Willamette University's annual music/arts/earth festival Wulapalooza
takes place in Salem this Saturday, April 27
, on the campus's Brown Field—don't worry, it's not as brown as it sounds—and this year looks to be an especially good one. For the past 15 years, the daylong fest has hosted a really solid bill of music, and this year they've got: Menomena, Kishi Bashi, Painted Palms, AgesandAges, Sun Angle, and Rags and Ribbons, along with student bands from the university. The day gets started at 10 am with crafts and famiy activities, and music on the mainstage begins around 4 pm. Best of all, it's free.
Headliners don't get better than Menomena, and it's great to see Kishi Bashi on the bill (we're unabashed Bashi supporters). Wulapalooza isn't Kishi Bashi's only area appearance this weekend. He's also DJing at Holocene's weekly Aperativo happy hour this Friday (5-9 pm; Kishi Bashi will probably start spinning around 7). He'll be playing "fun dance jams" (the best kind of dance jams!) and, as with every Aperativo, there will be free appetizers while they last.