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Indie rock group Vampire Weekend leaves listeners thirsty for more

Jessica McKay September 22, 2014
“Modern Vampires of the City” is indie rock sensation Vampire Weekend’s latest album. The album has not only helped the band maintain their success, but also flourish in the rock community.
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Campus Briefing: SAB discusses Spring Concert opener options

Peter Chen February 25, 2014
While awaiting a response from a possible headlining act for the Spring Concert, the Student Activities Board spent most of Friday’s meeting debating various performer scenarios.
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During the Marijuana Fest in April 1975 students smoke, drink and dance around in Roth Quad. (DAVE RAZZLER/THE STATESMAN)

Alumni remember Earthstock, Regatta and spring concerts

Katherine Kurre April 29, 2013

Spring in Stony Brook is a time when students flock to the Staller Steps and professors hold classes outside. It is also the time of many campus traditions such as Roth Regatta, Strawberry Fest and...

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Ludacris was the main performer  for Stony Brooks annual spring concert at LaValle Stadium. (Ezra Margono)

Ludacris and GROUPLOVE rock LaValle Stadium

Jon Winkler April 28, 2013
It was almost a perfect setup for a great night: The setting sun gave the air a great orange glow, the weather was beautiful, and the crowd was ready to shake off the week they had. The setting could not have been better for SBU when young up-and-comers Grouplove and rap veteran Ludacris came to make the crowd bounce on Friday. The first concert to be held at LaValle Stadium was a momentous occasion, and the crowd definitely reflected that feeling from the get-go. Freshman Karthik Krishnan, a biochemistry major and devoted Grouplove fan, had been waiting for some time for the band to come.
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Grouplove will be opening at this years spring concert at the Kenneth P. LaValle stadium. (GROUPLOVE)

Q & A with Grouplove

Will Rhino April 25, 2013
The Statesman and “The Press” were able to sit down (literally, we sat down in the grass in the Kenneth P. Lavalle Stadium) with GROUPLOVE. All questions below, unless otherwise noted, were asked by The Statesman (Will Rhino).
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Grammy award winning rapper Ludacris, right, performs during a taping for a video for up-and-coming rapper Sheldon Bullock, known as Small World, 25, at left, August 4, 2007, in Raleigh, North Carolina. Ludacris will be performing at Brookfest 2013. (PHOTO CREDIT: MCT CAMPUS)

Concert security issues draw to close as artist is announced

Kelly Frevele April 22, 2013

The music of Kendrick Lamar filled a college stadium this past weekend. But this stadium was not at Stony Brook University—it was at SUNY Buffalo. Rumors have circulated around campus that the...

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Ludacris will be  the headlining performer at this years spring concert on April 25 at the Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium.

Ludacris and Grouplove to perform at spring concert

Chelsea Katz April 19, 2013
After weeks of rumors and contract negotiations, USG announced on its website that Ludacris will be performing as the headliner for Brookfest, this year’s spring concert. Grouplove will be opening.
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