April 2012

Wed. 4/4 - 8PM
Women in Music Open Mic

Please come celebrate women in the arts! Anything and everything written, performed, produced (etc.) by a lady is fair game--you need not be a lady to perform. Sign up for a spot at the event.

Art by Kenyon women will also be displayed.

Presented by the Horn and Crozier.

Fri. 4/6 - 8PM
Bread and Puppet Theater

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
Shabazz Palaces
w/Way Yes

Shabazz Palaces

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) .

Way Yes
band website

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*
Ty Segall, One Man Band (Solo Set)
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)
band website

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

Fri. 4/20 - 10PM
w/Glen Echo + We Just Spoke

More than any other single artist, Pinegrove was the driving force behind the return of teen pop in the late '90s.
We Just Spoke

Sat. 4/21 - 9:30PM
Erin Earthling
w/the Green Escalators

Erin Earthling

killer plum!!!

Green Escalators