(Another) Study break of the day: BACKSTREET’S BACK, ALRIGHT

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Everybody (yeaaaah).Rock your body (yeaaaah).

That’s right: In case you were wondering whether your favorite (or second favorite) ’90s boy band had, in fact, fallen off the face of the earth, Jimmy Fallon has made them relevant again. The quintet will be appearing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon tonight to play their original holiday song, “It’s Christmas Time Again.”

The song is notable for lots of reasons, primarily that it’s the first song BSB has produced since Kevin rejoined the group. (Prodigal Kevin!) HuffPost calls the song “vintage BSB with a holiday spin — a festive tune that’s just poppy enough to dance to.”  Whether you’re finished with finals or in need of a break, there is no way that tuning in to watch this performance could be anything other than a good decision. I will be tuning in after the Sufjan Stevens concert so I can comfort my still-studying soul with a lil’ bit of Kevin–he was always my favorite. (Nick Carter is s0o0o0o overrated.) Below, a few marvelous BSB tunes to remind you what they’re all about. Continue Reading

Let the cursing of Coachella continue!

It’s that time of year again.  In case you haven’t seen it on your news feed yet, the official Coachella lineup has been released.  And if you missed the smaller print (I did the first time), Childish Gambino’s on it.  While you lament the unavailability of Bon Iver, Andrew Bird, Florence + the Machine and the like, feel free to indulge in a guilt-free “we win!” moment: the Black Keys and Snoop Dogg both played Spring Weekend ’10 (and Santigold graced the Main Green in ’09) prior to their headlining gigs.

Now, all that’s left for us is to do is cross our fingers and hope for a Christmas Holiday BCA miracle – Mumford & Sons and Kid Cudi, the top two results of BCA’s poll, are absent from the lineup. If all else fails, BlueIvy Carter for Spring Weekend 2012, anyone?

You can check the full poster after the jump (assuming you haven’t already seen it all over Facebook). Continue Reading

Spring Weekend Coachella casualty lives on

It’s official: Coachella — that pesky Yountville-based music festival will overlap once again with next year’s Spring Weekend concerts.   The Spring Weekend performances will happen on April 20 and 21, while Coachella will be held over two weekends, April 13-15 and April 20-22.  Much to the chagrin of us Brunonians, it is rumored that the two Coachella weekends will be almost identical in their performance line-ups.  In other words, there will be Coachella part one on the 13th-15th, which will make a ton of money through ticket sales and steal all the good acts to the lesser coast, and then Coachella part two which will overlap with Spring Weekend. Coachella part two will be the exact same as Coachella part one (with all the same great acts that will still be in California and not on Brown’s campus), except the ticket holders for the second weekend will be different from those on the first.  Lame.

So what does this all mean?  It depends.  If you’re an optimist, you might  believe that BCA will still pull through and grab a few good acts in spite of the inevitable draining effect that Coachella will have on the pool of available artists.  (You have to admit, Wyclef was pretty sweet this year.)  If you’re among the less hopeful among us, however, you might just think that Spring Weekend 2012 will come DOA, as did Spring Weekend 2011.  We’ll have to wait and see.  For now, all we have to go on are the words of BCA Administrative Chair Sandy Ryza, who seems to fall into the former camp in telling BlogDailyHerald that “it sucks, and there’s not really much that can be done differently, but we’ve managed in previous years with the same problem, and there are always good artists that slip through their greedy fingers.”

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