DAM JAM is an annual music event put on for students, by students. It's a time when the OSU community can come together to celebrate the end of the year and share in an inclusive experience that's fun for everyone. Although we cannot gather in person due to Covid-19, we will still be bringing the OSU community a great lineup of performances that will be streamed via YouTube Live!
Check back here for announcements, link information, and more as the event gets closer.
For alternative formats or accommodations related to a disability contact Annie Tarter at 541-737-1566 or [email protected]
Live captioning and ASL/English interpreters will be provided.
3:00 pm - Doors open
3:30 pm - Student performance by Takumii
3:50 pm - Student performance by Malik "WYSE" Hardy
4:10 pm - Student performance by Noughtie Dee
4:30 pm - Local performance by Fahari
5:15 pm - Local performance by Laundry
5:45 pm - Trivia
6:15 pm - Performance by Tai Verdes
6:50 pm - Live Q&A with Tai Verdes
7:10 pm - Performance by Taylor Bennett
8:00 pm - Live Q&A with Taylor Bennett
*Schedule is tentative*
Takumii is a self-producing artist from Portland, OR who grew up around music. He is currently a third year student athlete at OSU studying New Media Communications, working part time, and pursuing musical ambitions as both an artist and self taught sound engineer. His music can be found on all streaming platforms.
Malik "WYSE" Hardy
Malik ‘WYSE’ Hardy is completing his last year as a student at OSU and is studying Business Administration. He’s been singing since he was around 9 years old and fits within the genres of R&B and Hip Hop.
Noughtie Dee, a third year student at OSU studying psychology, is a queer, black rapper from Atlanta and Chicago. Noughtie Dee uses they/she pronouns and raps about social issues within their community, being fly, and remaining spiritually connected to the universe. You can find their music on all streaming platforms.
Fahari is a queer singer, songwriter and activist originally from Winston North Carolina, presently residing in Salem, Oregon. For Fahari music comes as naturally as breathing, performing in multiple genres including; Blues, Bluegrass, R&B, Hip-Hop and Folk. With smoky vocals, an impressive range in style, and creative lyricism, Fahari aims to leave even the biggest skeptic a believer. https://www.facebook.com/FahariMusicLLC
Laundry met in the University of Oregon dorms in the fall of 2017, and the four of them quickly bonded over a shared interest in the local music scene. Eugene bands like Spiller, Novacane, and the Graduating Class helped the band find gigs at house shows and bars around the college, during which the band began to develop its energetic live performance and collaborative songwriting process. 2019’s Affirmation, found the band modest and unexpected success on streaming services. 2020’s Fast Cars saw the band experiment with more in depth storytelling and increasingly elaborate music videos, while maintaining the dreamy yet energetic Eugene rock sound. @laundrytheband - https://linktr.ee/laundrytheband
Just a year ago, Tai Verdes was an essential worker with a 9-to-5 job at an LA Verizon Wireless store. Now he has one of the biggest viral hits in the US, hailed by The New York Times as one of the "Best Songs of 2020." After posting a series of TikTok videos, Tai's breakout single "Stuck In The Middle" took flight hitting #1 on Spotify's US viral chart (and 22 International Charts) and has since amassed more than 80 million streams and over 2.6 million TikTok creations, which have been viewed over 3 billion times since the songs release in late May 2020. “I’m gonna be a problem,” says the 6’7 singer with a smile, who carries himself with as much charisma as stature. “I love everything that’s happening. But this is not a one song thing, this is a 10-album thing.” Tai’s debut album TV is out May 20. https://www.taiverdes.com/#music
Chicago-born Taylor Bennett is not just the younger brother of Grammy winning Chance the Rapper, but he’s carving his own path as an independent music artist, entrepreneur and advocate. His career began in high school when he released his debut mixtape, The Taylor Bennett Show. While still prioritizing his studies over music, Bennett was next able to release his debut studio album in 2015 and sophomore album in 2017 which included a 13-minute short film. Taylor’s latest EP ‘The American Reject’ is a completion to his trilogy. Taylor Bennett is a major advocate for the LGBTQ community and homeless youth amongst other initiatives. "I think there’s a lot of people — in the music community, especially in hip-hop — that don’t feel okay with being themselves, that feel like being different is to be wrong. I’ve never shared that belief. My parents, my brother, friends and anybody that I’ve ever surrounded myself with, we’ve always accepted and respected each other for who we are. That’s something that I want my music to reflect as well." (The Fader, 2017) https://taylorbennett.co/