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Summer at the Hult: A Musical Guide

The Hult Center summer lineup is jam packed. And while you never know what a live set will bring, we’ve put together a little playlist with some of our favorite songs that we’d love to hear. Fingers crossed we’ll get to hear a few of these songs live.

 


Suss: The ambient sounds of Suss float like the soundtrack to a dream. Featuring Pat Irwin of the B-52s, Jonathan Gregg of the Linemen and Bob Holmes from Rubber Rodeo, this trio of legendary musicians blur the line between Americana and ambient soundscapes.

A night of ethereal soundscapes awaits you with Suss on Friday, July 19.

 


 

Joan Osborne: She’s best known for her mid-nineties hit, One of Us, has since released 12 albums, including a wonderful collection of Bob Dylan tracks. Unlike Dylan, Osborne is a powerful vocalist (No offense Mr. Dylan) and breathes life into a finely crafted set of some deep cuts.

Joan Osborne will be here on Wednesday, July 24.

 


 

Pink Floyd: It doesn’t get any better than Pink Floyd’s Animals. It’s political in nature, experimental in sound, and complex in composition. This might be the best Pink Floyd has ever been. The Australian Pink Floyd Show has sold over 4 million tickets worldwide and has been described by The Times as “The Gold Standard” and The Daily Mirror as “The Kings of the Genre”. Other than seeing Pink Floyd themselves, The Australian Pink Floyd Show is your ticket for some premiere Floydian sounds.

Don’t miss The Australian Pink Floyd Show on Sunday, August 4.

 


 

Queen: This song is an absolute stunner. Written by Brian May, featured in the so bad it’s good movie “The Highlander,” and hits harder due to the passing of Freddie Mercury just a few years after its release.

The legendary music of Queen comes to the Hult stage with Eugene Symphony: The Music of Queen on Thursday, August 8.

 


 

Blitzen Trapper: The title track from Blitzen Trapper’s fourth album Furr is a 2000’s classic. Don’t take our word for it – Rolling Stone listed Furr at #4 on their best singles of 2008 list. It’s a charming indie folk rock song.

Their newest record 100’s of 1000’s, Millions of Billions was released in May to stellar reviews and Blitzen Trapper will be at the Hult on Friday, August 9.

 


 

RuPaul:This is one of many iconic RuPaul bops that is a collaborative track between Ru and the final four contestants on RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 2. This is a super fun song that fully encapsulates the personalities of the final 4 queens from this season.

Fun fact – Roxxy Andrews has a verse in this drag race bop and she’ll be making her way to the Hult Center this summer along with Angeria, Jorgeous, Plastique Tiara,  Shannel, and Vanessa Vanjie on August 13 for RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars Live (cast subject to change).

 


 

What are you most excited about? Do you have a favorite you don’t want to miss? We hope to see this summer and join us for some summer fun!