Keep Calm, It’s Party Time

MacklemoreYou know what they say, April showers bring Ma—cklemore and parties that start at 10 am. Bachannal weekend is all about the music, and the fun. But this year is a bit different. If you’re throwing a party tomorrow, you might be feeling a little stressed. An 11 am concert means you have to bear the rain today to buy groceries for tomorrow. And then there’s the music. Come on, you can’t throw a party without good music.

Whether you’re at Columbia for Bacchanal, at Penn for Spring Fling, or dipping out to some other spring concert over the next few weekends, I’ve got you covered. With the help of a few CU students, we’ve created the ultimate Spring playlist using Spotify/YouTube. 49 songs, 3 hours. From Calvin Harris to Beyonce, Avicii to 2Chainz, this playlist covers every hype genre. So check it out, shuffle it, or just let it play (it’s in a certain order).

Hope you enjoy! Oh, and you’re welcome.


For all you non-spotify users out there, here’s the same playlist on YouTube:

3 Reasons You MUST Vibe with Taylor Simone this Thursday


Promo 2This Thursday, April 11th, Taylor Simone will grace the stage at the Bitter End in downtown New York for her last concert of the semester. Now I already know what you’re thinking…downtown?! As Columbia students, we tend to limit our adventures to the area that our President conveniently labels as “Morningside Heights” aka places between 96th street and 125th…and that’s a stretch. If we do somehow manage to venture downtown, we make sure that we change out of our sweatpants into something we’ve been waiting to wear but haven’t found a good excuse to, then Instagram the entire adventure — from the subway, to the dinner, to the expensive table that we hope the guy next to us is paying for, and finally we change our Facebook profile pictures to something that sums up the “epic” night we had.

Well friends, it’s about time to put away the sweatpants and start Bachannal weekend off right. The talented, smooth, and soulful Taylor Simone is promising to give a show that will be one of the highlights of her career. She’s bound to be famous soon, so wouldn’t it be nice to take advantage now and see her before the prices skyrocket? And just in case you’re still wondering if it will be worth your while, here are 3 key reasons you should go and support:

1. She opened for Snoop Dogg during Bacchanal 2 years ago and killed it. She was only a FRESHMAN, already making her claim to fame.

2. She’s performing some new songs, and covers. Remember my post on covers? Yea, here come the fans.

3. It’s a Thursday night, and there’s nothing better to do (trust me). The concert is called VIBE for a reason. Vibe with Taylor, Vibe with your friends, and immerse yourself in the amazing atmosphere.

Disclaimer: this is open to EVERYONE (you know, the entire world…not just CU students).

Get ready for a great time, check out her tumblr page, and listen to her cover below of Swimming Pools by Kendrick Lamar:

Time to Hit Up the Thrift Shop, Mackle’s Back

Well isn’t the Bacchanal Executive Board just awesome?

It looks like the rumors didn’t have it (thank God). Contrary to previous reports, Macklemore will be performing at Columbia University’s spring concert on April 12th, along with Ryan Lewis. DJ duo Flosstradamus will then follow the performance. So why did the Board leave us to have a near heart attack and believe Macklemore wasn’t performing? Apparently there were safety concerns with the NYPD, blah blah blah…do we really care? We forgive you Bacchanal Board.

Also, remember the post about the Morningsiders and how amazing they are? Well, you should review it because they are the opening act. The show begins at 11 am. Here’s the full press release:

Dear Columbia Student Body,

The Bacchanal Executive Board is proud to announce our spring concert lineup. Columbia’s own Morningsiders will open for headliner Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Following their performance, chart topping DJs Flosstradamus will take the stage. The concert will be held on Low Steps on April 13th, and begin at 11am.

The early start time was chosen to accommodate a last-minute schedule change for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. This is only a slight blip in what promises to be a wonderful day for the Columbia community.

See you there, Columbia!

The Bacchanal Executive Board

Co-President – Geneva Miller
Co-President – Kay Sorin
Secretary – Vincent Nasri
Treasurer – Jonathan Lee
Concert Chair – Joe Girton
Concert Chair – Luis Arias
Publicity Chair – Anais Ross
Fundraising Chair – Gil Feig

So get dressed in your best thrift shop attire. You know, the kind that you can throw away after a good time.

Macklemore

Mackleless, Macknomore: Bwog Reports Macklemore will NOT be at Bachannal

And let the puns begin: “Mackleless” (credit: Olivia Harris), “Macknomore,” “Mackledissed,” “Mackleditched”

Rumor has it that Macklemore will most likely not be attending Bachannal, Columbia’s spring concert. Can anyone be surprised though? CU is known for bringing in has-been’s (i.e. Snoop Dogg) or will-be’s (Wiz Khalifa), so pulling off Macklemore would have been one for the books.

For now, we should probably start thinking of some other options. ASAP Rocky, Meek Millz, Kendrick Lamar, etc. are already being suggested on Bwog’s comments. While we’re reaching for the stars, maybe someone should take the subway/Metro North to one Beyonce’s places and ask her (kidding, kind of).

Who would you like to see perform? Read the original Bwog article here: Bwog Report