The 7:13

The 7:13 is the first alarm (of several) on my phone that (sort of) wakes me up. After various attempts with those 'natural rhythm' apps that wake you up according to your lunar cycle or zodiac sign or menstrual period or whatever, I had to resign myself that I am one of those individuals who needs to be woken up the old fashioned way: a single time every morning. Thus, the 7:13.

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BANKS

This past July, I was lucky enough to attend Roskilde Festival in Denmark, one of the biggest music festivals in Northern Europe. While studying abroad and earning university credits (tx, wes), what drew my fellow classmates and me to the course was the opportunity to attend a music festival and participate in a distinctly Danish tradition. Though we were all eager to see the big names—Outkast, The Rolling Stones, Arctic Monkeys, the list goes on—what became some of our greatest memories and most remarkable concerts were the unknowns, one of which was BANKS, listed at the bottom of the flyer.

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HIJABS AND HIP-HOP

If not for Method, I probably wouldn’t have journeyed to Beckham Hall at nine on Saturday. I tend to associate the space with lectures and school dances, not Saturday night concerts. When I got there, I thought my expectations had been met. There were people sitting in clusters on the floor and others scattered in chairs on the sides, sipping coke and idly checking their phones, nothing too exciting. 

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INTERVIEW WITH CHEF

You’ve heard of Novelty Daughter, Grand Cousin, and Faceplant too. Party Hats Hats, Skybars, All Caps LADD. But do you know CHEF?

Willa and I sat down with CHEF, one of Wesleyan’s hottest freshman bands, for a chitchat on their origins, progress, and spiritual wellbeing. I was very excited to finally get in contact with this lovable band, whose success comes from both their great music and their tantalizing sex appeal.  CHEF consists of the following members: Isaac Butler-Brown, guitar and trumpet; Miles McLeod, MC; Lydia Elmer, singer and trombonist; Henry Kinder, drummer; Anthony Dean, bassist; Max Atkinson, on the keyboard; Max Luten, tenor sax; Willie Molski, alto sax; Annie Flom, vocals; Mimi Goldstein, vocals.

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