Concerts

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Young, Gifted, and Black Gospel Choir celebrates 45th anniversary

By Saiham Sharif sharifsa@grinnell.edu As a part of the Alumni Multicultural Reunion weekend, the Young, Gifted and Black Gospel Choir (YGB) celebrated their 45th anniversary with a concert in Sebring-Lewis Hall. Although some posters branded the event as YGB’s 50th anniversary, the concert was actually the group’s 45th anniversary. Founded in 1967, the group did…

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Overcoats on music and friendship

On tour with their debut album “YOUNG,” Overcoats embrace vulnerability through minimalist melody and honest songwriting. On Nov. 16 they’ll be performing in Gardner lounge. The S&B’s Ania Chamberlin and Naomi Worob interviewed members Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell to discuss friendship, inspiration and the creative process. Ania Chamberlin: What kind of music did you…

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Jay Som and p.morrow to bring some heat to Gardner

By Kelly Page pagekell@grinnell.edu Get ready for a concert that will feel like hot apple cider for your soul. On Tuesday, Nov. 7, DIY songwriter Jay Som and Grinnell band p.morrow will play the Gardner stage. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.. p.morrow will begin their set at 8 p.m. and Jay Som will perform at…

Boston’s Vundabar rocks garage-pop in Gardener

By Kelly Page pagekell@grinnell.edu It’s time to make like a geologist and rock. This Friday, Oct. 27 in Gardner Lounge, get ready to see Vundabar and Alien Girls play sets you will not soon forget. Doors open at 9:30 p.m., Alien Girls taking the stage at 10 p.m. and Vundabar following at 10:45 p.m. Hailing…

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CupcakKe brings femme, sex-plicit hip-hop

By Kelly Page pagekell@grinnell.edu She’s unique, she’s unapologetic, her fans call themselves “slurpers” and she’s coming to Grinnell this weekend. Get ready to see rapper CupcakKe, who will be taking Harris Center by storm at 10 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 7.  Having grown up in Chicago, CupcakKe started rapping after a member of her church…

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Herrick to host night of queer country music

Kelly Page pagekell@grinnell.edu This Saturday, Sept. 30 at 8 p.m., Herrick Chapel will experience a take on folk music it has probably never seen before. Gay country musicians Lavender Country and AJ Lewis & Friends will take the stage for a night of banjos, fiddles and LGBTQIA+ history. Lavender Country is often billed as the…

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MikeQ and Chynna to bang at Gardner

By Kelly Page pagekell@grinnell This Saturday, Sept. 23 at 9 p.m. is the time to let your body move to the music and vogue. In Gardner Lounge, ballroom producer MikeQ and rapper Chynna Rogers will perform a show that can be deemed unique even by Grinnell Concerts standards. If you’ve ever seen the 1990 documentary…