On Friday April 5th, Philly-based hip-hop group Hardwork Movement took the stage in Allison Community Room. Founded by two Dickinson alumni Dwight Dunston ’10 and Jeremy Keys ’11, this concert was a celebrated homecoming. With four rappers, a flutist, pianist, bassist, drummer, and trumpeter, the band’s energy immediately infected the crowd. Audience members leaned against the stage as Keys, Dunston, and the rest of the group bounced and danced through their set. Keys had a specialty for leaning up into the audience, zoning in on listener, and speaking his verses to an individual. When the music would build, the band would crouch with the tension. When the beat finally dropped, they’d all splash around the stage, infectiously dancing and singing. Dunston had multiple costume changes, sporting a denim onesie, socks and sandals, and of course Dickinson merchandise. The crowd’s favorite of course was when he grabbed our over-sized WDCV canvas poster and wrapped it around himself like a cape. Whoever sang the next verse had the honor of wrapping the sign around themselves, all the while grooving with the upbeat music. Throughout the one hour set, Hardwork Movement presented the crowd with their best songs, including freestyles in spoken verse and instrumentals.
When the set finally wrapped up, every audience member went home with an extra bump in their step. Hardwork Movement brought to Dickinson light and energy, passion and power. WDCV thanks the band for coming through, and the audience members who made it such a fun experience!
Find Hardwork Movement on spotify!
Written by Julia Ormond ’19
WDCV’s plan for a live concert on the Dickinson campus finally came to fruition Saturday November 4th. Concert planners worked a majority of the semester to secure the musical acts of the night: Izzy Heltai, The Split Pistols, and The Skiffs. The Social Hall made for an exciting venue perfect for dancing to the upbeat pop rock of The Split Pistols and the wacky rock of the Skiffs. The opener of the night, Izzy, graced the audience with his alluring voice and mesmerizing acoustic guitar. A one-man band from Massachusetts, Izzy captivated the audience with his original music that centered around his unique, raw vocals and deep lyrical abilities. He ended with a new song, Anybody to Anybody, off of his upcoming new EP ‘Sweet Apathy.’ Izzy wowed the crowd with his heartwarming songs, and set the stage for the following acts. The Split Pistols, hailing from nearby Lebanon, immediately introduced themselves with their loud electricity, and pushed the audience to their feet. Playing mostly original songs, The Split Pistols turned the heads of students walking by in the HUB. The lead singer, Vaughn, repeatedly jumped off the stage to dance with the audience during solos. His ability to command an audience paired with his dancing resulted in an upbeat set that was a perfect segue into closing act, The Skiffs. Also hailing from Lebanon, The Skiffs showed their love for Ween by covering many of their songs, most notably Ocean Man. They continued to wow the crowd with their funny songs and dedicated musicians. The guitarist and singer both captivated listeners with their personalities, exemplified through guitar solos vocal range.
WDCV Live at Dusk was a success, and most audience members stayed for all three sets, leaving tired but satisfied from a night of dancing. If you’d you like to check out music from the three artists WDCV brought to campus, you can find their music below. Further, both Izzy Heltai and The Split Pistols will be releasing new music in early 2018!
Izzy Heltai http://www.izzyheltai.com/ and can be found on Spotify
The Split Pistols on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/thesplitpistols/ and Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP8UGfwMsi0j_d6YLmnWFQA
The Skiffs on Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/theskiffspa/ciggy-song
If you have any questions, email Julia Ormond at firstname.lastname@example.org
I was trolling around looking for shows in an hour+ radius of Carlisle so I thought I would share my findings.
Thu. 3/17/11 – Henry Rollins – Whitaker Center
Sun 3/27/11 – The Wood Brothers- Abbey Bar – Appalachian Brewing Company
Fri 4/1/11 – The Joy Formidable – The Abbey Bar- Appalachian Brewing Company
Sat 04/02 – Mike Doughty – The Abbey Bar-Appalachian Brewing Company
Thu 5/26/11 – The Queers – The Spy Club
Wed 03/30/11 – Miami Horror – Messiah College
Sun. 3/26/11 – The Mountain Goats – Strand Capital Performing Arts Center
Tue 03/15/11 – The Adicts – Ottobar
Sun 04/10/11 – TV On The Radio – Rams Head Live!
Fri 04/15/11 – Acid Mother’s Temple – Ottobar
Wed 04/20/11 – Iron & Wine – Rams Head Live!
Wed 04/27/11 – Rise Against & Bad Religion – Rams Head Live!
Thu 04/28/11 – The Smith Westerns – Ottobar
Wed 05/11/11 – …and you will know us by the trail of dead w/Surfer Blood – Ottobar
Fri 05/13/11 – Social Distortion – Rams Head Live!
Tue 05/17/11 – Danzig – Bourbon Street
Wed 06/01/11 – Matt and Kim w/The Thermals – Rams Head Live!