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Crater brings grunge to Gardner

Photo by Sarah Ruiz
Photo by Sarah Ruiz

Halley Freger

On Tuesday, Oct. 6, students took a study break to watch electronic duo Crater and Grinnell’s very own Squirrel Flower. Ella Williams ’19, who performs under the name Squirrel Flower, sung everyone into a daze with her captivating voice. She performed songs off of her debut album “Early Winter Songs From Middle America,” including a mesmerizing version of “I Don’t Use a Trash Can” in which she layered her vocals into a dreamy jumble. Seattle’s Crater brought something totally different with their grungy dance pop. Although there were only two musicians on stage – Ceci Gomez on vocals and synth and Kessiah Gordon on drums and guitar – they masterfully switched between instruments to create complex sounds. Their diverse set was simultaneously dark and fun, grungy and danceable. They played a moody cover of “Shoot You Down” by the Stone Roses, as well as a song about going on Tinder dates.

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