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SEC Presents: Big Show, Fall 2015

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Hannibal Buress Avoiding Eye Contact

Hannibal Buress is performing at SEC Big Show 2015. Happy Monday.

When: October 2nd, Time TBD

Where: Williamson Sports Center, Skidmore College

Will I Actually Have to Spend Money: $5

Every fall semester, SEC hosts ‘Big Show’ in our friendly neighborhood gymnasium (apparently you can watch sport games there too). Big Show is always one of the grander, drunker, and more expensive events on campus, so everyone bitches and moans when it’s not what they want. The last several years have been dominated by music: Chance the Rapper, Action Bronson and Danny Brown, and Mayer Hawthorne were the big performers of the past three years. This fall, SEC is flipping the script and giving us comedy. Ha ha!

The headliner of this year’s Big Show will be Hannibal Buress, whose most recent projects include Broad City, 30 Rock, The Eric Andre Show, and Saturday Night Live for a hot second. In addition, he also had a hell of a standup set where he famously commented on Bill Cosby’s recent infamy. Here he is singing while dressed as Morpheus.

Opening for Buress will be a comedy act that is currently TBD.

Just out of pure curiosity, let us know what you think. We have our opinions over here at Skid Unofficial, but the campus’ are much more important. Please express your pleasure or distaste for SEC – we love your snarky critiques of Campus institutions.

Audience Note: Contrary to what happened at Tig Notaro’s standup set at last year’s ComFest, if a comedian calls you out during a performance it is NOT an invitation to plug your SoundCloud, LinkedIn, or Twitter handle. Spare us all the toe-curling cringe.

2015 Earth Day Music Festival (4/18)

Friday, April 17th, 2015
Fuck yeah, Earth!

Fuck yeah, Earth!

This year’s annual Earth Day Music Festival, sponsored by EAC, WSPN, SEC, and Lively Lucy’s, is this Saturday, April 18th, out on South Green. There will be food, including Chipotle (!!) and–most importantly–a killer lineup of bands. Here’s a quick breakdown:

12:00pm – Rim Joe and the Boys (Battle of the Bands winner!)
12:45pm – Modern Vices
1:45pm – Free Cake for Every Creature
2:15pm – Evolfo Doofeht
3:30pm – Quarterbacks
4:20pm – Future of What
5:15pm – TOPS
6:00pm – YACHT

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Weekend Distractions CXXXIV

Friday, March 6th, 2015

FRIDAY:
11:00am – Student Art Sale @ Case 2nd Floor
4:00pm – Hiko JoTo w/ the Outing Club @ JoTo
6:00pm – Skid Service Celebration @ Spa
7:00pm – Topsy Turvy: A Cabaret @ Falstaff’s
8:00pm – Rey and Lemay LIVE: Finale @ Gannett
10:00pm – Friday Night Stand-Up @ Spa
11:00pm – Harambe Dance Party @ Falstaff’s

SATURDAY:
2:00pm – Skidprov @ Filene
2:30pm – Film Screening: 22 Jump Street @ Gannett
7:00pm – Circus Fades to Myth @ Filene
8:00pm – SEC Presents: Mr. Twin Sister & Psymon Spine @ Falstaff’s
8:00pm – American String Quartet Performance @ Zankel
8:00pm – Get to Freedom Showcase @ Spa
9:00pm – 24-Hour Play Festival @ JKB
10:00pm – Bandersnatchers Reunion @ Filene

SUNDAY:
2:00pm – String Festival Ensemble Conference @ Zankel
5:00pm – Deadline to Vote on New Student Constitution @ The Internet

Missing something? Let us know in the replies!

SEC Presents: Slow Magic & PSYMON SPINE (12/5)

Friday, December 5th, 2014

It’s like Deadmau5, but good.

Tonight at 9pm, everyone’s favorite lovingly unapproachable entertainment company will be presenting yet another deck Friday night show to begin this jam-packed weekend. Co-sponsored by SEC and Lively Lucy’s, Skidmore veterans of chill wave PSYMON SPINE, who have shaped up to be one of the semester’s most active and beloved bands, will be opening for Slow Magic, a killer electronic act who wears a fucking zebra mask.

Both bands are super rad, and Falstaff’s will be the place to be starting at 9pm. So take your favorite Uncle Qwik’s word for it and swing by. Maybe you’ll dance up to a whimsical girl with bangs (or a whimsical dude with that one haircut all the dudes at this school have now), who will then change your life forever with an evening you’ll never forget. And pressure you to try cocaine for the first time. But don’t do that. That happened to my friend in Belgium and it fucked him up real good. Don’t do drugs, even if it might involve you getting laid.

I don’t know, I just could see something like that happening at this show. Doors are at 9pm.

Weekend Distractions CXXVIII

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

THURSDAY:
7:30pm – Project VIS Keynote: Chip Kidd @ Gannett
8:00pm – SEC Presents: Speedy Ortiz & Jawbreaker Reunion @ Falstaff’s

FRIDAY:
5:00pm – Swimming & Diving vs. Oneonta
7:00pm – Ice Hockey vs. NEC
7:00pm – Philippa Levine: “Nakedness: Colonialism & the Human Body” @ Davis
8:00pm – Skidmore Theater Presents: American Medea @ JKB Theater

SATURDAY:
1:00pm – Chess Tournament @ Pal 304
3:00pm – Choreo II Class Showing @ Dance Theater
3:00pm – “FFFem Feminist, Female, Feminine, etc. Monologues” Writing Workshop @ ICC
4:00pm – Ice Hockey vs. St. Anselm
6:00pm – Men’s Basketball vs. Ithaca
8:00pm – Skidmore Theater Presents: American Medea @ JKB Theater
8:00pm – Community Chorus & Vocal Chamber Ensemble @ Zankel
8:00pm – Circus Club Presents: The Elements @ Filene
10:30pm – The Sketchies Present: Fraternity Leave @ Gannett

SUNDAY:
2:00pm – Skidmore Theater Presents: American Medea @ JKB Theater
3:00pm – Skidmore Concert Band Performance @ Zankel

Missing something? Let us know in the comments!

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

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.

BADBADNOTGOOD



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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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!

Who Should Play SEC’s Spring Big Show?

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

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The Skidmore Entertainment Committee is asking for our help. They want to bring shows that you want to hear to your campus. Action Bronson & Danny Brown gave us a record breaking outcome and an explosive performance. The SEC’s working hard to recreate the level of that performance. So, they’re crowd sourcing, looking for your input of who you want to see perform. Who do you think should play? Do you want a full band?  A hip-hop act?  A hip-hop band?  A DJ?

Keep in mind the sky IS NOT the limit. Meaning, yeah, we want Beyonce too.

Vote here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BLH9CG9

EDIT: We’re gonna start deleting unrealistic bands just to keep the thread clean and constructive.  No offense to anyone and much love.