Village Club Series

The Village Club Series hosts Short Term performances the first three weeks of May on Tuesdays at 9:00pm in the Benjamin Mays Center! All shows are free to the entire Bates community. Free refreshments are provided at all VCS events.

VCS has been around for decades. Check out some of our past performers here.

Short Term 2018 Schedule


May 1 Alisa Amador and the Damn Good Band

Alisa Amador ’18, who is celebrating the release of a new CD of her work,​ writes and arranges songs on guitar and ukulele,  though her roots lie in latin music. With a voice likened to Joni Mitchell, Norah Jones, and Laura Marling, this Lewiston and Cambridge-based songwriter is sure to please. She will be joined by fantastic musical guests including Ian Clarkson on bass, Owen Schmidt on drums, and Sophie Gardephe on vocals. For free music downloads, musical videos and more, visit her Facebook page:

May 8 Lip Talk

Lip Talk is the music of psych-pop producer and songwriter, Sarah K. Pedinotti. She plays with a dynamic live band that have earned comparisons to “a vibey Battles” while Pedinotti’s vocals recall “Bjork’s charming acrobatics.” When she’s not making experimental pop music at home in Brooklyn she’s out playing bass with Kalbells and Cosmicide (ex-Secret Machines) or keyboards in Okkervil River. With the premiere of her single Artemis on CLRVYNT last year, Lip Talk announced her anticipated forthcoming debut album.

May 15 The Remedy