LMFAO Comes To Claremont

By Nadia Danilovich ‘13Staff Writer

Every spring, CMC’s student government, ASCMC, invites a popular musical band or artist to play a show at the Claremont Colleges. Last year, the show put on by Lupe Fiasco and B.o.B. had a large turnout. And this year promises to be no different. On April 2, the Los Angeles based group LMFAO will be performing at Pomona’s Mabel Shaw Bridges Auditorium.

LMFAO is made up experimental DJ/rappers Stefan “Redfoo” Kendal Gordy and Skyler “SkyBlu” Gordy. Already relatives and friends, the pair forged a further level of connection by getting together to create LMFAO in 2006. The duo’s name comes from the instant message acronym for “laughing my fucking ass off.” They produce what their online biography calls “a Hollywood brand of hip hop and electro” music.

The artists behind LMFAO also have their own music label and clothing line. In addition to creating their own music, the members of LMFAO have contributed to songs done by Kanye West, Lady Gaga, David Guetta and Lil Jon. LMFAO released an album titled “Party Rock” in 2009. Its most well-known singles have been “I’m in Miami Bitch,” “La La La,” “Shots” and “Yes.” Their upcoming 2011 album will be called “Sorry for Party Rocking.”

“Shots,” LMFAO’s third and possibly most popular single, has become something of a staple on college party playlists. LMFAO has “a reputation for throwing entertaining and high-energy live performances,” said ASCMC Vice President Aditya Pai. “So it will be a really fun show to attend. As long as you don’t take too many shots.”

LMFAO’s April 2 show is open to the general public as well as the 5C community. Tickets will be $20 for CMC students, $25 for other 5C students and $30 for the general public until Saturday. Remaining tickets will be available for purchase at the door for $30. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show is scheduled to start at 8 p.m.