Lemme Smang It (Watch)
Fried or Fertilized (Watch)
I Like to Dance (Live)
Sat. 12/8 - 1pm
The Horn Gallery is holding a Craft Bazaar on December 8 from 1pm-4pm! Students, faculty, and community members will be selling/trading any product they have created and would like to share. Come on out for some arts, crafts, original music CDs, and even baked goods.
Is This On Me? (Watch)
Sa Sa Samoa Remix (Watch)
Andreja 4-Ever (Listen)
Sat. 11/10 - 9:30pm
Big Beast (Watch)
Untitled (In Studio Session) (Watch)
"Nearly a decade deep in the rap game, Mike has released five critically hailed records and won a Grammy for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group with Outkast for the song “The Whole World.” But, in no uncertain terms, Mike will tell you that R.A.P. Music is his finest accomplishment. He’ll even call it a “classic.” Of course, every rapper calls every one of their albums a classic. The only difference is that Mike’s right...Not only does R.A.P. Music stand on its own as a stark document of the socio-economic discrepancies and racism that still plague America in 2011, it creates a kinetic soundtrack for our ever-present paranoia, fear, and loathing. The acronym in the title stands for “Rebellious African People’s Music” and it operates as a catchall container for Mike’s rage at everything from corporate chicanery to the fallout from the Reagan era. Although titled “R.A.P.,” it takes its influence from all genres that Blacks have rebelled through be it Gospel, Jazz, Soul, Rock or Funk. The title track expresses this fittingly." (Agency)
Fri. 11/9 - 8:30pm
The Milkman's Union
Brooks Robinson (Watch)
"The Milkman’s Union is an art-pop outfit based in Portland, ME. The band formed at Bowdoin College in 2007 and began touring the Northeast in 2010. Hundreds of shows later, the members find themselves having garnered a number of honors, including opening slots for Deerhunter, Bowerbirds, Woods, The Morning Benders, The Devil Makes Three, Ben Kweller, among others, an appearance at the CMJ festival in NYC and a mild and ineffable “buzz” surrounding their activities. The Portland Phoenix writes that the band “had one of the most celebrated 2011s of any band in town” and Boston Band Crush suggests that “they’re the kind of three piece that crafts a sound so full and entertaining, you’re constantly checking to be sure they haven’t snuck in a fourth guy that you’re just not seeing.” With an EP due in the Fall and more rigorous touring to follow, The Milkman’s Union’s story will continue to unfold."
w/ Alex Bleeker and the Freaks
Through the Day (Watch)
Dreamin (Live) (Watch)
Alex Bleeker and the Freaks
These Days (Listen)
Summer / Epilogue (Live)
“[Real Estate] bassist Alex Bleeker’s first solo EP is in front of the Freaks, a gang that’s more Crazy Horse than Galaxie 500… The sonics are similarly submerged, but the pop format is much different: this is Strumming Country, tone trumps texture. Bleeker’s got a fantastic ear for steering his crew’s floating-mattress sensibility toward the classic rock side of things.”
ITAL / Laurel Halo / Magic Touch / M. Geddes Gengras
Floridian Void (Listen)
Press: Hive Mind Review (Pitchfork)
FACT Magazine Interview
MK Ultra (listen)
Press: Quarantine Review (Pitchfork)
FACT Magazine Interview
Wednesday 9/26 - 9pm
I Get Nervous (Tiny Desk Concert) (Watch)
Press: Nootropics Review (Paste)
Pie Fight ’69 – 8:03, 2000
The Fabulous Stains: Behind the Movie – 11:00, 1999
lot 63, grave c – 9:47, 2006
N-Judah 5:30 – 3:18, 2004
Clear Glasses – 4:13, 2008
The Universal Language – 30:00, 2011
decapitalization circus finale (watch)
why cheap art manifesto (read)
Bread and Puppet Theater is an internationally recognized company that champions a visually rich, street-theater brand of performance art that filled with music, dance and slapstick. Its shows are political and spectacular, with huge puppets made of paper maché and cardboard; a brass band for accompaniment, and anti-elitist dance. Most are morality plays--about how people act toward each other--whose prototype is "Everyman." There are puppets of all kinds and sizes, masks, sculptural costumes, paintings, buildings and landscapes that seemingly breathe with Schumann's distinctive visual style of dance, expressionism, dark humor and low-culture simplicity (Theater For the New City).
Sat. 4/7 - 9PM
A deliberately enigmatic hip-hop collective from Seattle led by the Palaceer, the rapper otherwise known as Ishmael Butler. The group released two EPs last year – Shabazz Palaces and Of Light – but their first full-length release, Black Up (which came out June 28th on Sub Pop), is their creative breakthrough. Over the course of 10 tracks, Butler and his collaborators pair thoughtful, sharply composed rhymes with beats that recall the grimy, claustrophobic sound of early Wu-Tang Clan and Company Flow as well as the blissful, atmospheric instrumental hip-hop of DJ Shadow (Rolling Stone) .
Formed in Columbus, Ohio in early 2010, Way Yes set out to make music about good times, or at least making it through the bad ones. Their latest EP, Walkability (Lefse Records) hides heavy lyrical content under positive tropical vibes. They make masterful use of sonic space, keeping the instrumentation sparse and the reverb heavy to provide a deceivingly introspective experience. With layered African & Brazilian rhythms, whimsical guitar lines and dreamy electronic touches, Way Yes makes sure you’ll never think of Ohio the same way again.
Sat. 4/14 - 10PM*
W/Ryan Chapin Mach
*FYI: the date of this event changed from 4/13 to 4/14--any websites still listing the event as FRI 4/13 have not been updated. The event is SAT 4/14.
goodbye bread (watch)
Like so many kids born backwards into an endless digital landscape of ahistorical pop plenitude, San Francisco rocker Ty Segall writes by channeling — and lovingly warping — a carefully curated set of period references. His records are a playful pastiche of '60s proto-punk signifiers: curled-lip delivery, wailing guitar solos, even the fuzzy grain of the era's analog production (NPR).
Ryan Chapin Mach
w/Glen Echo + We Just Spoke
Sat. 4/21 - 9:30PM
w/the Green Escalators
Double bassist/singer-songwriter Nat Baldwin's forthcoming album People Changes is much like the stark Maine setting which it was created. Of course, his fourth full-length shows welcome markings of his experimental bent from years as the Dirty Projectors bassist and former disciple of free jazz legend Anthony Braxton, but the serene isolation of 17 million acres of New England forestland make this cabin-born set intimate and sincere.
In addition to Dirty Projectors, Nat Baldwin has performed on Vampire Weekend's Contra and Department of Eagles' In Ear Park. He will tour behind the albums release this spring (Billions).
Sat. 2/11 - 10PM
& White Ball meets Peeps Valentine's Party with local food and live music thrown into the mix.
10:45-11:15 Glen Echo/hors d'oeuvres
11:15-midnight Luke Brandfon
midnight-2am DJ SLOTS
Cloud Nothings is a one-man studio band: 19-year-old Dylan Baldi, the songwriter whose frantic, fuzz-toned but ever-tuneful home recordings, from a suburban basement, werediscovered online. He’s a throwback to the melodic early-1980s punk-pop of bands like the Replacements, with the immediacy of being an actual teenager — a nerdy, nasal-voiced underdog falling in love or lashing out. “You’re not that important now and that will always stay the same!” he sneers in two-syllable bursts (NY Times).
w/The Killer Sting
Wed. 2/29 9:45PM
YACHT is a Band, Belief System, and Business conducted by Jona Bechtolt and Claire L. Evans of Marfa, Texas and Portland, Oregon, USA. All people are welcome to become members of YACHT. Accordingly, YACHT is what YACHT is whenYACHT is standing before you. YACHT’s heart is in these live presentations: uncluttered, inspiring sessions of damaged dance moves and coded ritualism, backed by constantly changing elements— (Windish)
Introducing Jeffrey Jerusalem, the West Coast’s next hot-shit producer, performer, and remixer. The high-energy moniker of Portland, Oregon’s Jeff Brodsky, Jeffrey Jerusalem delivers ecstatic rhythms, and primitive bliss as part of his multimedia lifestyle. As a producer, Jerusalem’s music combines playful, lo-fi bedroom disco—characteristic of Portland’s dance scene—with the top shelf techno-craftsmanship of his peers at DFA(Lazercave).