Students with ears will be happy to know that this upcoming weekend is heaving with live music from both campus bands and national acts. Beginning Thursday night, when Lively Lucy’s concedes their coveted Thursday night residency at Falstaff’s to WSPN for the Peace of the Bands concert, campus will find itself gently engulfed in the warm womb of live music. You can find a rough schedule below or you can keep your eyeballs locked to the new Skidmore music blog Skid Pan Alley (more on them later).
Thursday night WSPN sponsors its Peace of the Bands concert to benefit those injured in the battle of the bands. Doors open at 8:30 with a set from Young Heel followed by performances from Spillway, Watson, Dunny & the Bros, The Deal and Sniper Dad (aka Pistol Shrimp aka Pia). This one is totally free but bring some money to buy a WSPN shirt—a springtime fashion staple. (fbook)
A special Friday night edition of Lively Lucy’s begins at 8:30 with personal favorite Mutual Friends, followed by Missy Bly, The Jazz Guys, and New Neighbors (aka IY). Burlington VT imports Missy Bly features Skidmore graduate Creston Lea ’94 who graduated from college when I was 5. (fbook)
Saturday on Case Green, Hip Hop Alliance presents The Legacy Lives On with Mickey Factz and Friends beginning at 3pm. Scheduled performances by raising stars The Loj, BK Cyph, Incomparable Shakespeare and Mikey Factz. The concert is free and open to the public but anticipated showers may push it into the Spa. (fbook)
As a sort of après-Hip Hop calm down check out the musical review of Stephen Sondheim’s greatest works in Filene. The show is free but you need a ticket to get in (??). Tickets are available on the second floor of Case until the 10th. (fbook)
Finally at 8:30 Late Night presents Julia Nunes, Jonny B. Goodman and The Sound Store, and Nat Osborn and the Free Radicals. Nunes, who has recently been opening for Ben Folds, is perhaps most famous for her YouTube videos and has an album “I Wrote These” available on her website. Jonny B. Goodman recently released his first album, “The Weathercaster,” and is making his Skidmore debut. Osborn, a ‘08 Skidmore graduate, is back on campus to perform one last time before band mates Lyle Divinsky, Mike Kaplan, Andrew Clinard and Josh Brahen graduate. (fbook)