If you have a “Call Me Maybe” Pandora station or consider Tiësto a lyrical genius, check out WXPN’s Music Film Festival at the Annenberg Center today for some more wonderful musical selections. The festival, which lasts through Sunday, will screen movies that feature Mumford and Sons, terrorist drummers (?), and real hipsters, whatever that means these days.
Since individual films are going for $12 and admission for the entire weekend will set you back $125, the festival’s a bit spendy, but it’ll be a nice change from watching Up on your Macbook, right?
John Legend took some time out of busy schedule to chat up with some old friends at his alma mater this morning. Check out this C’99 alum hanging out with Ben– so photogenic! We’re hearing reports that Franklin provided the requisite beatbox for Legend’s a cappella dubstep version of “Ordinary People.” Quaint! We can’t wait to hear it ourselves at the concert tonight.
We always knew SPEC Jazz and Grooves were some cool cats, but now they’re going to be some cool online cats. Joining the world of ~*~*technology*~*~ will be jazzandgrooves.com, a website J&G plan to use as “the first ever Philadelphia music and events blog for Penn students.” Woah, hey, that’s pretty awesome! To celebrate, they’re holding a launch party, a final concert at the ARCH and a Fling shindig. Check out all dem sweet deetz below:
1. Launch Party at the Castle WHEN: Thursday, 3/22 WHERE: The Castle, 36th and Locust WHY: Headlined by French electro duo Mustard Pimp and New York-based DJ duo Designer Drugs, this is a must-go show. (Mustard Pimp? Come on! You can’t miss Mustard Pimp, guys.) Read the rest of this entry »
Penn’s Quadrotors are the darlings of the Small Flying Device world, and they’ve been clumsily swooping in and out of our hearts since last summer. Today, we’ve been swOoOoning over this robot octet (roboctet?) playing the theme from James Bond. It’s…pretty hot. Just look at that lil’ guy tearing apart that cymbal! Is it reasonable to demand a Quadrotor a cappella group? The Quadrotones? The Chordrotors? Please?
In any case, book the Quadrotors now for your next formal event! We hear they played a sick cover of Glee’s cover of ”Don’t Stop Believin’” at a bar mitzvah this past weekend.
Sophomore Rachel del Valle’s “Duly Noted” column this week discussed her propensity for fitting music into every aspect of her life. In fact, she quite literally explains her music selection for even the most mundane experiences:
I’d be folding laundry and think, “Wouldn’t this be so much better with some Frank Sinatra?” I’d be buttering toast and imagine how good Belle & Sebastian would sound combined with the scraping of the knife…Brushing my teeth? I’m going to need some Hall & Oates to make the Crest go down smoother.
We’d be lying to say we’ve never done the same (such a toast song!), but this perfectly demonstrates why we keep iPods in our pockets and Spotify profiles on private.
What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with that special guy or gal in your life than by bringing a little bit of the Penn community to your February 14th hookup? Depending on what you’re going for in the love department, we’re here to provide you with some of Penn’s top tracks so that you can get right down to business. Please, thank us later.
Fratastic Chill Beats, Cuz You Have a Chill Date: “Frat Life” by Jerome Vivinno. This track has seduction written all over it. Chill seduction, that is. The combo of slow tempo and Vivinno’s smooth-like-honey vocals is sure to set the mood early. Read the rest of this entry »
Playlist Of The Week– Wanna hear some Cloud Nothings, Lykke Li and new material from our old friends Chairlift? Yeah, of course you do! Check out Street's Playlist of the Week.
Still Trynna See Jeff Mangum?–Well, you're in luck (maybe)! Around 20 or so more tickets are going on sale at noon today. Judging from how quickly they sold out last time (35 seconds), feel free not to tell your friends.
We’ll admit it: we have a crush on SPEC Jazz and Grooves. For their first show of the new year, they’re bringing in electronic artist Tycho and Brooklyn-based duo Beacon to perform at the Rotunda on Friday, February 3 at 8:30 p.m. Student tickets can be purchased online now or on Locust Walk beginning Thursday for just $5! Snatch one up before they’re gone.
From frat-rappers to video game musicians, Penn’s had some pretty epic musical moments over the past year. We’ve picked 11 of our favorite memories to share with you. In no particular order, we proudly present our best Penn music flashbacks from 2011:
Fire Burning (Harnwell Remix)by 2403 Productions When you mix club music with the wonderful lullaby of college house fire alarms, you come out with a tune that offers a ton of functionality. Scaring away an annoying hallmate is definitely maybe an option.
Rock It Outby Rossman This is the hit that started it all! Produced and performed by Penn students, this music video features Philly landmarks and clips from a party in the Quad, and by a party in the Quad we actually mean Fling.
Adrenalineby Nick Mishkin We are awarding 2011 UTB bucks for a music video filmed at Smoke’s but subtracting 2012 because it’s not the only video filmed at Smoke’s that made it to our list.