…one of these people?! This picture surfaced yesterday, so it’s official: the Spring Fling performers could be on this Huntsman chalkboard! Kendrick Lamar is circled, Robyn is boxed, and even Mozart is on the list. What does it all mean? Zoom endlessly on the pictures and let the speculations continue. Only 144 days to go until we can be sure!
Are you a drummer? Do you like alcohol? Are you walking your dog right now? Did you vote today?* If so, look no further than these flyers posted all over Baltimore — that is, if you’re under 40 (or at least look like it). Preston Hull has channeled its inner J-14 Magazine and published this complex flowchart for anyone interested in joining their band. It may not help you find out if that hottie from Econ is into you (looking at you, kid in front row with striking blue eyes and kippah), but at least you’ll see if you have what it takes to ROCK.
*not actually listed as a requirement in the flowchart but like, duh
2012 Flingers Passion Pit seemed to enjoy playing for our tweaking, enthusiastic masses in April. But we had no idea how much of an impact we had on them until this week, when they released the video for their new single “Take a Walk.” We cant’t deny the fact that they like us, right now– THEY LIKE US!
The whole video is shot in and around Philly, from the perspective of a bouncing rubber ball. Starting out in some generic-looking burbs and making its way into our fair city, the ball is probably supposed to represent freedom, or maybe the circle of life. At around 2:00 we’re in Fairmount Park, and the first recognizable Philly skyline shot comes at around 2:39. From there the ball journeys past some familiar-looking rowhouses and zooms around Center City a bit.
What do you think of the new video? Did it make you want to take a walk? Did it make you a little nauseous, but in a totally awesome way? Let us know in the comments!
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.
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