Alumni News

Music Notes

This summer brings some great opportunities to see Bennington alumni and faculty making music across the country. Follow the links below for tickets, info, and good vibes.

Greg Obis '12's Stuck
Greg Obis '12's Stuck

Anastasia Clarke ’10’s band AC Diamond has a performance in New York City on July 9. More info about them is at

Sylvan Esso, Amelia Meath ’10’s duo, is performing at Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on July 21, at Beech Mountain Resort in North Carolina on August 10, and at Stern Grove Festival in San Francisco on August 21. Visit for more information. 

Greg Obis ’12’s band Stuck will be playing Logan Square Arts Fest in Chicago on June 30. 

Fun Facts!, a band with Ethan Woods ’12, plays “an alchemical fusion of post punk athleticism and psychedelic yearning for transcendence that underscore lyrics dealing with their discomfort of the spectacular images and technology of modernity.” They are playing with Wild Yaks at the Anabas Boat Club in Queens, New York, on July 6 and with Looms, Miracle Drug, and Togs at TV Eye in Ridgewood, New York, on July 10. Their debut album will be released later this year.

Carling Berkhout '19's Omens
Carling Berkhout '19's Omens

SKORTS, Emma Welch ’17’s band, will be headlining at the Sultan Room in Brooklyn, New York, on July 10. Tickets and info are here. They are also playing a beach show August 3 at Rippers on Rockaway Beach. 

Sir Chloe from Dana Foote ’18 will play Day In Day Out Festival 2024 at Fisher Green Pavilion in Seattle on July 13. 

From August 6-17, Liam Shannon ’21 will be an artist in residence at the Castleton Festival in Virginia. 

Carling Berkhout ’19 has several shows coming up with different projects, including her new self-titled project at Hillview Farm Summer Sounds in Greenwich, New York, on June 22 and as a part of Carling & Will at the Green Mountain Bluegrass and Roots Festival in Manchester, Vermont, August 15-18. She plays with Sam Clement ’08 and others as a part of the band The Velvet Wave, and she is releasing her debut album, Omens, September 13. Check out

Foster Powell '19 with his band Verboten. Photo by Christy Nevius

Foster Powell ’19’s band Verboten has many dates coming up in Washington state and British Columbia. They will be with Tiny Fireflies and Space Daze at Chop Suey in Seattle on July 2.

Luke Taylor '22 is releasing new music as a part of Hotel Stark. The album is called two points on a line. It is a series of songs that alternate between the perspectives of two people who are separated by time, space, and misunderstandings. 

See music faculty member Virginia Kelsey with her group Roomful of Teeth at Caramoor’s Concert on the Lawn on June 28 and at MASS MoCA on August 24. For more on these and future shows, visit

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