I’m excited for The Mash — Wesleyan’s annual music festival. The weather is yucky, but the organizers have found dry places so you can catch some great music at the venues listed below. I’m also getting stage fright about performing with the Smokin Lillies at Crowell at 5 p.m. We play some pretty great rock ‘n roll , so I hope plenty of Wesleyans will be there.
Here’s a list of the performers and venues:
Usdan University Center, First Floor
2-2:20 p.m.: Gee-rre
2:30-2:50 p.m.: Locus – One man with psychedelic textures and experimental beats.
3-3:20 p.m.: Jal & Locus – Your grandma’s favorite rapper.
3:30-3:50 p.m.: Mom – A funky band full of post-pubescent mystery rock.
4-4:20 p.m.: Quasimodal – Wesleyan’s oldest co-ed A cappella group.
4:30-4:50 p.m.: Sneaky Sugars – A band. Plays indie rock music. Girl plays lead guitar. It’s cool.
Crowell Concert Hall
2-2:20 p.m.: Rui Barbosa – 3 man jamband playing funk, rock, and jazz. If it gets proggy, It’s probably Jonah.
2:30-2:50 p.m.: Old Soles – Just a couple gals that love harmonies and attempt to make acoustic arrangements.
3-3:20 p.m.: Matt Chilton – A conglomeration of instruments that somehow gained sentience.
3:30-3:50 p.m.: Veeblefetzer – Wesleyan’s finest Klezmer ensemble.
4-4:20 p.m.: SAD – We’ll make you cry and remind you of being 16.
4:30-4:50 p.m.: Swipe Right – A band with nothing to lose.
5-5:20 p.m.: Smokin’ Lillies – Featuring Dean for Academic Advancement and the Class of 2017, and Adjunct Lecturer in Government Louise Brown; John E. Andrus Professor of Sociology and Director of the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life Rob Rosenthal; Luanne Benshimol; Evan Glass; Paul Horton; and special guest Wesleyan President Michael S. Roth on keyboards.
5:30-5:50 p.m.: 5 Guys – Five men. Or five dudes. Five boys. They’re Ethan, Angus, Nick, Delaine, and Leo.
6-6:20 p.m.: Chef – Cookin’ and servin up the hottest jams in the central CT region. Listen on BandCamp
6:30-7:30 p.m.: The Rooks – A transplant from the Wesleyan University music scene, the band has spent the last three years making noise across New York City and the greater Northeast. Featuring Garth Taylor ’12 on lead vocals; Spencer Hattendorf ’12 on vocals, saxophone, and percussion; Nate Mondschein ’12 on drums and percussion; Grahm Richman ’11 on guitar; Louis Russo ’11 on bass, and Gabe Gordon ’11 on keyboards.
Patricelli ’92 Theater
2-2:20 p.m.: Ari & Arian
2:30-2:50 p.m.: Lo-Qi – Rap duo here to denounce corporate oppression.
3-3:20 p.m.: Kari Wild
3:30-3:50 p.m.: Savage – A solo performance by Anna Savage
4-4:20 p.m.: Sloopy Coos Canyon – Pretty happy stuff about sometimes sad things.
4:30-4:50 p.m.: Slavei – Devoted to bringing beautiful and inspiring music of Europe, the Balkans, and Caucasus Georgia to Wesleyan.
Bands are subject to change.