2013 Fall Concert

Timeflies to play alongside Chiddy Bang during MOB’s 2013 Fall Concert

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The Multi-Organizational Board (MOB) announced Oct. 24 that Timeflies and Chiddy Bang will perform at the annual fall concert, which will be held in the Anita Tuvin Schlecter Auditorium (ATS) on Saturday, Nov. 23.

Timeflies, which consists of Rob Resnick and Cal Shapiro, formed in Oct. 2010. Resnick and Shapiro are Jewish producers who originally performed together at Tufts University. From New Jersey and New York, Resnick and Shapiro’s music includes pop, electro, dubsteb and rock.

Chiddy Bang (Chidera Anamege), a hip-hop recording artist from Philadelphia, PA, was originally a duo until Anamege’s band member decided to focus on producing in 2013, leaving Chiddy Bang to become a solo artist. Before the break-up, Chiddy Bang was a pop-rap group that featured a mix of hip-hop and alternative.

This year, MOB decided to organize a new event platform to announce the fall concert line-up. Arden Baker ’14 and Cody Nixon ’16, MOB’s concert chairs, hoped that their new method would help get people excited about the concert.

MOB held their concert reveal on Thursday, Oct. 24 on Britton Plaza. Following a countdown, MOB members announced the performer and raised the banner, currently on display on Britton Plaza, that holds all the concert information. The club handed out free pins and held a raffle to win a meet and greet with Timeflies.

Students who attended the event are excited for the concert.

“I am super pumped about Chiddy Bang. Representing Philly!” said Janelle Burleigh ’15.

“Timeflies should be really good too and I know a lot of people are really excited about it.”

Emma Schultz ’16 also expressed excitement, despite not being familiar with either of the performers.

“I don’t know either of the bands, but my friends are excited, so I think it should be fun!” she said.

The process of deciding on a performer began with student’s suggestions from a survey at the end of last semester.

“We took all of the suggestions from the survey and sent them to our middle agent,” said Baker. “After that, we narrow down the list based on cost and availability, which can be very difficult due to the artist’s busy schedules and our limited ATS dates.”

Timeflies was one of the most popular artists suggested in the survey, so M.O.B expects positive reactions.

Soon after the line-up was announced, rumors circulated about whether or not Chiddy Bang would still be joining Timeflies, since they were kicked off the Timeflies tour earlier this month.

“ [Chiddy Bang is] still coming. Although being kicked off the tour with Timeflies, they are still performing at most college shows and will be opening for Timeflies,” confirmed Baker. “We have spoken to their agent and to Timeflies’ agent and have it in writing that they will be here.”

Ticket sales are currently on sale for $15. They can be purchased from Dickinson.universitytickets.com.

For anyone interested in working at the concert (which guarantees a meet and greet with the performers), contact Baker or go to MOB’s meetings at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.