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April 16, 2012 at 7:08 AM

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HuskyFest 2012: free rock, rap and more 4/19-21

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Witch Gardens; photo by me

"Aunt Shae/Mean Colleen" by Witch Gardens (download here)

To celebrate its 150th anniversary, the University of Washington is throwing HuskyFest 2012 this Thursday-Saturday — a festival which includes tours, exhibits, lectures and lots of music. It's all free and almost all the music happens at Red Square in the middle of campus. The Seattle rock scene is well represented by Capitol Hill's Cairo movement (Stephanie, Craft Spells, Secret Colors and Witch Gardens) and local hip-hop features in a big way with Physics, Grayskul, Grynch and famous breakdancing crew Massive Monkees. There's also Brazilian drum music from VamoLá, jazz from Cuong Vu and more. See the full HuskyFest 2012 schedule at

Thursday, April 19

10:15 am — Oceana Quartet

11:30 am — Craft Spells

12:30 pm — The Pharmacy

2:00 pm — UW Percussion Ensemble

3:00 pm — Evan Flory-Barnes

Friday, April 20

10:00 am — Grayskul

12:30 pm — The Physics

1:15 pm — Massive Monkees

1:30 pm — (in Kane Hall) Littlefield Organ Celebration

1:30 pm — Grynch

2:30 pm — Chemical Clock

3:00 pm — Witch Gardens

7:30 pm — Faculty Recital, Craig Sheppard, Piano: "Mostly Brahms"

8:00 pm — Pavillion evening program featuring Marc Seales Group, Hardcoretet and Burn List with Cuong Vu

Saturday, April 21

10:00 am — Hot Club Sandwich

11:00 am — Secret Colors

12:00 pm — VamoLá

12:30 pm — Like a Villain

1:30 pm — Stephanie

2:15 pm — Polyrhythmics

3:15 pm — Fly Moon Royalty

4:00 pm — Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band

5:00 pm — Portland Cello Project

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