Category Archives: Dance

REMINDER: Sepomana Tonight at 8

For those who’ve already gotten their tickets to Sepomana, WRMC’s Spring concert featuring Dan Deacon, Badbadnotgood, Argonaut & Wasp, and Thank God For Mississippi, read no further and just remember to stop your pregame in time to catch all of tonight’s acts.  If you don’t have tickets yet, fear not.  Swing by the box office or go/sepomtix.  Tickets are $5 in advance, $8 at the door.  Also, make sure to get the Dan Deacon app before heading over.  The app’s free, and apparently makes an audience based light show while he plays a certain song. Righteous.  Make sure to get to the show early to hear the final, final Thank God For Mississippi Show; one of the most beloved campus bands over the past couple years, if their show at Brooker this past January was any indication, tonight promises to be fantastic.  Get your tickets, get stoked, get over to McCullough at 8.  See you there.

Date: Tonight, April 19, 8 PM
Place: McCullough Social Space
Cost: $5 in advance, $8 at the door

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

 

SPRING FORMAL: THIS SATURDAY

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The annual spring formal is coming up this saturday! MCAB has done a really good job putting it together this year, particularly with the musical line-up. Claudia Esteva ’15 writes in:

Let’s take it back to the Roaring Twenties at the Great Gatsby Themed Spring Formal this Saturday, April 12th from 9:30pm-1:30am in Crossroads and the Social Space. A night of eclectic music starts off with special performances by Will Cuneo and Icarus & The Wax Wings(Crossroads 9:30-10:30pm), followed by D. Scott and Milk Chocolate (Social Space 10:30-11:30pm). To end the night off right, DJ Norris will take over the stage (Social Space11:30PM-1:30am). 

Semi-formal attire requested for a fantastic night accompanied by FREE FOOD (mocktails and a chocolate fountain?! Oh, yes we did!), PUB NIGHT** and a newly installed DISCO BALL. I can’t even.

**Beer and wine for 21+ Please bring 2 forms of ID (Crossroads)**

Date: Saturday, April 12th
Time: 9:30pm-1:30am
Place: Crossroads Cafe/Social Space

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

TONIGHT: GlobeMed Benefit Concert ft. Milk Chocolate & Thank God for Mississippi

Screen Shot 2014-04-04 at 1.49.34 PMCate Stanton ’15 writes in to tell us about an awesome GlobeMed concert tonight:

Join GlobeMed for an awesome night of music and dancing – all for a great cause! The benefit concert will feature Milk Chocolate, “Middlebury’s Favorite Interracial Rhythm And Blues Duo” featuring Mohan Fitzgerald ’14 and Innocent Tswamuno ’15 with a guest appearance by the ever-famous Caroline Joyner ’15, as well as Thank God for Mississippi, an all time favorite here at Middlebury. Three dollar entrance fee, cash preferred. All event proceeds go to Gardens for Health International - a nonprofit NGO in Rwanda that collaborates with existing health centers to eradicate childhood malnutrition through agricultural techniques and education. Concert starts early – the perfect way to kick off the first Friday back!

Date: Tonight, April 4
Time: 8:30 PM – later
Place: McCullough Social Space
Cost: $3 entrance fee, cash preferred

 

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!

BEAT of the Week

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Whaddup Midd,

Happy spring break to all! I hope everyone is heading somewhere comforting, be it some place warm, home, or a permanent spot in your bed on campus. This week’s beat of the week comes a day early, and as it’s Thursday we might as well throw it back a few years. The year 2001 brought us some great candidates but since Fat Joe has been stuck in my head this week I bring to you his classic “What’s Luv?” featuring Ashanti. For those who don’t know, this song launched Ashanti into fame – and for good reason. The song is reminiscent of Tina Turner’s “What’s Love Got to Do with It”, so in a way it’s a throwback within a throwback… anyway, enjoy!

 

Boat Taxi and Milk Chocolate Kick Ass, Public Safety Takes Names

Two songs into the set, the lights go on and music stops. "If you were not invited to this party, you need to leave" - PubSafe

Two songs into the set, the lights go on and music stops. “If you were not invited to this party, you need to leave” – PubSafe

Boat Taxi rocked their second show on Saturday night at Palmer, bringing new meaning to the song Play That Funky Music White Boy. The poppin’ funk set from this new student band was interrupted by Public Safety, who took over the mic to announce, “If you were not invited to this party, you need to leave.” To be fair, the basement was way over capacity (read not enough room to dance).  It was a musical and social event to behold.

Boat Taxi was seriously on point with a setlist of classics that literally burned down the house. Hit It and Quit ItSuperstitionJungle Boogie, and Seven Nation Army, to name a few. Huge shoutout to Ben Rose ’17.5 for somehow managing to make every piece of the 11-person band audible (so big we had to make a table to fit all their names).

Tito Son ’14.5 – Guitar Kurt Alles ’14.5 – Tenor Sax
Bjorn Peterson ’15.5 - Bass      Nick Rehmus ’15.5 - Drums 
Brian Marland ’15 - Trombone     York Kitajima ’15 – Trumpet
Rob Shaw ’16 - Alto Sax                                Helen Goelet ’14.5 – Vocals
Benjamin Miller ’14.5 - Vocals / beatbox

Tommy Hyde ’14.5 – Guitar

Noah Stone ’16.5 – Keyboard

Boat Taxi took the stage after a proper fluffing from the Milk Chocolate Project, the R&B / soul / blues band that has been taking campus by storm in recent weeks. Mohan Fitzgerald ’14, Innocent Tswamuno ’15Tito Son ’14.5Max Eingorn ’14, and Caroline Joyner ’15 form the quintet that, along with their usual hits, played a song from a new collaborative student music release, “Together” by Dwayne Scott off his new mixtape, “M.O.N.D.A.Y.”  Note that Tito played a double header like a champ. In Mitchito’s opinion, their best song of the night was by far their cover of Bob Marley’s “Is This Love.”  After the show, he said that it was the best cover he has seen any band play at Middlebury College, bar none.

Despite the quality of the music and the unprecedented level of energy on what was, for many, a long day of St. Patty’s Day debauchery, this concert was not all fun and games. As always, we’ve got to take the good with the bad when it comes to live music on campus. One of the best live shows of the year (if you ask me) was nearly shut down for lack of a better venue. When the usual Friday night dance party crowd collided with the mass of funk fans, a little bit of hell broke loose. Continue reading for details on the ensuing shitshow.

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