University Union took to Twitter in the early hours of Tuesday to announce the headlining acts for this year’s Block Party – House/Electronic DJ Kaskade and alternative band Cold War Kids. Students and alumni wasted no time voicing their opinions of the event, the general feedback being apathetic at best. The annual event will be held in the Carrier Dome on Friday, April 27th at 6:30pm.
Though great acts in their own rite, many question the odd pairing of a club/electro artist with a heavier alternative act. “We’re bringing the first-ever electronic headliner in the history of the Carrier Dome,” said Kenny Consor, director of UU Concerts. “We also have an amazing rock act, the first really big band that we’ve brought in a while.” Students, however, seem to disagree.
Just three hours after the announcement at midnight, #ThingsI’dRatherDoThanGoToBlockParty was a trending topic both in the US and Worldwide. The overwhelming disappointment for Block Party 2012 has become something of a joke among SU students and alumni, who have previously seen large-scale acts like Kid Cudi, Drake, and Fergie headline the event. For many, they were hoping for a larger act, likening Kaskade to 2011 Juice Jam headliner Avicii.
But here at Jerk, we like you to be informed. Before you cast your vote in support or condemnation of this year’s lineup, give the following tracks a spin:
- “Move for Me” – Kaskade
- “I Remember” – Kaskade f/ deadmau5
- “Lessons in Love” f/ Neon Trees – Kaskade
- “Hang Me Up to Dry” – Cold War Kids
- “We Used to Vacation” – Cold War Kids