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Live Music: Tonight in Voter!

Two of Middlebury’s hottest bands, Iron Eyes Cody and Mt. Philo, will be joining forces this evening for what is sure to be a groovy, electric and exciting show! Join these two killer bands tonight at 8 PM in Voter!


Iron Eyes Cody performing at Higher Ground this past December


Mt Philo killing it at the Hepurn Zoo this past Halloween

            Known for their intricate vocal harmonies and unique instrumentation, Iron Eyes Cody has spent the semester playing in venues throughout Vermont and New England.  Though they are relatively new to Middlebury’s Music scene,  Mt Philo has already made a splash with their soulful and foot-stomping sound. They are especially  excited to debut some newly written material.  For those of you graduating or going abroad next semester, this will be a show not to miss!

What: Live Student Music

Where: “Uneven Lanes”  (Second Floor of Voter)

Cost: Free

Time: 8 PM

Middlebrow Improv Comedy, TONIGHT

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The Middlebrow Society for Improvisational Comedy will be having their one and only show of J Term tonight in the Chateau Grand Salon at 10:30 PM.  The group will be performing long- and short-form improv and is looking to build up some momentum before going on their annual Feb Break Intercollegiate Tour.

Super senior Luke Smith-Stevens ‘14.5 will be performing with Middlebrow for the final time, and had the following to say, “It’s been a long journey.  I feel wiser on this end of it.  Being in Middlebrow was the best and worst thing that could’ve happened to me in college.”  Newest Middlebrow member Will Lupica ’18 says of Luke’s leadership in the group, “He’s like a father to me.  I really mean that.  He’s like a father.”  And Jackson Prince ’17, “He’s legally my father now.  I can show you the papers.”

After graduation, Luke will continue his work in comedy as a writer for SNL, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Mike and Molly, The Simpsons, Futurama, and the Turks and Cacaos Nightly News at 6.

Where: Chateau Grand Salon
When: 10:30 PM
Cost: none.

Free Friday Film: Dear White People

Tonight at , MCAB presents Dear White People for the Free Friday Film at both 6 and 9 PM in the Dana Auditorium. Dear White People is director and screenwriter Justin Simien’s debut film, and has been gaining a lot of attention for being an impressive debut from a young director (Simien won the Sundance Breakthrough Talent Award last year) and it’s pointed and humorous critique of race relations on college campuses.  The film is “A social satire that follows the stories of four black students at an Ivy League college where controversy breaks out over a popular but offensive black-face party thrown by white students. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the film explores racial identity in acutely-not-post-racial America while weaving a universal story of forging one’s unique path in the world.”  Hope to see you there.

When: Tonight, 6 and 9 PM
Where: Dana Auditorium
Cost: Free

Milk Chocolate, The Fatheads, and Sundown Hollow in Winooski TONIGHT

Sundown Hollow

Midd favorites Milk Chocolate along with recent grads The Fatheads and NH rockers Sundown Hollow will be playing the Monkey House in Winooski, just 5 minutes from downtown Burlington and walking distance from UVM’s campus, tonight starting at 8:30.  The show will be yet another opportunity to see Midd musicians expanding their fanbases beyond the confines of the college, and get your J-Term groove on with live music and tasty brews.  Recent grad, middbeat contributor, and Midd’s favorite concert promoter Mitchell Parrish ’14 writes in with the detes:


Sundown Hollow is the coming together of two musical duos that have both been playing together almost their entire musical careers. Consisting of Al Kermond ( The Drags, The Raw Ramps) playing the electric bass. Harry foster ( The Drags, The Raw Ramps, The Tired Times) playing the electric guitar. Bill Kermond ( The Green Mountain Bandits) on the drums, and Pete Kraus (Something With Strings, The Green Mountain Bandits, Well Strung Bluegrass) on the banjo. Hailing from the Granite state Sundown Hollows true focus is Roots Rock and Roll, drawing inspiration from Americana, Country and soul.


The Fatheads are a party blues band based in Burlington, Vermont. They are a high energy two-guitar & drums trio, influenced by houserockin’ blues legends like Hound Dog Taylor and Lightnin’ Hopkins, and bring the ruckus with ecstatic irreverence. Eric Benepe ‘13.5 and Taylor Bickford ’14’s legs are strong and their bellies are filled with pie.


Middlebury’s preeminent Neo-Soul trio with an untarnished reputation for tight grooves and even tighter vocal harmonies featuring Innocent Tswamuno ’15, Mohan Fitzgerald ‘14.5, and Tito Heiderer ‘14.5.

Doors open at 8pm:

8:30 Milk Chocolate
9:15 The Fatheads
10:15 Sundown Hollow

When: Tonight, 8 PM
Where: The Monkey House in Winooski, VT
Cost: $3

JusTalks Keynote Speaker Robin Diangela TONIGHT at 7 PM

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JusTalks, a student run initiative to foster dialogue regarding different identities on campus, kicks off their annual J-Term events tonight with a talk by Robin Diangelo, a Professor of Multicultural Education at Westfield State University in Massachusetts.  Her presentation will focus on the impact of race on white people, and in particular explaining why it is difficult for white people to understand patterns of racism.  JusTalks organizer Kate McCreary writes in:

JusTalks is very excited to be bringing Robin DiAngelo to campus as our keynote speaker for J-term 2015!  The topic of DiAngelo’s talk is whiteness: something we see a lot of here at Middlebury, but very rarely talk about.  The talk’s open to all, and we hope to see you there!

When: TODAY! Wednesday, January 7th at 7pm
Where: Wilson Hall (the Social Space)
Cost: Free

REMINDER: Middlebury Ferguson Action Group Meeting TODAY at 5

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In case you missed last night’s die-in at midnight breakfast in Ross, students have organized a discussion tonight at 5 PM in the Warner Hemicycle about developing student activism at Middlebury in light of the nationwide worldwide mobilization against race-based police brutality.  This is the second in a continued effort from student organizers to bring the heightened national awareness of the persistent racism in the U.S. back to Middlebury through actions like last night’s die-in, developing ways to combat racism on campus, in Middlebury, and back home.  Hope to see you there.

When: Today, 5 PM
Where: Warner Hemicycle

Fall Student Film and Animation Screening

What better way to sneak a break from finals work than watching a series of short films created by your incredibly talented peers? Answer: none. Get pumped, because tonight the Film and Media department invites us all to attend a screening of final Sight and Sound II and Animation work in Dana Auditorium, fo freee! The lineup is stacked, to say the least. Some features middbeat is especially stoked to promote include:

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The FMMC final screening is always a highlight of the semester. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll temporarily forget your finals woes. Grab a friend and some snacks, and be there at 7:30.

Date: Tonight, December 4
Time: 7:30 – 9:30ish (you can leave between films)
Place: Dana Auditorium
Cost: Nada.

Acapella Concert Tonight Featuring SIM

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Roger Winters ’17 writes in:

Come listen to Middlebury’s all-male Acapella group Stuck in the Middle this Saturday evening at 8pm in the Abernathy Room. They have a bunch of great new songs and rumor has it there will be some appearances by the rejects of the preidential search! Ever wondered who else applied for the job maybe siamese twins, or a cross-dresser, or Malhalo Mailikiewalo?!! Well this is your chance to see and hear all about it. Plus it will be a great way to shake off the edge of finals!

When: Tonight 8 PM
Where: Abernathy Room


Tonight: Atwater Holly Ball

Holly Ball


Tis the season for the Atwater Commons Holly Ball! Whether you’re looking for a dance floor to show your friends that you’re ‘like actually good enough to be in Riddim’ or just want a reason to get a little dressed up, this annual semi-formal should be in keeping with the Midd tradition that the weekend before finals is randomly really fun.

Past res-lifer Davi Miller (’16) is DJing and refreshments and holiday cheer will be flowing all night long (actually, from 10:00pm-2:00am). No tickets necessary and all are welcome! 21+ Bring two forms of ID. Attire tends to encompass everthing from “formal” to “semi-formal” to “dressy-causal” (i.e. wear what you want). And no, you don’t need to bring a date.

When: Tonight from 10:00pm-2:00am
Where: Atwater Dining Hall
Cost: Nope!

Candlelight Vigil at 4:30 on Town Green

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In addition to today’s discussion, there will be a town-wide candlelight vigil held on the town green at 4:30.  If you are planning to go to both, the orientation seems to be to go to the vigil first, then to Warner following the vigil.  Can anyone confirm this?  In any case, come out and show your support at both.  These events follow another devastating blow this Monday where a grand jury in New York decided not to indict the police officer who choked Eric Garner to death this past August.  This killing was recorded on a telephone, calling into question the potential efficacy of Obama’s recent request for $262 million dollars in federal funding for police officer surveillance as a method for reducing police brutality.

When: Today 4:30
Where: Town Green
Cost: solidarity