Spring Concert Referendum - November 14th, 2005

1141 people voted in this election. Write-ins that recieved less than 4% of the vote are not displayed.

Spring Concert

Which of the following performers would you like to see at this year's spring concert? A run-off vote will take place in December. For musical profiles and pricing information on these artists, see below. Polls close at midnight on Friday, November 18. Note that if you write in a performer's name, you will get a warning that this person isn't in the student directory. Just ignore the warning. (Choose 3): 1141 voters

Ben Folds43% (487)
Nas32% (365)
Guster32% (362)
Death Cab for Cutie31% (352)
Busta Rhymes28% (314)
Pharrell27% (307)
Dashboard Confessional24% (272)
Ashlee Simpson17% (189)
Fallout Boy16% (184)
My Chemical Romance10% (112)

NOTE: ACPB operates independently of all other student activities and excess funds will not roll back to the AAS. Please address questions about funding to the budgetary committee: budgetary@amherst.edu.

Artist Profiles

Ashlee Simpson – Best known for her first singles, “Pieces of Me” and “La La,” Ashlee recently released her new album, “I Am Me” and the hit single “Boyfriend”. Her music spans hip-hop, rock, and even vintage 80’s pop genres, and has been described as being, “catchy,” and “addicting.” (65K + 15K in production costs)

Ben Folds – Known for songs like “Brick” by Ben Folds Five, Ben Folds has set himself apart as one of today’s best singer/songwriters with his solo album, “Songs for Silverman.” His current tour is a one man, one piano show. (65K + 15K production)

Busta Rhymes – This artist needs no introduction after his wildly successful 2002 album, “It Ain’t Safe No More.” He has recently collaborated with several up-and-coming artists, including the Pussycat Dolls for their hit single, “Don’t Cha.” His newest album, “The Big Bang,” is scheduled to be released in early 2006. (75K + 15K production)

Dashboard Confessional – Since the release of their hit album, “A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar,” Dashboard Confessional has been wowing colleges nationwide with their fast-paced, yet soulful, live shows with songs like the punk/pop-sounding single “Hands Down,” to the acoustic ballad, “Ghost of a Good Thing.” (65K + 15K production)

Death Cab for Cutie – Considered one of the bigger names in the indie rock scene, Death Cab soared into the mainstream this summer with the release of their 5th full-length album, “Plans,” featuring the single “Soul Meets Body.” You might remember them from their guest appearance on The OC. (65K + 15K production)

Fallout Boy – Breaking through the pop/rock charts this summer, Fallout Boy has become immensely popular with their first single, “Sugar, We’re Going Down,” and their newest single, “Dance, Dance.” (65K + 15K production)

Guster –The release of their 2004 album, “Keep it Together,” brought Guster into the spotlight with their hit single, “Amsterdam.” The band, however, boasts a full repertoire of upbeat acoustic songs, including crowd favorites “Barrel of a Gun,” “Fa-Fa,” and “The Airport Song.” (50K + 15K production)

My Chemical Romance – After headlining the Vans Warped Tour this summer, My Chemical Romance’s blend of head-bashing metal guitar riffs with fast punk/emo rhythms has won over fans across America and the globe. Their album, “Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge,” has consistently been on the Billboard Top 40 charts, driven by the success of their first single, “I’m Not Okay (I Promise).” (90K + 15K production)

Nas – Hailed as one of hip-hop’s most compelling and sophisticated lyricists, Nas made a stir last year with the release of his double-album “Street’s Disciple,” a follow-up to his popular 2002 album, “God’s Son.” (55K + 15K production)

Pharrell – Famous as a producer and member of the hip-hop trio N.E.R.D., Pharrell is ready to break through with his solo album debut, “In My Mind,” which is set to hit stores on December 13th. His debut single, “Can I Have It Like That,” featuring Gwen Stefani, has already been released. (65K + 15K production)