A Little Day Music
Written by Bwog Staff
This fine Saturday, WBAR, Barnard’s College Radio will host their 19th annual music festival and BBQ. The shows will run from 2 pm to 7 pm on Lehman Lawn, then party on inside to the Diana Oval until bedtime (at 10 pm). Judging from the lineup, genres will range from carefree folk to 80s throwback to eerie ambient noises. But don’t let us judge for you! Listen for yourselves…
Midtown Dickens is a quartet from North Carolina who marry intricately crafted folk songs with an offbeat sense of humor.
Night Birds plays punk music the way it’s supposed to sound: fast, loud, and to-the-point. Their style is definitely rooted in the classic sounds of 80’s hardcore, but with surf-rock flourish throughout.
Archie Pelago is a Brooklyn-based trio that joins laptops and live instrumentation to craft atmospheric space-age electronic jazz. Cosmic and wonderful.
Forma is a three-piece from Brooklyn that uses a treasure trove of analog synths to make vibey, ambient kraut-cum-acid house jams.
Widowspeak is a Brooklyn-based dream-pop trio. The hazy, mesmerizing vocals of Molly Hamilton (often compared to Mazzy’s Star’s Hope Sandoval) are supported by guitarist Robert Earl Thomas and drummer Michael Stasiak.
Bush Tetras are a seminal, some would say “legendary,” punk-funk/dance-funk/no-wave group that formed in 1979 on the mean streets of Manhattan. Here’s what Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth has to say about ‘em.
Pete Swanson is the legendary ex-Yellow Swans noise musician whose sonic strength and slow-burning drones are punishing yet beautiful, a true master of harsh expression.
Mike Slott is a Brooklyn-via-Glasgow-via-Dublin producer of wonky blip-bop whose collaborations with Hudson Mohawke pioneered a new breed of beat-making. Expect a mix of ambient and danceable electronic music.
DâM-FunK has led the vanguard of Modern Funk for over twenty years, carving a space on the dancefloor that bridges retro-boogie harmonies and future-soul textures.