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SEC Presents: Javelin and HAP

Thursday, March 27th, 2014
Cool things happen when you find an abstract image on Google and layer it over and over and over.

Cool things happen when you find an abstract image on Google and layer it over and over and over.

This Saturday, SEC brings back Skidmore alumni lo-fi, indie-pop rock band HAP to open up the Falstaff’s stage for brooklyn-based electro-pop-rock duo Javelin. The two sets are sure to flow perfecty, with both bands offering bright, dance-inducing music.

Javelin consists of a set of cousins: George Langford (who went to Skidmore) and Tom Van Buskirk. Their sound is multifaceted, dynamic, and has matured wildly since their debut 2008 release, Jamz n Jemz. They’ve been known to incorporate electro-synth sounds, sampling techniques, noise rock-like riffs, pop-driven melodies, as well as a slew of coming-and-going instruments. The two are multi-instrumentalists and play everything from mandolin, to keyboard, to cello, to drums. They’ve been named a rising artist from Pitchfork, as well as given Best New Music accolades for their most recent project, Hi Beams. The seamless way these guys skirt the line between acoustic instrumentation and electro-pop sampling is what makes their music so rich. They’re definitely making moves with their lively, innovative pop styles, so get out and see them for free this Saturday at Falstaff’s, doors at 8.

Javelin

HAP

SEC Presents: Diane Coffee & Los Elk

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
Woah, right?

Woah, right?

So there once was this band named Foxygen. It was the creative brainchild of two California teenagers, Jonathan Rado and Sam France, who played guitar and sang songs, respectively. Then their friend Shaun Fleming came along to play drums with them. They made some music together, released some EPs, got signed to Jagjaguawar Records and started releasing albums. Some people like their music a lot and some people hate their music a lot.

Anyway, Foxygen’s drummer, Shaun Fleming, who’s possibly (lolz) best known for his voice over work in Kim Possible and Lilo & Stitch started his own band, Diane Coffee. Wait, what? Shaun Fleming was in Kim Possible? What the fuck? No Possible Way! Yes, Shaun Fleming was the voice behind Kim’s kid brothers Jim and Tim Possible. How fucking awesome is that? Why doesn’t the poster say “Shaun Fleming of Kim Possible?” Who knows? Either way, Fleming is a part of Diane Coffee, an “experimental, 60s inspired, garage rock” band that is headlining Falstaff’s this Saturday.

Heres’s a song by Diane Coffee:

Diane Coffee “Green” from Western Vinyl on Vimeo.

Also, after doing some investigative journalism (cough, Twitter trolling, cough), I learned that Diane Coffee drinks strictly french pressed, black coffee.

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Skidmore’s endlessly-lovable dance-rock quartet Los Elk will be opening the show.

It’s sure to be another one of those sweaty, cramped nights at Falstaff’s–don’t miss it!

Seniors Dance To Forget Impending Graduation

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

On Friday, January 31st, the senior class will take over the Saratoga Hilton Hotel to celebrate their rapidly approaching foray into unemployment and homelessness and starvation self-sufficient, adult life. Fearless Senior Class President Xavier Hatten strongly believes in the powers of dancing your face off as the only true form of therapeutic stress relief. The night starts at 10pm and goes straight until 1 in the morning. There will be hors d’oeuvres served and a cash bar. Tickets go on sale this Monday, January 27th at the SGA desk in Case Center. $3 for seniors, $5 for guests. 

Andrew Magazine Capstone Performance

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013
Styx

Styx

This weekend, human cat Andrew Magazine ’13 will be performing his dance capstone “Inside the Mountain.” Here’s his release:

“Inside the Mountain”, is an atmospheric performance littered with story and magic. It calls upon the part of the mind which lies somewhere between passive participation and active reception in an effort to unlock the referential imagination of the individual audience member. The piece draws upon many related sources which fall under the expansive category of [super]natural power, which include the “Grimm Brothers’ Book of Stories”, lush woods, sheer muscular ability, the mystical number “3”, and the deceptive quality of the mind’s cache.

Magazine and his dancers are nimble as fuck so go check it out and feel awful about how out of shape you’ve become, you repulsive, disgusting mess.

Friday April 19th, 8pm
Saturday April 20, 2pm & 8pm
@ Chapel

(via Facebook)

OH SHIT, I FORGOT ABOUT JUNIOR RING

Friday, December 4th, 2009
Seton Catholic High Schools Junior Ring Dance 2008 (Nothing Like Ours)

Seton Catholic High School's Junior Ring Dance 2008 (Nothing Like Ours)

Saturday night is Junior Ring and if you’re going I suggest buying yourself a ticket tomorrow before 2pm. After that you’re going to be stuck looking like a scrub and paying 5 dollars at the door.

The dance starts at 10pm so I assume you’ll all be imbibing beforehand but if you find yourself wanting a refreshing brew from the dance’s beer garden make sure you have both your state issued ID and a campus event card.

For a full schedule of Junior Ring Weekend events peep da myspace!!!