It’s the start of the quarter, but the work’s already starting to pile up. Wind down with Chris Beachy’s latest track “Never Mind” and its funky psychedelia. Layers of sweeping synth sounds and smooth beats fill this creation to the brim, and Beachy’s sweet vocals keep things low key. Lyrics seem to disintegrate after some very lovely and telling lines: “These tired eyes, they match the fear / Of not having someone near”, as they combine with what can only be described as submarine-astro sounds. Hopefully this little brainchild will spawn more ditties in the coming months–Beachy’s already got another fresh new velvety track, “Chocolate Jesus”, also very deserving of a listen (it’s unclear if there’s a real connection to the Tom Waits song, but it’s certainly just as addictive as the chocolate Jesus Waits sings about…).
Photos courtesy of Michael Silverman and Stanford Lively Arts.
The Chicago Collective was the amazing opening act for Angelique Kidjo’s concert this past Saturday night. If you know the Chicago Collective at all, then you know that their performance was satiated in soul. The theme of their performance was Reaching Water. As I watched Tyler Brooks, Jessica Anderson, and Kadesia Woods perform, I was moved by the flawless interweaving of spoken word, African drumming, singing, and movement. It was as if I was reliving the development of the afro-musical form myself. The passionate performance resonated deep within me when the Collective finished the piece by singing the evolution of afro-fusion music. It’s no surprise their piece Continue Reading
This past Thursday night some current members and past members of Everyday People (EP) and The Sea People took the stage at the Coho for a night of good fun, good people, and good music. Check the video after the jump.
EP broke from their traditional set of a cappella, dropping a beat and a melody. The EP performance was a wonderful set of acts including Continue Reading
On Saturday, February 18th, Stanford’s Asian American Students’ Association (AASA) hosted the Listen to the Silence the Concert, and event that followed the Asian American community issues conference of the same name. For the night, Cubberly Auditorium’s stage was home to a dialogue of important themes translated into an intimate display of the arts, ranging from spoken word to dance.
Stanford’s very own Alliance Streetdance team Continue Reading
Def Jam legends Bill Adler and Cey Adams rolled through MMAP (Mural Music & Arts Project) in East Palo Alto on February 8, 2012, to share their experiences and advice to a room full of aspiring young artists. Bill Adler and Cey Adams are known for their pioneering careers at what has been called “the last great record label,” aka Def Jam. Most recently, they collaborated on a book project titled “Def Jam Recordings: The First 25 Years of the Last Great Record Label,” which showcases Continue Reading
Y’all have already been introduced to Alberto “FineSse” Guzman on an earlier post on here. This time we’re featuring his new single called “Until Then”. The track is written and produced by the man himself and will be part of his upcoming album, “Catching Up with Yesterday”.
A smooth flow and mellow instrumental means Continue Reading
On Saturday night, hundreds of Stanford students thronged the lawn of Sigma Nu for a night of collective grooving unrivalled in recent memory. The event, of course, was Snowchella, Sigma Nu and Kappa Kappa Gamma’s third annual concert to benefit Support for International Change. And the morning-after consensus was Continue Reading