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Which Bear blends diverse instruments, crafts exotic ‘gypsy jazz’ flavor

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Alex Hagen

February 16, 2012

Which Bear, a baroque folk band comprised of eight Whitman students, burst onto the local music scene on Friday, Feb. 3 with a buzzed-about Coffeehouse show in the Reid basement. The band, previously known as The Futures Traders, formed late last year and is led by junior Bo Sagal and senior Mark Gla...

Chatting with Chastity Belt

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Mallory Martin

December 1, 2011

"Fuck Chastity Belt!" You'd think this would be an insult hurled by a displeased crowd member, but for Whitman's all-girl rock group Chastity Belt, it's exactly the opposite. The band has seized this rough, in-your-face catchphrase as its motto. Composed of seniors Julia Shapiro on vocals a...

Dabbles in Bloom brings diversity in life, music to campus

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caitlinhardee

September 22, 2011

At the crossroads of culture and musical styles thrives a campus band known as Dabbles in Bloom. The foursome is composed of two Whitman seniors––lead vocalist and guitarist, Adriel Borshansky and vocalist and percussionist, Rimmy Doowa––and two juniors, drummer, Robby Seager and bassist and...

Spotlight on campus bands

Members of Dabbles in Bloom - left to right: Jonas Myers '13 (Pianist), Rimmy Dooway '12 (Vocalist), Robby Seager '13 (Drummer). Songwriter Adriel Borshansky '12 is currently studying abroad but is still dedicated to the band and sending songs via email. Photo Credit: Julia Bowman

Nate Lessler

October 14, 2010

Despite it's small size, Whitman College contains a large amount of campus bands--all with very distinct styles. In this issue, The Pioneer spotlights four of the many campus bands, and investigates what these bands are up to this semester. Dabbles in Bloom: "I would call it hopeful, happy, upbeat...

King Friday shakes up campus bands scene

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caitlinhardee

November 16, 2009

A couple weekends ago, I was held prisoner in the basement of the Palace. On that typical Whitman Saturday, there were about five events going on. I needed to move to the next party. But as student band King Friday played through a set, I was too captivated to leave. It's hard to pin down the appe...

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