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ROCK THE VOTE: A Student Band Showcase

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Tomorrow (Thursday) night at 8:00 in Falstaff’s (which apparently now has a fully functioning and soon-to-be operating bar), Lively Lucy’s will be hosting their (bi?) annual student band showcase. The showcase has become a consistent hit from Lively Lucy’s, and it’s always a great chance to check out some new and old faces in the Skidmore music scene.

Robin Adams, circa 1986

Robin Adams, circa 1986

Co-sponsored by killers of cool SGA, the showcase will feature a solid array of bands of varying styles and seniority. There will also be an opportunity to vote for SGA representatives and free Esperanto’s, which sounds like the ideal Thirsty Thursday to me. Be sure to stop by and check out what will (hopefully) be pretty short and sweet sets from the following bands:

The Salmon Of Knowledge
Big Booty Judy (now featuring Izzy Howard on vocals)
Dope Mosely
Good Neighbor
Iguana Mañana
Knights of Tundra (listed as a Dragonforce cover band, which is probably a joke, but a dude can hope, right?)
Eskimo Sister
The Melon Girls

If you’re new to Skidmore, this will be a great introduction to the music scene–one of the hidden and underrated aspects of campus life. And if you’ve been around for a while, odds are you know someone in one of these bands, so avoid getting a mass text from them at 8:05 and just show up and stay for the whole thing, because you definitely don’t have better things to do (and late night has been majorly sucking lately).

On the real, though, we lost some good bands to the real world this past year, and it’s really cool that new and old bands are stepping up and showcasing their shit, because these bands work fucking hard. So show up at 8:00pm with some friends and ready to sing to Red Hot Chili Peppers or Sublime, because you know someone will probably cover one (or both) of them.

Tang Welcome Back Celebration This Thursday, 9/11

Monday, September 8th, 2014

This upcoming Thursday, 9/11 from 5:30pm-8:30pm, The Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery will be holding its Welcome Back Celebration to welcome both new and returning community members and celebrate the start of their fall season with the liberal arts triptych of music, art, and food.

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Highbrow Culture + Free Food? I’m there.

The evening is set to begin with a welcome from the Tang’s Dayton Director, Ian Berry, followed by tours of the museum’s six exhibits given by Berry and other staff members. Naturally, it wouldn’t be a Skidmore event without come great live music from student bands, so both Good Neighbor and PSYMON SPINE will be playing sets in the Payne Presentation Room. It’s worth noting that both bands are sounding particularly fantastic so far this semester, so they’ll definitely make an excellent addition to the evening’s festivities.

The evening’s schedule is as follows:

  • 5:30-6:30 pm: Tours of the Tang Teaching Museum
  • 6:30-7:15 pm: Performance by Good Neighbor
  • 7:45-8:30 pm: Performance by PSYMON SPINE

It’s pretty easy to take the Tang for granted, but it’s actually an incredible (and well-acclaimed) resource regardless of your proximity to the realm of art. Stop by with your pals at some point between the hours of 5:30 and 8:30 and see all the great stuff they’re offering the community this year.

Check out the Facebook event here.

SEC Presents: Magic Man & Good Neighbor

Monday, April 28th, 2014
Last Day Of Classes

Last Day Of Classes

Tomorrow is the last day of classes, forever, for-ever, for-ev-er, f-o-r-e-v-e-r… if you’re a senior. So, in celebration of school being out for summer, the Skidmore Entertainment Committee (the group responsible for wrongfully leading us to believe that Macklemore was headlining Funday) has graced us with a spur-of-the-moment concert.

The concert will take place outside on the South Park Green, though it might rain, and in that case it will be in the Spa, with free food. Opening the set will be Skidmore’s Good Neighbor. If you’re not familiar with them, check out this video of them playing on the roof and outside of Stables during last semester’s unofficial Fall Funday:

Headlining tomorrow will be Magic Man, a group of magic men from Boston, Mass who make an interesting blend of electro-indie-pop-rock. You may remember them from the last time they played at Skidmore, in September 2012, opening for Oberhofer. If you’re not old enough to remember that, here’s a sample of their music:

Magic Man and Good Neighbor, South Park Green (or Spa),  April 29th at 6pm

Hunger Benefit Concert @ Falstaff’s

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Looks good!

Turns out there’s a lot of music happening this weekend.

At Falstaff’s on Saturday, some new club called Feel Good will be holding a benefit concert, featuring:

According to the email one of the organizers sent me, Feel Good is “all about ending world hunger sustainably by making and selling gourmet grilled cheese (made with locally donated ingredients), and selling them to raise money for THE HUNGER PROJECT.”

I’m unclear on the logistics of ending world hunger by feeding fat, disgusting Americans grilled cheese sandwiches, but grilled cheese, huh? Not complaining.

Suggested donation is $2-4.

Friday April 5, 9pm @ Falstaff’s

(via Facebook)

FemFest 2012

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Ironic phalluses?

This weekend is FemFest, a fundraiser organized by the American Studies class “Disorderly Women.” The three-day event is intended to raise money for Camp Little Notch, an all-girl’s camp in upstate New York. According to one of the organizers, Matt Schonfeld:

“They promote an all inclusive, diverse environment for girls and when low income families can’t pay for their girls to go, the camp eats the cost. We’re trying to raise campership so more girls can go.”

FemFest will kick off tomorrow night at Falstaff’s with a Battle of the Bands featuring Skinny White Folk, Good Neighbor, The Hilarys, and Bo Peep and the Funk Sheep. On Friday, spoken word artist Mayda Del Valle will do poetry in the Spa. On Saturday, there will be a silent auction at the Tang, featuring stuff from local businesses, with musical accompaniment from the Nancy Walker Trio and Skidmore’s MaryLeigh Roohan. Later that night, Micia Mosley will perform her one-woman piece Where My Girls At? A Comedic Look at Black Lesbians in the Spa.

Packed schedule, so check it out and give these guys your money. It’s a good cause and shit and FUCK THE PATRIARCHY.

Battle of the Bands: Thursday November 29, 9pm @ Falstaff’s
Mayda Del Valle: Friday November 30, 10pm @ Spa
Silent Auction: Saturday December 1, 4pm @ Tang
Micia Mosley: Saturday December 1, 9pm @ Spa