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The Headlocks Live on WESU

From Bryan Skowera ’99:

Staten Island band The Headlocks will be performing live in the WESU studio during Sunday night’s Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cat.

The band will be performing music from their recent album, Cuckoo Bird, as well as songs from their forthcoming album. Listeners will have an opportunity to win CDs and t-shirts during the broadcast.

You can listen through the good ol’ fashioned radio on 88.1 FM or stream online at http://wesufm.org.

  • Date: Tonight, Sept. 19th
  • Time: 10:30 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Place: Via radio on 88.1 FM or online at http://wesufm.org

Sufi Rock Legend at Memorial Chapel

Salman Ahmad, lead singer of Junoon– one of the most internationally popular South Asian bands of all time, pioneer of the nascent “Sufi rock” genre, medical doctor, and Pakistani celebrity often cited as a subcontinental Bono, is coming to Wesleyan:

A Performance by SALMAN AHMAD of Pakistani rock sensation, JUNOON. His performance will include a film screening, brief lecture, question and answer session, and finally an “unplugged,” music performance along with percussionist, Sameer Chatterjee.

Salman Ahmad is the lead singer of the Pakistani band, Junoon. Junoon is among the foremost and most popular rock bands in Pakistan. The band pioneered the sufi-rock genre, which combines hard rock with Sufi music. Ahmad, for instance, writes about being influenced by both Led Zeppelin and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, the most well-known Pakistani Sufi music maestro.

Ahmad has performed all over the world and at various arenas, including the the recent Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony in Oslo. He has been touring US universities and colleges, including Pomona, Harvard, Yale, and Queens College. In addition to being a musician, Ahmad is a public intellectual, writing on contemporary Pakistani politics, for example. He has been covered by several major US newspapers, magazines, and TV channels, including The Washington Post, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, and MTV.

For more information about Salman Ahmad and the band, please visit: http://www.junoon.com/home2.htm

Date: Friday, April 25th
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Place: Memorial Chapel
Price: Free Admission and Snacks!

*This event is sponsored by Academic Affairs, ADAPT, Anthropology, Art and Art History, History, MSA, Religion, Religious and Spiritual Life, SALD, SBC, Shakti, Southern Asia Studies Cluster, WOC Collective, and WWW – a collaboration among the Offices of International Studies, of International Student Affairs, and for Diversity and Academic Advancement

MGMT: The rumors are true!

MGMT and Chairlift! This week! Tickets are on sale today and tomorrow! At lunch and dinner! At Usdan! Get them now!

Date: Wednesday, April 9
Time: 9:00 PM
Location: Fayerweather

Dykes on Mikes, Precision Libido to play

Rayna Edwards ’10 sends us word of a concert in the WestCo Café on Thursday, featuring Dykes on Mikes and Precision Libido:

Dykes on Mikes features Emily Meyer, Elise, Aliza Simons, and Aparna. They are all sophmores at Wesleyan. They will be covering songs by Melissa Etheridge at this show. Dykes on Mikes is committed to queering stages here and abroad through the music of rock’s greatest lesbian of all time! Careful, they’ll queer you too!Precision Libido consists of Emily Meyer, Elissa Martel, Aliza Simons, and Rayna Edwards. They are all sophomores at Wesleyan. A lude and friendly women’s folk rock band, they sound a bit like Luscious Jackson crossed with Le Tigre and a tinge of Earl Scruggs. They draw influences from the girl power movement of the mid nineties and the riot grrl movement into the early two thousands. They formed after meeting at a make-out party for Wesleyan women.

Date: Thursday, April 3
Time: 9:00 PM
Location: WestCo Café

BitTorrent available: Jeff Lewis at Zonker Harris

Dave Malloy writes:

I recorded Zonker Harris Day 2006 and 2007. If you were there, I’m sure you saw my mic stand. These are the sets I recorded each year:

2006

  • MGMT
  • Cloud Cult
  • Big In Japan

2007

  • Jeff Lewis
  • Captain Coconut
  • Red Wire/Black Wire
  • Conciious Connection
  • Michael Jordan

I posted the Jeff Lewis set with pictures for download at TheTradersDen as a BitTorrent a while back, and re-posted it today. In time I will post more of the music if people want it.

Check out Dave’s Jeff Lewis BitTorrent.

Mojo Banditry

This Friday, one night only, the Mojo Bandits play Alpha Delta Phi.



The Mojo Bandits, Professor Gilbert Skillman's band, play Latin,
Celtic, and rock music, to name only a few. Bring your dancing shoes!