Mary Halvorson and Grammy-nominated Stephan Crump had a magical connection. Their debut album, Super Eight, arrived in March of 2013. Now with Emerge, their second release, the duo reveals a new level of chemistry.

Washington journalist Will Layman says: “‘Emerge’, the duo’s second release, is the fulfillment of a promise made in their early sessions. The music is at once tender and tough, intuitive and open, ready to let you in on its dazzling intimacy.”Stephan Crump made himself a name with his Rosetta Trio and as the bass player of the Vijay Iyer Trio. He surprised a few years ago with a duo recording on Intakt on which he collaborated with saxophonist Steve Lehman. Mary Halvorson is one of the busiest musicians around. She plays with Anthony Braxton, Ingrid Laubrock and Marc Ribot to name just a few.”

~Get a taste here.

Come enjoy a world-class jazz act in an intimate setting! Mary is a Wesleyan alum (’02), and this is one of the first stops in a special nation-wide tour in support of their amazing new album! Opening will be multi-instrumentalist Ben Zucker ’15, performing…something.

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Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 8:00PM
Place: Earth House

Who Cares If It Snows? A Weekend Roundup

It ain’t much, but it’s something! Image c/o Wesleyan University
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So, it snowed for the first time last night.  I’m assuming this means that winter has started, which is a little scary, but the events of this weekend are making it easier to process. There are many awesome things going on, including cultural shows, dancing shows and performing bands.

Here’s a roundup of some of the things happening:

Grand Cousin’s Final Wes Show w/ all-caps LADD and Faceplant

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Straight from Evan Low ’14 of Grand Cousin:

Grand Cousin is playing its final Wesleyan show ever tonight at Earth House with spicy awesome opening acts ALL-CAPS LADD and FACEPLANT!!! This is your last chance to see us before we head to Iceland to start our tour of Norther Europe and SIBERIA!!!!!! SO let’s make this the best DANG show ever and pack as many people as humanly possible into a tiny, sweaty ROOM!!!!!!!!!!!

Love,
Grand Cuzzy

Date: TONIGHT, Friday May 2nd
Time: 9:30PM – 1:30PM
Place: Earth House
Cost: Free!

P.S. Grand Cousin just released a new single, “Oxygen”. Listen to it, right now!

Follow the band on FacebookTwitter, and their website!

Milo & Otis // AdVenTurE SoUL @ Earth House

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Out of Chicago’s bustlin’ music scene come R&B/soul duo Milo & Otis.

In an era dominated by manufactured noise, M&O aka Milo & Otis have carved out a musical haven for listeners seeking an authentic respite. The Washington Post described their debut album as “mold shattering” in a review, while their fan base continues to swell past the span of their Chicago roots. Jamila Woods (“Milo”—vocals, loop pedal, poetry) and Owen Hill (“Otis” — bass guitar, imagination, production) are the two behind this earthy sound, which harks back to the heyday of R&B with a blend of what can only be labeled “Adventure Soul.” Adventure Soul is a road trip for your mind, a whizzing subway car for your heart, and sometimes even a party limo for your tuckus.

Their sound is like someone else’s heartbeat when they give you a hug.

Listen here:

& here:

& here with Chance the Rapper:

& here as SXSW Showcase Artists:

oooh & here.

Opening with the equally groovy duo of Hana Elion ’15 and Sam Wheeler ’15.

Date: Friday, April 18th
Time: 9:00 PM
Place: Earth House
Cost: freefreefree