Music is the lifeblood of Terran identity. It’s at the heart of this place we call home. You hear it blasting when you walk into the club on a Thursday night, the pounding bass, distorted guitar, and buttery vocals of the hottest new post-shoegaze/indie jazz band at Princeton playing in the dining room. You look to the stage, witness a sea of people swaying to the music, and recognize at least three Terrans in the band’s lineup. You head down to the taproom and are greeted by the members on duty, who are not only pouring drinks for hordes of thirsty people, but also absolutely slaying on aux with their micro bedroom pop playlist. Upstairs, there’s deep house emanating from the TV room, the new subwoofer cranking from within an old Tetris cabinet. The “Balls Room” hosts an electric game of the club’s signature sport while pop punk, scam rap, or Drain Gang variably blares from a massive bluetooth speaker. Someone sinks the red ball in the pocket and all four players energetically shout “DEUCES!” You step outside onto our namesake, the second floor terrace. Fairy lights are twinkling as you look out over campus and yet another speaker delivers relaxing neo-soul.
Terrace gives you the freedom to be yourself and, at the same time, to be whoever you want to be. And ever-present music is a part of that. You can hear members expressing themselves through music at all hours of the day, whether expertly controlling the aux at a meal, producing tracks in the Green Room, or playing beautiful classical music or tasty jazz in the piano room. And of course you can hear it from our stage on Thursday and Saturday night live shows and student DJ nights. Terran-fronted bands like Julien Chang and the Deep Green, Common Mama, Ramona Jade, Sam Spector and the Degenerates, Strawberry Milk, FROGBALL, and Hot Jupiter make up our thriving live music scene along with exciting outside acts from the Philly/New York area. We are proud to be a pillar of the live music scene at Princeton, supporting music that embodies the love, acceptance, and creativity at the heart of Terrace.
While music is our lifeblood, great food is what keeps it flowing. Every day is an opportunity to explore new culinary vistas. With Chef Manuel tending the fields, the TFC greenhouse is replete with fresh herbs. Daily vegan and vegetarian options are ample, yet our meat-eating friends are not left wanting—the TFC kitchen strives to accommodate the dietary needs and preferences of all who partake of its gastronomic creations.
Finally, if your passion lies in the visual arts, you will find comfort in Terrace’s bounty. Murals lovingly painted by Terrans through the years adorn the Mother’s walls, with infinite blank spaces available for future aesthetic meditations.
These are just a few things that draw Terrans past and present to the Mother’s warm embrace. The ethos of openness and creativity is sustained by so much more. Check out the videos below and stop by for a visit to see for yourself!
Recent Terrace Acts:
The Lesson GK
Grammy Award-winning artist Bilal performing at Terrace F. Club in 2016