Music to My Ears: B-side Coffee Haus

FullSizeRender (1)Hey ya’ll! I’m Vicki: class of 2019, ethnomusicology and applied-math economics double concentrator, and your blogger for the Music to My Ears column. I’ll be writing all about Brown’s diverse and bustling music scene each week, so stay tuned!

Midterms are upon us, but at the happiest school in the Ivy League, there’s always time to relax. Enter: Coffee Haus.

Last week, I introduced B-side, Brown’s relatively new student-run music journal (check out my post here), and mentioned in passing B-side’s Coffee Haus events.

This week Coffee Haus featured four student sets: Abby Sessions ’16, Julia Rosenfeld ’19, Rudy Torres ’16, and Aidan Cron ’19 & Daniel Davis ’19. Sets tended to give off an acoustic singer-songwriter vibe. Songs were both written and performed by students, and there was an enthusiastic show of support from the Brown community: the place was packed with friends chilling, doing homework, bumping to beats, and sipping coffee and tea from the Underground.

All in all, Coffee Haus is just one of the outlets through which B-side shows its support for student musicians, and it’s a great way for students to both practice performing and see others perform in a completely low-key setting. The level of musicianship here at Brown is pretty high, and it’s always especially cool to see the creative side of your peers who may be computer science geeks, or pre-med, or soccer player. Brunonians are multifaceted.

So if you’re ever on campus, be sure to come through the Underground coffee and jams.

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