Just because the weather is getting warmer does not mean students will be spending all of their time outside. The Fremont Theater is serving up a wide array of concerts from every music genre this spring quarter. It has started and will continue to offer a popular line-up until students leave for the summer in June.
The theater kicked off the quarter five days after students returned to campus with an upbeat performance by the Colorado-based musician Space Jesus. Accompanied by the acts Buku, Huxley Anne, and Eazy Baked, Space Jesus filled the vintage venue with his dance/ electronic sound. According to his website, “Space Jesus is the feeling you get when you travel through a wormhole in a fresh pair of Jordans.”
Well, that feeling was transformed once Space Jesus left the building and Flosstradamus entered. Trap artist Flosstradamus took the stage for his HDYFEST Global Warming Tour and students were introduced to the hi-def lifestyle the artist has allegedly become synonymous with, based on his bandsintown biography. This lifestyle brand has resulted in a clothing line, record label, and festival property, as well as dedicated fans known as HDYNATION. Cal Poly members of HDYNATION could see Flosstradamus nearly a week after dancing along to Space Jesus.
In attempts to slow it down a bit, the Fremont theater took a break from the music acts by hosting famous comedian Hannibal Buress. The former Saturday Night Live writer has recently graced screens with roles in Spiderman: Homecoming and Tag before he took center stage here in SLO on April 14 with his own stand-up routine.
Laughs aside, the Fremont went back to what it has become most notable a few short days later with the musical offerings of the English indie band Superorganism on their World Wide Trip Cont… Tour with special guest Simpson. Changing up the Fremont’s vibe, from the dance music it opened the quarter with, Superorganism provided students a more art-pop sound, such as what is given in their hit-single “Everybody Wants To Be Famous.”
Then on April 21, the theater switched it up again with a show from Earl Sweatshirt and Friends. They heavily promoted the rapper by doing ticket giveaways, highly encouraging students to come out to hear Sweatshirt’s personal alt-rap and horrorcore sounds right before midterms commenced.
The Fremont maintained the fact that it offers an eclectic range of genres, and in attempts to appeal to the large agricultural community on campus, tonight the country singer Aaron Watson will perform. If students have been following the theater’s social media platforms or local country music stations, they would have had the opportunity to win tickets or meet and greets with the star.
However, if free country tickets weren’t enough, a giveaway contest was also held for the folk band Gungor. While the contest has since closed, students can still purchase tickets to see the Grammy-nominated musical duo May 2 and hear them tell “honest and forthright stories.” The band has considered themselves to have “tapped their considerable music reserves to blur genres and break expectations creating a unique magnetic expression.” To learn more about the band before their show click here.
The Fremont also host shows that cater to older souls, such as in June, the famous country singer Wynona Judd and her band The Big Noise will take over.
Finally, for students that choose to stick around in SLO over the summer or are fans of Americas Got Talent (AGT), season 13 finalist Vicki Barbolak just announced a central coast date in July. Barbolak will be another break from the music scene. She is a stand-up comedian, who, according to her website, was also featured on AGT’s 2019 championship show because she was such a fan favorite.
With hot line-ups such as this, there is a reason many of the Fremont’s shows sell out. For additional information on upcoming shows, ticket giveaways, and more follow the Fremont Theater on Twitter.