How We Do

Riley Ryan-Wood, Chair 2017

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Riley splits her time between the land down under and the great nation of Texas. Her favourite music experience: getting down to the Stones in London with her mum.

Mark Benz, Class of 2016

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 Likes: to yolo. Dislikes: jabronis. Mark’s most profoundly beautiful musical experience, as he often recounts, occurred when at a séance, his shoulders were gently massaged by the spirit of Aaliyah.

Speakeasy Chair 2016 – Allie Tsuchiya – Class of 2018

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The year is 2055. Los Angeles is a wasteland. We found Allie sitting on the rubble of Capitol Records, fine Chianti in hand, clutching the charred remains of your favorite future popstar. She spoke… “Get out of my city.” The time machine was too strong. She’s adjusting to Providence these days. Boxed wine was a suitable replacement. See for yourself. Just ask. She’ll tell you a joke over the internet. We are no longer afraid. Kumbaya fearless leader.

Speakeasy Chair 2016 – Eric Song – Class of 2018

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Did someone just throw a hamburger into your window while you were driving east on Interstate 495? If you answered yes, there’s a good chance it was Eric. Don’t fret. He’ll probably get you a free copy of the new Flying Lotus album at the release party. Did you really expect him to show up with a half-eaten burger anyway? Oh shoot! There goes the other half. This boy has got attitude.

Menaka Sachdev – Class of 2018

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Whence she came, the seedy underworld of Bawwwwwwston, the Mother Teresa of Alt-rock. Menaka will sauté you a golden beet and spin Yankee Hotel Foxtrot into the early hours of the morning. You rise from a deep slumber. She makes a promise. “Everything will be okay my child. Just listen to the acoustic version.” She rides her vintage Cinelli into the rising sun, scarf blowing in the wind. Everything is going to be okay my child. Everything.

Lisa Francois – Class of 2018

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Lisa was sent from New York in a blue suitcase covered in palm trees. You can find her slow grinding to alt-J or eating mac&cheese nowhere. Is this even her picture? Have a beautiful tomorrow.

Vanina Morrison- Class of 2019 

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Straight outta Kingston town, Vanina enjoys riding tropical waves and dreams of her brighter days on the island. Fave musical experience: di tropical riddim vibez she experienced at her first Major Lazer concert.

Maya Blake – Class of 2019

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Born in the city that is New York, Maya enjoys spending her free time writing (and struggling to write) witty bios about herself. Favorite moment in musical history: when she brought a young Beyoncé to life in a Destiny’s Child music video. She also likes jazz.

Gio Santiago – Class of 2019

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Gio hails from the dopest part of Chicago, IL: the actual city. You can usually find Gio singing sappy love songs or getting attacked by bears in New Hampshire (this is real). You may even find them giving their left toe to Princess Nokia! Fav musical experience? Uncontrollably sobbing and dancing with a very drunk woman at a Radiohead concert.

Babette Thomas – Class of 2020

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Born and raised in Oakland, Babette hella loves pretentiously throwing Bay Area slang into conversation (yadidimean?) and getting overly upset (read: violently punches people in the throat) when people assume she’s from L.A. Her favorite musical experience was swinging her braids at a Kamaiyah concert, while in the corner G-Eazy bitterly looked on at the dregs of his career.

Michael Mills – Class of 2020

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A Chicagoan who won’t shut up about it, Michael Mills swears by Wilco, Kanye West, and deep dish pizza. When he isn’t playing pool in the campus center, he’s at a stranger’s house party doing anything he can to hi-jack the Aux chord. And if he gets it? All he wants to do is relive the time he saw Carly Rae Jepsen at Pitchfork.

 Past Members:

Shane Potts – Class of Whatever

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Sent to Earth from Mars to extinguish Marlboros on foreheads, Shane is finding his way. His interests include scowling, surfing space waves, and swinging clenched fists to hardcore. On a typical Saturday night, you can find Shane on the corner of Brook and Waterman listening to Liturgy with his eyes closed. The first time you talk to Shane, he’ll spit in your mouth and recite the Ten Commandments. Above, you can see him floating in the atmosphere.

Dylan Cole-Kink – Class of 2017

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Hailing from The Berkshires of Western Mass, Dylan believed fairies and gnomes lived in his back yard until the age of 9. Most recent favorite musical experience was sober-dancing at a Brooklyn nightclub ’til 5am with his Dad.

 

Co-Chair 2016 – Michael Briskin, Class of 2016

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Michael hails from the ATL and has a not-so-secret love for Norah Jones. Aside from playing his guitar and watching Forrest Gump, he enjoys bringing kickass music to Brown.

Co-Chair 2016 – Emily Maenner, Class of 2016

1395820_582569985136671_1454079874_nEmily loves pottery, the midwest, and celebrating frankie knuckles day (august 25th). The first concert she ever went to was Eric Clapton where she accidentally fell asleep; she’s been trying to apologize to him ever since.

Sebastian Clark, Class of 2016

sebastianThe English equivalent of Turkish delight. Musician He’d Most Like to Take to Dinner? A tossup between Rodriguez and Richard Simmons.

Brock Lownes, Class of 2017

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This is Brock. He lives in Long Island. Praise Yeezus.

Booking Chair – Phillipe Roberts, Class of 2015

Phillipe Roberts is a rising junior. Although he’s yet to nail down a concentration, he’s absolutely psyched for another year of great student music, and can’t wait to give students more opportunities to get their music out there. His current favorite bands/acts are Grizzly Bear, Deerhunter, St. Vincent, Hot Chip, and Mount Eerie.

Administrative Chair – Caroline Seyler, Class of 2015

Caroline studies rocks and listens to music.  Her #1 show: LCD Soundsystem back at P4k ’10 ties with 4 counts of Real Estate.

Danny Sobor Class of 2015

Seen here covering up a recent tattoo at Firefly Music Festival because his mom doesn’t know about it yet. Best concert moment ever: crowd surfing at a Dan Deacon/What Cheer? Brigade Concert at Lollapalooza 2009.

Booking Chair 2014 – Micah Greenberg, Class of 2014

Micah is concentrating in Medieval Studies and loves adopting stray animals. She proudly knows every Ginuwine song by heart and her secret favorite musician is Jewel. Jesus take the wheel, indeed.

Administrative Chair 2014 – Cameron Johnson, Class of 2014

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Cameron is a Business Economics major with an affinity for breakfast foods. He can generally be found asking “Where’s the bacon?” while listening to old Lil’ Wayne mixtapes.

Publicity Chair 2014 – Will Peterson, Class of 2014

Will is concentrating in Comparative Literature and loves to love you. A triple threat with freckles galore, Will says his favorite song is “Genesis” by Grimes but can be heard singing Anita Ward’s “Ring My Bell” at all hours of the day.

Booking Chair 2013 – Emma Ramadan, Class of 2013

Emma is originally from southern California, loves cats and hot tea, and is studying literary translation. Her best live show experience was seeing Man Man last summer in a bowling alley.

Administrative Chair 2013 – Rajan Mittal, Class of 2013

Rajan studies applied mathematics, and is from NorCal.  Ultra 2012 is the most insane music festival he’s been to, where he finally got to see all time favorites Pretty Lights and Kaskade perform.

Raillan Brooks, Class of 2013

Raillan is a man of many talents and a short attention span. His hobbies include: splashing about in vats of green curry, making montage music playlists, and emceeing clothing swaps (see above). When not writing his Urban Studies thesis, he’s booty-bumping to  Talking Heads or weeping hysterically to his Best of 90’s Alt Rock compilation album.

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