Supporting Act – Das Racist
Headliner – TV on the Radio
Supporting Acts - Lee Fields & The Expressions
Headliner – Diddy-Dirty Money
Get some more info on the newly-added performers from BCA’s full press release after the jump!
“BCA is pleased to announce that Das Racist, Lee Fields & the Expressions, and Rebirth Brass Band will be coming to Brown for the 51st Annual Spring Weekend, headlined by TV on the Radio and Diddy-Dirty Money.
Das Racist, who will kick things off Friday night, is a much buzzed-about trio from Brooklyn, New York who describe their music as “Art Rap/Freak Folk/World Music.” Their bio says they first came together when two members, Victor and Himanshu, met at
Bard College Wesleyan where “Victor was Himanshu’s resident advisor in a ‘Students of Color for Social Justice’themed Freshman year dormitory.” Along with their third member, Ashok, the three have been producing colorful and unique rap songs ever since, notably releasing their hit song “Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell.” As Das Racist gears up for a busy spring and summer with shows at festivals such as Primavera Sound and Pitchfork, BCA is very excited that the trio will be coming to Brown, feeling that their style and energy will provide the perfect way to kick off the weekend.
BCA is thrilled to be bringing soul legend, Lee Fields, along with his band, The Expressions. Every year BCA explores the possibility of bringing an iconic act to campus and Lee Fields is an ideal fit. As a legendary soul act from the 70s who has undergone a recent revival (which includes the 2009 release of his album My World, which was produced by a team that has previously worked with Iggy Pop, Amy Winehouse, and Jay-Z), Lee Fields & the Expressions bring a timeless spirit combined with the energy and relevance of a new and innovative group. BCA can’t wait for Lee Fields & the Expressions to serenade Brown’s campus Saturday afternoon and help get everyone in the mood.
BCA can’t think of a better start to a Saturday afternoon and evening of music than Rebirth Brass Band, a New Orleans-based “brass funk” band who have gone from “playing the streets of the French Quarter to playing festivals and stages all over the world.” With its rich mix of brass instruments and sounds, Rebirth offers a unique and new experience for Spring Weekend attendees and will have everyone on their feet, dancing on the Main Green.
We’re very excited to be adding these acts to the line-up and feel that they, along with our headliners, represent a diverse mix of sounds and music genres, something BCA strives for when putting together the annual Spring Weekend line-up. Stay tuned for more to come!”
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