AccaPillowtalk – Valentine’s 2014

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The winter has been brutally cold with what seems like 19 days of consistent snow. We haven’t found a way to beat the polar vortex, but your favorite all-male a cappella group is offering a possible solution. The Spartan Dischords will do our best to warm you with our vocal “abilities”.

This type of event will be offered one night and one night only. Save the date. February 8, 2014. On this glorious Saturday night, this group of dapper dudes will concoct an aural potion of a cappella full of classic tunes.

The show will be at the Pasant Theatre inside The Wharton Center.

We hope that you can find a Valentine for the next weekend at our show. Preferably one of us. We’re lonely. Regardless, we know you’ll find a place in your hearts for us.

AND for all of you looking for a little more than a cappella on February 8, your ticket is a FREE entry to our after party at 825 W. Grand River

Tickets are available at the Wharton Center box office.
$8 for students and $10 for adults.
Tickets also available online at the Wharton Center website, but with an additional online fee making the tickets $10.50 for students and $12.50 for adults.
(We apologize for the inconvenience of additional fees. These are required by Wharton Center for each event)
http://www.whartoncenter.com/events/detail/accapillowtalk

We promise you an evening better than the usually Netflix and Ben and Jerry’s. This evening aims to increase your heart rate and spoon you with affection. We hope to tuck you into a cozy bed of harmonies and pillow-talk you right to sleep.

The season of love and chocolate is upon us, let us show you that we are better than chocolate.

See you on that magical night.

With love, from Cupid’s BFFS,

- The Spartan DischordsAccapillowtalk

The Spartan Dischords Present: “…Define Naughty”

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You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I’m telling you why, because the Spartan Dischords won’t allow this type of behavior during the holiday season. We will admit it, we’ve been bad this year. We are on the Naughty List poised to receive enough coal to heat a small village. BUT, we decided we don’t quite know what it means to be “naughty” and the dictionary isn’t helping.

In an effort to save our Chirstmas, we are having a show and asking Santa to…”define ‘naughty’” and reconsider us for the Nice List.

It just wouldn’t be the holiday season without our annual Christmas show, so we are bringing it to you once again. We have prepared the candy canes, frankincense, and mistletoe and have compiled a titillating lineup of holiday classics with a touch of modern pizzazz. We wouldn’t miss it if we were you.

The concert will be at the Pasant Theatre inside Wharton Center on Saturday, December 7 at 7:30pm EST.

Tickets will be $5 for students and $7 for adults. To purchase tickets to this fantastic celebration of holiday spirit, you can check out this link:
http://www.whartoncenter.com/events/detail/the-spartan-dischords-presentsdefine-naughty
(We apologize for the fees assessed by the Wharton Center website. These were unexpected and out of our control)

In our journey back to the Nice List, we decided to also take toy donations for Toys for Tots, a program that distributes toys to under-privileged children who might otherwise not receive gifts. If you choose, please bring a toy and place it in the donation box at the show (we promise they aren’t for us!)

And of course, what kind of hosts would we be if we didn’t invite you to jingle and mingle and enjoy some egg nog and holiday cheer with us after the show? That is correct, after. party. The entrance fee is simply your ticket or proof that you’re an elf.
(825 W. Grand River)

Also, because we just love the season of giving, we have given your ears a Christmas EP titled “The Last Noel” available on iTunes. It has some holiday classics from the past that will be sure to get you in the Christmas spirit and straight onto the Nice List.

So warm your hearts, your toes, and your fingers, and come enjoy a glorious celebration of “naughty” behavior at our show.

Seasons greetings and happy holidays with love,

- Your Spartan Dischords

“Dischords Bought a ZOO” Friday, April 26th, Hannah Community Center, 7:30pm

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It’s that time of year again. As any Dischord fan can tell you, come the end of Spring semester, we can only think about one thing: Big Show. Dating way back to April of 1993, we are beyond excited to be celebrating 20 years of this ridiculous tradition.

This season, Dischords have reached a breaking point and we are unleashing our inner-beasts. Some of the guys are definitely more domesticated than others; so be forewarned. Come expecting the unexpected as we present to you this year’s Big Show: “Dischords Bought a Zoo.”

On Friday, April 26th at Hannah Community Center, we will be bringing you a diverse mix of classic hits and current jams. From Hunter Hayes to Imagine Dragons, and of course a medley of animalistic anthems. Dischords are preparing to satisfy everyone’s appetite.

For tickets, just click the page on the right side of this page that says “TICKETS: Dischords Bought a ZOO.”
From there you can choose either “Students” or “Public” tickets. Click the Paypal button and select the quantity you would like to purchase. That’s it! So simple, your dog could do it. But really, if that happens, film it.

Only $5 for students and $7 for public. (Plus a small online fee)
**We will have your tickets waiting for you at the door!**

If the show isn’t wild enough, remember your ticket gets you into our after party FOR FREE. Location TBD.

Additional disclaimers: Petting is not advisable (due to a poor track record of unpredictable biting). Also, you are welcome to feed the Dischords, but we must abide by our strict diet of Pokee Stix and leftover Easter candy (that’s for the elf). And no, we will not sit on command.

Can’t wait to see you there!

-SD

“Fourteen Shades of Dischords” Friday, February 15th, 7:30pm, Wharton Center

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Just when you thought you knew every trick in the Dischord book, your favorite all-male a Cappella group has done it again. This elusive group of dudes has somehow managed to concoct a solution that will have you feeling all kinds of warm and fuzzy.

Exclusive samples of our sweetness will be available one night, and one night only. On Friday, February 15th, you’ll want to secure a seat to see The Spartan Dischords present: Fourteen Shades of Dischords.

This Valentine’s Day, we have seasoned our love potion with some throwback classics from The Backstreet Boys and Sugar Ray, as well as hot hits from The Script and Taylor Swift.

To all those hard-core Dischord fans, don’t fret, you can expect your hand-written Valentine, an unforgettable show and a FREE after party with your ticket.

We should mention that the lovely Harmonettes from the University of Michigan have graciously offered to open for us. Despite their wolverine affiliation, we are really stoked to share the evening with some talented ladies.

Tickets are $8 for students and $10 for adults. They are available NOW at the Wharton Center box-office and ONLINE here:

http://whartoncenter.com/boxoffice/performance.aspx?pid=1380

It’s going to be an evening that promises to tug at your heart strings and wrap you up in a blanket of affection.

This love season, let us show you all the ways we can make you melt.

Hope to see you there.

With love, from Cupid’s closest ally,

-The Spartan Dischords

Spartan Dischords’ Spring Auditions, Jan. 10th, 2013, 5:30PM, Music Practice Bldg.

Good News! If you’re reading this, the world hasn’t ended yet.

Even better news! There’s this group of Spartan dudes who sing like angels and rock like the Flintstone’s. And they are looking for new members.

Do you like to sing? Do you enjoy making people laugh? Do you love music and are looking for ways to get involved on campus?

Then, you should probably come audition!

ALL IT TAKES is a VERSE and a CHORUS from the song of your choice. As well as the most outrageous JOKE you can prepare.

This Spring, we are looking for ALL VOICE PARTS. In particular, Tenor and Baritone, but we always welcome any dude to audition.

It is not required for your audition, but please let us know if you are gifted with any Vocal Percussion abilities (Beatboxing).

If you make it, you will be in a group with a bunch of guys who have been singing to Spartan ladies and selling out four concerts a year for the last 30 years. You’ll gain experience in the fine art of blending Humor with Harmony. Plus, every semester you will get the opportunity to travel across the Mid-West, sing all over campus and perform tons of hired gigs. But most of all, you will make the closest, life-long friends you may ever meet at MSU.

Check out more of what we do here:
http://www.youtube.com/user/TheSpartanDischords

Look like fun? Well, it is. Head on over to the Music Practice Building, starting around 5:30 PM, and look for the sign-in sheet. We will probably be there pretty late, so if you can’t make it right at 5:30, don’t worry. Come as soon as you can.

Remember, it’s just a VERSE and a CHORUS from any song you want, and the worst JOKE you can muster. Pretty simple, right?

If you are interested and have any questions, send us a message ASAP so we have ample time to respond.

We are pumped to see you all there, and make 2013 the best year yet.

Real talk.

-SD

The Spartan Dischords Present: The LAST Noel

We know these times are scary and unpredictable. You’ve heard the rumors of the end of the world, and you’re preparing. Your basements are stocked with jugs of water and non-perishables. You’ve devised plans to make your homes zombie-proof. You’ve even quit working out and dieting, in hopes of enjoying every last moment to it’s fullest.

What you need now, more than ever, is to sit back, relax and enjoy your favorite Spartans singing and telling less than mediocre jokes.

We aren’t letting anything stomp on our festive spirit. So join us, as The Spartan Dischords Present: The Last Noel – A Yuletide Farewell.

In keeping with tradition, we are gearing up for our annual Christmas concert. But we’ve injected our line-up of holiday classics with some current hits and even some Christmas songs you haven’t heard from us before. This is going to be a show you won’t want to miss. Better yet, you can even see it twice!

The concert will be held on Saturday, December 1st at 7:30 PM and AGAIN on Sunday, December 2nd at 2:00 PM in the Kellogg Center Auditorium.

Tickets are only $5 for students and $7 for adults. (plus $.50 online processing fee)
Just click the link for the performance you would like to attend on the right.

We decided to spread our Christmas cheer and collect donations for “Toys for Tots” again this year. This program distributes toys to under-privileged children who may not otherwise receive gifts for Christmas. So bring a toy. They aren’t for us, we promise!

And of course, in case this show doesn’t get all the festivity out of your system, the merriment will continue with an afterparty after the Saturday performance. As always, it’s free with your ticket.

We have one more surprise. We were going to make you wait to open it until Christmas, but couldn’t resist. Just in case the world ends before we get the chance, The Dischords are releasing a new EP of some Christmas favorites. We have recorded six awesome tracks to add to your holiday collection.

Set aside your apocalyptic anxiety, and come enjoy the show.

With Love and Seasons Greetings,

-Your Spartan Dischords

Spartan Dischords’ Fall Auditions, Aug. 30th, 2012, 5:30pm Music Practice Bldg.

 

This year the SD has chosen the most epic of days to hold their coveted Fall Auditions…

August 30th.

As you all know, on this day in history the city of Melbourne, Australia was founded in 1835.

Also, we will be celebrating 103 years since palaeontologist, Charles Doolittle Walcott, discovered the Burgess Shale fossils in 1909.

And in 1972, a little girl was born in San Diego, California. A girl who’s fate would land her playing the role of “Tina Carlyle” in the 1994 blockbuster “The Mask.”
It is none other than the lovely Ms. Cameron Diaz, of course.

As if this day weren’t epic enough, The Spartan Dischords at Michigan State University are taking their August 30th festivites to new heights as they embark on their 31st year of lady-swooning and extreme A cappella. If YOU are a dude (or know of a dude) that likes to sing and want to be a part of it, listen up.

ALL IT TAKES is a VERSE and a CHORUS from the song of your choice. As well as the most outrageous JOKE you can prepare.

This Fall, we are looking for ALL VOICE PARTS. In case you are wondering we mean: Tenor, Baritone and Bass. Although, who doesn’t love a good yodeler?

It is not required for your audition, but please let us know if you are gifted with any Vocal Percussion abilities (Beatboxing). Rapping is also a bonus.

If you make it, you will be in a group with a bunch of guys who have been singing to Spartan ladies and selling out four concerts a year for the last 30 years. You’ll gain experience in the fine art of blending Humor with Harmony. Plus, every semester you will get the opportunity to travel across the Mid-West, sing all over campus and perform tons of hired gigs. But most of all, you will make the closest, life-long friends you may ever meet at MSU.

(You can check out more of what we do on our YouTube page.)

http://www.youtube.com/user/TheSpartanDischords

Any of this sound intriguing? Well, head on over to the Music Practice Building, starting around 5:30 PM, and look for the sign-in sheet. We will probably be there pretty late, so if you can’t make it right at 5:30, don’t worry. Come as soon as you can.

Remember, it’s just a VERSE and a CHORUS from any song you want, and the worst JOKE you can muster. Pretty simple, right?

If you are interested and have any questions, send us a message ASAP so we have ample time to respond.

The Spartan Dischords are preparing for an audition that will put August 30th, 2012 in the history books.

Hope to see you all there!

Keep it classy,

-SD

Note: the end time on this event page (10:30PM) is APPROXIMATE. Auditions could end earlier or last longer. That’s what she said.

 

The Spartan Dischords’ 30th Anniversary Show: Too Much of a Good Thing

The Spartan Dischords are 30. They don’t know how it happened, but somewhere between picking up a gallon of milk and taking Jimmy to soccer practice, the Dischords hit the big 3-0.

These guys may not look like it, but it turns out they’ve been doing outrageous things for their fans (like singing) ever since they formed in ’82. Since then, the Dischords have released cassettes (yes, cassettes), recorded CDs, sung in dorms, spurned advances, and generally entertained the masses wherever they’ve been.

Our 30th Anniversary Show, titled “Too Much of a Good Thing”, will be chock full of the typical shenanigans that have become synonymous with the Dischord name throughout their illustrious (ridiculous) history.

This time around, prepare yourself for new renditions of old stuff, new renditions of new stuff, and a monkey riding a dog.

But seriously, come to hear the musical stylings of T-Swift, John Mayer (awkward), Billy Joel, and J. Biebs (we’re serious this time).

Still hankering for more? The lovely Ladies First from MSU will be opening the show, as we renew our vows after so many years!

And, if all that wasn’t enough to get you to this historic show, prepare yourself for the Spartan Dischords’ brand new GREATEST HITS album. This limited release will encapsulate the group’s history with 16 of your favorite and most memorable Spartan Dischords songs.

In addition to the hits of the past, prepare yourself for the BRAND NEW track, Never Gonna Leave This Bed, recorded in studio and added to the album as the most recent greatest hit!

Come take home a piece of history (and maybe a Dischord, too).

Tickets are only 5 big ones for students (7 little ones for adults) and they’re available at the Wharton Center box office or online at their website:

http://whartoncenter.com/boxoffice/performance.aspx?pid=1281

*Remember, a ticket gets you in to the afterparty (and all that comes with it) FOR FREE. Think of this deal as a party with a free a cappella concert.

Dischordially Yours,

SD

A fine blend of harmony and humor from MSU's oldest all-male a cappella group.