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Big Show is coming! Big Show is coming!

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015
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Big Show tickets go on sale tomorrow, September 23. Tickets will be on sale from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM at the SGA Case desk through Friday, October 2. Both Skidmore ID and cash will be accepted.

Students/Faculty (w/ ID): $5

Public (and any students buying for outside guests): $20

If you’re nicer than I am and were planning on buying a ticket for a friend, sorry, SEC is only allowing one ticket per student this year. 

Skidmore Featured in Chance the Rapper Tour Video

Friday, December 5th, 2014

Chance the Rapper has released a tour compilation video of his recent Verge Campus Tour entitled “SoXDay,” which features a guest appearance from a very (somewhat?) familiar sports field.

Check out the very beginning of the video below to see Chance arriving at Skidmore, watching a soccer game, and getting a hearty greeting from the Pulse van.

Who Should Play SEC’s Spring Big Show?

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

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The Skidmore Entertainment Committee is asking for our help. They want to bring shows that you want to hear to your campus. Action Bronson & Danny Brown gave us a record breaking outcome and an explosive performance. The SEC’s working hard to recreate the level of that performance. So, they’re crowd sourcing, looking for your input of who you want to see perform. Who do you think should play? Do you want a full band?  A hip-hop act?  A hip-hop band?  A DJ?

Keep in mind the sky IS NOT the limit. Meaning, yeah, we want Beyonce too.

Vote here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BLH9CG9

EDIT: We’re gonna start deleting unrealistic bands just to keep the thread clean and constructive.  No offense to anyone and much love.

Big Show Tickets On Sale Now

Monday, September 23rd, 2013
Paintbrush is the best fucking way to procrastinate. Also, the administration doesn't want the "2 high 2 die" tour to be publicized as such for fear of more people thinking we just do things because of pot. Well, Glotz, I think you have more pot-related things to worry about than the name of a rap tour. But still, Paintbrush.

Paintbrush is the best fucking way to procrastinate. Also, the administration doesn’t want the “2 high 2 die” tour to be publicized as such for fear of more people thinking we just do things because of pot. Well, Glotz, I think you have more pot-related things to worry about than the name of a rap tour. But still, Paintbrush.

As everybody should by now know, Action Bronson and Danny Brown will be taking the coveted Williamson Sports Center stage on October 4th as a part of their nation-wide 2 High 2 Die tour. Tickets are on-sale now at the SGA desk on the second floor of Case Center. Tickets are $5 for students in advance, $10 for students at the door, and $20 for the general public. Public tickets are available right now at BrownPaperTickets.com.

This show is sure to sell out so get tickets as soon as possible, or accept the fate that while we’ll be going apeshit in a sea of sweaty student winded by bass-heavy hip-hop, you’ll be weeping alone and cold outside the gym.

 

Op-Ed: What is SEC and Why You Should Care

Monday, September 16th, 2013

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The average Skidmore students find themselves immersed in a culture barraging them with nightly programming that provide education and entertainment.  While members of our community usually find themselves at a swath of different events each evening, one night serves as an exception to that rule.  We’ve come to call it The Big Show; it’s the one night of a semester Skidmore’s Student Entertainment Company (SEC) hosts a no holds barred concert.  Usually in the sports center, this show draws nationally touring acts from the realms of hip-hop (Action Bronson/Danny Brown, Dead Prez, Janele Monae, Talib Kweli) to hipster indie chic (Mayer Hawthorne, Dirty Projectors, TV on the Radio, Yeasayer).  The concert, endlessly hyped by SEC and student outlets such as this blog, usually ends up with mediocre reviews and a lackluster attendance.  From my short time here, I can easily recall a couple choice stories.

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Action Bronson and Danny Brown To Headline Fall Big Show

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

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Indie music snob godfather and hipster mecca site, Pitchfork, kinda blew SEC’s cover on this one by announcing that Action Bronson and Danny Brown will be performing at Skidmore College on October 4th. This is big news for a big show. The two up-and-coming lyricists are the first big hip hop acts to grace campus since Blue Scholars tore up the Spa and the first hip hop Big Show since Dead Prez three years ago. These are two relevant, innovative artists teaming up on a countrywide tour, and we’re the only New York show, not to mention the day before they hit Rock The Bells. So yeah, get psyched. No half-assing this one, Skidmore. The gym better be full and it better be lively, cause this sort of stacked line up doesn’t happen too often.

But, I understand that there are some of you jazz heads and indie rock die-hards who have no clue who these cats are or what their music sounds like, and so, to bring you in the loop, we’ve put together a run-down of who these guys are, what they offer, and where to find their music. Study up, cause these guys aren’t fucking around.

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Delicate Steve to Open for Dirty Projectors

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

SEC recently announced the opener for the spring Big Show. It’s Delicate Steve.

I just assumed “Delicate Steve” was some sort of newfangled performance art project, in which Stephen Yell gets on stage and lets the audience verbally abuse him until he breaks down in tears, but this already happens every night in our Northwoods house (am I right, fellas?)

Turns out Delicate Steve is a band. A good band. You can check out their shit here. SEC also made a cute video of people touching Stephen Yell’s butt in preparation for the show.

BREAKING: Dirty Projectors to Play Spring Big Show

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Sources from inside my house confirm that SEC has made a deal to bring Brooklyn-based band Dirty Projectors to Skidmore. The Spring Big Show is on April 13, but there’s no word of an opener or prices or anything like that yet, so I’ll keep you guys updated as SEC gets their shit together.

At presstime, SEC vice president Stephen Yell confirmed the rumor, before claiming that he had to “take a nap before going to this lecture thing.”

Suggest Bands for the Spring Big Show

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

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This is a really cool idea.

Harnessing THE POWER OF CROWDSOURCING, the fine ladies and gents of SEC have put up a Wall Wisher calling for band suggestions to play the Big Show. All you have to do is double-click anywhere on the wall and copy-paste a YouTube link to some band that you think would be sick. I assume Stephen Yell will review the most popular choices and take them into account when he makes his executive decision next semester, but knowing him, he’ll probably just end up picking The Fray (he loves The Fray).

Don’t let anybody tell you that SEC doesn’t care.

(via Wall Wisher)

Mayer Hawthorne/Cults Tickets on Sale

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

“Yeah, girl, I know you like these flowers.”

Tickets for Mayer Hawthorne and Cults are now on sale at Case during the day. Again, the show’s on October 12; prices are $8 for students ($10 at the door), $25 GA ($30 at the door).

You might be wondering “is it worth $8 to see a girl with bangs fling around the stage and a nice Jewish boy hit on attractive girls in the audience?” Well, I might respond, “yes, absolutely.” Hop on it.

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