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Join A Riot Grrrl Pop Punk Band


Jackie Soro ’14 is hatching a plan and sends you this message:

Dear student body,

If you are female-identified and/or willing to wear a dress and you like to hit things and/or kind of play the drums and are turned on by riot grrrl pop punk and/or voluble public displays of feelings, email me at jsoro@wes or ndoltonthorn@wes.

Contact: jsoro@wes
Deadline: Soon.

Photos: Wild Flag/Ducktails/Grand Father

“Respect. They mopped the floor w/ those Wesleyan kids.”

In which Riot Grrrl is resurrected at Wes (again, amiright?) and parties like it’s 1994 while Ducktails (Real Estate’s Matt Mondanile) hovers over a stereo sampler like his flannel depends on it. Carrie Brownstein power shots at no extra cost. (I think these were taken during pre-encore set-closer “Racehorse.” Whatasong.) Extra special thanks to 2014’s Grand Father for a spirited opening set.

I’m not entirely down to post a review of a show I organized, so I’ll let the artists speak for themselves: through post-show tweets, Facebook posts, and images/videos from the show itself. Click past the jump tweet for more coverage.

GRANDFATHER, DUCKTAILS AND WILD FLAG TONIGHT

The best concert this year is happening tonight…..

Doors @ 8:30 PM

Grandfather @ 9 PM.

@ Eclectic.

Tix @ the door. $5. But come early! There aren’t many left…

  • Date: TODAY, Thursday, October 13
  • Time: Doors at 8:30 PM; Grandfather at 9:00 PM
  • Place: Eclectic
  • Cost: $5; tickets at the door

WILD FLAG / DUCKTAILS TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Thursday night: former Sleater-Kinney/Helium/Minders members + current Real Estate member converge for riot grrrl/garage rock/lo-fi extravaganza. Tickets $5, available online now.

This just in from the Wesleyan Concert Gods: Wild Flag, the critically acclaimed new supergroup allying ex-members of seminal riot grrrl acts Sleater-Kinney and Helium with Rebecca Cole of The Minders, is set to perform at Eclectic this Thursday in what will almost certainly be the loudest show this side of Lightning Bolt.

Ducktails, the reverb-drenched project of Real Estate‚Äôs Matthew Mondanile, is set to open, along with Wesleyan’s own Grand Father.

Tickets are available online now. Pickup will be in Usdan later this week for $5. More deets/vids/links below.