Photos and video from WESU Record Fair!

Today’s record fair was a great success! Photos and video courtesy of Dave Bauer.

Record Fair SUNDAY!!! and Zammuto photos!

come buy some records!

come buy some records!

Our record fair is this Sunday and should be oodles and oodles of fun here’s all the info…

Who? Vendors of music in all formats and other mysterious trinkets from all around our area. WESU DJs spinning all-vinyl sets. YOU!!!

What? Vinyl, cassette, dvd, cd, 8track??? You name it, and someone at our record fair will have it. Find that Zappa bootleg you’ve been looking for forever. Pick up your 15 thousandth copy of Bridge Over Troubled Water. All of your musical dreams are here!

Where? Beckham Hall, Fayerweather, Wesleyan University, 55 Wyllys ave. Middletown, Connecticut, United States, North America, Planet Earth, The Solar System, Milky Way Galaxy, Known Universe, Reality

When? This SUNDAY April 7th, 2013 from 11am-4pm

Why? Because you can’t scratch an MP3.

Facebook event!

If you really badly still want a table email lberman@wesleyan.edu and he might be able to squeeze you in.

Hey there Nick Zammy!

Hey there Nick Zammy!

Thanks to everyone who came to see Zammuto, Snowblink, and the Japanese! Click the photo above to see more photos from our friends at Truancy Park. Our apologies to anyone frustrated by Wesleyan students tendency to chat a bit much. Keep an eye out for info about our next concert with Boldy James next Friday April 12th.

3/30 SATURDAY: Zammuto (of The Books) RSVP NOW!

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Free for everyone! If you do not have a Wes ID, please RSVP here.

Zammuto is the new solo project from Nick Zammuto, a former member
of The Books—one of the most acclaimed and innovative groups of the
past decade. In Zammuto’s progressive new endeavor, “dexterous
musicianship and catchy pop writing are upgraded to hyper-reality,”
(Pitchfork) as he mixes digital rhythms with complex orchestration for
an emotionally intese music experience that blurs the line between man
and machine. 12 am

Snowblink is a Toronto based duo dubbed by the CBC
as “one of the most compelling new voices on the Canadian scene” for
their delicate, ethereal sound. 11 pm

The Japanese make paw-stomping space music. 10 pm

WHERE: Eclectic Haus, Wesleyan University, 200 High St. Middletown, CT

Facebook Event

THANK YOU to the Wesleyan Student Assembly Concert Committee, the Student Program Fund, and the Music & Public Life series for making this series possible!

February: WESU Fans Huddle Together For Warmth; Good Times

Ain't No Concerts Like the WESU Concerts cuz the WESU Concerts are in SPACE

Ain’t No Concerts Like the WESU Concerts cuz the WESU Concerts are in SPACE

Thanks to everyone who came to our events this month! We bipped and bopped in new ways, learned what it means to really DO-IT-yourself, and heard a hundred cell-phones ringing at the command of a punk rock legend. Here’s all the fun we had:

The Stepkids // Sidewalk Dave // Featherwood Bee @ Memorial Chapel

Featherwood Bee and Sidewalk Dave rollicked in some good ol’ time rock n’ roll. Then The Stepkids brought us to some deep corner of the galaxy of the soul. You can find some spectacular photos on dear WESU friend and high-stakes photographer Truancy Park’s Facebook. You can read a decidedly unconventional review from Wesleyan campus blog, Wesleying, here.

Thanks to the Wesleyan Concert Committee, the Student Activities and Leadership Department, and TuneIn for support with this series. TuneIn is a service you can use to listen to radio stations from around the world, including WESU, on your smartphones, tablets, and online.

Ian MacKaye @ CFA Hall

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Ian Mackaye shared his sage wisdom and fiercely independent attitude to a loving crowd of students and Connecticut fans. An on-air broadcast of the talk as well as a podcast are coming soon. Click through after the jump to view a photo gallery. You can also check out the Wesleying Review here.

Stay tuned for more awesome WESU events all Spring long! Like us on Facebook and listen to WESU for updates on all these awesome radio parties! Everything WESU does is open to the public!

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WEDNESDAY: Ian MacKaye at the CFA

We are excited to announce that WESU is co-sponsoring a talk by Ian MacKaye at the Center for the Arts Hall, located at 287 Washington Terrace in Middletown, CT. This event will take place February 27th at 8 PM. It will be free and open to the public. Be sure to show up early to make sure you can get a seat. The talk will be made up entirely of questions and answers, so please think of questions in advance!

Ian MacKaye is co-founder and owner of Dischord Records, an independent Washington D.C.-based label that has existed since 1980. He has been lead singer, songwriter, bassist and guitarist for world-changing rockbands The Teen Idles, Minor Threat, EmbraceFugazi, and The Evens. His latest album with The Evens, The Odds was released on November 20, 2012. The Needle Drop’s Anthony Fantano (past WESU lecture guest) describes the concoction, “great songwriting, strong messages, and tight playing are the main ingredients.” An awe-inspiring documentary about his band Fugazi, Instrument directed by Wesleyan alum Jem Cohen was released in 1999. It shows the band playing at such locations as prisons and college gyms, and getting interviewed by an eighth-grade girl on public access TV.

TONIGHT: Get Psyched for The Stepkids/Sidewalk Dave/Featherwood Bee

 The Stepkids

Get psychedelically psyched, because tonight the first show in WESU’s Spring Concert series is going down in Wesleyan’s Memorial Chapel. The show is free and open to the public.

If you can’t join us in the Chapel, located at 221 High Street in Middletown, CT, you can stream the show live beginning at 7:30.

Doors open at 7:30. Featherwood Bee will take the stage at 8:00, Sidewalk Dave will take over at 8:45 and the Stepkids will melt faces at 10:00.

Special thanks to the Wesleyan Concert Committee & TuneIn, a service which you can use to listen to the world’s radio including WESU. TuneIn is available as a app on all smartphones and tablets and online at TuneIn.com.

FRIDAY: The Stepkids/Sidewalk Dave/Featherwood Bee

We unveiled our Spring Concert Series on Monday. Now we’ve got some updates on the first of these shows that WESU will be presenting.

Our first concert will take place Friday February 22 in the Memorial Chapel at Wesleyan University, located at 221 High St in Middletown, CT. Doors will open at 7:30 PM and the show starts at 8:00 PM.

Set Times
8:00 Featherwood Bee
8:45 Sidewalk Dave
10:00 The Stepkids

The show is free and open to the public! Brought to you by WESU, The Wesleyan Concert Committee & TuneIn, a service which you can use to listen to the world’s radio including WESU. TuneIn is available as a app on all smartphones and tablets and online at TuneIn.com.

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 in 2013.

Sidewalk Dave 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. Sometimes he wears pants!

Featherwood Bee is a self-described psychedelic merman surf rockin’ band straight out of Middletown, CT.

Here’s the Facebook Event. Enjoy the concerts! WESU loves you.

The WESU Spring Concert Series

 
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!
February 22
The Stepkids
Sidewalk Dave
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 in 2013.
Sidewalk Dave 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.
March 30
Zammuto
Snowblink
Zammuto 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.
Snowblink describes themselves as “nondenominational devotional pop from California/Canada.” And their latest album, Inner Classics also came out last year.
April 12
Boldy James
Gifted Higgz 
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.
Gifted Higgz 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.