Tonight at midnight, BCA will release the Spring Weekend 2019 lineup at their annual release party, providing Brown students with their long-awaited answer to who will be gracing the Main Green on April 26 and 27. This year, the party will take place on Tuesday, March 19th at 9:00pm at The Met.
At midnight, the band opened with one of their originals “Own It,” which definitely got the crowd going. From there, they played a mix of originals and covers. Originals included songs like “Slowly,” “Trader Joe's,” and the aforementioned “Own It.”
If you like Moana, the heart of Te Fiti comes up on Rockwood. If you like Batman, the joker comes up on Rockwood. If you like the concept of Pandora’s Box it becomes Orlando’s Box on Rockwood. If you just like a good rhyme or two, Rockwood’s got that for you. Check it out.
“The thing that happens to women I think, especially in the arts, is where you kinda disappear in this sort of mid-career shadow. There is a narrative of being young and new, and then there's the narrative of being kind of a wizened legend who has somehow survived, and there's no narrative in between and that happens to women in all aspects of the arts.”
"We transcribe a lot of music and we hand it out to people and then experiment with it, like we’re looking for this to be a little faster, and it just becomes the songs, so, I mean it’s not one person but it collectively comes alive together as a group."
In Sirens, it’s clear that Jaar is frustrated by the way that power is misused, and that nobody is doing anything about it.
The annual Brown Folk Festival took place on April 22nd and 23rd this year at the Pembroke Field House and Lincoln Field, both on Brown’s campus. Amidst early, rainy weather on Saturday, the sun came out to shine on a series of exciting yet soothing performances. B-Side interviewed four of the many groups who performed and discovered that most of them rarely locate themselves solely in the folk genre.
During both days of Spring Weekend, when the phrase “how are you” was converted to “what are you on/how drunk are you,” there was something gorgeous about the madness of the occasion. It was mesmerizing to see all these students who had gone through the college transition process by nourishing their sense of responsibility sweep aside that precious trait in the name of Dionysian debauchery for an arbitrary April weekend. I felt compelled to join in it, to not question why there was a couch in the middle of Wriston Quad or why Natural Lights were freckling the entirety of Brown’s campus; it was a celebration of our home, a way to feel a tangible bond with our mutual environment when it usually exists intangibly.
I really love writing and performing music, even if I don’t get to do it quite as much as I want to. And it’s been frustrating at times for me to perform music and do it, just ‘cause I didn’t start playing and writing till really late. And I taught myself how to play, so I’m not great technique-wise all the time, I just learn by looking up chords and listening to songs and trying to figure it out for myself. But it’s something that I love to do, and I’m looking forward to doing it for a long time and hopefully getting somewhere with it.
I came in here not as a music major and I was not intending to play much music. I was trying to do something else. Until I conceded to music after I realized that it was the only thing I cared about, my whole dynamic changed at school, and I liked it more. I met so many more people and people who I shared interests with. I really credit the Brown music scene with making me a happy person, but also I drained myself doing it.