M.I.A, is m.i.a, but hold still, it's the Hold Steady
It has to be 25 years ago that I sat on Foss Hill with my family and watched Beausoleil play the Spring weekend concert at Wesleyan. The students were largely disinterested, but there was nothing more fun on a warm Spring day at the height of the Cajun music craze.
This year, rumors were abroad that M.I.A. would be headline, but apparently, it's not so, and much to my joy, the great Brooklyn band The Hold Steady will anchor the day. Of course, you're not invited, but there's no fence around Foss Hill.