I don’t know about y’all, but it feels like Kenyon is missing something. Maybe it’s the lack of unfinished NCA basements, graveyard battles of the bands, and satanic ska cults, but I think we can all agree that Gambier is getting a little too fucking soft. I mean, wouldn’t you rather incur serious brain damage from a Horn mosh pit rather than a silly game of rugby? Why don’t we have a task force about that, huh? Anyways, I figured I’d do my part in roughing up our image by showing just how edgy our admins and alumni could be if they committed to the sick bit.
Tag Archives: Punk
In The Studio: Wholesome (FKA Chocolate For Dogs)
Welcome to In the Studio, a feature dedicated to exploring the fantastic independent musicians at Kenyon. This week, we showcase Wholesome, a four-piece band consisting of Shane Wells ’22 of Nashville, Oliver Pearson ’22 of Los Angeles, and Eli Haberberg ’22 and Elijah Newman ’22 of New York.
A Musical Odyssey: SPORTS Takes Columbus
Last Wednesday I had the pleasure of tagging along with Kenyon’s own SPORTS at their first off-campus gig, which went down at Carabar, a funky little spot in downtown Columbus. The all-ages show also featured Columbus’s own Pretty Pretty and headlining act Radiator Hospital from Philadelphia, who had just finished up a U.S. tour. Punk rock was the flavor of the evening, and the crowd was down — albeit slightly tame.
Read on for the full review, plus more photos and even a video of SPORTS in action! Continue reading
Hear New Music From Yellerkin, Half Waif, and Ice Cream Social!
It’s been a busy week for Kenyon musicians: the past 7 days have seen new releases from pop-punk wonder duo Ice Cream Social (Catherine Dwyer ’14 and Jack Washburn ’16), baroque-pop sorceress Half Waif (Nandi Plunkett ’11), and the forest-dwelling indie-pop outfit Yellerkin (side project of Poor Remy frontman Adrian Galvin ’12).
This random sample of singles and EPs does a really good job of showcasing just how far-ranging and diverse a range of styles and influences inspire Kenyon musicians. Like guitars? Hit the jump and press play. Or perhaps you enjoy reverb-drenched laptop psychedelia? Hit the jump and press play. Or maybe you just want to hear pop music composed by a classically trained alumna who wrote a nigh-atonal piece of experimental classical music for her comps? I’m really serious, hit the jump and press play. You will not be disappointed! Continue reading
Student Music Envoys: Addie Pray, The BFGs, The Laurels, Sarah White
So my little brother is in a band and takes making music very seriously. And now that he’s a senior in high school, he’s super pumped to go to a school like Wesleyan/Oberlin/NYU that’s reputed for having lots of hip young people making cool sounds. To which I have said: “shut up, you’re coming to Kenyon.”
But frealz. Regardless of my brother’s particular undergraduate choice, the main point to be made here is that we go to a school full of awesome student musicians (see above link), a fact I think we don’t get enough credit for. And a handful of them have some new sounds for you, which you may play, download, buy, etc. (as the case may be) after the jump!