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EP Review – CAMPO’s “Fifty Seven”

Saturday, March 4th, 2017

Small but mighty “Campo” has been on the Skidmore music scene for a couple of years now. Whether you’re an OG Fangirl, or you just found out that they’re not the ones who confiscated your bong from your room that one time, you probably know that they dropped their first EP today on Bandcamp! If you haven’t heard, it is definitely worth a listen. Emie and Ethan’s etherial voices mix with Paul and Neale’s bomb guitar skills on top of Stolman’s soulful drum beats that make you want to relive your pulse rejection all over again. Campo features a smooth indie-rock aesthetic both visually and auditory, perfect for off-campus basement jamming  If you’re into it check them out live this Friday at Putnam Den with Skidmore legends, Los Elk. 

Weekend Distractions CXXXXIII

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017


5:30pm – Janine Antoni and Stephen Petronio Talk @ Tang
7:00pm – Social Justice Month Kickoff @ Spa
8:00pm – Fragments @ JKB
8:30pm – Lively Lucy Open Mic (Pride Co-sponsoring) @ Falstaffs


1:00pm – Call Your Reps @ Atrium & Case 2nd Floor
8:00pm – Fragments @ JKB
8:00pm – Full Metal Racket Show @ Putnam Den
9:00pm – Breakbeats & Trebelmakers @ Filene


11:00am – Immigration, Borders, and Executive Orders: NY6 Panel Discussion @ Davis
7:00pm – Ja Rule @ Upstate Concert Hall
8:00pm – Fragments @ JKB
9:30pm – Pulse @ Davis
10:00pm – Bandersnatchers & Dynamics @ Chapel


12:00pm – Juried Student Exhibition (Last Day) @ Schick
2:00pm – Fragments @ JKB
2:00pm – Banyu Wali Concert and Reception @ Tang
8:00pm – Small Jazz Ensemble @ Falstaffs

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Weekend Distractions CXXXX

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017


5:00pm – Unity Gathering @ Zankel
5:30pm – Juried Skidmore Student Exhibition Opening @ Schick Gallery
6:30pm – WSPN Big Meeting @ Gannett
7:00pm – Gala Concerto Concert @ Zankel
7:00pm – Exploring Museum Careers @ Tang
7:00pm – The New McKrells @ The Parting Glass
8:00pm – Open Mic Night @ Falstaffs
9:00pm – Trivia Night @ Spa


2:30pm – Grand Opening of Beekman Bar + Eatery @ 62 Beekman
4:30pm – Skidmore Outing Club Big Meeting @ Davis
7:00pm – Men’s Ice Hockey: Skidmore vs Castleton @ ICE Weibel Ave Ice Rink
9:00pm – This is Spinal Tap Party feat. William Hale w/ Eternal Crimes @ Ye Olde Wishin’ Shoppe [Ballston Spa]
10:30pm Mahadhi Walker @ Putnam Den

11:00am – CHOWDERFEST @ Broadway
10:00pm – 100 Days Dance [what you don’t know won’t hurt you]

6:30 – Super Bowl LI

Missing something? Let us know in the replies!

Skidmore Theater Premiers “Our Town”

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

The real star here is that thick-ass tie.

Tonight through October 28th, you have the chance to see Our Town in the JKB’s Black Box theater.  Now, you might be thinking to yourself one of two things:



2) “Bro, what the FUCK is Our Town?”

Regardless of where you are on this spectrum, check it out because it means a lot to a lot of people and it’s being directed by a straight-up MADMAN (avant-guarde director Phil Soltanoff) who the last time he was at Skidmore made a group of puppets actors mime the whole Death of a Salesman movie (you know, that one you probably watched in high school) on stage for two hours with the movie playing in the background.  And if that’s not theater, I don’t know what i–wait, is that theater?  Fuck it, the show is two hours and there’s still time to go out drinking after.

“Our Town” runs from October 22nd through October 28th. Performances are at 8pm except the Sunday matinee (2pm). To reserve seats, call the Skidmore Theater Box Office at (518) 580-5439, email, or go to their Facebook page.

Professor Sheldon Solomon and Abude Alasaad in Conversation TONIGHT

Monday, September 28th, 2015

Do you even know the location of your asshole?

Everyone’s favorite cool dad/Jeff Spicoli/resident genius, Professor Sheldon Solomon will be speaking tonight, September 28 with everyone’s favorite better-than-you junior, Abude Alasaad on why people are such assholes.

Rumor has it the first ten attendees will receive a free tie-dye lesson from Solomon himself.

7:00 PM in Filene

Outing Club Big Meeting TONIGHT

Thursday, September 24th, 2015
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Have you ever wanted to make your own granola? Wear hiking boots without irony? Scale a mountain? Eat a fucking tree berry? What is a fucking tree berry?

Outing Club is having their first meeting of the year TONIGHT and both seasoned club-goers and newbies are encouraged to attend. They also have a super duper new website so check that out too (just login with your Skidmore info to register).

Go nature!

7:00 PM in Ladd 307

Salmagundi Magazine 50th Anniversary Conference This Weekend

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

Executive Editor Peg Boyers and Founder/Editor-In-Chief Robert Boyers. Remember the late 70s/early 80s? I don’t.

Salmagundi Magazine is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary this year. As such, Skidmore, along with the editors of Salmagundi, are hosting a conference this weekend titled, “Belief and Unbelief” featuring twenty-four notable writers and thinkers.

Formally, Salmagundi is a quarterly of the Humanities and Social Sciences that has published Pulitzer Prize winners, MacArthur Award fellows, Nobel laureates, and National Book Award winners and finalists. Informally, Salmagundi is a quarterly of the Humanities and Social Sciences that publishes work by writers you’ll never be as talented as, nor will you want to work hard enough to do so. This conference is a big deal. It’s also a great opportunity to Instagram a picture of James Wood eating a cube of cheese.

You’ll find the schedule and the list of speakers below. Author bios can be found on Salmagundi’s Tumblr.

Friday, September 25th

7 PM: “What Is Belief & What is the Fearful Unbelief?” (opening remarks by Marilynne Robinson followed by general discussion)

Saturday, September 26th

10.15 AM: “Prejudice, Fidelity & ‘Fidelities’” (opening remarks by Anthony Appiah followed by general discussion)

11.45 AM: “The Meaning of ‘Belief’ & ‘Sincerity’ in Literature”(opening remarks by James Wood followed by general discussion)

2.45 PM: “Bien-Pensant Liberalism, Relativism & Truth-Telling” (opening remarks by Jim Miller followed by general discussion)

4.45 PM: “Ideology As Belief: Dangers & Distortions” (opening remarks by Orlando Patterson followed by general discussion)

Sunday, September 27th

10.15 AM: “Realism, The Virtues & Belief in Public Life” (opening remarks by Seyla Benhabib followed by general discussion & audience questions for the entire panel)

Marilynne Robinson / Anthony Appiah / Mary Gordon / Orlando Patterson James Carroll / Seyla Benhabib / Akeel Bilgrami / James Wood /  Phillip Lopate / Jim Sleeper / Jim Miller / Rochelle Gurstein / David Steiner/ Honor Moore/ Jackson Lears/ Charles Molesworth / Terence Diggory/ Regina Janes / Barry Goldensohn / Lorrie Goldensohn / Peg Boyers/ Robert Boyers/ Tom Lewis/ Phillip Glotzbach

Big names, kiddos. Big names.

Big Show is coming! Big Show is coming!

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015
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I got Photoshop

Big Show tickets go on sale tomorrow, September 23. Tickets will be on sale from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM at the SGA Case desk through Friday, October 2. Both Skidmore ID and cash will be accepted.

Students/Faculty (w/ ID): $5

Public (and any students buying for outside guests): $20

If you’re nicer than I am and were planning on buying a ticket for a friend, sorry, SEC is only allowing one ticket per student this year. 

Artist Spotlight: Lucius Comes to the Tang

Monday, September 21st, 2015

The Perfect Fit :`)

Ah, yes. Lucius brought artsy indie pop to an artsy indie Skidmore. What a fit!

Lucius’ Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe took the stage outside the Tang Art Museum on Friday night to much fanfare. The crowd was large and diverse, ranging from first-year students looking for a party to the senior SEC members running the event (who were also, admittedly, likely looking for a party). Students were, as is often the case early in the semester, still straddling the happy divide between summer and fall, where academics have yet to fully hit their stride.

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Auditions Tonight!

Sunday, September 13th, 2015
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If I hear that cups song one more time

If you think you’re funny or fancy yourself the next Josh Groban (ew), auditions are happening Sunday, September 13. TONIGHT.

Skidomedy Auditions

6:00 PM @ Falstaffs

Bandersnatcher Auditions

7:30 PM @ Filene

* If you don’t know where these places are located yet I suggest you ask someone that’s not wearing a lanyard or run a quick lap around Perimeter Rd asap. We’ll be sure to let you know about more events tomorrow.