Newsroom

April 21, 1999

The Middlebury College Student Activities Board Presents the Annual Spring Concert, StarringÂ…THE MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES

Concert Will Include Opening Acts H2O, and, The Shods

Date: April 30, 1999

Time: Show: 9 p.m. (Doors: 8 p.m.)

Location: Middlebury College Pepin Gymnasium, on Route 30

Tickets: Middlebury Students w/ID $10; General Public $15

The annual spring concert, one of the major annual events coordinated by the Middlebury College Activities Board (MCAB), is open to the public.

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, a punk/ska band from Boston, Mass., has recorded five albums including its very popular recent release "Let's Face It." The racially-mixed, musically diverse Mighty Mighty Bosstones first formed in 1985 as merely the Bosstones--the "Mighty Mighty" appeared several gig fliers later--around a nucleus of friends with two things in common: roots in the Boston hardcore scene and an appreciation for a much wider range of music, ska in particular. Its high-octane live performances have brought the band widespread popularity.

H2O is a New York City-based hardcore rock band born out of frontman Toby Morse's desire to make a lasting contribution to the genre. Morse began by enlisting the help of musicians Rusty Pistachio, Eric Rice and Max Capshaw, and, after their first show in December 1994, toured up and down the East coast leaving an inimitable trail of influence. Lyrically, the band emphasizes positivity, loyalty and personal responsibility in such blistering songs as "Wake Up," "Everready," and the title song, "Thicker Than Water," of their first full-length effort now due for release on the Epitaph label.

The Shods is a punk band from Boston, Mass. A living, breathing embodiment of everything that many consider great, the band blends straight-out punk, Elvis Costello-influenced pop, rocker a la Clash, and good ol' fashioned bluesy rock and roll for performances that seem to pour--with every ounce of sweat--excitement and energy into every song. Their newest release is titled "Bamboozled, Jilted, Hornswaggled + Hoodwinked."

Ticket Info: Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance at the Middlebury College Center for the Arts box office at 802-443-3169.

For more information about the spring concert, contact Middlebury College MCAB Concert Organizer Jeff Sturges at 802-443-4706.