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The MASH Sign-ups

mash_logoFrom the CFA:

The MASH is opening up submissions for student bands of all shapes and sizes! Please submit this form if you or a group would like to perform.

Submit soon!

Wesleyan Humanity Festival Info Session [Today]


In collaboration with Diversity University and Gibson Guitars, Raechel Rosen ’15 and JJ Mitchell ’15 invite you to plan The Wesleyan Humanity Festival:

Inspired by the intellectual musings of Professor Dar Williams, the Wesleyan Humanity Festival is a one-day musical celebration in solidarity against bigotry, racism, and social divisions.

The festival will take place this April and intends to bring all members of the Wesleyan and greater Middletown community together through music, art, and spoken word poetry. The festival will encourage dialogue about—and action against—the existing class, racial, and social rifts that exist within the community. The Wesleyan Humanity Festival will bring passionate, politically aware, and socially conscious artists who have united audiences in the face of difference. The festival will include both performance and direct dialogue. Through this day, we hope to inspire an open attitude and to continue the growing movement towards understanding how to create an inclusive community.

BUTTSTOCK Performers Wanted!

Ariel Schwartz ’12 writes:

Does your musical group want to perform? Are you a DJ? Do you want to participate in an open mic?

On May 1, the Butts, 200 Church, 156 High, and Lawn Ave program houses will be hosting a block party with inflatables, food, games, tye-dye, and music. Come be a part of this great event by performing. Contact aeschwartz(at)wesleyan(dot)edu if you’re interested.

Date: Saturday, May 1
Time: Noon – 5:00 PM
Place: The Butts

HOWBOWT a Festival?

Sasha Solodukhina ’11 writes in:

Looks like the Connecticut winter is finally coming to an end, things are beginning to bloom, seniors have left the study carrels (not to mention the squirrels are going nuts).  In an effort to celebrate Spring, we wanted to bring you some music, and with that music, came art, and with that art, came love, and with that love we got to thinking, “Howbowt a festival?”

WHEN: Saturday, April 25, 12PM-10PM.
WHERE: Hewitt Courtyard


Headlining performances by:
These United States
Horse Feathers
mall Sur

Additional performances by Wesleyan’s beloved(s) Captain Coconut and Dear Lamp, several Vassar bands, and others.


HOWBOWT will also feature senior art theses, a video installation, dance performances by a Vassar dance troupe and Wesleyan’s “On Edge,” giant puppets, and so much more.

Check out a promo for the festival:

(Oh! But there is more!)

Righteous Music Festival on Wash.

Ben Bernstein ’10 writes in to tell us about a music festival he’s got planned:

A Walk To Remember: 202 Wash Fest; 5 Bands, Lots of Art, and FREE FOOD

This Sunday at 4 PM will be the first annual Walk To Remember Festival
on the lawn between 202 and 230 Wash. No, this isn’t some ploy to get
you to move to Washington street, but just a fun venue to listen to
music, make art, and eat free food!

Two Wesleyan bands (The Shade and Decora) will be joined by Birch Trees
(Yale), Red Sails (Sarah Lawrence), and Trevor Wilson (Bennington).
There will be tons of art supplies so you can draw, paint and sculpt
while you eat and listen to tunes. See you there, even if it rains
(which it won’t).

On a slight editorial note: no explanation was forthcoming as to why it is called “A Walk to Remember.” Titles aside, my sources at Bennington have confirmed that Trevor Wilson is awesome and awesomely talented.

WHAT: Music Festival
WHEN: Sunday, May 4th – 4 PM
WHERE: 202/230 Wash. lawn
WHY: sweet music, free food, art. surely you don’t need any more reasons.