Some fire is coming to campus for your 4/20.
Building off the hype of last year’s Big Spring Concert that brought Rae Sremmurd to campus, OUAB announced the 2018 installment of the Big Spring Concert will have California-native, alt-rock band Young The Giant holding down the headliner slot while growing hip-hop artist, Aminé, and local indie-pop group, Clubhouse, will also be hitting the stage on April 20 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Young The Giant has gained popularity in the alternative rock scene after releasing their self-titled debut album in 2010 which garnered critical appraise from Amazon.com who named it the third best rock album of that year. They’ve had their time in the spotlight on late night television like on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and they’ve played their share of music festivals like South by Southwest and Lollapalooza.
Aminé found his way into the spotlight in 2016 with his infectious single, “Caroline,” and hasn’t stopped busting out chart toppers since. His style is a mixture of hip-hop and trap with glimpses of pop influences as well, and he’s worked with some of the biggest names in the industry right now like Offset from Migos, Ty Dolla $ign, and Kehlani.
After winning the OUAB Battle of the Bands, Clubhouse was selected to perform at the Big Spring Concert, but this indie-pop band isn’t just another local group. They’ve played on stage and opened for numerous major names in the music world like Wolf Alice, Foals, and HAIM. They’re known for playing local venues near campus and the Big Spring Concert is another chance for this local group to show just how high their ceiling is.
The show is going down at Coffey Road Park from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. and you’ll be able to snag your ticket on April 5 for free as long as you have a BuckID. Transportation via the CAB routes is available, but the show is within walking distance of most houses and dorms on location.
Photo sourced from Young The Giant’s Facebook page.