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Musician Spotlight: Sheldoncole

Afton Weaver, Staff Reporter

February 2, 2017

On Dec. 21, 2016, musical duo Sheldoncole released their brand new EP, titled “Detroit.” Sheldoncole, consists of two brothers, Sheldon and Nic Kozushko, who recently came together to pursue their dream of making music. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, the pair of singer-songwriters has been...

Student bands energize live music scene

Emma Cooper

November 19, 2015

Walking into a party on a Friday night, something is different. Instead of hearing the bee-bops of Dj-ed dance music, the familiar voices and instruments of fellow students set a different vibe at the party. Whitman’s students bands bring a musical dimension to campus life. Each of the student bands adds an elem...

Tacocat brings big sound to Reid

Tacocats performing in Reid Campus Center. Photo by Alan Mendoza.

Emma Cooper

November 9, 2015

Wednesday night at 8:00pm, Reid Coffee House hosted the Seattle band Tacocat for an evening of musical paradise.

For Chastity Belt, it’s ‘Time to Go Home’

Sarah Cornett

April 23, 2015

"It was just an illusion," sings Julie Shapiro on "Drone," the opening track of Chastity Belt's latest album Time to Go Home. Some things may be an illusion for Seattle band Chastity Belt, but their success is not one. A group comprised of four Whitman ‘12 grads, they recently released their so...

Off the Record

Photo by Nikki Antenucci.

Daniel Kim

November 6, 2014

Two weeks ago a new band popped up on campus whose three performances all drew big crowds. The band, named Off the Record, is the two-piece project of senior Maya Abramson and Writing Support Specialist Jonas Myers, '13. Off the Record sprung out of a previous campus band, Humans Being. When Human...

This is a Talking Heads Cover Band Exudes Talent, Funk

This is a Talking Heads Cover Band Exudes Talent, Funk

Emma Dahl

April 25, 2013

You might have heard of This is a Talking Heads Cover Band, a new student band taking campus by storm. This reporter can say with confidence that this group of student musicians is incredibly talented. Members include junior Max Reikosky on vocals, bass and some trumpet; junior Nat Stevens on vocals; sophomore Kyle Seasly on guitar; sophomore Josh Tacke on drums; sophomore Marga deJong on bass; and junior Riley Hernan...

Humans Being: A Band About Being Human

Emma Dahl

November 29, 2012

If you're in tune with the Whitman music scene, you've probably heard of the student band Humans Being, a group composed of Mark Glasionov '12; seniors Jonas Myers on bass guitar, Eli Smith on rhythm guitar, Robby Seager on cajon and drumset and Bo Sagal on mandolin; and sophomores Jessica Shatkin on...

‘Pirates! Band of Misfits’ brings nonstop laughs for all

Illustration: Ruth Hwang

Nathan Fisher

May 3, 2012

After years of "maturing" and stretching way outside my comfort zone, this week I retreated back to my roots with the innocence of kids' movies. "The Pirates! Band of Misfits," a claymation wonder filled with clever wit and humor, was spot on. "The Pirates! Band of Misfits" chronicles the exp...

The New Pornographers to perform, supported by Dirty Mittens

Kate Robinette

April 25, 2011

Whitman ups its indie cred as ASWC invites Vancouver-based indie rock band The New Pornographers to campus on Thursday, May 5. The New Pornographers, a talented conglomeration of Canadian musicians, according to Keith Phipps of The Onion, "writes big, catchy pop songs : and the occasional heartbreaking...

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