We know most of you didn’t go (or can’t recall anything from Saturday night), so you should check out some photos from this year’s Fall Concert featuring Area 6, Tokimonsta, and Titus Andronicus.
After much fanfare (A poll! A new blog!), BCA released the lineup for the 2012 Fall Concert, which will (weather permitting) take place on the newly-minted Simmons Quadrangle. Get ready for a deluge of Shakespeare puns- Titus Andronicus will be headlining the show on September 15th (Ed.- Beware of the ides of September!). TOKiMONSTA will open. Although Titus Andronicus finished 3rd in our poll behind Neon Indian and Black Lips, those two bands declined and were unavailable for that date respectively. A slight bummer, maybe, but the lineup is still impressive.
Titus Andronicus is a New Jersey-based band that BCA calls, “catharsis given musical form.” Spotify swears they take some influence from Springsteen, but I think that might be just another case of the silly assumption that all bands from the Garden State must worship the Boss. Not that they shouldn’t, of course. That and a Michael Vorenberg-approved War Between the States-themed 2010 album Monitor (at least there is one reference to “John Brown’s body” on the track “A More Perfect Union”) seem to bode pretty well for the concert. Additionally, their song “Titus Andronicus” got some other members of BlogDH’s staff through a particularly angsty period in high school… [Read more →]
Owing to the absolutely abysmal forecast, Fall Concert will be held inside tomorrow. Doors open at the RISD auditorium tomorrow night at 7 with the concert starting at 7:15. According to the BCA’s email to ticket-holders, there are still 80 tickets left which will be given out at the door on a first-come, first-served basis. Also, any unclaimed tickets will be distributed 5 minutes prior to the start of the show.
Dubstep. Any relatively hip college student has heard about the genre, and anybody who listens to the Top 40 has most likely heard it in action. But do these casual witnesses to the second British invasion really know what dubstep is? One thing is for certain, it’s not a ‘hella cool dubstep drop, bro’ in a Britney Spears tune. Telegraph music writer Gervaise de Wilde put it best when he asserted “[dubstep] amalgamates disparate elements of UK’s urban sounds and cultures into an innovative whole.” While this soundbite was a perfectly accurate description of the genre in 2006, it has
devolved evolved as it broke out of its rigid 140 bpm structure and started to incorporate elements of house, hip hop and even reggaeton. In fact, the word dubstep has been misused so heavily in the past few years that it is currently a perfectly acceptable word to describe any kind of music that utilizes gut-wrenching bass synthesizers and incorporates some sort of break beat.
So here’s the question: Is Philadelphia-based Starkey, who is set to perform on Lincoln Field this Saturday, a quintessential dubstep producer/DJ? Probably not. While he has roots in the purest, darkest UK dubstep (see his appearance on genre proponent Mary Ann Hobbs’s show above), he’s managed to create incredible work within the larger genre of ‘bass music’ in the past few years. Bass music, if you’re wondering, is an umbrella genre within electronic dance music that has been making waves in the scene thanks to Diplo’s Mad Decent, NYC label Trouble & Bass and a fantastic crew of producers on London-based Night Slugs, as well as hundreds of up and coming producers in the US and Europe. If you’re into dancing while low-frequency sounds at unruly decibel levels penetrate your stomach lining, you’ll like Starkey. If your idea of a good time is ‘getting chay with Kenny,’ you may
consider going to Duke not be part of Starkey’s target audience. Four essential tunes to get you acquainted with Starkey’s music and more jokes about country music after the jump.
Who should the BCA book for Fall Concert 2011?
- tUnE-YarDs (22%, 138 Votes)
- Curren$y (21%, 132 Votes)
- Theophilus London (18%, 108 Votes)
- Fitz & the Tantrums (9%, 58 Votes)
- Atlas Sound (9%, 54 Votes)
- What Cheer? Brigade (7%, 44 Votes)
- Real Estate (6%, 40 Votes)
- Gang Gang Dance (6%, 35 Votes)
- Class Actress (2%, 7 Votes)
Total Voters: 616
Brown Concert Agency’s 2010 Fall Concert
7:00 to 9:00 P.M, Lincoln Field
Headlining this year’s Fall Concert are Big Boi and Stegosaurus. Tickets are still available thanks to good weather on Saturday. Doors open at 6:15 after sundown. What better way to end the High Holiday Season?
9:00 P.M. – 2:00 A.M., Goddard House
Featuring a live jazz ensemble headed by Band Features Award winning and Grammy nominee jazz guitarist, Gerry Beaudoin, Lush Life isn’t exactly your typical frat party. Hosted by the Alpha Delta Phi Society, Lush Life will also offer free swing and jazz dance lessons from 9-10:00 P.M. $5 entry and semi-formal attire requested.
As most of you already know by now, this year’s Fall Concert with Big Boi and Stegosaurus will be held outside on Lincoln Field! That means that 1,400 more tickets have gone on sale, 700 last night and 700 this morning. Apparently Fall Concert hasn’t been held outside in a few years, and it should be pretty awesome. Doors open at 6:15 pm on Saturday and the show starts at 7 pm, an email from BCA said. What’s great about that is, according to the email, Big Boi won’t go on until after sundown so that anyone observing Yom Kippur can still enjoy the festivities.
And to all of your freshmen out there, this is only a tiny taste of what’s to come in the Spring.
According to the BSA website, tickets for the Fall Concert sold out as of this morning. However, remember, they only released 400 tickets between yesterday and today because that’s the capacity for the venue if the concert has to be held indoors. If the weather is good, there will be a chance for everyone who had too rough of a night at Fish Co. and overslept their 8 a.m. alarm.