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Prepare for another stellar quarter of music and arts.

At 8 p.m. on Friday, April 23, Western sophomore Spencer Mister will visit the Underground Coffeehouse for an acoustic show. Mister, who utilizes a delicate yet lush guitar-picking style, will be joined by friend and drummer Bradley O’Neal. O’Neal also plays drums for local band The Sunshine Bumpers.

“It’s going to be interesting with Bradley playing drums for him, I don’t know how much of that they’ve done together,” Underground Coffehouse Assistant Coordinator Lora Mednick said. “It’s an interesting spin on singer-songwriter music.”

As for the rest of spring quarter, Mednick and Underground Coffeehouse Coordinator Nick Duncan are working hard to ensure Wednesdays and Fridays at the Coffeehouse are not devoid of music. On April 28 they will host the Body Image Open Mic, sponsored by Body Empowerment United Group and Women’s Empowerment and Violence Education (WEAVE).

“We really want to stress that it’s open forum and we want to combat the idea that body image is about women … we want it to be all-inclusive,” said Mednick. “We want to give it a flavor it usually doesn’t have while keeping the theme of open expression.”

Two days later, at 8 p.m. on April 30, local band Vaughn Kreestoe will come to the Coffeehouse. The trio began in 2008 and has churned out sublime jazz-funk ever since—the perfect soundtrack to a spring day by the bay.
As always, the shows are free and open to the public.