A brief roundup of shows to check out this weekend, from Aural Wes:
Friday, February 20th:
Earth House, 10:30 pm:
- Future Folk Showcase: Adam Tinkle, Mute with Stupefaction (Ben Seretan ’10), Aliza Simons ’09, See/Saw (Fareed Sajan ’09).
Hey, remember that time we told you about FUTURE FOLK RECORDS, the brainchild of brainchildren Max Horwich and Rod O’Connor? …Well. Tonight’s show celebrates three new Future Folk releases, all of which are original, high-quality, and free (!).
Psi U, 10:00 pm:
- Wordsmith and the Concert G’s, Dear Lamp, The Last Minutes. Check out Wesleying’s interview with Wordsmith and the Concert G’s.
- WordSmith: Josh Smith ‘11 (the WordSmith) rhymes with raw emotion on a serious level as images of late night innovation, childhood innocence, and liberating contemplations concerning coming of age, soulfully dance through the lyrics. Through the incorporation of the Concert G’s, WordSmith embodies a sophistication and depth that is often lost in music today.
- 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 Schahill ‘11 intoxicated my heart. Lost in the sophisticated interplay of guitarists Hannah Overton ‘11 and Ian Cross ’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.
- The Last Minutes slow down anxious thoughts by diverting them toward uplifting chord progressions and strong rhythms. The beautiful voice of Katherine McDonald ‘11 harmonizes with guitarist, Ryan Rogers ‘11. Ben Block ‘11 and Bella Loggins ’10 sustain the funky core with bass and drums.
- Jubilee, with Lancelot Drummonds ’06.
Breath of fresh air, anyone? If so, you might want to head on over to Jubilee. Lancelot Drummonds ’06 will be here to provide some much needed r&b rhythm. this Saturday. You heard me; Wesleyan’s Black History Month cultural show stands to really liven things up! Apart from a number of student performances, singer/songwriter