Posts Tagged “Spring Concert”
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Mar 14 2012
Tonight, Wiz Khalifa was announced as the headline act at the 2012 Spring Concert, which will take place on the evening on March 30. Sponsored by the Georgetown Program Board, What’s After Dark and the Senior Class Committee, the concert will take place in McDonough Gymnasium from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. on the last Friday of March. The concert’s opening acts have not yet been announced.
Tickets will cost $20 for GoCard holders and $35 for those without GoCards (add 5 dollars for prices at the door). They will be on sale starting Monday, March 19th in Red Square and online.
Mar 29 2011
Our post announcing the Georgetown Program Board Spring Concert line up has received a fair number of comments, so we’ve decided to conduct a little poll about the April 9th concert.
What is your plan for the GPB Spring Concert?
Mar 25 2011
[Editor's Note: A previous version of this post incorrectly reported that Dev and the Cataracs, not Kevin Rudolf, will headline the concert. We apologize for the mistake.]
Georgetown’s annual Spring Kick-Off Concert is going to be like a G6 — or at least part of one.
Kevin Rudolf, the Cash Money-backed artist behind “Let It Rock”, will headline the Apr. 9 concert in McDonough Gymnasium. (Thanks to a few verses by Lil Wayne, “Let It Rock” went triple platinum in 2009.) Dev and the Cataracs, Jason Smith, and Shwayze and Cisco will also perform.
While we couldn’t dig up anything about Smith, Dev and the Cataracs is best known for appearing on and producing the Far East Movement single “Like A G6.” You might recognize Shwayze and Cisco from “Buzzin” and “Corona and Lime,” two songs off Shwayze’s 2008 debut album.
No Andrew WK? That’s just disappointing.
Mar 14 2010
Just before break, Vox reported how students voted for artists the Georgetown Programming Board could potentially bring to play at our Spring Kick-Off Concert. Third Eye Blind got the most first place votes, but ultimately, students ranked Lupe Fiasco highest overall, based on GPB’s tallying system.
Guess they couldn’t book him, or runner-up Kid Cudi. According to their tour schedule, Third Eye Blind is playing at Georgetown University on April 10, which is the planned day of the concert. We couldn’t immediately reach the concert chair of GPB for more details about the event.
So break out your grade school summer mixes—3eb is coming to campus to pluck your nostalgic heartstrings. That is, if they can find us. Some poor intern listed Washington as the state where the concert will take place, and 600 New Jersey Avenue NW—the Law Center—as the event address.
Thanks to Jake Sticka for the tip!
Mar 05 2010
Back in January, the Georgetown Programming Board sent out an e-mail asking you to rank eight different artists it might be able to bring to campus for the Spring Kick-Off Concert. Now, Alexandra Kisielewski, the GPB Concert Chair, has compiled your votes and shared them with Vox.
Kisielewski explained that because GPB conducted the survey with a ranking system, they tallied the results to reflect how they were ordered overall. Since a first place vote had more weight than a fifth place vote, the highest-ranked artist may not have gotten the most votes for first place. Here are what the results were after that calculation:
But here’s how you marked your #1 pick for the Spring Concert:
It is unclear how many students voted. Flaming Lips, Talib Kweli, and Dirty Projectors were the three artists who didn’t crack the top five in either category. (Guess we couldn’t convince you that Flaming Lips is awesome).
“We’re hoping to begin advertising after Spring break and as soon as all of the contracting has been finalized we will be able to release the artist’s name,” Kisielewski wrote in an e-mail.
Jan 29 2010
The Georgetown Programming Board—the same people who brought you T-Pain—sent an e-mail to the student body last night asking for Georgetown’s input on the Spring Kickoff Concert.
While the Voice doesn’t necessarily agree that an April 10 concert can “kickoff” the Spring, we’re intrigued by some of the options they’re offering. Vox has been trying unsuccessfully to contact members of GPB for a few weeks now, so it’s unclear if GPB concert planners have looked into the feasibility of booking any of these acts. Regardless, if you’re looking for someone to guide your musical sensibilities—or argue with in the comments section—the Voice‘s veteran music critic Dan Cook has ranked musical acts in the order he would like see GPB try to bring them to Georgetown:
1) Flaming Lips
Let’s make a short list of elements that the Flaming Lips usually incorporate into their live shows these days:
1. An enormous digital screen that projects a hypnotic vagina at the onset of the show
Just take a look at the clip above, and I’ll spare you the details about their critically-acclaimed discography and a groundbreaking career that spans nearly three decades.
Apr 29 2009
No T-Pain for you, AU
Last week, the Voice‘s Sean Quigley had some harsh words for Spring Concert performer T-Pain (to refresh your memory, some of those words were: underwhelming, lackluster, repetitive, tiresome…). But at least we had the chance to experience the auto-tuned wonder, as disappointing as he may have been. Our peers at American University weren’t even that lucky.
The Eagle reports:
Apr 20 2009
Despite his dominance of the Top-40 singles chart, the famously auto-tuned T-Pain delivered an underwhelming performance at Saturday night’s concert in McDonough. This year’s iteration of the annual GPB Spring Concert disappointment was marked by a lackluster set of seemingly lip-synched dance songs played to a less-than-capacity crowd (Update: According to GPB Concert Chair Danny Fortin, tickets were sold out and the reason the crowd was so intimate was they had to stay under the University’s fire code limit of 2,500).
Opening acts Tay Dizm and Sophia Fresh (both signed to T-Pain’s own Nappy Boy label) attempted to warm up the crowd with high-energy dance beats, but were met with impatient indifference or confusion by the crowd. Sophia Fresh’s act didn’t seem to connect with the majority in attendance; when she yelled, in an effort to elicit some noise out of the almost comatose crowd, “how many men out there have been with a lady from the hood?” it was awkwardly silent. Tay Dizm’s dreadlocked appearance led to some confusion as to whether he was actually T-Pain, as drunken bros chanted “T-Pain” at him while he performed an on-stage striptease, slowly removing his shirt, gyrating to the music and exposing his diamond-grilled grin.
Tay Dizm left the stage around 10:20, leaving DJ Lil’ Boy a full 40 minutes to bide everyone’s time until T-Pain arrived. The energy in the gymnasium got a quick boost when Lil’ Boy began playing dance songs people actually knew, but he was unable to keep it going for long, and eventually people settled into restlessness as the minutes dragged on.
The main event, after the jump!
Mar 30 2009
I’m on a stage!
I can hardly believe their success, but Facebook doesn’t lie. After weeks of giving us the run-around, the Georgetown Programming Board has finally announced that they’ve booked T-Pain to play at Georgetown’s Spring Concert on April 18th. Hooray!
The rapper-producer will be jamming in McDonough Gymnasium on April 18th, which means that GPB had better collaborate with campus groups that have the know-how to overcome the gym’s shitty acoustics; we want to be able to hear the Auto-Tune king loud and clear.
Students ranked T-Pain fourth when GPB gave students the chance to vote on possible artists behind Jason Mraz, Lupe Fiasco, and Third Eye Blind, all of which GPB ruled out as options in late February. No hard feelings, right guys?
Ticket prices and sale dates aren’t available yet. Voice News will have more to say on Thursday.
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