Singer/Song-writer/Janitor/Artist/Model/Dishwasher Lissy Trullie is going to bat for the hipster crowd this Spring Weekend. With a tinge of world-weariness in her throaty voice, blunt pixie haircut, kohl-rimmed eyes, and second-skin skinnies, she calls to mind the too-cool RISD student you sat next to on RIPTA once. However, when asked, she seems genuinely perplexed at this image of her. She asks an ABC NOW correspondent, “I don’t seem grumpy to you, do I?”
Her songs are surprisingly catchy. “Ready for the Floor” and “Boy Boy” worm their way into your brain. You may find yourself humming along. And honestly, how can you dislike someone who regularly covers Biz Markie’s hit “Just a Friend” in concert? Trullie puts her own unique spin on it. After she sings, “I saw a fellow making out with my girl on the floor,” she tosses her hair in a nonchalant manner, suggesting she is thinking, “Whatevs.”
Getting tired of waiting for April 15 to arrive? Check out this mash-up of music by Spring Weekend artists TV On The Radio, Diddy-Dirty Money, Das Racist, Lee Fields & the Expressions, Rebirth Brass Band, Lissy Trullie, and Nicolas Jaar by Stephen Poletto ’12 (a.k.a. DJ Spoletto).
The BCA has added two more acts to this Spring Weekend’s already stellar lineup. First, opening up on Friday night, will be NYC-based rock band Lissy Trullie. Led by frontwoman (and former model) Lissy, the group will certainly add a new element to the already diverse lineup, and has covered songs such as Biz Markie’s “Just a Friend” and Amy Winehouse’s “Rehab” during its live shows.
Leading Saturday night will be student who does cool things (and world renowned electronic artist) Nico Jaar (’12). Nico, the only electronic artist performing during the weekend, will be playing his set with a live band (cleverly billed as Nico Jaar (band)). The BCA had struggled to find an electronic act owing to Coachella and European tours, but the “rising techno star” will fill that niche as well anyone else could. The BCA has also not ruled out the possibility of adding another student act, either, through Speakeasy auditions or a Battle of the Bands.