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Postcrypt Coffeehouse Faces The War on Fun

Since its founding in 1964 by then-assistant chaplain Rev. John Cannon, Postcrypt Coffeehouse has remained “among a handful of really well run college venues of its kind.” Popular within the folk community both for the ridiculously cool space in St. Paul’s basement, and the dedicated crowds, the coffeehouse has hosted well-known artists such as Jeff […]

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Postcrypt Homeless

Ian Kwok’s sobering email to the members of Postcrypt Art Gallery confirms that Postcrypt has indeed been thrown out of their space in the basement of St. Paul’s chapel. Apparently the Office of the University Chaplain has been tightening their policies on chapel spaces for the past year or so, and sometime within the last […]

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The Sweet, Sweet Sounds of Semi-Amateur Music

You’ve eaten your fill from three, count them — three feeding opportunities this morning.  Now, put a cap on this glorious day with four, yes, four campus concerts.  There’s something for every cynic. For those who’ve had enough of the sun or music written after 1950, there’s the air-conditioned Senior Choice Concert in Roone, put […]

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Columbia’s Musical Heartbreakers Strike Again

   Image via AnthonyDaCosta.com All’s a-twitter for Bacchanal next week and, on an only-vaguely-related note, Columbia musicians (or Columbia-hopeful musicians) are making waves all over the City. First up: Anthony Da Costa, our charming folksinger prospy is returning tonight to the tiny exposed-brick room that loves him.  The Postcrypt coffeehouse, that is.  Da Costa’s website […]

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At Postcrypt(s), Love Was in the Air

Bwog’s Julia Mix Barrington checked in with the double feature at Postcrypt Coffeehouse and Postcrypt Art Gallery. What’s that you say?  You didn’t find your way down the winding stone steps of St. Paul’s Chapel to check out the Postcrypt LOVE show last night?  Well, here’s what you missed. Anthony da Costa serenaded full tables […]

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Meet Your New New Vampire Weekend

Last night’s Postcrpyt show featured a breakout performance by a one Mr.Anthony Da Costa of Pleasantville, New York. According to eyewitnesses, Columbia’s next great folk-music lady-killer already has Postscrypters (men and women, actually) completely swooning. Oh, and he’s only 17 years old. In a move that only heightened his adorableness, he brought along his dad, […]

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Your College Walk Decoder

Here’s a quick round-up of all the goings-on of Columbia and its environs, happening right now: A notably dapper member of the Philolexian Society is currently standing atop the Sundial. He and others  advertising for the Joyce Kilmer Bad Poetry Contest, which is happening on the 13th. A few yards over, on the Steps, Amnesty […]

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Postcrypt’s Nod to Propaganda

The people of Postcrypt are advertising for an event tomorrow night by — how else? — erecting an homage to the Eastern Bloc, right on your College Walk. According an email from the club, the makeshift Berlin Wall is here for you to draw on, the theme for tomorrow’s show being “Propaganda.”  There’s even a […]

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Free Food Roundup

Like the candidates’ commitment to service, Bwog’s commitment to free food never wavers. Here are just some of the events this evening for you to fill your stomachs at: Last night’s Jumbotron extravaganza not enough for you? The College Dems are having a “debriefing” barbecue from 5-8 in front of Hartley and Wallach. If you like to […]

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Folk and Food for Free!

All fans of alliteration will enjoy the Postcrypt Coffeehouse Folk Festival going on right now in Kent Lawn despite the fact that their tent is somewhat obfuscated by bleachers going up by Fair Alma.  In addition to the music, the festival is home to glorious, freshly-made popcorn and thirst-quenching beverage. Acts for the rest of […]

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Postcrypt Preview

Tonight, from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM, Postcrypt is opening its photo show with free food and music! A few teasers (more photos after the jump):

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Art for activism’s sake

If you’ve been oblivious to the many attention-grabbing efforts on campus (the chalked stairs in Hamilton are a nice touch), you may not have heard about the SCEG/Postcrypt gallery show going on right now, “Expanding Perspectives: West Harlem,” which opened Friday in the basement of St. Paul’s and features art by both Columbia students and […]

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QuickSpec/EyePoke: “Real-feel” temperature 3 degrees F edition

Score One for Us – Greek Recruitment Generally Wholesome SEAS Shot Glasses On The Way (Finally!!!!) A Garden Variety Critique That Historians Should Stick to History Towards a Super-Sexual Theory of the State Postscrypt: Chilling Out, Maxing, Relaxing All Cool Aspiring Dentists (hehehe)   In an S&M Club, Is Everyone Each Other’s Valentine? Web-Only: Interview […]

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Campus band: Farm to Market

This Saturday night, the folk group Farm to Market will play what very well may be their last show at the Postcrypt Cafe. Founded in 2004 by guitarists/vocalists/songwriters Liron Kranzler, J.D. Porter, and cellist So Sugiyama, Farm to Market describes themselves thusly: “Liron, J.D., and So. Liron writes most of our stuff, sings, and plays […]

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