Smallpools and Wet

Sun. Oct 21, 2018 at 7:00pm CDT
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$12.00 - $20.00
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$12.00 - $20.00
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Specializing in shimmery, ebullient, and effusive electro-pop in the vein of Foster the People, Passion Pit, Fun., and Jukebox the Ghost, Los Angeles-based indie rockers Smallpools formed in 2013 around the talents of Sean Scanlon (vocals), Mike Kamerman (guitar), Joe Intile (bass), and Beau Kuther (drums).

The quartet made waves with their first single "Dreaming," which debuted a month before the release of their inaugural eponymous EP. The band's official full-length album, Lovetap!, followed in 2015 and included the infectious single "Karaoke." A pair of singles, "Million Bucks" and "Passenger Side," preceded Smallpools' next EP – 2017’s The Science of Letting Go. Most recently, the band released their 2018 single “Stumblin’ Home.”


Brooklyn -based indie pop group Wet have returned with a new sound and a new outlook, one informed by lead singer and songwriter Kelly Zutrau taking creative control. From its first measure, their new single “There's a Reason” shows how Wet's new material departs from their more ethereal earlier work. A sauntering ballad,  the single from their latest album Still Run, released this past July, features Zutrau's confident, sun-dappled vocals floating over fellow member Joe Valle's meticulous arrangements, its chimes and strings underscoring the simple, yet powerful message conveyed in its lyrics.

"There's a Reason" not only represents Wet's new sound; it also nods to the path Zutrau and Valle took in the two years since their debut album Don't You was released. Much of Wet's shift stems from Zutrau's more forceful vocals, which allow her direct, yet poetic lyrics to resonate more deeply. "There were a lot of challenges and a lot of changes," says Zutrau, "there were so many reasons to not make music together anymore. But something made us keep coming back to it." That's what 'There's a Reason' is about"

The concert is sponsored by the Iowa State University
Student Union Board (SUB), a student-run programming
board that organizes cultural, recreational, educational,
social, and entertainment activities and events throughout
the academic year, and 88.5 KURE FM, the ISU student-run
radio station that provides the ISU campus and Ames
community alternative radio programs and events meant
to inform, entertain, and engage.

TICKETING NOTES: All sales are final. A 3% processing fee is applied to online purchases | All tickets are subject to a non-refundable $2 MidwesTIX service fee | Each and every ISU student ticket will require a valid, unique ISU student ID at the door to avoid an upcharge to the public price. 

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The Great Hall, ISU Memorial Union 2229 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50014