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An Evening With Girltype Behaviors

16649267_332810073779825_8218259577912254684_nIt’s Sunday night, and I’m sitting on the ground of the Long Lane Farm parking lot with the members of the Wesleyan band Girltype Behaviors: lead vocalist and keyboardist May Klug ‘19,  vocalist and drummer Shea Fitzpatrick ‘18, guitarist Sallie Fullerton ‘18, and bassist Gemma Shay ‘18. An orange light pours down on us from a nearby streetlamp, and what could generously be called a bonfire sits in the center of our circle. The light and fire give the setting a post-apocalyptic vibe that the packets of Capri Sun Roarin-Waters being passed around soften with their sweetness and nostalgia.

Wesleyan Band The Japanese will do Funny Things for You if You Help Pay for Their Next EP

Incoming news from The Japanese, a 1/3 Japanese-American band composed of Adrien DeFontaine ’13, Neo Sora ’14, and Dan Moakley ’13 (and back in the day, Will Solomon ’13, who has unfortunately dropped off the face[book] of the earth):

We’re the Japanese. Some of you may know us from various shows around campus. We’ve been together since freshman year, and now that our time here is coming to an end, we wanted to release a professionally recorded EP. We’ve already started the recording process at a studio in New York, but due to monetary constraints, we are far from finishing it. We’ve explored all avenues with raising money with the school and on our own, but we need your help! Please check out our kickstarter page. We greatly appreciate any contributions and check out our rewards including “dress up Neo,” “quiche by Dan,” or “meat with Adrien.”

Hop to it, folks. A lot of these gifts are pretty time- and location-specific (there are only two Finals Week Specials left!), so you should help out for the story, even if you hate this band a whole lot or are just mad that they opened for Linus back in the day. I get along fine with ’em myself, but hey.

Got a creative project of your own that you’d like help funding? As long as it’s Wes-relevant, feel free to let us know, especially if you don’t know us, because we would be kidding ourselves if we ignored that people who happen to know regular Wesleying contributors pretty well just happen to have a much better chance of ending up on the blog frequently, and even though there’s not really intent to do this people who do work that doesn’t get put up on Wesleying often rightly feel shorted, and so we probably should do a better job of reaching out to underrepresented artists on Wesleying, but in the meantime please don’t feel intimidated to just shoot us an email about whatever it is we’re doing that we’re fools for not knowing about and maybe we’ll stop being fools so much.

Zonker Harris Day

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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.

Jacco Gardner, Featherwood Bee, and O Presidente at the WestCo Cafe

From Ethan Hill ’16:

AuralWes presents dutch psychedelic pop musician Jacco Gardner in the Cafe this Friday! Gardner just released an astonishingly beautiful debut record, The Cabinet of Curiosities, and he and his band are touring the States for the very first time this winter. His show here at Wesleyan will be his DEBUT U.S. APPEARANCE, so don’t miss this special evening!

NPR says: “Dutch multi-instrumentalist and producer Jacco Gardner’s debut album, Cabinet of Curiosities, offers a fresh take on the baroque pop sound of the 1960s. Gardner plays every instrument on the record except drums, and his studio acumen, command of instrumentation and sense of arrangement recall and update the kind of ornate songs orchestrated by groups like The Left Banke and The Zombies and producers like Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks.

The New School, Siren, and Sky Bars at BuHo

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From Raechel Rosen ’15:

Come check out all these poppin bands with sassy female singers!!!

THE NEW SCHOOL: Wesleyan’s newest hip-hop group, a fusion of contemporary jazz harmonies with classic backbeat grooves and fresh phrase logics.

SIREN: AKA The Bee Gees

SKY BARS: Let me be your stimulation
I could be your occupation
Work you like a 9 to 5
Plus put it that over time

Date: Tonight, Feb 22
Time: 10 p.m.-1 a.m.
Place: Buddhist House
Cost: Free
FB event.

8th Day/Duke Day Music and Arts Festival Takes over WestCo

Exciting news from the WestCo presidents Walker Loggins ’15, Isaac Pollen ’15, Ellen Lesser ’15, Daniel Wittenberg ’16 and Angus Macdonald ’16:

Come join the intrepid children of the WestCo community for a psychedelic tradition that will never die. Music, art, love, and love-making on a scale never seen before. Artists from the shores of Hong Kong to the hills of Massachusets conspire to make your ears quiver and your soul sing. Visual art from the community will grace the walls while vibe to the beats of psychic mayhem. Beat Culture, M. Constant, and student artists!

Ishmael and Army Strong @ Earth House

Hey, remember Ishmael? Well, they’re coming back. Bobby Burvant ’13 writes in with more info.

Do you like music? Does music like you? Ishmael is a band that plays
music. They’re going to be playing it at 11:30 at Earth House. Ishmael
is Andy Werle ’12, Nick Otte and Aaron Silverstein.

Army Strong is one of the toughest bands on the planet. They also are
trying to seduce your mom. They will seduce your mom at 11:00 sharp.
Army Strong is Andrew Pfeiffer ’13, Bobby Burvant ’13, Spencer Burnham
’14, and Adam Johnson ’14.

Date: Friday, November 9
Time: 11 pm
Place: Earth House
Cost: Free 99
Mark Zuckerberg: facebook 

For more on Ishmael, click here.

Author & Punisher. Bakshi. Music House.

If Music House is your house, this is what’s happening in your house tonight, starting at 10 PM. If Wesleyan is your university, this is happening on your campus tonight. Charlie Ellis ’13 wants to introduce you to Author & Punisher:

“Author & Punisher is an industrial doom and drone metal, one man band utilizing primarily custom fabricated machines/controllers and speakers. He has performed and shown these machines in festivals and exhibitions in the United States and abroad extensively, releasing his third album, yet first sculpture/art based album entitled “Drone Machines” in 2010 on Heart and Crossbone Records of Tel-Aviv. The Drone Machines are custom made machines fabricated from raw materials and utilizing open source circuitry. The devices draw heavily on aspects of industrial automation, robotics and mechanical tools and devices, focusing on the eroticism of interaction with machine. The machines require significant force from the performer, aligning he or she with the plodding drone and doom influenced sounds that are created.”

The show will take place in Music House providing an intimate space for epicness.

It’s been too long since I’ve been at a fucking ridiculous MuHo show, so I’m looking forward to it. Pretty sure Bakshi (“4-person powerviolence, singing about pegging, bodily functions, queer shit. More hateful than ever before.) was playing whenever that was, so it’s appropriate and awesome. (Just to keep track: if you watched the video above and saw the opening act described as “powerviolence”, you should be fucking terrified at this point. If you’re not, go past the jump.