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“______ Fall Back”: On Concert Culture, Moshing and (Un)Safe Spaces

Almost three years ago exactly, I showed up to my first Eclectic concert, as a wide-eyed, naive pre-frosh, a total stranger to the “college music scene.” There was loud, thrashy music coming from the ballroom, where a small crowd was gathered. While dancing wildly around with all these strange older cool college kids, I thought to myself, “Wow! I am actually doing this. I am a skinny, lanky dude moshing! And it feels great! And I should totally come here and do this more!” And the rest was, as they say, history.

BandCampWes: Albums are Dropping like Flies; JDV+/FXWRK/LPHHH

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I’ve noticed on the good ole Facebook that a few of our very own Wes musicians have been releasing some albums. Featured here is their new music and a brief q&a with JDV+:

FXWRK (Coral Foxworth ’15) just put out her debut EP, FXWRK EPThis collection of sound is full of heavy window rattlin’ bass, chilled out atmospheric chords, and unpredictable high hats. She’s played some big shows on campus and has worked with Wes alums like Khalif Diouf ’11 (Le1f), DonChristian Jones ’11, and Evan Okun ’13 (E. Oks). One of the songs is called “Trapsody in Blue,” need I say more?

Wave Envy & So Many Other Bands @ Buho

Noah Rush ’14 wants you to come celebrate Spring with this lineup:

Wave Envy
O-Face
Three Piece Bikini
Hyperinflation
Let’s Party Hats! Hats! Hats!

Wave Envy and O-Face come from another liberal arts college and play fun fun fun music.

Three Piece Bikini are formerly and possibly still Sweater Puppies.

Hyperinflation is noise and experimentation, come join them if you see Ben Guilmette ’15 somewhere in person.

Let’s Party Hats! Hats! Hats! has a new song for you.

Date: Tonight, March 29th
Time: 9:30 PM
Place: Buddhist House
Cost: Nothing

Iceage @ Eclectic Haus

Acclaimed Danish punks Iceage are coming to WestCo Eclectic tomorrow night, along with campus favorites Slasher Roth, Let’s Party Hats! Hats! Hats!, and Bakshi. Given the minor shortage of punk shows on campus last semester, this is probably going to be rad. More from Chelsie Green ’14:

Yes y’all, this Danish punk band of youngins is playing here this Thursday. You can hear (and even see) their youthful aggression in all its glory on the night of the first day of classes.

The band’s sophomore release, You’re Nothing, drops on 2/19. Lead “singer” Elias Rønnenfelt said in an interview that the title is not so much directed at others, “but more [about] how you can feel about yourself sometimes.” Does that sound angsty enough for you? The album is supposed to be more emotionally raw and varied than the band’s debut, not to say the debut is missing any of that…

A couple of Wes bands will be opening for this: Slasher Roth, Let’s Party Hats! Hats! Hats!, and Bakshi. All will be performing short sets beginning immediately at 10:30, with Iceage going on promptly at 11:15 since this has to end at midnight. That means you should head over with feverish haste.