Says Emily Weitzman ’14 of this event:
Be there or be alone.
Because everyone you know will be at Psi U and the show will run ’til 2 am.
Josh Smith & The Concert G’s are a Wes-born band who, since their formation three years ago, have played consistently sold-out shows here, and nothing less. Today, they have something to share with you:
After months of hard work (and three years of hoping, wishing, and talking) we are thrilled to let our debut album, The Reach EP, out into the world – but especially to Wes, the community that made this band what it is. Wesleyan has been our home for so many years, and if it wasn’t for the love we found there — from our early shows in Music House to the final 450+ person blowout in Beckham last spring — we probably wouldn’t still be doing this. We can’t thank you enough for your constant support and inspiration.
We’d like to think the album sounds something like New Orleans’ French Quarter had a play-date with the darker side of neo-soul, and instead of staying home and playing video games, they took a field trip to Brooklyn and learned how to rap. You can download it on our Bandcamp site. And head over to our homepage to read our bio. Hope you enjoy! And look for us back on campus sometime in late fall.
Josh Smith & The Concert Gs
Josh Smith & The Concert G’s are hip hop funk collective formed from 11 Wes students. By the end of last year, they had fostered some of the most sought-after sounds in 21st-century Middletown, as well as some of the most powerful and energetic concerts. While many of the group members graduated last year, the collective assures us that they are more alive and kicking than ever:
We, Josh Smith & The Concert G’s, are thrilled to let you know that our album, The Reach EP, will drop in exactly one week on Monday, October 3rd. We’re amped to get it out.
Last winter, we came together in a converted church near Woodstock, NY, and recorded an album that captures the sound this band has worked towards since we first started playing together in the hallways of Clark back in 2007. So what doesthat sound like? We’d like to think it sounds something like New Orleans’ French Quarter had a play-date with the darker side of neo-soul, and instead of staying home and playing video games, they took a field trip to Brooklyn and learned how to rap. For us, though, the most important characteristic of this album is its honesty: it doesn’t pretend to be anything it’s not — Reach is the album we’ve always wanted to make.