PREVIEW: New Beat Happening Presents: Diet Cig and Palm

Like alternative rock/ indie pop? This Wednesday, April 4, at 7:30 PM, come to the Union for a FREE Diet Cig and Palm concert, presented by New Beat Happening, a student org committed to bringing music to campus. (Tickets are free to students with an MCARD, when purchased at MUTO. If you would like to buy them online, they are $5).

I have been listening to Diet Cig for a while, and am personally really psyched to be able to see them play live. If you are a fan of Girlpool, Frankie Cosmos, or Slutever, you will probably enjoy Diet Cig, too. Their sound is bouncy and fun, a true testament to the “indie pop” genre. Check them out on Spotify! My favorite songs by them include “Harvard” and “Link in Bio.”

I am not as familiar with Palm, who are listed as part of the “experimental rock” genre, and who describe themselves as “playing rock music backwards.” The New York Times hailed the band as being “one of the most ambitious and promising acts in today’s art-rock scene.” I recommend giving their EP, “Shadow Expert,” a listen.

The Facebook event can be found here, and more information about the artists can be found on their Spotify pages or Bandcamps (1, 2).



changje is a freshman who has no idea what she's doing with her life, but it's fine. She loves writing, quoting obscure vines, and drafting tweets in the shower. One can probably find her defending the obvious superiority of Extra gum's Spearmint flavor over the Polar Ice one.

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