Missed Kera and the Lesbians and Upset performing at the the last Art After Hours? Get the lowdown from this review by KSPC’s Publicity Director, Cleo Spencer, featuring photography by Emily Macune! Plus, get ready for the lastÂ Thursday night of KSPCÂ sponsoredÂ live music for the semester, happeningÂ April 14th.
A few days after International Womenâ€™s Day, your favorite college radio station KSPC brought twoÂ female-fronted bands toÂ Art After Hours. This biweekly event is a chance for students to enjoy Pomona College’s art museum after normal open hours while also catching a live show from a local band.
Kera and the LesibansÂ opened the night, though Kera was performing sans lesbians this time around. She wore a smirking grin and an erratic energy that gave her performance a dark and emotional charge. When she invited the audience to sit down, it got us all emotionally (and literally) on her level. Her set ranged from a song about her nail biting habit to one dedicated to her mom.
After a quick breath of a break, Upset took the stage with an upbeat punk set. It was a treat to feel the energy of these songs lives, especially after the countless times Iâ€™ve jammed out while playing them on KSPC. In the middle of their set, an older man and his adorable loaf-like dog stopped by the show. Once the pooch was spotted, the band awed at his adorable shape and, like any group of hip artists, referenced a dog-related meme: puppy or bagel/Chihuahua or muffin/Labrodoodle or fried chicken? They ended the night with aÂ sweet Jawbreaker cover.
For a tasteÂ of my favorite song from the night, “Sheâ€™s Gone” by Upset, check outÂ the KSPC Instagram! And join us for our last night ofÂ live music at Art After Hours this Thursday at 9PM, featuring One Coco and Night Talks.