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A Friendly 4/20 Message from TGFM

Happy Holidaze middbeat!

It’s 4/20. And we have a lot to be thankful for. Last night was outta control and today is going to get wiiiiiiild and hazyyyyy.

Enjoy a little 4/20 inspired YouTube treat from your favorite neighborhood band Thank God for Mississippi!

Make sure you get to Palmer at 12:30 to see Milk Chocolate and Boat Taxi for a funky reggae party. Then don’t miss the Otters do their annual 4/20 at 4:20pm show at the Gamutitheatre.

 

 

TONIGHT: Christine Vachon presents “Kill Your Darlings”

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American independent film producer Christine Valchon will visit Middlebury tonight to present her 2013 film Kill Your Darlings, in an event sponsored by the Film & Media Culture department.

The film, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2013, stars Harry Potter Daniel Radcliffe as a young Allen Ginsburg during his time as a student at Columbia University in the 1940s. Based on true events, the film chronicles the early ongoings of the beat writers’ generation as Radcliffe finds himself entangled in a complex web of friendship, love, literary aspirations, and murder.

Christine has produced a number of acclaimed films including Far From Heaven (2002), the Academy-Award winning Boys Don’t Cry (1999), One Hour Photo (2002), and I’m Not There (2007), as well as the 2011 Emmy Award-winning HBO mini-series Mildred Pierce. Her first film, Poison, written and directed by Academy Award nominee Todd Haynes, won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance in 1991. Christine co-founded the New York City-based production company Killer Films in 1995 alongside producer Pamela Koffer.

Christine will present the film and lead a Q&A session after the screening in Dana Auditorium. I recommend that you check it out. She’s kind of a big deal.

When: Tonight, 7:30pm
Where:
Dana Auditorium 
Cost: 
Free

BEAT of the Week

Yo Midd!

This week’s beat of the week comes from a relatively obscure artist, Jaymes Young. While he is fresh on the scene, his voice is infectiously honest and heart-rending. Enjoy “Habits of My Heart” (with a Sufjan Stevens influence) on this beautiful, sunny Friday and if you’re really taken with him, check out his inaugural EP, Dark Star, which he released in September. Thanks to Sayre White ’15 for the inspiration on this one!

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Clockwork Orange

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Clockwork Orange, the play, will be playing this weekend! Check out Middlebury’s awesome production of Anthony Burgess’s famous novel, complete with fights, lights, and a selfie. Mature Audiences only (which means it’s going to be badass, right?) Get your tickets at go/boxoffice.

Show Times:

Thursday 4/10 – 8:30

Friday 4/11 – 7:30 [Optional Talkback Afterwards]

Saturday 4/12 – 7:30

 

WOMP this Way

You guessed it. WOMP is back for its 7th week in a row and it ain’t going nowhere!WOMP_template7

Come to the Gamut Room at 9pm for a night of music and food. Bring a guitar, mandolin, or just yourself and sign up to perform! Everyone is welcome and it doesn’t have to be music related. (Just ask Hubert and Nick!). Grab the mic, break the mold, and WOMP. You know you want to.

This week will feature a headlining performance by a couple rugged mountain men Weyland Joyner ’14.5 and Taylor Bickford ’14 and their eclectic mix of acoustic instruments.

 

 

NOTEIf you are interested in performing with a band or a group that uses more than just acoustic instruments (like drums, keys or electric bass), send an email to cparrish[at]midd or elevy[at]midd to let them know what your tech requirements will be.

Keep reading to see the upcoming schedule…

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PULSE / EMEFE / GABRIEL GARZóN-MONTANO TONIGHT

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Last night’s Thank God For Mississippi x Milk Chocolate show was dope as fuh. And if you’re in the mood to keep vibing you’re in luck, because there is an unbelievable lineup TONIGHT in the Hepburn Zoo.  PULSE, a percussion group from Skidmore, makes their much anticipated return to Middlebury, after absolutely killing it in the Zoo last April.  They will be followed by two of the realest Funk acts you will ever see, Gabriel Garzón-Montano, lead singer of frequent Middlebury visitors Mokaad, and the always untouchable EMEFE.  It will be an awesome night of performances by a gang of artists who have all put on stellar shows at Midd in the past. Party should start around 9 o’clock.

The organizers of this event write in:

Come dance your asses off in unrestrained funkiness and percussive ecstasy. EMEFE is New York’s finest Afro-beat act, sure to get you grooving. Opening for them is Gabriel Garzón-Montano, who is the Latino incarnation of James Brown, D’angelo, and James Blake. 
Kicking off the show will be the explosive percussive experience that is Pulse.

Check out the Facebook event for more information.

Where: Hepburn Zoo
When: 9 PM
Cost: Free

BEAT of the Week

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Greetings Midd!

This week’s beat of the week is inspired by the fact that CHERUB absolutely killed it on Tuesday night at Higher Ground. For those who didn’t make it out or who aren’t familiar with this duo, they’re sex-pop electronica mixed with 80s inspired funk. Their irreverent lyricism and catchy beats appeal to all, so enjoy this tune (a personal favorite) to get you amped for the first weekend back from break! For those genuine Cherub fans, look forward to the release of their new album next month – they previewed a few of their new songs at the concert and they sound phenom.com.

TGIF!

Middlebrow Show TONIGHT

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Middlebrow will be having its second improv show of the semester, and its first with new members Justin Jackson Prince ’17 and Alexander Khan ’17.  The show, which will be in Pearsons Lounge, will feature a surprise guest, a storyteller who will make you LAWL.  Although 11 might seem like a late start time, Alexander urges fans to come out and support the group nonetheless, “11 is actually the perfect time for comedy!  Jon Stewart and SNL are both on at 11, and that’s when they air the best reruns of the Brady Bunch on TV Land!”  Luke Smith-Stevens ’14.5 adds, “KHAAAAAAAAANNN!”

Date: Tonight, Tuesday 4/1
Time: 11 PM
Place: Pearsons Lounge

 

TODAY: Photography Talk by Justin Kimball

Today photographer Justin Kimball will present some of his work in an illustrated lecture. His work is described as “explorations of the minutiae of everyday life—a contemplation of our brief and humble legacies before they are cleaned up and cast to the wind.”

Check out some more of Kimball’s work here.

Date: Today, Tuesday, April 1
Time: 4:30 – 6 PM
Place: Johnson 304
Cost: Free