ASUC SUPERB announces tumble 2017 unison lineup
September 16, 2017 - garden totes
Fresh off hosting E-40 in Pauley Ballroom for a Getting Your Bearings unison behind in August, ASUC SUPERB is behind — this time with their full unison lineup. While this year’s artists might not move mythological standing or receptacle high-profile names, any has proven themselves unusual performers, and so there’s copiousness of reason to get vehement for this semester.
Friday, Sept. 22: SUPERB X AASD Student Group Showcase featuring Kamau
5-9 p.m. (music from 7-9 p.m.)
First on a lineup after E-40 is a uncover hosted in partnership with a African American Student Development Center. Together, SUPERB and AASD will horde Kamau on Sept. 22 from 7-9 p.m. on Upper Sproul. His latest album, TheKAMAU-CASSETTE: ŭRTH GōLD almost transcends a swat tag — a mix of labyrinth and enterprising instrumentals lend a tasty tinge to any track, as does a musical falsetto that peeks out from between a cracks of a opposite swat verses. There’s a certain clarity of brazen transformation within a lyricism, as if Kamau is kindly moving us by a strain with any couplet. His sound is fresh, fun and anything though some-more of a same — and his uncover promises to accomplish a identical allure. The unison is a partial of a campus’s jubilee of Student Group Day, and Kamau’s headlining act will be bolstered by several other organisation performances as well.
Thursday, Oct. 5: Big Thief
Anna Head Alumnae Hall
Big Thief is an indie-rock/indie-folk rope from New York, so we know it’ll be bringing heavily nostalgic, splendidly regretful tunes to Anna Head in early October. The rope expelled a initial album, Masterpiece — a name that accurately reflects a soothing buzz, chalky guitar and fragile vocals that still conclude a band’s discography — usually final year. Singer-guitarist Adrianne Lenker’s lyrics and enthralling vocals are no doubt a prominence of Big Thief’s sound, casting an achingly overwhelming cloud on a insinuate landscape of a manuscript — and live performances as well. The rope achieved on NPR’s Tiny Desk last year. Since then, a rope has expelled several singles and a second manuscript patrician Capacity.
Capacity, expelled this year, reflects some-more sonic clarity while highlighting a grittier side of Lenker’s voice, as good as a stronger participation from drummer James Krivchenia. The manuscript showcases a some-more enterprising side of Big Thief, though sacrificing a storytelling inlet of Lenker’s lyrics — as a rope valid during South by Southwest this year. “Mythological Beauty[,]” is maybe a best instance of Big Thief’s nauseating energy, as it captures Lenker’s poeticism during a best, as good as a band’s windy tinge — like light, stately sleet descending on a undeserving ears.
Saturday, Oct 21: Mykki Blanco
With a most-played lane of over 1.5 million listens on Spotify, rapper and opening artist Mykki Blanco is positively a force to be reckoned with. Blanco cites legends such as Marilyn Manson, Lauryn Hill, Rihanna and Lil’ Kim (whose change ego Kimmy Blanco was a impulse for Blanco’s possess name) as vital artistic influences — and their impacts are tangible in Blanco’s tracks. Songs such as “Wish You Would” (featuring Princess Nokia) and “Loner” roughly harken behind to 90s hip-hop; they move an spreading retro corner to a contemporary rap.
Blanco arrived on a strain stage in 2012 with EP Mykki Blanco a Mutant Angels, that is desirous by some of Blanco’s possess poetry. The strain is heavily compared with queercore genres as good as a punk-based demonstration grrrl movement, though it is even some-more deeply secure in Blanco’s attribute with possessing an change ego and how one balances flawlessness with a performative persona. Blanco’s uncover will take place on Upper Sproul from 5-7 p.m. on Oct 21 and will roughly positively be an knowledge we won’t wish to miss.
Thursday Nov 16: The Garden
Upper Sproul Plaza
The Garden is a twin of punk brothers, Fletcher and Wyatt Shears, from Southern California. The span expelled a initial manuscript with Burger Records in 2012. The EP, also patrician The Garden, reflects a label’s DIY sound with light foam and complicated basslines. Later that year, withdrawal a early works’ exaggeration behind, The Garden expelled a second EP, entitled Everything is Perfect — that determined a band’s grungy, subterraneous sound that permeated a initial LP, The Life and Times of a Paperclip, expelled a following year.
The Life and Times of a Paperclip facilities unenlightened percussion and whiny vocals that tangible several ‘90s garage punk bands. The twin is positively means to daub into this generation’s nostalgia for that epoch — a Nirvana epoch that many fans of The Garden were innate into and so never got to knowledge firsthand — and justly so. The Garden’s sound is synonymous with rule-bending, or something it calls “Vada Vada” — “a tenure that represents sum leisure of countenance though bounds or discipline of any sort,” according to a website. Since signing to Epitaph Records in 2015, a rope has expelled haha and, many recently, U Want a Scoop? — both contemplative of an even some-more punk- and noise-oriented sound from a band, quite in marks like “All Smiles Over Here :)” off of haha. The band’s latest releases are certain to offshoot audiences live, with chant-able lyrics that are primary head-banging material. Is there any improved approach to face your mid-semester woes?
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