Saturday, April 25, 2009

Gym Class Heroes to perform at 100th Lawnparties

Gym Class Heroes will highlight the 100th Lawnparties next Sunday, USG Social Chair Julia Jacobson '10 confirmed in an e-mail Sunday evening.

Their 2006 album "As Cruel as School Children" included the hit "Cupid's Chokehold," which reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100. Their latest album, titled "The Quilt," came out in September 2008.

The four-member indie rock band formed in 1997. In 2007, they were named Best New Artist at the MTV Video Music Awards, where they were also nominated for Best Group.

An official announcement is expected from the USG on Monday.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yeaaah, might want to make the annoucement a little less misleading. Gym Class Heroes is a largely hip-hop outfit, not an indie rock band.

Anonymous said...

INDIE ROCK MY ASS

Anonymous said...

GYM CLASS HEROES != INDIE ROCK

Anonymous said...

GYM CLASS HEROES IS NOT INDIE ROCK

Anonymous said...

Can we donate this lawnparties instead of next fall's?

Anonymous said...

$70,000 to engage in the experience of shitty rap on a big speaker system? no thanks.

Anonymous said...

Do Not Want

Anonymous said...

I heart Gym Class Heroes. So too bad for the rest of you who don't like them...I'm happy. And so are a lot of other people.

Anonymous said...

ugh, you guys are so ungrateful

Anonymous said...

terrible terrible terrible choice.

you'd think that in this economy we could get someone much better.

Anonymous said...

Gym Class Heroes are somewhat indie rock because they aren't mainstream. They are definitely not "a largely hip-hop outfit" so come correct. They are at most an alternative hip hop/indie rock group since they mix many genres: rap, rock, R&B, and funk together.

Anonymous said...

I'm curious how the Prox has decided this is the "100th Lawnparties."

Any look through the university archives reveals that private clubs had house parties at various points in their history, but this notion of public "LAWN" parties is very recent.

As the saying goes, "back in the day" the house parties were very private affairs, for members (and guests) only.

So how did the number suddenly reach the Century Mark?