The Polar Bears will not meet the White Panda after all.
The White Panda show, originally scheduled for tomorrow night, has been canceled.
The White Panda is a duo of DJs that mostly do "head-to-head" mashups of popular songs. They have, for instance, fused together Kesha, Rich Boy and Ludacris in their song "Throw some Tik on that Tok."
"One of the members of the group recently suffered a personal loss and will be attending a memorial service that interferes with their performance here," wrote Entertainment Board (E-Board) Co-Chair Morgan Andersen '12 in an e-mail to the entire campus. "This is not an ideal solution but that we are working on rescheduling with the White Panda at a time that is convenient both for them and the College."
The show was supposed to start at 10 p.m. with the Bowdoin hip-hop trio The Neeks opening in Morrell Lounge in Smith Union.
The White Panda group is made up of artists Tom Evans (a.k.a. Procrast) and Dan Griffith (a.k.a. DJ Griffi), who are based out of Chicago and Los Angeles, who decided to collaborate their independent efforts in early 2009.
Their mixes are high-energy and have a party feel to them—one of the main reasons that the E-Board decided to bring them in as a late-night act.
"We settled on White Panda due to their fee and availability on this weekend, and because they have just that feel we were looking for," said Andersen.
The E-Board is continually trying to bring more well-known artists to the Bowdoin.
"The E-Board has been wanting to bring in more high energy bands and performers that students would want to go to later at night on weekends," said Andersen. "There has been a lot of interest in mashup and sampling-based music recently, both in the Top 40 charts and on campus, so it made sense to find an act that fit that bill."
"It goes without saying that the Entertainment Board fully understands White Panda's decision not to perform given the circumstances," said Andersen.
Andersen said that the E-Board will try to reschedule the White Panda for a later time, most likely in the spring.