Concerts

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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…

Concerts lineup released

By Saiham Sharif sharifsa@grinnell.edu The fall semester concerts lineup features 11 acts from various genres, many of which fall under indie rock or hip-hop, two genres which have typically been the mainstays of music taste at Grinnell for the past few years. Bringing artists that can fulfill everyone’s tastes can be a challenge. This year,…

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KAMAU and Lucien Parker to impress this Friday

By Emma Heikkinen heikkine@grinnell.edu Distinctly different rappers KAMAU and Lucien Parker will be performing in Gardner Lounge tonight, Friday, Sep. 1, with Djay Mando, in Grinnell Concerts’ second show of the semester. KAMAU is a singer-songwriter hip-hop and rap artist from Washington D.C., now residing in Brooklyn, where he recently performed at the Afropunk Festival….

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Whitney, Alex Cameron and Frankie Cosmos; final concerts this semester

By Halley Freger fregerha17@grinnell.edu Grinnell Concerts is ending the year with two of the most highly anticipated shows.  This Saturday, Alex Cameron and Whitney play Gardner Lounge at 9 p.m. while Frankie Cosmos plays Gardner next Thursday, May 11 at 8 p.m. Although Chicago-based band Whitney is relatively new, they’ve achieved a shocking amount of…

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Busdriver & Waldo to grace Gardner

By Halley Freger fregerha17@grinnell.edu Grinnell Concerts is back this weekend with the first concert since spring break. What a perfect way to kick things back into gear with two distinctive and accomplished rappers: Busdriver and Waldo. The concert will be in Gardner Lounge this Saturday at 10 p.m. following Drag Show. LA’s Busdriver has had…

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Campus DJs to perform this Friday at Techtonica

By Candace Mettle mettleca@grinnell.edu “Enjoy the moment and dance.” Those are the words of advice from Hameedullah Weaver ’17 to students interested in Techtonica this Friday, April 14. Along with Jenkin Benson ’17, the two have revitalized an ever-present, but underground, student led music event. As underclassmen, they attended Techtonic Gardner in spring 2014 and…

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Heartland Marimba Quartet to perform tonight

By Alice Herman hermanal17@grinnell.edu The Heartland Marimba Quartet — self-dubbed HMQuartet, or HMQ — will perform at Grinnell College on Friday at 7:30 PM in JRC 101. The concert will represent one of many on their semester-long “Spring Tour” of the Midwest. Matthew Coley, Michael Jones, Joe Millea and Andrew Veit have toured as HMQ…