The naan-cuttin, forever-my-love Faith Harding ’14 is gonna be in this show, so it’s defintely where you wanna be tonight:
This Friday the Stereocure Collective will descend upon the Wesleyan
campus to present a diverse, innovative, and boogie-friendly
smorgasbord of music at Eclectic. Four acts (including Wesleyan’s own
Novelty Daughter) + tasty visuals from Real Boy Digital will keep both
your ears and eyes satisfied for the better part of your night.
Featuring music from:
Stereocure is a collective of musicians, writers, and artists
dedicated to a vision of contemporary music culture that is inspired
by a progressive and creative spirit. We are part music blog and part
digital record label. The Stereocure collective was founded by a group
of childhood friends from Los Angeles, California who have developed a
network of like-minded artistic collaborators that spans from the west
to the east coast.
Date: TODAY, Friday, October 25th
Place: Eclectic Dining Room
Cost: FREE FREE free FREE free free FrEe
Ah, music. A wonderful thing, indeed:
Stereocure is a music/art collective and digital record release label based in Los Angeles, and they are ending their east coast/college tour right here at Wesleyan on Saturday night. Four performances from StaG, Kuh-Lida, Native Eloquence, and Novelty Daughter (a.k.a. Faith Harding ’14) will showcase the vast range of genres that Stereocure has sought and promoted. Check out stereocure.com for more information and videos!
Date: Saturday, October 27th
Time: 10:00 PM – 1:00 AM
No, we didn’t film President Roth’s dance moves, but this link is always good.
The Mash, a first-time-ever Music & Public Life initiative, totally happened, and it was totally like a cross between Fête de la Musique and Spring Fling, what with the whole people-chilling-on-the-hill-in-beautiful-weather thing going on. There were bands all over the freaking place—Mattabassett (more like Mattabadass, amiright?) String Collective jamming out with President Roth outside Usdan, Yeoman’s Omen and Featherwood Bee at WestCo, Bones Complex and The Taste outside Olin, and a bunch more that I’m not bothering to name. For images of the Mattabassett/Roth collab, check out the University’s photo album. Here’s Roth, and here’s his fan club:
Not that dumb game you played in middle school.
“You know what I wish?” says person number one. “What?” says person number two. “I wish that several of the talented musicians that attend/have attended Wesleyan will select a day in which they scatter themselves about the campus and play their music loud and for all to hear,” says person number one. “Wouldn’t that be nice?” But person number two does not respond because they left the conversation. Sad story, but true. Fortunately, if you are person number two, your wishes are being granted—by Chelsie Green ’14, Michael Roth ’78, frequently returning alumni Bear Hands, and a whole committee of students and faculty:
The Mash, inspired by Fête de la Musique, also known as World Music Day, will highlight the student music scene at Wesleyan and kick off the year-long campus and community-wide Music & Public Life initiative.
The event will open with President Roth and other faculty members performing at noon on Friday, September 7 in the Usdan Courtyard. From 2-5 pm, three stages, located at the WestCo Courtyard, Usdan Courtyard and Olin Library Lawn, will feature some of Wesleyan’s student musicians, as well as newly formed groups (30 minutes of every hour will be left unbooked, so come ready to play with whatever instrument you need to make music—drums, amplifiers, and microphones will be provided). From 5-8 pm, THE MASH will continue on Andrus Field with a performance by campus band Treasure Island. This stage will be headlined by BearHands, an alumni band. Meanwhile, an all-campus outdoor barbecue dinner will be happening on Andrus Field/Foss. As a part of the event, small instruments will be handed out to encourage everyone to make music.
From Chelsie Green ’14:
Julia Barwick will be performing in Memorial Chapel on Thursday! Opener by Faith Harding! Check out the blurbs below for more info.
Growing up in Louisiana, Julianna Barwick was in a church choir which she credits with giving her that unique sound. She creates beautiful soundscapes with many vocal loops of her reverb-drenched, angelic voice, sometimes in conjunction with piano or some percussive element. Basically, you’ll feel like you’re floating. You can try out some of her music here.
Faith will be opening the show. You might recognize her from Treasure Island. You might not. Either way, you’ll probably like it. Faith will be playing a solo set of original songs and covers. One of those covers will be a song by the Weeknd. She understands your body wants it.
Date: Sept. 29
Time: 8:30 PM – 11:00 PM
Place: Memorial Chapel