Chelsie Green ’14 has some great Saturday night plans for you:
Get ready to listen — or perhaps, dance — to a meticulously selected collection of 45s of the 1960s soul variety. Jonathan Toubin will be bringing New York Night Train’s SOUL CLAP AND DANCE-OFF to us this Saturday. Watson Frick will be opening with a delicious dj set, and then Jonathan Toubin will freely DJ until the dance-off, and he’ll do some more of that until 2am (or until y’all clear the building).
The winner will get a prize. What? You’ll see.* Don’t show up late if you want to participate in the dance contest. There will be a limited number of contestants.
*Please note that the judges will accept bribes.
Date: October 26, 2013
Time: 10:00 pm – 2:00 am
From Ethan Hill ’16:
DJ Jonathan Toubin is bringing his NY Night Train Soul Clap & Dance-Off to Eclectic THIS SATURDAY!
GET DOWN… all night long to the extra-exceptional, explosive, and exquisite 1960s soul 45s of globe-trotting New York DJ Mr Jonathan Toubin!
GET IN… the 12am DANCE-OFF for a CASH MONEY PRIZE
OPENING… will be DJ Michael Vaughan, playing a set of groovy disco jams to start off the night!
CATCH THE SOUL CLAP!
Date: Saturday, February 23
Time: 10 pm – 2 am
What very may well be the last combination reggae, soul and hip hop show of the entire semester is going down at Beckham tomorrow night. McKenzii Webster ’13 writes in with the details.
Brian McKenna ’04 is a Wes alum, producer of Dear Mama Earth and owner of Btoven Music. He and reggae artist Toussaint the Liberator built Dear Mama Earth into an LP from discussions about 21st century lifestyles, politics and natural disasters.
The Dear Mama Earth LP is aimed at those of us caught up in the hustle of urban life with the goal of provoking thought on energy consumption, conservation, renewable resources, global warming and wasteful habits.
FEATURING: THE FREESTYLE COLLECTIVE | PROJECT STERLING | FXWRK | ARI
&ARIAN | RHYS LANGSTON | DJ KENZII KENZ!!
Date: Thursday, December 6
Time: Party starts @ 9:30pm, Performers @10:30
Place: Beckham Hall
Still recovering from the weekend? Wesleying, too. Pictured above: Men With Bad Manners’ spirited funk-inflected resurrection at Buddhist House on Saturday night. (Remember those guys? Remember that time they played Hewitt 9? No, you’re confused—you’re thinking of ska-bridge.)
At any rate, a brief photographic roundup of funk/hip hop/generally loud weekend happenings lies below. Kill-F (Will F. ’13, still reeling from his recent EP release) brought his latest brew of twisted solo rhymes to the stage for the first time, opening for rapper Cities Aviv in the hallowed Psi U ballroom. Men With Bad Manners set BuHo on the right path, laying some damn firm foundation for Baltimore alt-hip hop crew Femi the DriFish on the mic, who may or may not have been The-Roots-in-1994-time-traveling-in-disguise (not pictured: J-Pope, Funk Friday).
And also, Chants. Those guys from Awesomefest. With the costumes. At Beckham. What?
Wanna feel good about yourself?
Wanna make healthy decisions?
Wanna love EVERY DAMN BIT of your AMAZING body???
So do we.
Tuesdays at 8:15
Memorial Chapel Mediation Room
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Yes indeed, my friend. I, too, am a massive fan of alliteration. Whenever the day comes that I somehow spawn an offspring, that offspring will have an alliterative name. Although I don’t know any first names starting with a Q (other than Quentin, which let’s be honest, is probably legally owned by Mr. Tarantino and I probably can’t pay the licensing fees), this will be so.