Editor’s note: This article was initially published in The Daily Gazette, Swarthmore’s online, daily newspaper founded in Fall 1996. As of Fall 2018, the DG has merged with The Phoenix. See the about page to read more about the DG.
With classes underway and students now settling into their routines, Olde Club is ready to rock socks off with the announcement of the concerts for Fall 2005. The line-up features a broad variety of indie music, ranging from hip-hop to lo-fi folk rock.
Olde Club committee-member Jones Nauseef ’06 sought to book bands that would play quality music, but also took into account their potential appeal to Swarthmore students. “The entire Olde Club family… is excited about the whole semester, that promises to bring great and varied shows. We hope that the audience that attends Olde Club shows continues to expand in number and in demographic,” he stated.
The shows kick off on September 17, with the hip-hop stylings of Emanon, supported by Blue and Lil Sci. The catchy Seattle quintet, Minus the Bear, headline on September 24, with support from These Arms are Snakes, Criteria, and the New Trust.
Indie-rock legend John Darnielle, better known as The Mountain Goats, will be performing on October 22. He previously played at Swarthmore in 1996. The Mountain Goats will be supported by The Tears and Prayers of Arthur Digby Sellars, a single band with an exceptionally long name.
On October 30, Swarthmore local bands will hit the stage in the yearly Halloween Cover Show, performing your favorite tunes while dressed in full costume.
Perhaps most noteworthy for many Swatties is the show on the following weekend: up and coming indie rockers, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, are slated to play on November 5. Nauseef sums it up: “I was so excited, I accidentally punched Mickey Katz in the face.”
After a month’s hiatus, Olde Club will host its last show of the semester,featuring Detachment Kit, whom Nauseef describes as “good ol’ fashioned face-melting rock and roll,” on December 2, supported by Hong Kong and Israeli Warplane.