by Adam "none of my nicknames are website-appropriate" Gotbaum, Historian
After classes on Wednesday, November 13th, the Bubs ditched their school clothes, threw on some more suitable attire and headed over to our yearly performance for the Tufts chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi's pre-rush party at their beautiful house on Whitfield Street. The house is just a block down from where I live so I cut through some nice neighbor's backyard to get to the gig on time. We sang a few tunes in the basement where all the sisters and potential rushes were gathered. I had to be careful not to bump my head on the pretty decorations and hanging lights. After the show we enjoyed some of the delicious cupcakes that were baked for the event and said our goodbyes, but not before taking a few pictures with the lovely ladies.
I love performing at AOPi and can't wait for next year! Good luck with rush!
by Vinny "Where'd the Goldschlager go?" Amaru, Business Manager
When Aly Raisman first contacted me about doing a performance for her charity, I knew her name sounded familiar but I could not figure out how I knew it. I thought maybe she went to my high school? That she is in one of my classes at Tufts? Then I had that OMG moment. She was a member of the women’s US Olympic gymnastics team. We were eventually able to figure out the details and I could not help but tell my friends that I was emailing back and forth with Aly Raisman.
by Carl "Cahl Haybeuhhh" Haber, New Guy
On November 2nd, the Bubs had the gtreat pleasure of hosting an Intercollegiate Sing of EPIC proportions at NEC's beautiful Jordan Hall in Downtown Boston. The concert put an emphatic exclamation mark on our 50th anniversary year, and it really felt like the culmination of an important chapter of Bubs history. We wanted to host this concert as a tip of the hat to the entire collegiate a cappella community that has supported us in reaching this ginormous milestone. So, we invited our ALL of our best friends within the a cappella community to this "birthday party" of sorts to commemorate the special relationships we've had over the years.
Live on WERS!
by Justin "Meatball" Sullivan, New Guy
from left: John, Michael, Vinny, Ethan, Tom, Justin, Carl, Tim, Jordan
It’s the home stretch ladies and gents! There are only a couple more months left in our 50th anniversary year, and The Beelzebubs 50th Anniversary Intercollegiate Sing is only a couple days away. This past weekend, the group made a quick excursion into Boston to promote the event and our recently dropped album, Helix on 88.9 FM WERS. As new guys, this was the first time that Jordan, Timmy and I were going to be recorded or broadcast in away as part of the Bubs. Even though the stretchy waistband of the pair of sweatpants that is my experience in the Bubs has started to loosen and become more comfortable, I have to admit I was a little nervous going into it. But when I arrived to pile into the cars to go into Boston the smiling faces of all myRead more
by Jason "...and various whatnots..." Williams, President
Vaill football is the one time a year when the Beelzebubs take off the sport coats, lace up the cleats, and test our skills on the gridiron. This year was no different and from the moment of the first kickoff, competition was fierce. Some highlights included new guy Tim scoring ten touchdowns, Vinny going undefeated (again!), and John and Michael playing their hearts out in the final games of their BeelzeBall careers. After a couple of hours we all gathered for a home cooked meal and, my favorite part of the evening, traded sets with the timeless Peking and the Mystics. All in all, a great day.
Although this year's Vaill football was incredible, it also had a bittersweet vibe because this marked theRead more
In celebration of the Tufts University Beelzebubs 50th Anniversary, we've wanted to express our gratitude to many people throughout the year. We have thanked the Tufts University community, as well as the hundreds of men who are the alumni of our incredible brotherhood, and it is only appropriate to say "thank you" to the entire collegiate a cappella community as well.
It would not be possible to do what we do without the support of groups across the country. It is through gigs, van rides, late-night hangs, and the creation of lasting friendships with other students that we can truly bring our motto of "Fun Through Song"Read more
by Tim “Meow-ya-doin’?” Balton, New Guy
On the evening of Friday, October eleventh, in the year two thousand and thirteen, the Beelzebubs of Tufts University assembled outside Goddard Chapel to prepare for their first major homeshow of the year: Homecoming. As a “new guy,” this would be my first time performing in front of both new friends and alumni of the Bubs. Excitement coursed through me as I anticipated singing, dancing, and acting (!!!) in front of a crowd of roughly 300 people.
We had two performances this night: one at 7:00 and one at 9:30. Both shows consisted of three sets from some of Tufts’ a cappella groups: the coed Amalgamates, the all-female Jackson Jills, and our masculine selves. When it was our turn to take the stage, we performed a mixed set of tunes, from Simon and Garfunkel’s upbeat “Keep the Customer Satisfied” to a ballad-like rendition of Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball,” that culminated in our dance number, Enrique Iglesias’ “Bailamos.”
In the middle ofRead more
It's here! It's here!
Available on iTunes and in person.
Pick up a copy today!
After two years of long and arduous musical labor, nay, after pouring out immeasureable amounts of sweat, blood, tears, and boogers, the Beelzebubs would like to present our latest album: Helix. Composed of songs culled from the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 repertoire, Helix is a musical adventure for the whole family!
We'd like to express our gratitude to the many fine folks who were involved in making this album. We couldn't have done it without all of your help -- Thank you.
CLICK HERE for album informaion and facts about the tracks!
by Jordan "Chris Bosch" Abosch, New Guy
One crisp New England day, the Beelzebubs and Jackson Jills decided to go apple picking together. The Bubs and Jills have been around for 50 years, so it was sort of like a date that took 50 years to finally have the guts to initiate. But they’re also our sister group, so its kind of like going on a date with your sister. No, scratch all of that. It was just a strictly-professional apple-acquisition opportunity among many college students, all of whom love to sing.
As a new guy from Chicago, I had not been able picking before! In Illinois we have pumpkin patches, which hold many childhood memories for me, but pumpkin picking doesn’t involve the thrill of climbing to your target. And for some reason, corn picking just doesn’t have the same ring to it.
(from left: "Thick" Timmy Balton, Justin "Meatball" Sullivan, and Jordan "Chris Bosch" Abosch)
WE HAVE NEW GUYS! Let the shenanigans ensue.