Spud Cannon, Pan Arcadia, Nautics

Formed in the fall of 2016, Vassar College’s Spud Cannon originally came together as a group of complete strangers. Setting out to make their own brand of “music you could dance to at a dormitory basement party”, they quickly developed a repertoire of original material and began playing house parties.

After winning Vassar College’s Battle of the Bands, the band flew out to Los Angeles to cut their debut record in 7 days in guitarist Jackson Lewis’s basement. “Next Time Read the Fine Print” was self-released on October 21st 2017, and became a surprise DIY sleeper hit on the college radio circuit, peaking at #24 in the North American College Radio top 200, as well as featuring an introduction by actor Gary Oldman.

Following their national 'All You Can Eat' U.S. tour via a rented minivan, the band holed up to record their sophomore album. Entitled "Squeeze", it was self-released on November 27th, 2018 and the band once again became a college radio hit, this time peaking at #3 in the North American College Radio top 200, a rare feat for a self-release by an independent college band. However, this time the band also broke out of the college circuit, getting spins on KCRW and SiriusXM as well as sharing stages with Snail Mail and Del Water Gap.

Pan Arcadia is a five-piece indie rock band from NYC that channels sounds from decades past, revamped with a modern spin. Active since 2017, they have a growing vault of original songs and have played at some of New York's best clubs including Mercury Lounge, Webster Hall, Rockwood Music Hall, Bowery Electric, and Knitting Factory. With new guitar player, Gabriel Gonzo clicking to solidify the band's sound, they are touring NYC and beyond, and are recording their debut professional release, available on all streaming platforms January 2020.

Nautics are an independent four-piece band from New York City. After meeting in high school, Nautics quickly began playing some of New York's iconic venues such as the Bitter End, Sidewalk Cafe, and Webster Hall before any of the members reached the age of twenty. The band has continued to actively play gigs and record new records well into the member's college careers. Recently Nautics have played the Johns Hopkins spring festival and have had their single “Post-Madonna” featured on Spotify's Fresh Finds playlist. The band has stayed together through formative moments of each of the members' lives. Nautics has been a reflection of the bands transition from childhood to adulthood. Staying together throughout this tumultuous time, the band has created cathartic songs that resonate not only with the members, but, hopefully, with all those who listen.



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