Get Ready! Spring Party Weekend Preview

Brad Anglum

Thursday, The White Panda, Phi Delta Theta, 7 p.m. – 12 a.m.

To start the weekend off, Phi Delta Theta has brought in the mashup group The White Panda. While The White Panda is pretty stereotypical of the standard style of mashup that we have come to know today, e.g. Girl Talk and Milkman, they generally only mash two songs together, which creates much less of the jumbled rush that annoys so many people.

Friday, Student DJs, Phi Kappa Tau, 3 p.m. – 6 a.m.

While the prospect of listening to some student DJ’s while they stare at their laptops for a few hours is hardly intriguing, the event is catered, so that’s a definite plus in my book.

Friday, MSTRKRFT, Theta Chi, 8 p.m. – 12 a.m.

SPW appears to be particularly DJ-heavy this year and this trend continues when Theta Chi hosts MSTRKRFT along with two up-and-coming rappers, XV and the Dean’s List. I’m a big fan of MSTRKRFT. In particular, check out “Easy Love” and “Paris!”

Friday, Tramps Like Us, Sigma Chi, 8 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Cover bands are a proven recipe for success during SPW. Tramps Like Us, the premiere Bruce Springsteen tribute band, proves to be one of the best events each year. While many artists in the past have hardly shown the Colgate Public the show that we all deserve, Tramps Like Us tends to join in on the party, completely embracing the spirit of the weekend. Plus, it’s catered.

Saturday, B.o.B., Main Concert, Sanford Field House, 3 p.m.

After last year’s SPW debacle, which saw Fabolous play an uninspired 30 minute set in front of an even more lackluster crowd, it appears that the school finally got it right with the selection of B.o.B. While this is yet to be seen, B.o.B. is certainly more attractive than Fabo. After seeing B.o.B last year in front of what I would expect to be a similar crowd, he certainly puts on a worthwhile show.

Saturday, Theophilus London, 1934 House, 8 p.m.

Brothers is hosting the up-and-coming rapper Theophilus Lon­don, and while I’m a little unsure as to the timing, London will be sure to put on a good show. London is yet another in a long stream of alternative rappers hitting the scene, fusing electronic and hip-hop with varying degrees of success. Check out his remix to Vampire Weekend’s “Giving up the Gun.”

Saturday, Giants of Science, Delta Upsilon 10 p.m. – 12 a.m. (DJ 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.)

To close out the weekend DU is bringing back Giants of Science, an ‘80s and ‘90s cover band. Giants of Science is becoming a staple of Spring Party Weekend and, for one reason or another, these cover bands just seem to bring the best party.