Hear A New E.P. By James Plunkett ’13

What do the Kenyon groups “Townships,” “Willows,” & “The Lawnmowers” all have in common?  A shared member: James Plunkett ’13.  The man himself managed to pay campus a visit this week, having just put out a follow-up to his 2013 solo EP, Ghosts.  The new EP is called Doing What I Can, the moniker this time around is “Just The Kids,” and the photo on the cover (by Charlotte Woolf ’12, incidentally) depicts a pair of friends embracing, with a broom, in the basement of the now-demolished Forman House (ex-home of the Food Co-op).

The folky jams found within share related themes like friendship, Kenyon, and the relentless churning of history’s engine, and were written “mainly for the kids that meant it,” as the man himself says on his Bandcamp.  Read on for a link to the EP! Continue reading

Do it Tonight: Stairwells Concert

I’m told there will be banjo aplenty at the Horn tonight

Two days into finals, and I’m sure it feels like there’s no end in sight. Thankfully, the Stairwells will be performing some songs in their patented “acousticapella” style. Their chill, folky vibes will help you see the light at the end of the finals week tunnel.

  • What: Stare Well with the Stairwells
  • Where: The Horn Gallery
  • When: 10:o4 p.m.

James Plunkett Releases New Solo EP


Gentle folk of Kenyon, an anonymous source has leaked the following link to the Thrill for your listening pleasure.  Those of you who don’t know who James Plunkett ’13 is, I suggest you click play and get introduced.

Or perhaps you may already have been introduced to James through the Stairwells, or the Cornerstones, or perhaps a while back in our Thrill Session with Townships. If not, the man has been making bad-ass music throughout his Kenyon career, and although he may be leaving us next year for the Big Sky Country, he’s left behind a wonderful EP of four solo acoustic jams.  Check it out!