Spring Weekend Preview

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Now that the Fordham University Spring Weekend 2014 performers have been released, it’s officially time to get excited. Rose Hill’s campus will be graced with four days of entertainment, varying from comedians to a pop punk band. As always, Fordham’s Campus Activities Board (CAB) pulled through with a solid line up that should have Fordham students giddy as ever.

This year the performances start on Thursday, April 24th with Max Joseph from MTV’s hilarious, but mostly sad, reality show Catfish. Joseph is one of the two on-screen cameramen for the series about the world of online dating. Season 3 of the widely popular show will premiere May 7th, 2014. Hopefully Joseph can give Fordham students some inside scoop on the new season…. and advice on how to avoid being Catfish-ed.

Friday, April 25th, DJ Enferno will be performing. DJ Enferno is most widely known for his “live” abilities, or mixing sets on the spot. He specializes in, but is not limited to, mash-ups. In 2009, he accompanied Madonna on her “Sticky and Sweet” tour as one of the live DJs and assistant in musical arrangements and programming. Take a look below at what DJ Enferno will be bringing to Rose Hill’s campus on Friday.

Fordham is expecting three (!!!) performances on Saturday, April 26th. The first of which being The Melker Project. The man behind the Melker Project is Scott Melker, world-renown DJ. Melker is known for his innovation in mashup using vinyl and his witty mix names, for example, “Call me Jay Z” (Jay-Z’s 99 Problems vs. Carly Ray Jespon’s Call Me Maybe). His mashups feature artists like Kanye West vs. Police, Gotye vs. Notorious B.I.G. and Adele vs. Mark Ronson.

The second performer for Saturday will be Cold War KidsThe five-member indie rock band hails from Long Beach, California. Although they’re west coast natives, Cold War Kids have been performing in New York City for years, most frequently at the Beacon Theater and the Bowery Ballroom. Fordham is just one of the stops on their 2014 nation wide tour, following the release of their newest album “Dear Miss Lonely Hearts”.

Saturday’s headlining performer has rock-loving Fordham students reminiscing on high school days is none other than Cartel.  The band was formed in 2003, and since then has released six albums. If you’re not familiar with their widely popular 2005 song, “Say Anything (Else)” your high school experience wasn’t everything it could have been. Don’t fret, you have time to do research in preparation for Saturday’s performance. Start by checking out their live performance below.

The final performance for Sunday, April 27th that CAB has provided is 30 Rock actor and comedian, Judah Friedlander. The first thing you should know about Friedlander is that he’s a self-proclaimed champion at all things. The second, he plays Frank Rossitano, the lazy, smelly-looking writer on 30 Rock. Finally, Friedlander can also be seen as “the hug guy” in the Dave Matthews Band “Everyday” music video. If that doesn’t make you want to see him speak, nothing will.

Tomorrow kicks off Spring Weekend 2014, be sure to enjoy all the performances.

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