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Lively Lucy’s Presents Stolked for Folk

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Tomorrow at 8:00pm in Falstaff’s, Lively Lucy’s will be presenting the latest installment in its annual folk event Stolked for Folk. If you have yet to experience “Fallstaff’s” (if you don’t know what I mean by that, then you haven’t experienced it yet), then this should be a perfect introduction to this wonderful student-run performing space (that definitely doesn’t host poor excuses for raves that will make you want to cleanse yourself/your soul by fully submerging yourself in rubbing alcohol the very second you get home and sober up).

Peter Oundjian '15

Peter Oundjian ’15

The night will feature original music from folk heavy-hitters Melissa Chilinksi ’15, Jesse Hardman ’15, Ethan Carpene ’17, Izzy Howard ’17, and Peter Oundjian ’15. Some of these are veterans of the Skidmore folk scene, and some of them (to my knowledge) are performing solo on a bill for the first time. The evening will be chill, the vibes will be good, and, most importantly, the music will be home-grown here at Skidmore.

If you’d like to keep up with more events like this, check out Lively Lucy’s page on Facebook. Looks like they’ve got lots of awesome shit in store for the semester.

First Open Mic Tonight!

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

This could be you

Lively Lucy’s is kicking off a killer semester tonight with the first open mic of the year. As always, open mic is an all-inclusive event for students to showcase their coffee-shop appropriate talents. Sign-ups are on a first-come-first-serve basis and start at 6:30pm.  The first performer goes on at 7pm.  So grab your guitar, brush up on that one Bonnie Bear song you know, and head to Falstaff’s tonight to bathe in the praise of your peers or embarrass yourself totally (your choice).

Keep a lookout for Lively Lucy’s open mics on the first thursday of the month throughout the year.

By the way, remember when I started by saying Lively Lucy’s is going to have a killer semester? Check out what else is on tap:

Stoked for Folk – 9/11

Rock the Vote (Student Band Showcase) – 9/18

THE ROOKS feat. LOS ELK – 9/20*


We’ll be sure to remind you. If you have any questions or want to know more about Lively Lucy’s contact

*Get ready to fucking dance.

Earth Day Promises Killer Musical Lineup feat. BADBADNOTGOOD

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
Another Garrett Lloyd Evans design.  Kid is killing it.

Another Garrett Lloyd Evans design. Kid is killing it.

Skidmore’s annual Earth Day Festival brings together various clubs around campus to provide family-friendly “earth-centered activities” for the campus community to enjoy.  We already know about a clothing swap, an afternoon hike, free food, and a petting zoo featuring Lil’ Sebastian.  But best of all, WSPN and SEC team up to provide a killer lineup of bands to keep us entertained all day.  Check out the run down and get ready for what’s shaping up to be the best Earth Day Festival yet.


This Toronto-based trio has backed up Frank Ocean at Coachella 2012, performed live with Earl Sweatshirt & Tyler, the Creator, and has produced music for the RZA, Earl, and James Blake.  They’ve also been the most exciting thing happening in jazz for the last few years.  They combine hip hop, traditional jazz, and other elements in an exciting and modern way and put on shows that will make you ruckus.

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Weekend Distractions CXIV

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

5:30pm- Opening: 2014 Juried Skidmore Student Exhibition @ Schick Art Gallery (fbook)
7:00pm- Men’s Hockey vs. St. Michael’s College @ Hockey Rink
8:00pm- Lively Lucy’s First Open Mic of 2014 @ Falstaffs (fbook)
9:00pm- Free Beer and Dinosaurs @ Olde Saratoga Brewery (fbook)
10:00pm- PULSE! @ Gannett Auditorium (fbook)

7:00pm- 25th Annual National College Comedy Festival @ JKB (fbook)
10:00pm- 25th Annual National College Comedy Festival @ JKB (fbook)
10:00pm- SEC & WSPN Present Psymon Spine & Pooch @ Falstaffs (fbook)

4:00pm- Men’s Hockey vs. Norwich University @ Hockey Rink
7:00pm- 25th Annual National College Comedy Festival @ JKB (fbook)
10:00pm- 25th Annual National College Comedy Festival @ JKB (fbook)
10:00pm- Hip Hop Alliance Presents Student MCs & Sime Gezus aka Pete Pluto @ Falstaffs (fbook)

12:00am- DJs Anonymous Dance Party @ Falstaffs (fbook)

Missing something? Let us know in the comments

Weekend Distractions CVII

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

8:00pm – Lively Lucy’s Presents: The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die with Mugsy Boges @ Falstaffs (fbook)

3:30pm & 6:30pm – Awkward Kids Talking Auditions @ JKB Studio A (fbook)
8:00pm – Pianist Frederic LaCroix @ Arthur Zankel Music Center

2:00pm – Women’s Soccer vs. Vassar College @ Soccer Field
6:30pm – Cooperative Dinner @ Moore Commons
9:00pm – SEC Presents: Bo Peep with Beardo @ Falstaffs (fbook)
10:00pm – Awkward Kids Talking @ Porter Plaza (fbook)

3:00pm – Skidmore Student Garden Meeting @ Bolton 282
4:00pm – United Minds Meeting @ ICC
4:00pm- Lively Lucy’s Meeting @ Bolton 280

Missing something? Let us know in the comments.

Lively Lucy’s Brings in Band, Mugsy Boges to Open

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013
this band name is really really really long

this band name is really really really long

On Thursday, September 26 Lively Lucy’s is hosting up-and-coming The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die at Fallstaff’s.  Joining them is Skidmore math punk quartet Mugsy Boges for their first show of the semester. The World Is is an 8-piece group, hailing from Connecticut, rich with potential as they redefine a modern, relevant emo-indie rock scene with experimental tendencies, tight, versatile melody, and raw production. Their debut, Whenever, If Ever was released through Top Shelf Records this August.

Now, throwing it over to Ian Cohen of Pitchfork, The World Is “resemble Arcade Fire prior to Funeral, having made their name on a promising EP and unpredictable, cathartic live performances that feature nearly a dozen people making music at the same time… Whenever, If Ever fights against fears, societal expectations, preconceptions, and the metaphysical for the greater good of society, and I mean, for crying out loud, the cover just says jump right in and do it.”  The indie snob godfathers gave TWIABP’s newest record a 7.8/10, which is a huge deal.

Mugsy Boges puts on great shows with super impressive music. The Skidmore seniors released their debut EP entitled Sangfroid in September 2012, available on Bandcamp here. Check out both bands and support Lively Lucy’s.  They do more work on campus for bands and the music scene than just about anyone.

Music videos after the jump:

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Battle of the Bands @ Falstaff’s

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Tonight, Lively Lucy’s is holding a Battle of the Bands at Falstaff’s. All bands will play ten-minute sets, and the winner gets to play Earth Day on 4/20 (yawwwwww).

Here’s the list of participants:

Should be fun!

Thursday March 28, 8pm @ Falstaff’s

(via Facebook)

Lively Lucy’s & Bare Present: Valentine’s Day Speed Dating

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Today is Valentine’s Day. If you’re dateless and lonely, you should probably head down to trivia night at DA’s, where I and my only single friend will be drowning our sorrows in cheap beer and questions about Star Wars and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. If you’re underage, you might consider hitting up speed dating at Falstaff’s, an activity generally considered a big fucking punchline at this point in our lives, but whatever.

Here are some sample questions from the Facebook:

  • What is the least/most successful prank you have pulled
  • How do you like your eggs cooked?
  • If you were a soup what type would you be, and why?

Whoopie cushion/dead loved ones; I don’t eat eggs; split pea soup because why not? I don’t know, these are dumb questions. Here are some better ones:

  • Are you Jewish? If you’re not, would you consider converting?
  • Do you find back hair attractive?
  • Do, date, die: Edward James Olmos, Horatio Sanz, Robert Blake?
  • Wanna have sex?

This thing is co-sponsored by Lively Lucy’s and Bare, so it should at least make for a few funny stories. Apparently, there will be “love snacks, love songs, and a prize for people who plan to go on a date after this event,” so good luck, future lovers!

Thursday February 14, 7:30pm @ Falstaff’s

(via Facebook)

OCSE & Lively Lucy’s to Infuriate

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Tomorrow night, OCSE (in collaboration with Lively Lucy’s) will be hosting an event to welcome back Skidmore students who studied abroad last semester. Titled Lucy Goes Global, the “coffee house” event will be an opportunity for people who went abroad to get up on stage and tell the stories about all the weird food they ate and all the diplomatic incidents they almost ignited.

Take it from someone who has spent every semester of college on this campus: there is absolutely NOTHING better than hearing people’s study abroad stories. I mean, let’s be honest here. I’ve never undergone a “spiritual awakening” in India, nor have I been “artistically/intellectually/chemically inspired” in Prague. I’ve never eaten jamón ibérico on La Rambla, nor have I watched the sun rise over the Seine through bleary, lovestruck eyes. I’ve never eaten dinner at 2 o’clock in the morning, nor have I had a romantic rendezvous with an aspiring Icelandic pop-singer who insisted on playing Björk throughout coitus.*

Yes, living vicariously through my internationally-minded friends is the only chance I get to escape the crippling darkness and ennui that has become my life here in Saratoga Springs. There will also be free food, live music, and prizes!

*Come find me in real life if you want to know who this actually happened to.

Thursday January 31, 7pm @ Falstaff’s

Lively Lucy’s Presents: Rapper GDP, Mugsy Boges, & Yo Soy Milk

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

“Mazel tov on the day of your bar mitzvah, Gross Domestic Product.”


In addition to movie screenings, lectures, and fancy-pants art parties, Mugsy Boges, Yo Soy Milk, and New Jersey rapper GDP will be performing at Falstaff’s.

Apparently, GDP has:

“…become renowned for his brutal honesty and clever wordplay. He has traveled much of the world and collaborated with the likes of Wu Tang Clan, Dead Prez, Del the Funky Homosapien, Rah Digga and Tame One to name a few.”

He’s pretty solid, despite looking like a shitty dude to hang out with and three-quarters of the Jewish boys who went to my high school. It should be a good time, if only because—with the exception of the good work of the Hip Hop Alliance—Skidmore NEVER GETS DECENT RAPPERS. Plus, Yo Soy Milk and Mugsy Boges.

Thursday November 8, 8pm @ Falstaff’s

(via Facebook)