Skidmore’s annual Beatles tribute concert for charity, Beatlemore Skidmania, is right around the corner. For the uninitiated, Beatlemore is the brain child of music professor and “Beatles scholar” Gordon Thompson. It’s three nights of Beatles music reinvented by Skidmore musicians who audition for slots in the show. Here’s what they have to say:
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Skidmore’s favorite tradition of listening to Beatles covers and Gordon Thompson talking is just around the corner, and the organizers will be accepting video auditions from any and all student bands starting next week, from October 1-10. All you have to do is email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Beatlemore is a good excuse to “put yourself out there” and impress your peers with your free jazz interpretation of “I Want to Hold Your Hand.” For example, indie-folk darlings Bailiwick made their worldwide debut at Beatlemore 2009 and went on to conquer the hearts of the greater Saratoga region. Could be you!
While personally they don’t tickle my fancy I know how much all you kids love the Beatles so I’m sure you’ll all be excited to know that Beatlemore/SkidMania will return once again this year. “Abby Road” will be the theme of this year’s concert with performances slated from a gaggle of Acapella groups, Gung Ho and the Rust Brothers—a band featuring members of the Skidmore faculty.
This show is often one of the most well attended events on campus so I suggest you show up early–maybe even tailgate. the show starts at 3pm but the doors will open at 2pm and they are expected to go quickly, but if you don’t get in you could always just play some Beatles RockBand.
For a tentative full schedule clicky here.