A Thousand Words: Spring Weekend

For those of you who need a little help remembering the concerts, we’ve got you covered. For those of you who need a little help remembering everything else, we got that too.

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The Walkmen release new single: Heartbreaker

Before your hipster friends say they knew all about The Walkmen before they were listed for this year’s Spring Weekend lineup, throw this new track in their face. The track was released earlier today.

The Walkmen, hailing from D.C. are expected to release their new album Heaven on June 4th.

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Dino Spumoni, The Beets to join Spring Weekend lineup

Just when you thought the Spring Weekend lineup couldn’t get any more awesome, BCA has confirmed that DINO SPUMONI and THE BEETS are scheduled to perform at Spring Weekend 2012.

Dino Spumoni, America’s favorite swanky 67-year-old crooner, will bring his fair share of jazz and swag to the stage when he opens for CHILDISH GAMBINO on Friday night along with WHAT CHEER? BRIGADE and SEPALCURE. Spumoni topped the charts in the ’50s and ’60s and was just about the biggest badass of his time: he had several run-ins with the police, punched out photographers and frequently referred to himself in the third person.

The Beets will set the mood and pump up the crowd with their rockin’ ballad “Killer Tofu” before TWIN SHADOW, CAM’RON, and THE GLITCH MOB all perform on Saturday night. BCA representatives said they felt The Beets would be a great addition to the Spring Weekend lineup given the clear and present nexus between Brown’s status as a nationally recognized vegan-friendly campus and the group’s vegan, organic and natural appeal; our Ratty correspondent Gail reported hearing unanimous cheers coming from the Roots and Shoots line when students learned of The Beets’ upcoming campus visit. Continue Reading

Students who do cool things: The Spring Weekend 2012 mashup!

BCA has the difficult job of trying to please everyone. It has the lofty task of accommodating to the music tastes of as many Brunonians as possible. As a result, the lineups tend to be pretty eclectic — it’s almost as if they pressed shuffle a few times on a library compiled from every Brown student’s iPod.

So naturally when we got our hands on Stephen Poletto ’12‘s mashup featuring the performers of Spring Weekend 2012, we were a little skeptical. Cam’ron’s Bar Mitzvah-era jams on top of What Cheer? Brigade’s Balkan grooves isn’t exactly the recipe for a floor-filler. To our amusement and surprise, it actually pretty awesome. You can cop the mp3 by (alt) clicking HERE.

BCA sets up table on Main Green

Brown Concert Agency is setting up camp on the Main Green today from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. They’re going to have a table near Faunce to answer any of your questions about their decision-making and booking processes, ticketing information, and, of course, the Spring Weekend 2012 lineup itself. If someone could ask how WHAT CHEER? BRIGADE can have both Balkan groove and Bollywood beat influences (and what those things even mean), it would be greatly appreciated.

Just don’t ask what Bro-Rape is.

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