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Hoodie Allen to Kickoff Columbia Music Festival

Happy Monday folks!  An early morning press release from CCSC gives us our first official announcement about the Columbia Music Festival (swanky website here), a week(ish) long collaboration between CCSC, Live at Lerner, WBAR, WKCR, Bacchanal, and Postcrypt.

The first event of the week is CCSC’s Synaesthesia Kickoff Concert on Tuesday, April 9, where Hoodie Allen will be performing.  Glass House Rocks Battle of the Bands winners Lubeen and Standard Delivery will be opening for him.  The concert will be in Roone Arledge Auditorium–doors open at 7 pm, first come first serve.

Also of note: the fest worked out an agreement with the Office of Res Programs to get food trucks on campus for the week. Get pumped!

NEW YORK—Hoodie Allen, a hip-hop artist and singer, will be performing a CUID-only show for CCSC’s Kickoff Concert at Columbia Music Festival 2013: Synaesthesia with Columbia openers Standard Delivery and Lubeen. The concert will be in Roone Arledge Auditorium, with doors at 7pm. The festival is scheduled to last from Tuesday, April 9, 2013 to Sunday, April 14, 2013.

This is the first lineup to be released in the coming weeks for Columbia Music Festival 2013, this year themed “Synaesthesia.” In addition to the CCSC, the week will have shows hosted by Live at Lerner, WKCR, WBAR, Bacchanal, and Postcrypt,whose lineups will be announced in the weeks to come on our website,, and the Columbia Music Festival Facebook page (

Columbia Music Festival is also pleased to announce a partnership with Community Advisers from the Office of Residential Programs to bring food trucks on campus during the festival. More announcements on this will also come through our website and Facebook page.


The Columbia Music Festival is the brainchild of several music-loving communities and Columbia College Campus Life at Columbia University in the City of New York. After many years of separate (and awesome) day-long festivals (such as Bacchanal’s spring concert, Postcrypt’s Folk Fest, Live at Lerner’s Symposium, WBAR’s WBAR-BQ), we’ve decided to bring it all together for one awesome, week-long event exclusively for Columbia University students and affiliates.

Through this festival, we hope to show off the diversity of tastes and culture that Columbia—and New York City—have to offer.

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  • wait says:

    @wait YES.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous brap – bro rap

  • haha WOW says:

    @haha WOW My ex and I played this song relentlessly and obsessively for 3 months straight after we had to break up due to conflicting viewpoints on where we ought to move to. She wanted to stay in Brooklyn after graduation and to pursue her law degree with the goal of eventually working overseas. She eventually moved to London. I moved to LA before coming back to Columbia for grad school.

    a whiff of nostalgia there, bwog.

    1. Cool story, says:

      @Cool story, Bro

    2. a dude says:

      @a dude i lived in brooklyn for a few years and i met my ex there. she used to live in manhattan and complain about how anal the bars are around nyu about her fake id. about two years ago she moved to brooklyn and i moved up here for school. i thought i could hop on the train and go to see her often, but i was wrong-we haven’t talked since then and probably never will.

    3. Well says:

      @Well In the words of Hoodie Allen

      “Oh I’m mad cuz I’m thinking that we all cool
      And now the only thing you’re thinking ’bout is law school
      And a situation that really doesn’t involve you
      Well, then I’m a idiot”

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous what’s the deal with 3lau? can we get some investigative reporting on that?

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous lol so we almost had macklemore and hoodie allen perform in the same week? I guess the white girls like the rap music now

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Shout out to BEN KORNICK!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Shouldn’t they have someone that…. plays music… open the Music Festival?

  • Cc 15 says:

    @Cc 15 What’s with all the shitty white rappers coming to Columbia these days

    1. uh says:

      @uh have you even listened to hoodie’s music?

  • Hoodie Mob says:

    @Hoodie Mob YESSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!

  • Tbh says:

    @Tbh I’d rather have woody allen

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous Holy crap I didn’t even realize that was the reference. I feel like an idiot.

  • MY LIFE says:



    1. SFLN says:

      @SFLN SO with you there.

  • Oh says:

    @Oh It is actually Ryan Mandelbaum singing at me. That is what this is.

  • Oh man.. says:

    @Oh man.. Hoodie comes from Penn–I got the dude to play at my prom (I went to school outside of philly) during my senior year in hs, when he was just starting to release his first mixtape (the “You Are Not A Robot” era)

    He was absolutely fucking terrible. Brought the whole house down to a stop–really blew it. Solid production and his newer tracks sound great. But he was miserable as a live act.

    Hope he stepped up since–he’s a considerably bigger name these days and has much more experience. Still, I can’t help but be worried he’ll drop the ball here as well.

    1. saw him on door recently says:

      @saw him on door recently he delivers.

      1. oops says:

        @oops tour*

    2. hmm says:

      @hmm where did you go to high school?

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous His beats are thin as piss and his rhymes suck. Just another rich Jewish kid out of Penn pissing off his parents.

    Am I going? Hell fucking yeah.

    1. I can't says:

      @I can't tell if I should give this a thumbs up or down

  • White girl says:

    @White girl Hoodie Allen may best embody the new generation of white dude rappers. He grew up in a middle class neighborhood outside New York City, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, and then worked for a few years at Google. In making a name for himself among white girls of the college-age variety, he appeals to their romantic side. In his song “Feel the Love,” he raps that “All I want to do is drink wine and make babies.” I can assure you that it’s one of the fundamental laws of nature that white girls only want to drink wine and make babies.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous dat thumbnail

  • Anon says:

    @Anon The website looks great! But someone needs to fix the page length changes, please…

    1. Yanyi says:

      @Yanyi On it, friend! :)

      1. Anon says:

        @Anon @Yanyi: I’m glad that we’re friends. :)

  • AEPi TILL I DIE says:

    @AEPi TILL I DIE Finally a bro takes the stage. Get ready for some ruckus!

  • Black Dude says:

    @Black Dude That beat is weak as piss

  • holy crap says:

    @holy crap did not realize there are rappers out there who try to emulate B.o.B.

  • cc'14 says:

    @cc'14 yawn dgaf

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