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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!

Weekend Distractions CXIII

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

8:00pm- Skidmore’s Carr Lecture: Megan McArdle @ Gannett
8:00pm- Mavis MacNeil’s Senior Composition Recital @ Zankel
8:00pm- Skidmore Theatre Department: If All The Sky Were Paper @ JKB
8:30pm- Lively Lucy’s Presents: Otter EP Release Party w/ Queen Amborisia @ Falstaffs
9:00pm- Putnam Den Presents: Pooch, amongst other local bands @ Putnam Den

3:30pm- Spring Fling Weekend: HOLI @ Case Green
6:00pm- Hip Hop Alliance General Meeting w/ Free Chipotle @ Ladd 207
8:00pm- Skidmore Theatre Department: If All The Sky Were Paper @ JKB
8:30pm- Bo Peep EP Release Party w/ Los Elk @ Putnam Den
10:00pm- Spring Fling Weekend: Beach Party w/ Foam Tent @ The Spa
10:00pm- The Sketchies Present: Fever Dream @ Gannett

1:00pm- EARTH DAY FESTIVAL w/ BadBadNotGood and more @ South Park Green
2:00pm-Skidmore Theatre Department: If All The Sky Were Paper @ JKB
3:00pm- Skidmore Community Chorus Concert @ Zankel
8:00pm- Skidmore Theatre Department Presents: If All The Sky Were Paper @ JKB
8:00pm-Liz and Cindy’s Senior Recital: French Horn and Viola @ Zankel
9:30pm-Ad Libs Longform Trifecta @ Filene

1:00am- Hip Hop Alliance Presents: Block Party featuring RES KP @ Case Green
2:00pm- Skidmore Theatre Department Presents: If All The Sky Were Paper @ JKB

Missing something? Let us know in the comments

Casino Blues Bash w/ Bo Peep, Maryleigh Roohan, and More

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014
Photo: Save Saratoga

Photo: Save Saratoga

So there’s been a lot of controversy around this town about plans to build a casino in downtown Saratoga. Save Saratoga is a “community-organized opposition group to the siting of a Las Vegas-style casino in the city of Saratoga Springs.” Save Saratoga doesn’t like casinos, they just like good music, and so, the nonprofit dedicating to maintain Saratoga’s thriving, artful, and old-time American small town vibes is putting on a show. Cosigned by Putnam Den, Save Saratoga Presents five local bands, including Skidmore’s own Bo Peep and The Funk Sheep, as well as alum Maryleigh Roohan to perform in support of our community’s fight against the casino.

The plan is to wear  RED to show your support. And give money. And buy things.

$10 cover ($5 with student ID)

Thursday, March 6th, 7pm at Putnam Den

Bo Peep to Open for Real Band

Friday, February 14th, 2014


Skidmore funk orchestra Bo Peep and the Funk Sheep is set to take the stage this Saturday at Putnam Den.  Their first show of the semester has them opening up for the super funky Sam Kininger Band.  A Berklee Boston alum, Sam’s played sax with Soulive, Lettuce, Wyclef Jean, and the Dave (bro) Matthews Band.  The lineup Saturday also includes Nikki Glaspie, drummer for Dumpstaphunk FUCKIN BEYONCÉ!!!!  That means Beyoncé, and therefore Blue Ivy, could be there.  Never say never…

In all seriousness, this is some of the most serious funk to grace Saratoga Springs in years, and if you enjoy dancing your ass off I highly suggest you make it to the show.

Doors: 8:30pm
Show: 9:30pm

Ages: 18+

Tickets: $10 ($15 if under 21)


Los Elk Part II Available Now

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
Put your antlers up.

Put your antlers up.


This past weekend, Los Elk performed their first show of the semester in an undisclosed Clinton Street basement. Los Elk–Skidmore’s four piece alt., indie, dance rock group consisting of all 2015’ers–is arguably the most widely respected band on campus. The Elkies lead Skidmore’s music scene with 1,140 “likes” on Facebook. As pathetic as it may be, that’s a pretty considerable marker of fame and notoriety in 2013 and it proves that Los Elk is a budding band with a growing following not only on Skidmore’s campus but also in the greater Tri-State and New England areas. Last week’s show was a celebration ushering in the release of the second half of Los Elk’s debut self-titled album.

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Skidmore Unofficial’s Official Venue Rundown

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

So you’ve finally made it to college, Class of 2036. Congratulations! Music is a HUGE part of college, right? I mean your parents met at a Grateful Dead show during their freshman year at NYU and they’re the happiest couple you know, right? Skidmore and Saratoga Springs each offer plenty of great opportunities to catch some amazing (and some terrible) music. So which will it be, young Jedi? Check out Skidmore Unofficial’s Official Venue Rundown of the best and worst places to hear music.

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Camper & Trophy Wives @ Putnam Den

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

DO YOU SMELL WHAT THE ROCK IS COOKIN’? Paella. He’s cooking paella.

Big weekend for music. On Friday, the brave, hardworking lads of Camper and Trophy Wives will be playing at Putnam Den, a fun little prelude to Dirty Projectors on Saturday.

The show is FREE, but it’s $7 if you’re a jabroni/under 21.

Friday April 12, 10pm @ Putnam Den

(via Facebook)

Behemoth Music Festival @ Putnam Den

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

My, what an illegible font

This Friday, Putnam Den is hosting a whole bunch of bands for something called Behemoth Music Festival. Should be fun. Here’s the full list of acts:

Most of these bands are tolerable to great (including one I absolutely despise, guess which one), but you should honestly just go for Total Slacker, featuring the awesome Zoe Brecher ’12 on drums. They’re the shit and they’re about to make it big. Go for Los Elk too, if you’re not sick of them yet (just kidding, boys! Love the new album).

Tickets are $10 for the 21 and uppers and $15 for the poor souls who can’t drink yet.

Friday April 5, 8:30pm @ Putnam Den

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Camper, Los Elk, and The Hilarys @ Putnam Den

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

I could look at this aesthetically appealing poster almost as long as I can stare into Stephen Yell‘s eyes. Which is forever.

It’s the last day of classes, so get ready to rage/slit your wrists as study week looms on the horizon.

Hopefully you’re in the former camp, because tomorrow night, beloved Skidmore minstrels Camper, Los Elk, and The Hilarys will be playing at Putnam Den. A portion of the proceeds will go to Sandy relief efforts, so you can feel good about yourself for paying $14 for two 40s at the bar and puking behind the Saratoga Springs Public Library as tears stream down your face and townies wandering over from Ice House laugh and throw solo cups full of Coors at you. Is this a true story? Maybe.

ALSO, admission gets you into the Pony Club event following the show.

Thursday December 13, 9:30pm @ Putnam Den
$3 for 21+/$8 for under 21 

(via Facebook)

Beardo, Bo Peep, and Trophy Wives @ Putnam Den

Saturday, November 10th, 2012


Tonight, Beardo, Bo Peep & the Funk Sheep, and Trophy Wives will be playing at Putnam Den for your dancing pleasures. Beardo and Bo Peep are about as fun as a barrel of monkeys, and though I’ve never heard Trophy Wives, apparently they’re pretty cool.

Cover is $3 if you’re over 21, $5 if you’re not. Tickets get you into the Pony Club event at Putnam Den afterwards. It’s 18+, ya creep.

Saturday November 10, 9:30pm @ Putnam Den

(via Facebook)