After years of midnight announcements online, the Brown Concert Agency is taking a different approach to releasing the lineup for Spring Weekend 2014–one that will draw attention to Brown student musicians.
BCA has pegged six student groups to play a Lineup Release Party this Tuesday at Whiskey Republic. At midnight, they will put a pause to the festivities to announce the lineup for Spring Weekend.
You could just wait for the Facebook flurry (and Blog coverage) from those who trek down the hill on Tuesday night, but here are six things you’d be missing out on:
Clyde Lawrence Band
Clyde Lawrence is a junior hailing from New York City. His infectious soul-infused pop has caught the attention of many Brown students, Providence locals and, according to comments on the video above, French people. He plays a lot of shows at Brown and in the Providence area, and they’re always a good time. Continue Reading
The Illuminati Brown Concert Agency has released a survey that you should definitely take the time to fill out. As they prepare next year’s budget for Spring Weekend, they want as much feedback as possible about what students really look for from the concerts. It’s just 4 questions long, and the more participation from Brown students that BCA gets, the better Spring Weekend becomes. Click this link for the survey.
PS – BCA has announced how they will be revealing this year’s lineup. On March 11 at 9 p.m. — a Tuesday! — they will be holding a concert at WhiskeyWhisko that will culminate with a midnight announcement that will no doubt shake the city to its core. Prepare yourselves; Spring Week is coming.
You have two free opportunities to see superb Brown student musicians performing Wednesday night, and it would behoove you to check one of them out. You can’t go wrong, either way. But what you don’t want is to try to attend both, and end up leaving in the middle of one of the concerts, and thus cause a distraction to one of the performers and become responsible for their train wreck. Here to help you make your decision, Blog lays down the basic facts.
1. BCA Presents: Speakeasy Vol. XIV[um, what is this, the Superbowl?]
The Speakeasy Series is a BCA event in which you actually do have some access to the musicians.
When? 8 p.m. Where? Faunce Underground
There will be three sets: Sage Snider, then Bryn Bliska and Jamie Fried, and then The Muffinheads. Check out each artist’s description on the Facebook event—they say it better than we could.
BCA has stated that they are infusing their speakeasy series with more funding in exchange for the lack of Fall Concert. Let’s see them put their money where their mouth is!
BlogDailyHeard is a brief, periodic update on some things musical, with no pretentions of comprehensiveness; merely intended to give people something to sound knowledgeable about at dinner. Posts will typically include some combination of musical events too large to ignore, events that deserve some time in the spotlight, and/or happenings at Brown or in Providence.
We See You, JT:
Starting, inevitably, with the most blockbusting event of the past week or so, is Justin Timberlake’s latest outing, The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2. If you were to accuse me of writing about this album a little late in the game, I would redirect the blame unto Justin himself, citing the very length of the album itself as my cause for tardiness. This disc, which is only half of the entire “experience,” clocks in at an impressive 74:25 (most albums hover in the 40-minute range). To see out of both eyes (The 20/20 Experience – 1 of 2 was released this past March), you need to listen to over 144 minutes of music. Why so long, Justin? You’re talented, and you’re cool, you really are, and we know it. We want to hear you, but not four times as much of you as we hear of anybody else.
Dare we wonder what are you trying to compensate for, Justin? Wasn’t the size of your box proof enough?
Each year, amid the incoming flurry of freshmen trying to locate Wriston in groups of no fewer than ten and the aloof pockets of seniors spurning campus in favor of shadier spots like “Transit St.,” Brown Concert Agency’s Fall Concert seems to come out of nowhere. As a single-night event (without the debauched reputation of Spring Weekend) featuring smaller-name bands, the thrill of finding out about the underpublicized Fall Concert is usually accompanied by the thrill of finding out there are still tickets available. Perhaps the epitome of BCA’s fall shows, at least in recent memory, was Big Boi’s 2010 performance—and Real Estate in 2011 was nothing to scoff at.
This year, however, BCA’s Fall Concert will not creep up on us as it has in the past. Not because they are doing a better job spreading the word, but rather because there will be no Fall Concert at all! Continue Reading
It is just true that no matter how much you love The Dirty Projectors, it is always going to be more fun to throw out a Kendrick lyric.
Kendrick’s album good kid, m.A.A.d city is about the difficulties Lamar faced growing up in Compton, California, and his experiences there are not exactly the same as a daily life on College Hill. Having said that, the album is full of lyrics than can be surprisingly applicable to Brown life.
Examples of how you can take being pumped about Kendrick above agreeing-via-Ya-Bish level:
“Money trees is the perfect place for shade and that’s just how I feel.” I am interning/working at (insert investment bank or consulting firm) this summer/after graduation. (“Money Trees“)
“Now this is not a tape recorder saying that he did it/But ever since that day, I was lookin at him different.” I am 90 percent sure that kid spilled a drink on me at a party once, OR,I really feel like that was the kid sat who ON HIS OWN in a Blue Room booth even though he just barely beat us there. (“m.A.A.d. city“) Continue Reading