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SEC Presents Cosmonaut NYC and Pooch 12/2, 8pm @ Falstaff’s

Thursday, October 31st, 2013
Via Cosmonaut

Via Cosmonaut

This Saturday night, 12/2, at Falstaff’s, SEC presents Cosmonaut NYC and Pooch. Cosmonaut is a Brooklyn-based, 4-piece indie rock band that claims to “blends slick pop-rock songwriting styles with Shoegaze influenced guitar textures to create a unique, tasteful sound.” A la their website. They’ve got some nice mellow tracks and a debut EP released last year entitled Hurry Up, available on their Soundcloud. Their EP was recording with the help of Kyle “slick” Johnson of Cymbals Eat Guitars, Modest Mouse, and Wavves, so they must be doing something right.

Opening for Cosmonaut NYC is Pooch, a newly formed band consisting of Skidmore’s own Jonathan Benbeniste ’14, Dan Alpher ’14, Wyatt Gordon ‘?, and Noah Prebish ’16. According to their Bandcamp, which features their single “Nothing At All,” they play electro-pop stylings. They’ve got a calm, carefree vibe with smooth, bright vocals and melodies that’s sure to get you all sweetly swaying at Falstaff’s.

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Big Show Tickets On Sale Now

Monday, September 23rd, 2013
Paintbrush is the best fucking way to procrastinate. Also, the administration doesn't want the "2 high 2 die" tour to be publicized as such for fear of more people thinking we just do things because of pot. Well, Glotz, I think you have more pot-related things to worry about than the name of a rap tour. But still, Paintbrush.

Paintbrush is the best fucking way to procrastinate. Also, the administration doesn’t want the “2 high 2 die” tour to be publicized as such for fear of more people thinking we just do things because of pot. Well, Glotz, I think you have more pot-related things to worry about than the name of a rap tour. But still, Paintbrush.

As everybody should by now know, Action Bronson and Danny Brown will be taking the coveted Williamson Sports Center stage on October 4th as a part of their nation-wide 2 High 2 Die tour. Tickets are on-sale now at the SGA desk on the second floor of Case Center. Tickets are $5 for students in advance, $10 for students at the door, and $20 for the general public. Public tickets are available right now at

This show is sure to sell out so get tickets as soon as possible, or accept the fate that while we’ll be going apeshit in a sea of sweaty student winded by bass-heavy hip-hop, you’ll be weeping alone and cold outside the gym.


Op-Ed: What is SEC and Why You Should Care

Monday, September 16th, 2013


The average Skidmore students find themselves immersed in a culture barraging them with nightly programming that provide education and entertainment.  While members of our community usually find themselves at a swath of different events each evening, one night serves as an exception to that rule.  We’ve come to call it The Big Show; it’s the one night of a semester Skidmore’s Student Entertainment Company (SEC) hosts a no holds barred concert.  Usually in the sports center, this show draws nationally touring acts from the realms of hip-hop (Action Bronson/Danny Brown, Dead Prez, Janele Monae, Talib Kweli) to hipster indie chic (Mayer Hawthorne, Dirty Projectors, TV on the Radio, Yeasayer).  The concert, endlessly hyped by SEC and student outlets such as this blog, usually ends up with mediocre reviews and a lackluster attendance.  From my short time here, I can easily recall a couple choice stories.

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Delicate Steve to Open for Dirty Projectors

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

SEC recently announced the opener for the spring Big Show. It’s Delicate Steve.

I just assumed “Delicate Steve” was some sort of newfangled performance art project, in which Stephen Yell gets on stage and lets the audience verbally abuse him until he breaks down in tears, but this already happens every night in our Northwoods house (am I right, fellas?)

Turns out Delicate Steve is a band. A good band. You can check out their shit here. SEC also made a cute video of people touching Stephen Yell’s butt in preparation for the show.

BREAKING: Dirty Projectors to Play Spring Big Show

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Sources from inside my house confirm that SEC has made a deal to bring Brooklyn-based band Dirty Projectors to Skidmore. The Spring Big Show is on April 13, but there’s no word of an opener or prices or anything like that yet, so I’ll keep you guys updated as SEC gets their shit together.

At presstime, SEC vice president Stephen Yell confirmed the rumor, before claiming that he had to “take a nap before going to this lecture thing.”

SEC Presents: Le1f @ Falstaff’s

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

You probably know this already but on Friday night, rapper Le1f will be performing at Falstaff’s. Skidmore’s own bleepy-blooper Karate will be opening.

If you’ve never heard of Le1f before, you might know him as a beatmaker for Das Racist (he produced “Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell,” for better or worse). In any event, he’s been getting a lot of attention recently, in part because he’s pretty good, but mostly because he’s gay. The Internet is completely flabbergasted by this man’s sexuality. It’s like, STOP THE PRESSES, THE GAYS ARE RAPPING!!!

Maybe he’ll show up at a Northwoods party afterwards. He went to Wesleyan and probably knows your friends there or something.

You can download his mxitape, Dark York, here. Also:


Friday November 30, 8pm @ Falstaff’s

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Suggest Bands for the Spring Big Show

Thursday, November 15th, 2012


This is a really cool idea.

Harnessing THE POWER OF CROWDSOURCING, the fine ladies and gents of SEC have put up a Wall Wisher calling for band suggestions to play the Big Show. All you have to do is double-click anywhere on the wall and copy-paste a YouTube link to some band that you think would be sick. I assume Stephen Yell will review the most popular choices and take them into account when he makes his executive decision next semester, but knowing him, he’ll probably just end up picking The Fray (he loves The Fray).

Don’t let anybody tell you that SEC doesn’t care.

(via Wall Wisher)

Mayer Hawthorne/Cults Tickets on Sale

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

“Yeah, girl, I know you like these flowers.”

Tickets for Mayer Hawthorne and Cults are now on sale at Case during the day. Again, the show’s on October 12; prices are $8 for students ($10 at the door), $25 GA ($30 at the door).

You might be wondering “is it worth $8 to see a girl with bangs fling around the stage and a nice Jewish boy hit on attractive girls in the audience?” Well, I might respond, “yes, absolutely.” Hop on it.

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Mayer Hawthorne & Cults Confirmed for Fall Big Show

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Hawthorne, eating a hot dog with a fork

Sources from inside my Northwoods house are reporting that indie-soul-douchebag Mayer Hawthorne and indie-pop-darlings Cults are officially slated to play the Big Show, tentatively scheduled for October 12.

This is going to be a ton of fun. Hawthorne—despite being a total jackass—is awesome and Cults is very Skidmore in a girls-with-bangs kind of way. Thank SEC and its VP Stephen Yell if you see him.

Also, if you’re not on the Mayer Hawthorne/Daryl Hall Live from Daryl’s House game then don’t even bother showing up.

Oberhofer & Magic Man at Falstaff’s

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

“Brah you’re mourning in the wrong direction.”

Because SEC is run by a group of competent people who like you, Oberhofer and Magic Man will be performing at Falstaff’s this Saturday. I’ve never heard of Oberhofer because I only really listen to Bruce Springsteen, Wu-Tang Clan, and maybe some prog, but they’re sick.

There are so many options for chilling this week that if you don’t have a plan by now, you don’t have your shit together one whit.

Saturday, September 8 @ Falstaff’s
Doors @ 8

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