Tag Archives: Student Bands

A Conversation With Girltype Behaviors, This Year’s Spring Fling Openers

Girltype Behaviors are Wesleyan’s resident “snack punk” band – purveyors of short, dense DIY punk songs like “Root Vegetable” and “Baby with an iPad.” After loosely playing a few shows together in 2016, the band came together after agreeing to open for Frankie Cosmos in Music House (then at 200 High St) in December 2016.

We first interviewed the band last year, after they released their first EP, Live at WESU 88.1FMThis year, they have a new EP out and are the opening student band for Spring Fling. Wesleying recently sat down with May Klug ’19 (lead vocals & casio), Sallie Fullerton ’18 (guitar), Gemma Shay ’18 (bass), and Shea Fitzpatrick ’18 (vocals and drums) to discuss Spring Fling, touring down the East Coast, forming a band at Wes, and the recent announcement that Grimes and Elon Musk are dating.

[UPDATED] Students, Faculty, and Alumni to Play at The MASH, Wesleyan’s INDOOR Music Festival

That’s a boring headline, but this year’s first showcase of student talent is The MASH, which brings 19 student bands, one faculty band, and one alumni band together to grace Wesleyan’s campus with their sweet tunes all afternoon this Friday.

the mash poster bad photoshop

UPDATE 9/11/15: The MASH is now INDOORS for the first time ever because this rain is the worst. The Olin stage is now in the first floor of Usdan. The CFA stage is now in Crowell Concert Hall. The North College stage is now in the ’92 Theater. The main stage on Foss is now also in Crowell. Can you mosh in Crowell?? Only time will tell. The post below is updated with how the schedule was at 3 a.m. this morning.

A couple weeks ago, I told you about what the music scene here is like. Tomorrow, you get to ~experience it,~ this time courtesy of the Center for the Arts. The fourth annual MASH is tomorrow, Sept. 11, from 2-7:30 p.m. 19 student bands, one faculty/admin band, and one very special alumni band are holding down the all-day festival this year. So now, instead of just roasting outside tomorrow afternoon, you can roast outside while listening to some cool music.

For the first three hours, there are three stages — one in front of Olin Memorial Library, one on the North College Lawn, and one in the CFA. For these three hours, you will have to choose where you want to go. After that’s done, everyone migrates to the main stage at the foot of Foss Hill, where Smokin’ Lillies5 GuysChef, and The Rooks close out the night.

The MASH 2015 Open Call for Bands

Ben Spiegel ’15 writes in:

The MASH is looking for musicians to play for our annual campus-wide concert next fall! The MASH will be mashing on September 11, 2015 from 2pm-5pm on three outdoor stages across campus. All types of music and any size group welcome.
Performers should submit contact info to The MASH staff by May 6, the last day of classes using the form HERE. We will follow up with all bands who submit before the end of the year.

Please direct any questions or inquiries to Ben Spiegel ’15 (bspiegel[at]wesleyan[dot]edu) or Hanna Oravec, CFA (horavec[at]wesleyan[dot]edu)

Date: Sign up by May 6th (tomorrow!) for an opportunity to perform in September 2015
How to sign up: Use this form!

Music Festival on Washington Street


The residents of Washington street and several student bands want you to know:

There is going to be a party on Washington Street tomorrow afternoon! We have got a whole lot of music coming–there will be two stages divided between Farm House and Buddhist House, and 15, that is right, 15 acts between the two. Tomorrow is 72 degrees, and sunny, pretty perfect for some outdoor music.

Buho backyard:
2:00 Deep Future
2:30 Anaphylactic Shock
3:15 Featherwood Bee
4:00 Sky Bars
4:45 New School
5:30 Lets Party Hats! Hats! Hats!
6:00 Bakshi

Zonker Harris Day


From Westco president Angus  Macdonald ’16 and the rest of the WestCozians:

Here comes Saturday! A day for fun, a day to celebrate all things magical.  A day filled with music and art and friends, yes, yes campus once again it is ZONKER HARRIS DAY.

Fun and Good Cheer! Fun and Good Cheer!

Here’s a preview video on the acts. More details after the jump.

Two Nights of Higher Animals


What are you doing? There’s music to be heard! Roberto Muller and the fine people at the Buttonwood Tree are bringing Higher Animals down to play, and if you miss them the first time, that’s alright! They’ll be at Wesleyan the very next night! Not to mention, some of our favorite Wes student bands are opening, so you really have no excuse not to be there at least one night, possibly both:

Friday, March 1st @ 8pm – Higher Animals with Robert Don ’15 and Grand
Cousin at The Buttonwood Tree.

Saturday, March 2nd @ 10:30 p.m. – Higher Animals with Carroll at BuHo.

Music and info at the Higher Animals website. Come shake yo’ booty!

Date: Friday, March 1st | Saturday, March 2nd
Time: 8 p.m. | 10:30 p.m.
Place: The Buttonwood Tree | Buddhist House
Cost: $10 adults/$5 Students, and free (pass the hat), respectively

Ice Cream Jam

Forget the dreary weather forecast for the weekend and come out and enjoy live music and ice cream sundaes. Your community advisors have partnered with Music House to provide jams by student bands and from 1PM-4PM in the Usdan Cafe and we will have all the fixins for delicious ice cream creations!

  • Date: Saturday, April 23
  • Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Place: Usdan Cafe
  • Cost: Free

Yeoman’s Omen/Ovid American @ Earth House

If you thought today’s Spring Fling announcement was exciting, wait till you hear who’s playing at Earth House tonight. From Will Feinstein ’13:

Pretty sweet early show to make your evening pleasant! With Yeoman’s Omen and Ovid American.

Maybe you haven’t seen Yeoman’s Omen yet, but there’s a reason people have been talking about them non-stop since their debut at AwesomeFest and their well-received set at Music House shortly after. These four freshmen present a youthful energy that you can’t help but fall for. Featuring: Noah Rush ’14, Gabriel Greenberg ’14, Nathan Repasz ’14, and Julian Gal ’14.

And Ovid American! Those dudes (and one girl) played AwesomeFest as well, surprising everybody with their tone and intricate lyrics. Be ready to get lost in their hazy narratives and sway to the noisy comfort of their sound.

Free show, real cool. You’ll probs like it.

Almonds & Elephants Also Opening For Dr. Dog; “You Will Explode”

An update from Mickey Capper ’13 of the Radical Performance Machine, regarding next weekend’s highly anticipated Dr. Dog show:

RPM is psyched to announce that before Seattle’s excellent The Head & The Heart hit the stage at the upcoming sold-out Dr. Dog concert, campus favorites Almonds & Elephants will perform some of their dusty ole space funk. You will explode.

Sweet to get some Wes band representation at next weekend’s most enticing musical offering.

If you somehow haven’t yet snagged tickets to the show, now is as good a time as any to start begging. In the typically eloquent words of the ACB, this show is “sold out like your mom.”


Cinder Block Goes First
The Gribbles Go Second
Sidewalk Dave Goes Third
Elison Jackson Closes The Night

Cinder Block and The Gribbles are from Wesleyan!
Sidewalk Dave and Elison Jackson aren’t.

Date: Nov. 19
Time: 9:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Place: Music House