After the success of our Lecture Series last semester, we at WESU have organized a Spring Concert Series. This series will be free and open to the public. We hope that all our listeners both at Wesleyan and throughout the greater Middletown community will feel welcome to come and enjoy the music together. Here are brief descriptions of the concerts we have planned. More details will be posted soon so stay tuned!
As seen in the video at the top, The Stepkids
put on a very psychedelic live show complete with video projection. The band comes from Bridgeport, CT and is signed to the legendary Stones Throw (owned by Peanut Butter Wolf
and home to Madlib
and J Dilla
(RIP)). They call their music “futuristic electro soul” and their guitarist was once in Alicia Keys
‘ touring band. Their debut album, The Stepkids
, was released in 2011 and they are set to release a new album, Troubador
is a WESU favorite and fellow CT native. Here’s an interview
we did with him last November. He plays rock & roll and his last album, Hard on Romance
came out last year.
is the project of The Books
‘ member Nick Zammuto. Like The Stepkids, Zammuto puts on a unique live show that includes video projection. Zammuto’s music is experimental electronic. His debut, Zammuto
came out last year.
describes themselves as “nondenominational devotional pop from California/Canada.” And their latest album, Inner Classics
also came out last year.
We covered Boldy James
‘ shows at CMJ here
. He is an MC from Detroit, who has released two mixtapes, Trapper’s Alley: Pros & Cons
in 2011 and Consignment: Favor for a Favor The Redi-Rock Mixtape
last year. A collaboration with The Alchemist
is due out later this year.
is a local Middletown MC. He released his latest track “Killa” in December.
The WESU Spring Concert Series is sponsored by WESU Middletown, the Wesleyan Concert Committee, and TuneIn, a service you can use to listen to WESU on your smartphonedongles.