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!
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
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
It's here! It's here! It's here!
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!
Helix -- Available on iTunes and in person. Pick up a copy today!
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.
Singing at the 10th Annual A Cappella Benefit Concert
This past weekend, we had the distinct pleasure of performing in the gorgeous Latchis Theater in Brattleboro, VT. This is a show we've come to really love being a part of, and we look forward to it every year! The whole shindig was (of course) emceed by the illustrious Danny Lichtenfeld B'93, a Beelzebub alumnus who is the Director of the Brattleboro Museum & Art enter who, in addition to having a real life and family, has been the driving force behind the gorgeous 50th anniversary exhibit that is currently on display at the Remis Sculpture Court in the Tufts Art Gallery.
The weekend started (as many a Bubs weekend does) with a drive in a van. As you can see from the photo, we were all rally freaking excited. We knew we'd be seeing the lovely ladies of the Syracuse Mandarins, so naturally, Dorian wore his shirt. Here he isRead more
Carl Haber B'16
Or, as we like to say, "Cahl Heybeuh". We are so thrilled to present our newest New Guy, Carl, who hails all the way from deep in the suburbs of Boston. He's a graduate of Gann Academy, a Libra, and enjoys long walks on the beach. We're completely agreed that he's an incredible addition to our dysfunctionally cacophonous family, and we can't wait to show the world what he can do! If you see him around, be sure to say hello and give him some congratulations, because without a doubt, he's pretty awesome!
Jason clearly agrees.
The Bubs Get Scrubby at Squam
Winter break was fraught with adventure for most of us. Ethan went to the Dominican Republic, Lukas went to California, and Tom trekked all the way to the moon and back. However, none of these exciting journeys even held a candle to the quest upon which we all embarked together, during the last eleven days of our reprieve from academia. Nay, no escapade, however wild, could ever compare to the glory that is the time we spent on the frigid shores of Squam Lake in good ol' New Hampshire, recording what will ultimately be a treasure worth more than any sum of gold or precious stones. Dear readers, the time has come again for the world to begin its anticipatory quivering over the release of THE NEXT ALBUM (cue epic musical flourish)!
We laughed, we sang, we cried (a lot, actually), and we had the great good fortune to see a number of illustrious alumni grace our studio space. For you, dear readers, we have compiled a collection of images we believe bestRead more