Saint Motel and KYLE to Co-Host Programming Board’s Green Key Concert

Rapper Doechii will be featured as the opening artist.

by The Dartmouth Senior Staff | 05/01/22 12:02

Saint Motel and KYLE will perform as co-headliners with Doechii as the opening musician for the Programming Council’s Green Key concert on May 20, the Programming Council announced via Instagram today. The concert, which will take place at 6.30pm on the Gold Coast Lawn, will kick off the first Green Key festival since 2019.

Doechii will perform first after a set by student band Moon Unit, who recently won the Battle of the Bands competition. The rapper rose to fame for her 2020 EP “Oh the Places You’ll Go,” the 2021 EP “BRA-LESS” and its single “Yucky Blucky Fruitcake”. She was recently signed by Top Dawg Entertainment and recognized as ‘Most Needed Artist to Watch 2022’ by Spotify and ‘Artist to Watch’ by Rolling Stone..

“We could see there was a lot of interest in female rappers,” Programming Council concert director Emma Elsbecker ’24 said. “It’s so exciting to have this artist exploding and making waves in the rap community.”

Saint Motel, an indie pop group based in Los Angeles, will perform after Doechii. The group was created at Chapman University Film School and has since headlined music festivals like Coachella, Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo. Saint Motel had a smash hit for their EP “My Type” in 2015 and then released the critically acclaimed full album “saintmotelvision” in 2016, featuring the hit single “Move”. The group has appeared on NBC’s TODAY, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Late Show with James Corden, and other nationally televised spots.

KYLE will be the last performer of the evening. Also known by his stage name SuperDuperKyle, KYLE gained notoriety for his 2017 single “iSpy” and has since gone platinum for his 2018 debut album “Light of Mine.” KYLE has also collaborated with artists such as Kehlani, Lil Yachty, G-Eazy, Chance the Rapper and Miguel. In 2022, KYLE released their third album, “It’s Not So Bad”.

Elsbecker said the “most exciting” thing about the lineup is that the co-headliners were the two most popular artists in the survey sent to the student body this winter, with 80% of students who completed the survey expressing their interest in KYLE or Saint-Motel.

“This range is remarkable for being able to appeal to such a large and diverse sample of respondents,” Elsbecker said. “We are delighted to have chosen a range that directly reflects what people have expressed in the polls.”

In an email sent to campus on April 29, the Programming Board clarified that in anticipation of a large surge of alumni returning to campus who missed Green Key due to the pandemic, guests, at With the exception of former graduates in 2020 and 2021, will not be permitted to the concert. The Programming Council cited city concerns and pressure on security resources. In the coming week, the Programming Council will send out registration of current students and members of the 2020 and 2021 classes to obtain wristbands, which will be required for entry.

Correction in appendix (April 29, 11:05 a.m.): A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that 80% of students who responded to the survey expressed interest in KYLE and Saint Motel. These students have expressed interest in KYLE or Saint Motel. Additionally, graduates graduating in 2020 and 2021 are the only guests allowed at the concert. The article has been updated.

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