Around noon, today, Bacchanal announced that its Battle of the Bands, to determine one of the #THROWBACCHANAL openers, was a no-go.


A comment promised: “There will still be a student opener to be decided upon by online form. Stay updated to fill out the form and decide who will be your student opener!” Fair enough; no student-run organization is perfect. Then we received this very sad tip:

I’m having a shit day. My name is Adam Gower (real name Ziyad Abdelfattah, CC ’15). I produce original electronic music, and was slated to perform at Bacchanal’s Battle of the Bands, a cherished annual ceremony which has now been unceremoniously cancelled.

Specifically, Bacchanal didn’t reserve the Party Space (could be a legit reason for this but I don’t know), forcing them to use Beta’s basement, and then Beta didn’t actually register the event. Voting for the student opener will now be by online form, which frankly makes it even easier for the committee to just pick their favorite and nobody is going to end up listening to all the bands.

What this is all leading to is, I was excited about this because my music is relatively new on campus and I thought more people could hear it. So if you ever feel like running one of your artist profile articles, I guess I’ll throw my hat in the ring.

So, in the spirit of the enjoyment of music and not making it “easier for the committee to just pick their favorite,” check out Adam Gower’s (and other scheduled performers’) music below. If you’re part of another student band that was going to perform tonight, send us a tip or comment below, and we’ll include a sample of your music in the post. We’re also reaching out to Bacchanal for a comment.

Adam Gower: 


Sun Looks Down:

Taylor Simone: 

Josh le Mac

Jack and Eliza

Mitchell Veith