Posted by Katie Bennett At 7 p.m. on April 24 in the gym, the Student Entertainment Committee's "big show" will take place.
Rather than spending an extravagant sum of money on one high-profile band, as has been the case in past semesters, the SEC has opted to assemble three lesser-known bands for the sake of more musical diversity.
First, there's NYC's "The Postelles." Called a "Band to Watch" by Rolling Stone in 2009, the band members grew up pouring over their parents '50s and '60s rock albums including Buddy Holly, Sam Cooke, The Rolling Stones and the Beatles.
Sporting tight black pants and flashy fedoras, they specialize in bouncy, upbeat alt-rock tunes. Listening to them, one is reminded of the days when The Strokes reigned supreme over indie rock.
Albert Hammond Jr. even produced their track "123 stop." Their latest EP, "White Night," serves up tons of catchy, danceable riffs.
Formed in 2000, The Walkmen have been gaining prominence in the rock press ever since, particularly for its use of vintage instruments such as the upright piano.
The Walkmen craft entertaining, listenable, pop-y songs ever your grandmother could nod her head to.
The dream-like quality of lead singer Hamilton Leitheauser's echoey, passionate vibrato differentiates the band from other alt-rock acts.
Finally, there's Toronto-based dance deity Jesse F. Keeler of MSTKRFT (pronounced master-craft) who, along with electro wiz Al P, dedicates his life to assembling the ultimate party playlist.
With computerized beats and drum machines, he creates unstoppable jams, remixing songs from groups like Justice, Bloc Party, The Kills and Wolfmother.