Boston Band Crush Archived Article: Academia Crush: CollegeFest 2009

This article originally appears on Boston Band Crush ). Well crushites, last weekend, we here at BBC helped put on “What’s Your Major?” – a 2-night festival of comedy and music where a bunch of older folks pretended like they were in college again. Photos and video from that shindig should be arriving by courier any moment now.  Until then, I figured I best tell you about some rock and/or roll aimed at some real college kids.

CollegeFest 2009 happens this weekend in Boston

Saturday, September 26th, 12PM – 7PM
Sunday, September 27th, 12PM – 6PM

Tickets for Sale here.

Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215

They also note: Dress Code Comfortable and Casual…no suits!  If I were not busy with so much other great music this weekend including the Mark Sandman Memorial Concert, I’d show up in a suit with a video camera to film myself being denied entry for not being comfortable and casual enough. That’s how I roll. But I digress…

Here’s their official yadda yadda:
Come celebrate back to college in style with 10,000 of your closest friends from over 100 New England colleges & universities. CollegeFest® is a Boston institution featuring live music, celebrity appearances, and free stuff from over 100 local and national sponsors!

Meet Luis Tiant, legendary Red Sox pitcher and Wally the Green Monster, an all time mascot favorite and hang out with Bronee from Real World Cancun. Win concert tickets and spring break getaways, sample food and drink products and demo innovative products. Enjoy live performances and walk away with swag all your friends will want to get their hands on!

Headliners Include: JEREMIH – 9/26; TALIB KWELI – 9/27;  HELLOGOODBYE – 9/27;

Additional performances by (at least mostly locals): Housing Authority, Case of the Mondays, Another Option, Nick Howard, VanBuren Boys, Mission Hill, Lansdowne, Media Made, McAlister Drive, Ionia

Saturday 9/26
12:10 – 12:30 Housing Authority
12:40-1:05 Case of the Mondays
1:20-1:45 Another Option
2:00-2:30 Nick Howard
2:45-3:15 VanBuren Boys
3:30-4:00 Man on Earth
4:15-4:45 Mission Hill
5:00-5:40 Lansdowne
6:00-7:00 Jeremih
Sunday 9/27
12:10-12:35 Media Made
12:50-1:15 Echosuite
1:30-1:55 EndWay
2:10-2:40 McAlister Drive
2:55-3:25 Ionia
3:50-4:50 Hellogoodbye
5:00-6:00 Talib Kweli

Here are a couple of videos to give you a taste of some of the local bands on this classtacular event.