Gregory Berryman | Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Well it’s that time of the year for Notre Dame to announce what magnificent act(s) will be performing at the annual Spring Concert. Hoping to make up for the dry, drab and dreary performance by the geriatrics of Guster, Chiddy Bang and OAR will be taking the stage in about two weeks. The people could not be any more excited for this spectacle; two acts with such a great sense of musicality and pure talent.
OAR brings poignant and potent lyrics and dazzling melodies while Chiddy Bang brings raw emotion and polemic subjects to the table in a fascinating style. The point being I didn’t think we could pull anybody worse than Guster and as usual, the University always exceeds my expectations. Being truthful, having a wannabe Dave Matthews Band and a second rate rapper may be better than anybody’s wildest fantasies, considering Sam Adams’ cancelled show and other music debacles. Putting this aside, looking at IU’s lineup for April, I find myself astonished that they can pull Pretty Lights, State Radio, and Lil’ Wayne along with a cast and crew of other talented performers in a string of four concerts. I’d rather go to Acoustic Cafe than this show any night because at least I might get to see a flash of real talent.