Concerts

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Jamila Woods to appear in Gardner on Saturday

By Halley Freger  fregerha17@grinnell.edu Grinnell Concerts returns with another stacked lineup this semester. Chicago-based soul singer, songwriter, and poet Jamila Woods kicks things off with a concert this Saturday at 9 p.m. in Gardner Lounge. A number of artists have featured Jamila Woods, her soulful voice demanding attention on tracks such as Macklemore’s “White Privilege…

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Mark Redito, Great Dane and Mike Gao to finish up Concerts

Halley Freger fregerha17@grinnell.edu Grinnell Concerts is hosting the last show of the semester tonight at 9 p.m. in Gardner Lounge. The fall lineup concludes with LA-based producers Mark Redito, Great Dane and Mike Gao. DJ and producer Mark Redito makes music that is powerful in its ability to be playful and hype as hell. His…

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Folk-pop in Herrick tonight with PHOX

Halley Freger fregerha17@grinnell.edu It’s time for another highly anticipated concert — PHOX is playing at Herrick Chapel tonight at 9 p.m. Opening for PHOX is Grinnell’s Seth Hanson ’17 who performs under the moniker Seth Hanson and the Additional Six. Since starting this project in 2012, Hanson has put out 11 releases. On his most…

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Shovember promises good music, good food, good vibes

Nora Coghlan coghlann17@grinnell.edu Tomorrow night Freesound will host the long awaited Gardner music festival of the semester, Showvember, in collaboration with local foods, Bob’s Underground Café, Tiny Dorm, and Concerts Committee. Over the course of five hours, attendees can expect to see 19 acts, composed of roughly 50 student musicians, with three rounds of food…

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Trails and Waves offers Gardner as a place of healing

By Halley Freger fregerha17@grinnell.edu Trails and Ways delivered a therapeutic set of indie-pop on Wednesday night. Before they even started playing, guitarist and vocalist Keith Brower Brown described their music as “anti-capitalist dream-pop.” The audience seemed to breathe a sigh of relief — this was much needed. It had been a difficult day, and Grinnellians…

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Abra promises smooth originality tonight

Halley Freger fregerhal17@grinnell.edu It’s been an exciting week for music at Grinnell as Concerts prepares to host their third show of the week. Tonight at 9 p.m. in Gardner Lounge, Atlanta-based R&B singer and producer Abra will perform a show that is not to be missed. Although originally born in Queens, New York, Abra’s parents…

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Open Mike Eagle and Waldo to play Gardner this Friday

    By Halley Freger fregerha17@grinnell.edu This Friday rappers Open Mike Eagle and Waldo will play Gardner Lounge at 9 p.m. Waldo is the founding member of the hip-hop collective AGO, a group of musicians and producers including artists such as Sango, The SEVENth and Savon, who are concerned with pushing the boundaries of rap….

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SALES and Karen Meat pop out Herrick

By Halley Freger fregerha17@grinnell.edu Grinnell Concerts hosted two pop-influenced acts on Wednesday, Karen Meat and SALES. Des Moines’s Karen Meat opened with a set of their high-energy trash pop. As they took the stage they looked around them at the beautiful Herrick Chapel and joked, “Tonight the role of crusty punk club will be played…

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Sunflower Bean to shed Sunshine in Gardner on Sunday

By Halley Freger fregerha17@grinnell.edu As the rock stars of Brooklyn’s Sunflower Bean headed to their show in Toronto, guitarist/vocalist Nick Kivlen drove the van while bassist/vocalist Julia Cumming and drummer Jacob Faber spoke with Concerts Correspondent Halley Freger ’17 over the phone. Don’t miss Sunflower Bean this Sunday, October 23 in Gardner Lounge for Sunflower…