Binghamtronica By: Matt Schoenman
From our good friends at the The Campus Socialite
Oxfam America and HeadCount proudly present Binghamtronica, the first-ever electronic music festival on the Binghamton University campus, April 8, 2011 at 8 PM.
Binghamtronica, presented by Oxfam America and HeadCount, is a benefit festival highlighting many local and regional artists from the Tri-State and New England areas. The event will feature live painters, performers, and vendor booths. 100% of the profit will support the work of Oxfam America and HeadCount. Read more about the concert after the jump!
Oxfam America is an international relief and development organization that creates lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, and injustice. Together with individuals and local groups in more than 90 countries Oxfam saves lives, helps people overcome poverty, and fights for social justice.
HeadCount is a national organization that encourages voter registration and political activism through concert outreach. HeadCount has registered over 175,000 voters by teaming up with artists such as Dave Mathews Band, Pearl Jam, Kings of Leon, Phish, and many others.
The event will be hosted in beautiful Appalachian Hall at Binghamton University. This large venue features floor-to-ceiling windows on the north and south sides of the building. It is a freestanding building on the University’s campus, located on the top of a hill overlooking the entire Binghamton valley.
Binghamtronica is proud to announce Brothers Past as its headliner. Brothers Past is a Philadelphia-based electro-rock band that has performed at major music festivals such as Bonnaroo and Camp Bisco, and has been touring all over the East Coast. The band’s ‘willingness to blend various styles seamlessly into an original sound’ is what makes them a must-see at Binghamtronica.
Another featured artist is Jeff Bujak of Northampton, MA. Jeff is a keyboardist, producer, and composer who has generated a new style of Intelligent Dance Music (IDM) that explores the vast and complex possibilities of live electronica.
Other artists include Long Islanders Horizon Wireless and InK Line, and local band Solaris. These artists experiment with a variety genres such as dubstep, glitchhop, downtempo, space disco, and more.
“This music festival is the first of its kind in the Binghamton area,” says Kristen Grennan, President of Oxfam America at Binghamton University. “Electronic music has an astounding amount of styles, genres, and sub-genres, and is just as complex as any other style of music. I am excited to be working on a festival that explores this variety, from the electro-rock fusion of jamtronica to the heavy bass of dubstep. This festival will have a little something for everyone and all proceeds will go to charity!”
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by contacting concert coordinator Greg Sarafan or by buying them online at Jambase. For opportunities to get involved in a more substantive way as an individual or company supporter, or to advertise at the festival, please contact Kristen Grennan. All donations to Binghamtronica are 100% tax deductible.
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