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Chastity Belt and Reptaliens in review

Indie band Reptaliens community. Photos by Dana Kendrick

Ann Karneus, A&E Reporter

March 5, 2020

Four Whitman alumni returned to campus on Saturday, but they weren't here for a reunion. They returned as Chastity Belt, a Seattle-based indie rock band with the intent to illuminate Reid Ballroom. Before Chastity Belt took the stage around 8 p.m., the Reptaliens – another indie rock band – pla...

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...

Chastity Belt Rocks Out with New Album ‘No Regerts’

Chastity Belt Rocks Out with New Album 'No Regerts'

Emma Dahl

September 12, 2013

If you've been at Whitman for more than a year or two, odds are you may have heard of Chastity Belt, an all-female rock-and-roll group of Whitman alumni who play fun, relaxed punk-y jams. Back in their Whitman days, Chastity Belt played numerous house shows, and while they are currently located in Seattle, the band continues to acknowled...

Chatting with Chastity Belt

Credit: Allie Felt

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...

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...

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