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Los Elk Release “Habits” Cover

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

New year, new picture. Thank the good lord.

Your favorite Skidmore band Los Elk have recorded an acoustic cover of Tove Lo’s “Habits (Stay High),” which can be viewed below. It’s a pretty tight arrangement, as it features guitarist Noah Ross playing a ukulele in a way that doesn’t make you want to eschew YouTube for the remainder of your earthly existence. And that, my friends, is a major feat. Click to continue »

Lively Lucy’s & SEC Present: Los Elk & The Rooks

Friday, September 19th, 2014

It wouldn’t be the start of a new semester at Skidmore if we didn’t have a show of our very own indie darlings Los Elk. You may have enjoyed their performance at Putnam Den this past weekend, but this Saturday at 10:00pm, the four-piece outfit will be gracing the Falstaff’s stage and playing the first of what I’m sure will be many on-campus gigs this semester.

Amir and the boys

From right to left: Amir Rivera-Lieberman ’15, some dudes

I’d try to describe their sound in my own words, but their Facebook page features a pretty adequate description, in addition to some good ol’ humble-bragging.

Los Elk features a unique and precise blend of Dance and Indie-Rock to deliver their trademark electrifying and energizing performances. Composed of Amir Rivera-Lieberman, Noah Ross, Hal DeGroat, and Ryan Bondell, Los Elk had their origins in Skidmore College. Forming in the Fall of 2011, the group quickly made a name for themselves with their fun and skillful performances. Since then, Los Elk has played countless shows with more on the way. Stay tuned, because things are only getting better!

While it certainly shouldn’t be excused for a slightly gimmicky title, the band’s latest EP Part II, was a well-produced and well-executed hit among the student body, and the band’s appeal has certainly extended beyond both Skidmore and Saratoga Springs, as they’ve been incredibly active over the summer playing at a variety of venues. And rightly so, because their sound is fucking tight.

Also on the bill for the evening is the NYC-based sextet The Rooks. Branding a blend of soul, R&B, and pop and featuring delicately placed yet lush instrumentation that promises to translate incredibly well live and show what that new sound system at Falstaff’s is really capable of. Listen to and download their new single “Twister” and their 2013 EP Something You Can Take to get a sampling of their work. In the unlikely case that Los Elk doesn’t get you there, these guys certainly will.

Doors are at 9:300pm, show starts promptly at 10:00pm. Swing by and start your weekend in the most classically Skidmore way possible.

Weekend Distractions CXXII

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

THURSDAY
8:00PM – ROCK THE VOTE: A Student Band Showcase @ Falstaff’s

FRIDAY:
3:30PM – AKT (Awkward Kids Talking) Auditions @ Upstairs of JKB
3:30PM – State of the College Address @ Zankel
6:00PM – AKT Auditions @ Upstairs of JKB

SATURDAY
9:00AM – Women’s Tennis vs.Union
1:00PM – Women’s Soccer vs. Plattsburgh
4:00PM – Men’s Soccer vs. Plattsburgh
8:00PM – Los Elk and The Rooks @ Falstaff’s

Missing something? Let us know in the comments!

First Open Mic Tonight!

Thursday, September 4th, 2014
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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*

EVOLFO DOOFEHT feat. DESTROY BABYLON – 9/25*

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

*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.

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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