by Keaton Comiskey
The lineup for the first of two big music festivals at Purchase College, Fall Fest, was announced at the Stood on Saturday, Oct. 22. In typical Stood fashion, the announcement moved from it’s planned time and location, the main stage at midnight, to 12:30 a.m. in Whitsons.
This years festival will feature the following six acts:
Dog Petter, a Purchase based two-piece rock band.
Marcela Avelina, a Purchase-based singer with an incredible voice that blends pop, indie, and electronic styles.
Jelani Sei, a dynamic four-piece band that combines everything from jazz, funk, and R&B, to pop and electronic vibes that is sure to get everyone at Fall Fest dancing.
Soul Glo, the Philadelphia-based hardcore four-piece that rounds out the edgier part of this lineup.
TT The Artist, Baltimore based rapper, producer, and artist who released a self produced EP in March 2017.
Headlining the festival is Smino, a hip-hop artist from St Louis who is currently in the middle of a U.S. tour, supporting SZA on some dates and promoting a record titled “blkswn” that was released last spring.
The AfterFest party is set to feature experimental genre-bending artist and producer Suzi Analogue.
A small crowd of Stood-goers shuffled into Whitsons for the reveal, which came in the form of a video. It opened with the theme song from the Peanuts TV show, which correlates with the events poster, and went into a scripted skit of Bobby Woody, the PSGA Major Events Coordinator, and other members of the PSGA discussing the possibilities for the Fall Fest lineup. The video was comedic and poked fun at Fall Fest’s lack of popularity as well as criticism of its lack of diversity in past years, with members of the PSGA asking “What even is Fall Fest?” and the obvious joke that there should be more cisgender white male representation. The video cut to various clips unveiling the acts, which were met with varying degrees of excitement from those in the room. After the video, which only lasted a few short minutes, the majority of the room seemed pleased with the outcome.