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Noisey College Tour, featuring Neon Indian and Kreayshawn, makes its way to SU

October 11, 2011

Binta Jammeh

Technology giants Dell and Intel are partnering with VICE Media to present the first-ever Noisey College Tour, a two-week, 10-campus music tour featuring indie chillwave rockers Neon Indian and rapper Kreayshawn. The Noisey College Tour will make its way to Syracuse University on Nov. 1 in Goldstein Auditorium at the Schine Student Center. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. with music starting at 8 p.m.

Noisey, an online music platform created by VICE Media, showcases the best and most promising bands from around the globe, while also profiling music and youth culture from 11 countries worldwide. In addition to being presented by Dell and Intel, the Noisey College Tour is also being supported by Rdio, a free, unlimited, on-demand music service.

neonThe brainchild of Mexican-born Alan Palomo, Neon Indian is one of the hottest bands in the indie music scene today. Their 2009 debut album, “Psychic Chasms,” was voted one of best records of the year by music industry powerhouses from Pitchfork to Rolling Stone. The band has performed at world-renowned music festivals such as Bonnaroo and South by Southwest, and has toured with indie rock giants Phoenix and Sleigh Bells. Neon Indian’s sophomore album, “Era Extrana,” released in September 2011, is considered one of the best albums of the year to date.

kreayshawnCo-headlining the Noisey College Tour will be Oakland, Calif., rapper and videographer Kreayshawn. Her infectious summer hit, “Gucci Gucci”, had more than 3 million views on YouTube after being online for just three weeks, and recently earned her a nomination for Best New Artist at the MTV Video Music Awards. Aside from being a rapper, Kreayshawn is also known for her work as a music videographer, and has worked with artists such as fellow California rapper Lil B.

Tickets are available for purchase at the Schine Student Center box office. Ticket sales are be open to all SU and SUNY-ESF students and staff for $10. A valid college ID will be required to purchase tickets.

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