Justin Delaney, ’12, Staff Writer
The annual Spring Concert at Merrimack is coming closer and closer while anticipation continues to rise.
This year, the event will feature Girl Talk, and include an opening act by upcoming rapper Moufy. The concert is slated for Friday, April 27, inside Lawler Arena. There will be a strictly enforced 18-plus age limit. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased on Main Street in the Sakowich Center during lunch and dinner hours or in the Office of Student Involvement on the third floor of the Sak.
The student rate is just $10 and students are able to bring two guests per Mack Card for $15 each while remaining tickets will be sold to the public for $20 per ticket. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. and close promptly at 9 p.m.
Girl Talk is the stage name for musician Gregg Michael Gillis, who plays predominantly mashup style music featuring samples of numerous popular songs combined to form a new song. Known for creating up-tempo beats, Girl Talk has the ability to transform young audiences into a positive atmosphere.
With just the use of one computer and some software, Girl Talk has become very popular amongst the college crowd and should make for an exciting night on campus.
This year’s opening act, Moufy, is a local rap artist from Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood who has burst onto the scene in recent years. Moufy has driven his popularity through the use of free digital music downloads and music videos which he uploads to YouTube. Additionally, he has been featured on popular local websites such as Barstool Sports.
Moufy, born Jeffrey Fortunato, brings high energy to his shows and students on campus are very excited to see the local rapper perform.
This Spring Concert should prove to be a memorable one. The two upbeat, popular musicians, Girl Talk and Moufy, could provide for an electrifying night at Lawler. Students are encouraged to act quickly in order to purchase tickets before the show sells out, as this is not a night that many will want to miss.