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Chastity Belt and Reptaliens in review

Indie band Reptaliens community. Photos by Dana Kendrick
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...

Built to Spill comes to Main Street Studios

Built to Spill comes to Main Street Studios
November 17, 2016

On Saturday, November 12, Walla Walla's indie rock lovers stormed into Main Street Studios. They had come to see a three-and-a-half hour concert headlined by the 90's Idaho band Built to Spill, in their...

KWCW Show of the Week: Mossy Tentacles

September 29, 2016

The fall mornings seem to be getting a bit chillier every day, but you can warm up and prepare for your week with the radio show “Mossy Tentacles.” Hosted by senior Art History and Visual Culture Studies...

Neko Case’s New Album a Blaze of Hope, Redemption, Style

September 26, 2013

Neko Case never disappoints. Ever since Blacklisted, her 2002 release, the level of quality of her alt-country/folk/indie rock/Americana songwriting has never faded. Her newest release, the wordy The...

Ingrid Michaelson explores dark vulnerability with ‘Human Again’

May 3, 2012

With the release of her fifth album, Human Again, singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson exposes us to a darker, less romantic side of her talents. In a time when audiences eat up whimsical indie performers...

‘Some Nights’ brimming with anthemic Fun.

March 11, 2012

F un. is the name of the band, and their latest album Some Nights is just that. After the breakup of his band The Format, lead singer Nate Ruess went on to create Fun. in 2008. Tuesday, Feb. 21 marked...

Dabbles in Bloom brings diversity in life, music to campus

Credit Faith Bernstein
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...

The New Pornographers to perform, supported by Dirty Mittens

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,...

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