Just Five More Days to Help French Club Go On Tour

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As we reported last week, one of Kenyon’s coolest bands, French Club, is crowdsourcing funding for their upcoming tour with Boston band Basement Beat via Kickstarter. With five more days to go in their campaign, they’ve made good progress, raising over 72% of their $3,280 goal. But they still need $902 — why not head on over to Kickstarter right now and pitch in a few bucks? So far, the bands have 57 backers, but we know they have way more fans than that, or at least 100. If 43 more backers pitch in just $20 each, French Club and Basement Beat could be on their way to fame and fortune, and you can say you were a part of it.

Head to Kickstarter now! Then, check out the tour’s event page and the bands’ Band Camp pages!

Kenyon Bands in the Big City

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French Club, one of Kenyon’s hottest bands, is getting ready for their first tour, unfortunately, you can’t put tour expenses on a K-Card. The band is all set to take the world — or at least the East Coast — by storm, accompanied by Boston-based band Basement Beat, fronted by Mikey Bullister ’14 (whose first name, at least, does not start with yet another B). The bands have several tour dates all lined up, but they can’t hit the road until they’ve raised enough funds to cover it. To do so, the band has turned to online fundraising site Kickstarter where they will rely on the kindness of strangers and Kenyon students to put them on their way. Don’t you want to say you funded the next Walk the Moon?

Do It Tonight: Red Thread Concert

Hey it's Rhodes! He supports the Red Thread Movement.

Hey it’s Rhodes (that dude from French Club)! He supports the Red Thread Movement.

Get ready, because this looks like it’s going to be a pretty solid show and for a great cause. The Red Thread Movement supports former victims of sex trafficking in Nepal by selling the red thread bracelets that they make.  The proceeds go not only to supporting fair trade wages for the women but also the border units that rescue them and provide a safe houses. Bracelets for admittance can be purchased at the door so you can see an awesome concert and support a great cause. Even better: if you already purchased a bracelet earlier this semester your admission is free! Oh and did I mention there will be French Club, Willows, Townships, Mary Allen and Jay Leung … that’s a good lineup.

What: Red Thread Concert put on by Not For Sale, Peer Counselors and The Horn Gallery

When: April 12th (Today) at 9PM

Where: The Horn Gallery

Inside the Artist’s Sketchbook: Nick Anania ’14

This feature was conceived as a foray into the hearts/minds of Kenyon’s finest artists through the pages of their sketchbooks. This week, we talk with Nick Anania ’14, creator of the Thrill header.

Nick Anania in his element

Nick Anania in his element

I met Nick Anania ’14 in the Collegian Office on the third floor of Peirce, where he is known to spend a lot of his time. He was kind enough to meet with me during lunchtime, and sat at a computer with a stack of sketchbooks, a bagel, and some kind of Powerade-Lemonade concoction. You can see Anania’s work when you log on to The Thrill website, or when you casually pick up a Collegian.  For those who don’t know Anania, he is quite the artist about campus, creating the artwork and graphic designs for everything from band posters to website banners. If you look up at the header for The Thrill, that’s Anania’s artwork, right there. I was lucky enough to get a look into his sketchbook to see what goes into those designs before they become the finished product. Continue reading