Drum roll please! This week’s winner goes to SPEC Jazz & Grooves for this psychedelic flyer. A mere glimpse makes you want to shake yourgroove thing. If you’re still crying about St. Party’s Day being over and have a Penn ID, then come dance the night away at the Rotunda this Saturday, March 23rd, at 9 p.m. The featured artist is Flume, a 21-year-old producer from Sydney, Australia. Check out his music and more details on the event here.
GOOD MORNING, UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA! You look wonderful today, did you know that? Whatever you’re doing, it’s working.
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.
Been enjoying the nice weather, have you? Well, we certainly hope so, since it’ll barely get above 60 this week. Frown. But Fling is only 18 days away, and that’s pretty disco. This week, we’ve got DANCING, we’ve got MUSIC and tons of neato speakers. Check it out! We’ll know if you don’t.
Live At The Writers House
Who: Kelly Writers House
When and where: Monday, 7 p.m.; Arts Café (Kelly Writers House)
Why: LIVE at the Writers House is on ongoing collaboration between the Kelly Writers House and WXPN, bringing spoken word and music to the Penn community six times per year. This sitting, LIVE will be hosting Eddie Hopely, Cecilia Corrigan, John Paetsch, Gordon Faylor, Trisha Low and musical guest Oh! Pears. Stay cool, Kelly Writers House, ya hear? Read the rest of this entry »
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 »
It’s the second full week of school, and you’re preparing for the calm before the storm. Yeah, midterms? Already? What’s up with that? Check out these neato events before you pretend to start studying.
Who: Penn Basketball
When and where: Today, 7 p.m.; The Palestra
Why: You know, basketball? That’s the one where they kick the ball into the net. Or there are ice skates involved in some way? Well, anyway, our freshman year roommate said it was a big deal, so we’re going to check it out ourselves because SPORTS RAH RAH RAH.
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.
SPEC Jazz and Grooves has just announced the lineup for its inaugural NSO concert, scheduled for September 4th (starting at 9 p.m.). For the low, low price of nothing, Penn students will have access to a show featuring Gang Gang Dance, a Manhattan-based experimental rock group, and Madlib, an instrumentalist and rapper from L.A. We can’t even begin to process how rad this is– SPEC Jazz and Grooves for President! But wait, where would that leave Amy Gutmann? SPEC Jazz and Grooves for Assistant President! But what about Leah Popowich? SPEC Jazz and Grooves for Assistant to the President!
SPEC Jazz and Grooves will take over the Rotunda on Thursday, October 1, for a night that will make any indie music fan’s heart skip a beat. Brooklyn natives The Antlers, who we got a chance to check out at the Pitchfork Festival this summer, will be joined by Holly Miranda, a vocalist loved by Kanye West and Vanity Fair alike. More information about the musical acts, courtesy of SPEC, along with the music video for The Antlers’ “Two,” after the jump.
Tickets are on sale on the walk, as well as through this website. Student tickets will be sold for $10 ahead of time and $15 at the door. Be sure to get yours before all the cool kids of Philadelphia get wind of the show. At that point, the average attendee hipness might rival that of the American Apparel ad that was Girl Talk 2009, and tickets will go like hot cakes. (Man, talk about a hip phrase.)