♫ I got my ticket for the ICCA
At Drexel U this Saturday
And I sure would like some sweet company
Because it’s at 7pm tomorrow
Whaddya say? ♫
Go see Penn’s very own a cappellamazing Counterparts as they rock our ears and our hearts at this international championship aca-stavaganza. Peep the FB event here.
Bonus news nugget for reading all those words:
Alumna Elizabeth Banks (C’96) is directing Pitch Perfect 2!
Thanks to Class Boards, SPEC Jazz & Grooves, A-Trak and Penguin Prison will make their Penn debuts September 21 on the College Green! Two EDM artists at one event? Not surprising. Quakers do love a good bass drop.
Penguin Prison remixes songs from artists like Passion Pit, Imagine Dragons, Lana Del Rey, and Ellie Goulding. He’s just like Girl Talk! (Too soon, SPEC?) You’ve definitely heard A-Trak before– don’t pretend your pre-frosh self didn’t watch this fifty times. Bottom line: his remixes are awesome and he’s done collabs with some pretty famous artists, so get ready to rage on the Green like it’s not the middle of the afternoon.
Skimmer Fest starts at 3pm on September 21. Still not convinced you should go? Check out the artists here and here. Your only other option that day is actually going to the football game, sooo.
Made in America schedule FINALLY released:
Put down those books and forget about the beginning of school stress-- Budweiser just released the set times
for this year's Made in America Festival. Hey, only three days before the actual festival takes place!!! Thanks, Jay-Z!!! (No gratitude towards to the ever-patrolling Liquor Control Board/fun police
Sperm never forgets
Yeah, so, a new study finds that the stress guys experience can translate into the genetic material they pass on, resulting in kids that cope poorly with anxiety and other related deficiencies.
We all know that music can change how you feel. But new research shows that it can work the other way around: how we feel can affect how we interpret music. For example, feeling scared can lower the ability to distinguish between sounds.
Anti-smoking ads go pro
A study out of the Annenberg School of Communication says that some anti-smoking ads can actually promote the desire to smoke, especially those with distracting smoking visuals and a weak message.
The Made in America music festival is making its second annual appearance this Labor Day weekend. The lineup was just announced today, and we have one word for you: BEYONCÉ. So there you go, kids. If you’re still bitter about Girl Talk by August, you can bow down to the mother of all Fling headliners we never had.
Also, in case you haven’t noticed the academic calendar, school starts a week earlier this year (booooo). That means once you’re done reuniting with the besties and intimidating the freshmen, you can do NSO all over again the next weekend! Thanks, Jay-Z.
Some Penn students are super stoked that Tyga found time out of his busy schedule of slappin’ hoes and gettin’ faded to make our sweaty frat basement dreams a reality. From the ensuing Facebook group, flyer campaign, and multiple editorials, it’s no secret that others aren’t so stoked.
If you were planning on hitting up the Quad moonbounce and then actually bouncing for another school’s spring concert, don’t hit up your friends at Harvard. Tyga is set to headline their annual Yardfest AKA fake fling AKA nice try but still lame. In light of his violent and objectifying lyrics, the Crimsons are crimson (too easy) with rage and have started their own protests.
The reactions at Harvard are just as mixed. “As if these kids aren’t the same ones drinking to ‘Faded’ every weekend,” one comment notes. No comment?
Happy Easter, merry Passover, and a holy Game of Thrones return to you! The egg hunt is (almost) over, kids. Stick around for the big announcement tonight at 7PM, as tweeted by the sacred SPEC secret-keepers themselves.
Image c/o Britt Miller at http://www.brittmillerart.com/
Now that it’s Spring (statistically speaking,) we must all lift the iron curtain of hibernation and leave our cozy Rosengarten carrels for the light of a SEPTA stop. Go off campus, baby!
Friday: Head over to World Café Live (so close!) to see Freshly Ground, an Afrobeat funk band that’ll make you want to get up off of that thang. Tickets max out at $18, so the beat won’t break ya bank.
To Saturday and Sunday!
Thanks to the detective work of eager and slightly stalkerish Penn students, another (almost) fling artist has been uncovered. Gigamesh, aka Matthew Thomas Masurka, a producer/DJ best known for remixing “Pumped up Kicks” and producing “Cooler than Me”, released an April 13th tour date for the University of Pennsylvania. Looks like we’ll be raging Quadside with the Gig-man. Find out more about Gigamesh here.
Welcome to UTB’s first Filly Friday post, a feature designed to get you out on the town this weekend! Obviously there’s lots of great stuff happing on campus, as usual, but sometimes you need to get away.
Throat Singing at the Rotunda: The Rotunda isn’t technically OFF off campus, but it’s a real live West Philly institution, and this event will take you pretty far outside the Penn comfort-bubble. Throat singing, kind of like human-bagpiping, is weird and wonderful. This event is one of the Rotunda’s most popular each year, and it’s pay-what-you-wish!
Paleopalooza: Do you love dinosaurs so much that you want to marry them, and sometimes wish that you were covered in scales and had a walnut-brain so that you could understand what they WENT through? Then you’ll love this Academy of Natural Sciences event, which includes robotic trilobite races and a bunch of lectures from famous Paleontologists. Miss Frizzle would be proud.
Northern Liberties’ Winter Music Festival : Yeah yeah, hipster scum, etc. But How often can you say that you actually get to see real Philly-based live music? We’re not going to pretend we know who Brick + Mortar are, or how Ruby The Hatchet got their name, but with World Cafe-based radio station WXPN as a sponsor it’s guaranteed to be worthwhile. Protip: This event is 21+.
Sunday, after the jump!