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as if they were bears. prepares to play Springfest
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as if they were bears. prepares to play Springfest

Each year, Macalester bands compete for the coveted spot of opening for Springfest. On March 30, a five-piece group, as if they were bears.— consisting of Austin Dischinger ’18, Jack Lickerman ’21, Kevin Omodt ’20, Karl Schuetzle ’20 and Rob Stokes ’20 — reigned victorious. The band’s unusual, enigmatic name is intriguing, and makes one…

Haunted Janet is victorious in the Battle of the Bands
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Haunted Janet is victorious in the Battle of the Bands

Spring has arrived at Macalester College, and for many students that means another season of music traditions. Shaw Field will soon be filled with amps and dancers, food trucks and temporary tattoos. Springfest is just a week away, and we can expect Lion Babe and Jazz Cartier to put on quite a show. Yet they…

Battle of the Bands: a chat Fidel
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Battle of the Bands: a chat Fidel

On March 25, six bands vied for a chance to play at Springfest on April 23. The event drew many skilled musicians out of the woodwork, providing a unique opportunity to discover talent on campus. Spanning from the rugged rhythms of The Cowboy Killers to the bluegrass vibes of Backwoods Station, Battle of the Bands…

Battle of the Bands // A celebration of music at Macalester
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Battle of the Bands // A celebration of music at Macalester

Battle of the Bands has long been an affair allowing performers to parade their skills and hopefully melt some faces in the process. More competitive than a regular showcase concert, with less choking pressure than a rap battle, the culture of the Battle of the Bands has found its way into movies, TV shows, and…

Concert: Battle of the Bands
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Concert: Battle of the Bands

“Y’all are in for a treat tonight,” Isaac Mathison-Bowie ’15 of Word on the Street called out to a packed, anxious 10K last Saturday night. The room had filled up in a matter of minutes with students awaiting the kick-off of Macalester’s annual Battle of the Bands (BOTB) competition.

Program Board announces Springfest headliner
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Program Board announces Springfest headliner

Springfest, Macalester’s annual outdoor music festival, will take place on April 20 this year. The event, which is sponsored by Program Board, is free for students and faculty. Big K.R.I.T., a rapper and producer from Meridian, Mississippi, will headline Springfest. His debut album, K.R.I.T. Wuz Here, was released in 2010. He appeared on Wiz Khalifa’s…