Chronicling live music post-COVID-19, featuring latest New College sensation Freelancer
glass beach performing at the Jacksonville venue, Archetype.

Chronicling live music post-COVID-19, featuring latest New College sensation Freelancer

In early 2020, in-person gatherings for live music performances had to be put on hold indefinitely. For months, musicians across the globe had to cancel tours and resort to playing live music the only safe way that they could: virtual concerts hosted over the Internet.…

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An attempted history of D-Funk: former hosts offer their stories
The Nook, an oasis of light in the Florida darkness, and the traditional location of every D-Funk.

An attempted history of D-Funk: former hosts offer their stories

Both time-honored tradition and convenient excuse for weeknight inhibition lowering, D-Funk is a cornerstone of student social life. Held in the Nook, located just outside of Hamilton “Ham” Center’s Old Mail Room, D-Funk—sometimes held on Tuesdays, sometimes held on Thursdays—is marked by casual drinking, the…

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Huzzah & Cheers! Sarasota Medieval Festival returns for its 17th season
Thesis student Antonia Ginsberg-Klemmt at the Sarasota Medieval Fair, dressed as Rapunzel and accompanied by a friend dressed as Flynn Rider.

Huzzah & Cheers! Sarasota Medieval Festival returns for its 17th season

“Welcome one and all,” boasts the Sarasota Medieval Fair website, “to four weekends of exciting tournaments, scrumptious feasts and pure family fun.” As early as the return of AMC theaters in Aug. 2020, businesses and entertainment franchises have been gradually reopening under various stages of…

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Ringling Underground, resurfaced
Thesis student Willa Tinsley smiles for the camera mid-sway during Glaze’s performance.

Ringling Underground, resurfaced

After nearly a year and a half of being on hiatus, Oct. 7 marked the return of the beloved Sarasota social event long cherished by New College students, Ringling Underground. Sandwiched between Caples and B-Dorm, the Ringling Museum welcomes college students with free entry to…

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Hamilton Center jammers take Ringling Underground: Dreamthing’s Julian La Rosa and Lev Gurt
Dreamthing at this month’s Ringling Underground, from left to right: Alex Alfonso (guitar), Lev Gurt (drums), Joshua “JB” Brining (guitar), Julian “Jules” La Rosa (bass), and Dana Laag (vocals).

Hamilton Center jammers take Ringling Underground: Dreamthing’s Julian La Rosa and Lev Gurt

When Lev Gurt (‘20) and Julian La Rosa (cohort of ‘16) bonded through music at New College, little did they know that one day they would play together professionally, nevertheless at this month’s Ringling Underground. The two started playing together with friends, who would soon…

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Songs You Should Hear: Movie Music Mix
The "Scott Pilgrim vs The World" soundtrack contains 15 original songs written for the movie, as well as a slew of bonus tracks and acoustic demos.

Songs You Should Hear: Movie Music Mix

A movie or show’s soundtrack is a valuable tool for setting the tone or giving scenes more emotional kick to them, whether that be a fight scene set to a pulse-pounding, high octane rock song or a more somber scene set to a sorrowful ballad…

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New Music New College back in full swing with first event of the year
The Pete Carney quartet playing in the radically-transformed Sudakoff Conference Center, decorated to give the feel of a jazz club. Photo courtesy of Nancy Nassiff.

New Music New College back in full swing with first event of the year

“All new music, all the time.” This is the thesis of the New Music New College (NMNC) program, currently helmed by Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Music Mark Dancigers. Though the pandemic did poke a hole in the motto last year, no time is…

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Ringling Underground’s triumphant return
The Museum Courtyard makes for the ideal spot on the Ringling property to host a concert.

Ringling Underground’s triumphant return

Like many other social events both on and off campus, Ringling Underground—an event hosted by the Ringling Museum of Art, which features local artists and musicians performing at the iconic Museum Courtyard—is returning this year. Previous events at the Ringling Museum of Art were cancelled…

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