How appropriate! Hi, peeps. How’ve ya been? We interrupt your busy, rowdy (Neflixy, gluttonous) winter break with glorious news. As they have in years past, Penn Masala is journeying to India for the first half of January for five-stop a cappella extravaganza! We’d expect nothing else of Penn’s beloved Masala, and we’re sure Obama is kvelling just as much.
Friarside Coffeehouse Who: Friars Senior Society and Penn Habitat for Humanity When and where: Wednesday, 8 p.m.; The Castle (36th and Locust) Why: It’s a tasting menu of all the wonderful performing arts groups on campus with coffee and other yums. For $6! Getcha tix on the Walk.
[Disclaimer: Papyrus is such a joke. So is this post.] Don’t get enough djin-djin-djoo in your life? Have a burning desire to belt out an overplayed Top 40 song with no musical accompaniment every time you skip down Locust? Were you just straight up rejected from Atma, Counterparts, Dischord, Full Measure, Off the Beat, Pennchants, Masala, Penn Six, Penny Loafers, Penn Sori, PennYo, Quaker Notes, Shabbatones, and The Inspiration? Well, uh…that sucks, but perhaps your time has finally come.
In a historic gesture, Penn’s premiere, exclusive, one-of-a-kind-co-ed-1960′s-rock-inspired-North African-South Asian-Eastern European- interfaith-R&B-jazz-fusion-fire-juggling-hula-hooping-sketch comedy-OFSA-recognized-did-someone-just-fart?-eco-friendly-SAC-funded a cappella group was established yesterday.
“We have such a passion for culture and diversity, and we want to share that,” explains the group’s founder, Stephanie Larson C’13. “We like basically every type of music. Except country. That ain’t right, mang.”
At long last, Penn Six-5000 gets publicity from someone who is not actually a member of the group. And it’s by someone famous. Double score.
In an Entertainment Weekly interview, Elizabeth Banks (’96) raves about “the big group on campus” from her time as a Penn student: none other than Penn Six-5000. Fine, boys, we”ll admit that you deserve it. Hit us up if you want to serenade us during one of our meetings.
Penn’s premier Hindi a cappella group just leaked a new track off their upcoming album entitled Panoramic, and you can be the first to sample their latest creation of South-Asian and American pop fusion just by clicking on the link below.
We know what you’re thinking… “What? An a cappella group with no Penn puns in its name? Are they even legit?” But if you like what you hear, you should definitely get your butt over to their annual spring concert going on this Saturday night at 7PM in Irvine Auditorium.
The university’s newest Youtube gem is this “Penn’s Stepping Up” video, which features the Penny Loafers doing a cringe-worthy remix of Diana Ross’s masterpiece in order to publicize Penn’s “Making History” campaign. The overly-peppy song is reminiscent of a local car dealership commercial jingle, and it makes us feel really uncomfortable. Also, the video description says that the clip includes “…an all-star cast of Penn alumni, students, faculty and friends,” so why aren’t we featured?! Tear.
Tonight Off the Beat (that’s Penn’s modern rock a cappella group, for the two of you who haven’t heard of them) will be performing their fall show at Harrison Auditorium. The show is at 8, and there is a performance tomorrow night as well. OTB (hey, that sounds like UTB!) also just released their latest album, Evitetive, and they were kind enough to leak us some tracks. You can buy a copy of your own at the show or on their website.
Click here for their sick rendition of “Lollipop.” Yeah, that’s right, Lil Wayne gets the a cappella treatment.