When the original “American Pie” came out in 1999, it was a huge success. Not only was it hilarious, but it also revitalized the market for teen comedies. I mean, who doesn’t find it funny if a dad catches his son using a pie to simulate sex?
LCD Soundsystem may have retired after a short 10-year span; however, the band’s impact on the music world is already undeniable. The New York band first attracted attention in 2002 with its single “Losing My Edge.”
It’s rare that you get to interview your idols, especially ones with such a large fan base in the college community. This Monday, representatives from college newspapers across the country, myself included, got the opportunity to interview Matt Stone and Trey Parker, best known as the creators of the animated series South Park.
As the curtains open and the familiar music begins playing, I can’t help but smile.
Every year, hipsters, comedy junkies, dirty hippies, and college students everywhere anxiously await the announcement of the lineup for the coming summer’s Bonnaroo festival, which takes place over four days on a large farm in Manchester, Tenn.
Bear Hands may have rocked the house last month, but few people know that this Brooklyn-based band got their start at the Eclectic Society’s annual Awesomefest.
When it comes to Valentine’s Day, there tends to be four schools of thought. For those in relationships, the feelings are either of excitement or utter dread.
With each style of music comes its own style of fans. Those who attend a heavy metal show are likely to have a different appearance than those attending a classical music concert.
It takes a lot of chutzpah to create a superhero TV show. Fans of the genre are very opinionated and tend to attack anyone who tries to veer from the classic superhero style. Just look at what happened to Spiderman 3.
Ever wanted to fight a Hungarian Horntail? Or be guided through Hogwarts by Harry, Ron, and Hermione? Well, you can’t—because they don’t exist. But you can recreate the experience at Universal Studios’ newest park, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
Wesleyan-grown band Almonds and Elephants has stampeded the campus music scene this semester. The two-piece band has played a number of shows (including opening for two well-known non-Wesleyan bands, Xiu Xiu and Bear in Heaven) and released four albums so far.
The scream has been a crucial part of society since the dawn of time, signifying danger, excitement, outrage. But today the scream has a whole new purpose: music. The scream has been transformed and integrated into many new musical genres, such as metal and melodic hardcore.
This past weekend, the student group Radical Performance Machine brought Brooklyn-based Bear in Heaven to Eclectic, where they performed at midnight following performances by Wesleyan Bands Oberhofer and Almonds and Elephants.
Punk in the chapel? Sounds crazy, no? But in our Wesleyan community, even this is possible: Czech punk band Už Jsme Doma played a show last Friday in Memorial Chapel. As I entered, I wondered how a punk show could be enjoyed while sitting in pews politely listening, luckily, this only happened for the first few seconds of the show; then a few ambitious students began to dance in the small amount of space between the front pew and the stage.
A roundup of Fall TV
Called “one of the most exciting figures in jazz’s new power generation” by Steve Dollar of Time Out Chicago, Taylor Ho Bynum ’98 (MA ’04) is truly an innovator when it comes to jazz.