Tidbits of the Week

TIDBIT A: Spring Weekend is upon us, and also upon us (as of tomorrow) is another foot of snow!  Just when we thought we could start wearing flip flops and t-shirts, Mother nature decided to play a mean-spirited April Fools Joke.  Stay positive, though!   This means we should simply RISE UP, party hard, and show New England what Smithies are really made of.  Drink your mocktails, grind like a pro at a house party, and try to keep your head up because spring really IS just around the corner.  We don’t want this to end up like that movie Cabin Fever….

TIDBIT B: More amazing news from Tune-Yards, featuring Smith Alumnae Merril Garbus ’01.  Recently, Rolling Stone reviewed the new single “Bizness” and rated it with 4 out of 5 stars.  BALLER.  She was also in The Noteables

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JANELLE MONÁE Hits Smith for Spring Concert

JANELLE MONÁE Hits Smith for Spring Concert

Big news in the form of a little person. Today is was announced that Janelle Monae will be performing for Smith’s Spring Concert 2011.  Yes, Janelle fucking Monae.  If you haven’t heard of her, listen to this track, and you’ll be smitten:

Here’s the message from the SEC:

“SEC is proud to announce this year’s 2011 Spring Concert headliner JANELLE MONÁE.

Janelle Monáe website: http://www.jmonae.com/
Janelle Monáe YouTube Channel:http://www.youtube.com/user/janellemonae

The concert will be help on Thursday, April 28 at 8pm in JMG Hall at Smith College. Doors will open at 7:00pm.

Tickets can be purchased starting April 4 at 10am in the Lower Garden Level of the CC. Tickets will also be available in room 106 of the Smith College Campus Center, at UMASS Tix Unlimited 413-545-0412, The Northampton Box Office 413-586-8686 and online at smith.tickets.musictoday.com.

Smith students $10.00
Five College $15.00
General Admission $20.00

We look forward to seeing you all there! Stay tuned for the opening act!



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Ivy Day Fashion Guide: The Dreaded White Dress

So this is how it feels when a century-old college tradition forces you to buy one of the most unflattering garments available to women across the globe.  All us Senior ladies (and gents) want to do is show up for the Ivy Day parade looking like smokeshows in our white dresses, and yet, our inevitable Senior Week hangover and our New England winter pastiness makes us look more anemic than hawt.  Spring Break revealed that it’s harder than I ever imagined to find a white dress that actually looks decent, when most made me look like one of those dead girls from The Shining or a member of the Young Republican’s caucus.  As a lightweight internet shopping addict, it has become my personal mission to seek out la creme de la creme of white dresses.

1) Layered T Dress – shopnastygal.com, $65

2) Mink Pink White Lace Dress, pixiemarket.com, $95

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This Friday, Friday, Gotta Get Down On Friday

Weekly Diva’s event SYNTH (See you next Thursday) presents mash-up monsters The Hood Internet.  DJs ABX and STV SLV produce what would happen if Crystal Castles and Rihanna made love and gave birth to the most beautiful child you’ve ever laid eyes on, or if Arcade Fire and Blondie chilled out and took bong rips together more often.  The Hood Internet is set to bring the fire with all ingredients sweet and savory for a boss dance party this Friday.  Bring your friends.  Bring your friend’s friends.  Bring your friend’s girlfriend’s mom.

WHEN: Friday March 25th @ 9pm

WHERE: Diva’s ($15 for 18+, $13 for 21+)

Here’s a mash-up of Waka Flocka Flame and Crystal Castles to enjoy before the show.  Listen to more tunes at their Soundcloud.

Tidbits of the Week

TIDBIT A: Memes!  Memes!  Memes!  Our new favorite meme developed from the LOLSMITHIES Tumblr, which uses that infamous drawing of a contemptuous looking, cigarette smoking Velma as a template for the ‘Jaded Smithie.’  LOLSmithie memes have cropped up all over Tumblr and Facebook, and the official page encourages fans to submit their own.  Smith, we’re counting on your to make this a thing.  Our school is just too easy to make fun of.



TIDBIT B: Recently Smith’d discovered that indie band on the rise, tUnE-yArDs is actually Smith alumnae Merill Garbus ’01 of Tenney House.  I’ve heard the named tUnE-yArDs being tossed around outside of Smith context multiple times, and guys, they’re kind of a big deal.  tUnE-yArDs is known more specifically across the indie landscape for Garbus’ beautiful, unique vocal textures, incredible live performance, and the “lo-fi/African style eccentricity” on her debut album, BiRd-BrAiNs (Prettymuchamazing.com).  We’ll be posting a lengthier article on tUnE-yArDs in due time, but for now, check out her sick website (http://tune-yards.com/), and listen to some jams from her upcoming release, w h o k i l l on Soundcloud.

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No worries.  Just another week or so before everything becomes beautiful once again.  More importantly, though, WELCOME BACK.  This is the home stretch and just like all of our lovely 2011s want to make it count in these finals weeks of college, so does Smith’d.  After a week long hiatus full of revelry and sunshine, were back, just 4 u.  We’ve got loads of updates in the coming day, so check back frequently.