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Pumpkin Fest

Pumpkin Fest this weekend – a movie, a lecture, and a Saturday fall festival at Long Lane Farm:

Movie: Power of Community

This movie is about How Cuba survived and thrived after the fall of the Soviet Union. Power of Community Shows redistributed Land, revamped their healthcare system, and reorganized their public transportation system.

Date: Thursday, October 30
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Pac 001

Pumpkin Fest

Fall Festival with bands The Shade, Waterwheel, Poor Pluto, and Matabasset String Society. There will be Free Food! Local Vendors! Crafts! Fall Fun!

(Instructions: If you follow Cross St. around a bend past the Freeman Center, it turns into Long Lane. Keep walking, and it’s on the corner of Wadsworth and Long Lane.)

Date: Saturday, November 1 (raindate Sunday)
Time: 12-4 pm
Place: Long Lane Farm

Lecture: Keith McHenry

Keith McHenry will be speaking. He a co-founder of “Food Not Bombs”, a world wide organization dedicated to the redistribution of food and social justice and peace.

Date: Monday, November 3
Time: 8:00pm
Place: Shanklin 107

The Shade at Public

Tonight at Public, come for the drinks, stay for the band:

Tonight at 10PM (or roughly barnight-o’c’lock), stalwart Wesleyan music-band/rock-group The Shade will perform at Public, the new Main Street bar and eatery that’s attempting to steal the Wednesday night thunder from Gatekeeper through some unbelievable drink specials.

The Shade, featuring Adam Tinkle ’08, Josh Koenig and Matt Paterson 09, and Jake Nussbaum and Will Brant ’10, were most recently seen at Earth House sharing a bill with Megafaun.

Expect grooves to wash over you like that apparatus at the waterpark that makes huge waves in the swimming pool, except this pool is steamy hot, and if you put on your undersea goggles, you would see all kinds of crazy and brightly colored corals growing out of the floor. Dance? Drink ridiculously cheap pitchers? Avoid the pink corona gimmick?

Date: Wednesday, October 22
Time: 10 pm
Place: Public (on Main Street)

reminder: show tonight

Earth House, 10 pm, free

“Ripping at the seams with a hundred years of musical history, it’s hand claps, tape manipulation, Beach Boys harmonies, and melodies your grandpa might hum…”

more information about this show & others at auralwes.

Megafaun, The Shade, At Earth House

Megafaun is playing this Friday at Earth House, with Wes acts The Shade and Jacob Millstein ’09 opening. From AuralWes:

MEGAFAUN is your mama’s mama’s ancient hand-stitched patchwork quilt accumulating mildew in the hall closet. Ripping at the seams with a hundred years of musical history, it’s hand claps, tape manipulation, Beach Boys harmonies, melodies your grandpa might hum, and lyrical advice he might give you. It’s also kind of psychedelic. You may (you should) remember these dudes opening for Akron/Family last spring

Members Joe Westerlund, Phil Cook and Brad Cook hail from Eau Claire, Wisconsin but are currently based in Durham, North Carolina – a locale probably better suited to their particular brand of experimental old-time American folk. That description hopefully merits a listen: Megafaun’s Lazy Suicide and Beloved Binge (via Hype Machine).

Wesleyan’s own THE SHADE (Adam Tinkle ’08, Josh Koenig ’09, Matt Paterson ’09, Will Brandt ’10 and Jake Nussbaum ’10) will open Friday’s festivities. From what I hear of Adam’s solo work this summer, we’re in for some sweet sentimental guitar work with a bit of Jon Brion-esque violin arrangement. You may (you definitely should) remember these dudes playing a party last year without any clothes on.

Also, Sam Bernhardt ’10 announces:

Jacob Millstein ’09 is beginning the whole shebang. However, nobody is opening for Jacob Millstein, thats just the beginning. The end is Megafaun. They opened for Akron/Family last year, and enjoyed us enjoying them so much that they are back.

Megafaun, The Shade

Date: Friday, September 19th
Time: 10 PM
Place: Earth House

Butter Days at Wesleyan!

OH MAN this will be dope:

Butter Days
Playing w/ Guns Drawn and The Shade.
New song!
Ten kisses to the best ‘Butter Days’ pun.


Date: Saturday, Nov. 10th
Time: 8:30 – 11:30 P.M.
Place: WestCo Cafe