Late-breaking news for music fans: Talib Kweli will be part of this year’s Bacchanal. A tipster noted earlier today that his website listed a show at Columbia on April 18th, and Bacchanal board members confirmed this evening that the MC will be one of the artists. No word was forthcoming, though, on who the other artist or artists might be.
UPDATE (1:20 AM): Spectacle reports that the other half of the bill is Morningside’s own Vampire Weekend. However, Bacchanal organizers refused to confirm the story, telling Bwog that “Spec posted without receiving confirmation from the Bacchanal Concert Committee, which could pose problems for security and clauses in the contract.”
UPDATE (1:35 AM): According to a Bacchanal representative, the Vampire Weekend announcement was only supposed to occur two weeks prior to the event, as there are security concerns about non-students flooding the campus. Bacchanal is, of course, contractually obligated to respect that two-week maximum, which is why Bacchanal refused to confirm to the Spectator.
UPDATE (12:10 PM): The post has been taken down, but the headline still shows up on Spec‘s homepage.
(N.B.: Bwog’s received permission from Bacchanal to report this information.)
– JCD, KER & JNW