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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

Facet/Downbeat Lounge @ the Tang

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

RIIIIIIIIIIIIIICOLAAAAAAAAA

This Thursday night at the Tang is going to be a THRILLING, two-part extravaganza. First, Terry Adkins’ Lone Wolf Recital Corps will be performing music and spoken word pieces in collaboration with Skidmore students, as part of Facets.

The Tang describes the group as:

“A performance unit with a revolving membership of multi-disciplinary artists and musicians, the Lone Wolf Recital Corps was founded by Adkins in 1986 and has performed widely, including the Institute of Contemporary Art, London, American Academy in Rome, New World Symphony in Miami, and MoMA PS1, New York.”

Following the Adkins performance, the Tang will be “be completely transformed into a low key music lounge with two stages, a mini bar, and intimate seating,” inspired by Adkins’ Tang exhibit, Recital.

Several student bands/musicians will be performing, including:

No booze, but hors d’oeuvres and culture. Don’t complain.

*Edgy name!

Thursday November 8, 7pm @ Tang

(via Tang, Facebook)

Skinny White Folk Releases Single

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Portland as fuck

A few days ago, Skidmore band Skinny White Folk (Peter Oundjian ’14 and Elliot Daniels ’15) released a single called “Portland,” but due to Fun Day and rain I’m only posting about it now.

Oundjian’s voice sounds kind of like James Taylor’s without the saccharine bullshit (all due respect to “Fire and Rain”) and the track is incredibly sad and haunting and other words people use to describe good music. They’re called Skinny White Folk because they’re white and skinny and play folk music, which is kind of funny I guess. Either way, check out the track because it’s free and really awesome.

(via Bandcamp)