As I write this post I am sitting in my dorm room, listening to the decidedly unvaried and repetitive musical choices pounding through my relatively thin walls from the neighbors next door. After listening to “Dynamite” by Taio Cruz and Justin Bieber’s “Baby” several times apiece I began to wonder if my fellow Hepburn residents had any musical taste beyond the most popular pop/rock songs from the past month. It was then that I heard it- yes, something new, something different- but what was it? That’s right it was Kenny Chesney’s “She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy.”
I began to wonder where Middlebury students got their musical tastes from and if, in fact, there were other students with hopefully more diverse musical interests. With this in mind, I am beginning my quest to seek out the sources of music at Middlebury, be they a cappella, student bands, or the student-run radio station and inform you of them so you don’t turn out like my cliché (albeit nice) neighbors.
To start it off, many Midd students do not know about the Gamut room. Open as a cafe and (hipster) study area during the weeknights, the Gamut room is also a performance space, hosting events like the Middlebury Moth. This Friday at dinnertime, the Gamut room is celebrating its opening with performances by Whale Belly and Beach Fossils in the Gampitheater. Check it out, should be pretty fun! Keep an eye out for upcoming Gamut performances as well.