House Party: A Weekend For Music


It's that special time of year again. Not Christmas, not your birthday, not the last day of school; it’s House Party Weekend. A weekend full of debauchery, questionable choices, no ragrets, and more importantly, lots a great music. To me, the music is what makes this weekend the legendary event it has become. And while some of the music scene has changed since the university cancelled the official event, it is still by far one of the greatest weekends for music on campus. For more on that point, check out Connor’s article on House Party and Bucknell music culture. Lots of cover bands have been brought in for the Super Saturdays this weekend. Here’s your comprehensive guide to the music scene this House Party. 54318589daffd_300_sq

Kappa Sig is bringing in the classical rock band Ostrich Hat. They boast to be a band that “plays 100% fun, party songs and has quickly become one of the premier cover bands in Northeastern Pennsylvania.” They cover songs from classics to modern top 40 and everything in between. As their website says, they’re “NOT your average trio. Ostrich hat is something different, something quirky, and something eclectic.” Sounds like a pretty rockin’ time, I wouldn’t miss it.


Sig Ep has booked Mama Jama, the reggae cover band from Maryland. I’ve read the reviews, these guys seem like a blast. They claim to have “pulsing rhythms, driving beats and strong harmonies to make danceable music that’s infectious.” Nothing goes together quite as well as day drinks and reggae. You don’t want to miss this one.


Phi Psi has The Eclipse band, a 70’s and 80’s Rock-n-Roll cover band who also claims to be a tribute to Journey. Apparently, they were ranked number 1 in the Westminster, MD area by “Reverb-Nation,” so you could say they’re “kind of a big deal.” You better prep your voices to belt out Don’t Stop Believing and Livin’ on a Prayer.


Also, for some school pride, don’t forget to check out Bucknell’s very own Thought Police downtown on Friday afternoon. Andrew Kilman, Sam Carey, and Campus Vinyl’s own Jake Perlmutter and Connor Small are ready to kick off the weekend with both covers and their original songs. For a preview, check out their video from their live session with Relix Magazine.

So there you have it. I wish you all luck for Bucknell’s holiest of weekends, filled with good vibes, good memories (hopefully), and even better music. And to ease your Sunday hangover, check out Campus Vinyl’s March Playlist. Happy House Party!


Photo sources in order:;;;