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Concert lineup turns campus into “Mini-Chella”

Fans of indie music (or music in general, for that matter) found reason to rejoice this week, following a series of announcements on ASUCD Entertainment Council’s Facebook page earlier in the week.

The first concert will be Phoenix, playing with Mac Demarco at Freeborn Hall on Apr. 2. The second is The Postal Service, featuring all of the original members from their 2003 album Give Up, playing with electronic artist Baths at the Mondavi Center on Apr. 10. And the third is Vampire Weekend, playing with up-and-coming indie/electronic artist Tanlines, at Freeborn Hall on Apr. 16.

“The Postal Service reuniting. And I get to live my middle school fantasy,” said fourth-year art history major Elizabeth Joelson.

The unexpected spike in buzzworthy music events caused a flurry of reactions, nearly all of them positive, from students both online and off.

“This lineup keeps piling itself higher. At this rate, we might as well go all the way and get Daft Punk over here. Keep bringing the beats, EC,” said third-year ecological engineering major Anthony Beck.

The remarkable Coachella-like lineup was made possible in part by Another Planet Entertainment, which promotes many large-profile shows in the Sacramento and Bay Area. With their efforts, April is shaping up to be quite a happening month at UC Davis.

“We are very excited to be co-sponsoring [these shows] alongside APE this spring … we have a few more tricks up our sleeves, so be sure to like our Facebook page and check our site for more show announcements,” said Nadra Widatalla, the social media director for EC, of the upcoming events.

As of today, presale tickets for The Postal Service and Vampire Weekend are available online, with general tickets for all concerts available on Friday.

ANDREW RUSSELL can be reached at arts@theaggie.org.

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