Concert Preview: Part Time & Touchit – Gaylord Hall

 

Lots of plastic bins, overflowing trashcan, eager freshman and opening convocation all mark the beginning of the new school year. While most people are forced to transition from summer break to a heap load of academic work, many students such as Quinn Webb, current events manager of Sounds of Colorado College (SOCC), have been working to make sure this transition and the bustle of first week is also complete with a music event and of course, free food.

This Friday August 28th from 9:00pm-12:00am in Gaylord Hall, Bay area band Part Time and student band Touchit will be providing the musical entertainment for the night. Featured on music blog Stereogum’s artist to watch, Part Time is a must see for anyone into synth pop, nu wave, rock or just having a good time. If you are a bit unfamiliar with the band, I suggest listening to their songs “Seashells” and “Night Drive.” Of course, a musical performance at the college would not be complete without a student band opener, which would provide a very special opportunity for new students to have their first Colorado college student band experience and a special opportunity for us returning folks to remember just how talented some of our friends are on campus.

After all the fun and entertainment, the night will be complete with midnight breakfast to feed hungry bellies after hours of dancing. What truly makes this event special other than the fact that this will be a great first weekend event to bring the community together but also that the SOCC staff has been working extremely hard over the summer to ensure that more musical performances will be happening throughout the school year with the hopes of something new and exciting happening blockly.

SONG OF THE DAY: CHET FAKER – “KILLSWITCH”

Chet Faker’s unique brand of airy vocals and downtempo electronic love songs is quickly finding its niche in a crowded electronic music landscape. This emotional tune was originally released in 2014 on the Japanese release of his debut album Built on Glass. Keep your eye out for new music from Faker in the near future. Also, check out Faker’s Boiler Room set if you’re craving a live look at his music.

SONG OF THE DAY: JEAN LELOUP – “PARADIS CITY”

Jean Leloup (translates from French to “Jean the Wolf”) is an artist out of Quebec with a funky, African-inspired rhythm. This track is off of Leloup’s latest album, released in 2015. If you can’t speak French you can’t understand the words, but the groovy beat knows no linguistic boundaries.