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The lineup is out for Culture Shock 2010, which will take place April 16th and 17th at SUNY Purchase. Headliners for this year's fest are pop-punk band Bayside (avoid the "Beautiful Girls" cover on their MySpace) (and check out another version above) and indie-pop collective Los Campesinos (who'll play Irving Plaza April 22nd) Friday night, and rapper Jay Electronica and The Books on Saturday. The rest of the bill is a varied mix that includes Surfer Blood, Black Milk, Maps & Atlases, L Mag Band You Need To Hear Ava Luna, Maluca, Das Racist, The So So Glos and Turbo Fruits. The annual event isn't technically open to non-students. The full lineup is below.

Last year's lineup was headlined by Drake and The Cool Kids. In 2008, Fucked Up's headlining performance was cut short by the police.

The bands were announced earlier this month via film at an event at the school. That video, the lineup and more are below...


Culture Shock Line up 2010 Purchase College

Culture Shock Lineup Announced

Culture Shock Lineup 2010
April 16th and 17th

Headliners are: Bayside, Los Campesinos, and Jay Electronica

The Books
Surfer Blood
Maps & Atlases
Dub is a Weapon
Death Set (DJ)
DJ Rupture
Black Milk
Ava Luna
Rough Francis
Das Racist
River City Extension
Spitzer Space Telescope
Fag Life Feat. Brent Sullivan
Lady Lamb the Beekeeper
Mokaad and the Flex Points
The Delay and Nyuorican poets: Mahogany Brown and Falu.

Side Stage:
The So So Glos
Moving Mountains
The Dan Drake Ensemble
Sex God Cowboys
We are not Bears
The Ties that Bind(formerly for Every Judas)
Turbo Fruits
Astro Club Blonde
......and more



Comments (29)

This used to be good

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2010 10:39 AM

how full of shit is the organizer for this event?

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2010 11:06 AM

Ramapo College never did anything this good. I feel so inadequate.

Posted by Brian | March 31, 2010 12:38 PM

Brian, why not change that? Put Ramapoop on the indie rock map.

Posted by Eggs1234 | March 31, 2010 1:07 PM

fuk sam schact

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2010 2:45 PM

Well congratulations Purchase, you solved the problem of non-students attending Culture Shock by booking the worst line-up ever. Bayside? really?!?

Defeater is the best band on the bill and that's not saying much.

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2010 4:12 PM

The only redeeming aspect of LevinxShock was people showing up/the press for Drake. Otherwise THAT was the worst one.

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2010 7:27 PM

next years culture shock should be run by a girl!

Posted by amanda | March 31, 2010 8:47 PM

I like the lineup besides Bayside. Just leave early, it's fucking free.

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2010 9:08 PM

Defeater rules, you must be deaf, dumb and blind. Incredible musicians, lyricists, and live performers. Theyre the real deal. I'm getting into that show somehow.

Posted by GregB | March 31, 2010 9:52 PM

i love the line up

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2010 11:38 PM

This is unbelievably bad, as every Culture Shock for the past 4 years has been, but at least the comments haven't turned into a flame war like last year.

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2010 4:49 PM

Wow. Culture Shock has really gone to shit, hasn't it? So sad.

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2010 7:21 PM

Really? Bayside is a bad headliner? Are you people insane? Bayside is a great band, brings in a large crowd and they are amazing live.

For the rest of the line-up = Ughh.

Students at Purchase have no real taste in good music and the fact that people are criticizing Bayside just shows that you are all idiots.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2010 6:51 PM

shut up 6:51

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2010 1:21 AM

hey, at least it's still called Culture Shock.... remember when they wanted to call it Vulture Cock? wtf? Gwar was supposed to play when I was there, but they pussied out because it rained and they didn't want to get electrocuted.... lame.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2010 7:58 AM

Defeater, Moving Mountains, Maps & Atlases, Surfer Blood and The Books for free, and you people are complaining?

Posted by Scaught | April 7, 2010 11:57 AM

This lineup fucking blows the only band id see on the bill is Defeater and Maps and Atlases. Das Racist would be fun to watch to but otherwise like everyone else has said the lineup has gone to shit. and yes the people who run this shit have no taste in music

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2010 3:41 PM


Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2010 9:16 PM

"hey, at least it's still called Culture Shock.... remember when they wanted to call it Vulture Cock? wtf? Gwar was supposed to play when I was there, but they pussied out because it rained and they didn't want to get electrocuted.... lame."

Actually this year it's call Boner Jamz

Posted by Anonymous | April 12, 2010 12:55 AM

I'm wondering about what time i should get there.. i live in CT and LOVE Bayside.. i have never been to the college or anything.. is there a website with an address or anything?

Posted by Heather | April 12, 2010 8:44 AM

this festival is more vulture cock than culture shock. books and black milk.. that's pretty much it

Posted by Anonymous | April 14, 2010 12:49 AM

come on now ppl- take a look at the SIDE STAGE. thats where shits goin down man. thats the real deal right there. yea maps and atlases is cool and shit and im lookin foward to checkin out other bands too i mean music is music is music but the side stage--- thats where its at. westchester music scene, baby.

Posted by Anonymous | April 14, 2010 6:18 PM

8:44 stay the fuck away

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2010 12:35 PM

Bayside is the epitome of lame pop punk kids who pretend to skate and who've never ventured outside of their own home towns for long periods of time.

I've been to Culture Shocks '02 - '07 (when I graduated from Purchase), and it was such a huge disappointment to see no one rocking out for Bardo Pond earlier in the day. '04 and '05 were really killer.

Posted by JCE | April 16, 2010 5:42 PM

andrew wk did a secret set last night at the after party.

Posted by Anonymous | April 17, 2010 6:14 PM

andrew wk, black milk, and jay electronica were killer. Bayside= lame ass long island/ CT jerks. hopefully there will be a much better organizer next year.

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2010 5:50 PM

This used to be cool years ago when it featured SUNY Purchase Student Bands.

Posted by me | April 21, 2010 10:13 AM

I went to Purchase, and I used to book acts from 03-07. The last good Culture Shock years which displayed a wide breadth of music and different cultures took place during 03,04, and 05.

Some of the acts those years:

Bouncing Souls
Ted Leo
Animal Collective
Lightning Bolt
Dan Deacon
Man Man
Slick Rick
Blonde Redhead
Yo La Tengo
Cursive-Still sucked :( (they played 08)
White Mice
Neil Hamburger
Extreme Elvis
World Inferno Friendship Society
Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings
Davendra Bernhardt (awesome!)
The Walkmen
The National
Cat Power
Magnolia Electric Company

The organizer gets around 40k for two days, and all costs. Its difficult but can be done well.

Posted by IN | April 23, 2010 8:35 PM

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