Friday, November 9, 2007

College Kids Give It Up for Good Music

Roseland Ballroom was the spot to see what undergrads find big on their campuses. Gym Class Heroes, Boys Like Girls and veteran rockers Spoon were just some of the night's winners at this year's award show. Lupe Fiasco and Matthew Santos opened the show with a special guest appearance by Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump while The Academy is... (who picked up the Viral Woodie) wowed their fans with a two-song set including Everything We Had.

Not only were the famous acts honored last night, but people could vote for their favorite in The Best Music on Campus category. And after loads of votes, the Woodie went to Duke U's Stella by Starlight. I have a feeling they may have been signed last night or are well on their way to a deal. Definitely check them out!

According to many reports, Amy Winehouse was headlining the show. Not too sure about what happened to that, but Spank Rock's neon booty shakers and Tokyo Police Club's rockstar performance made up for it. And of course, I can't forget to mention Rilo Kiley's acoustic version of Moneymaker. And to top off their set, Jenny Lewis rocked the cowbell for Breakin' Up.

For all of you who couldn't make it out to the show, mtvU will be airing the show on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. or on live stream on mtvU. You can the complete list of winners here.

One of this year's winners who I was rooting for was Boys Like Girls, who were honored with the Breaking Woodie. Now I definitely fell for this band when their video Hero/Heroine splashed across the screens at Nordstrom. Who would've thought I'd discover a band there? Anyway, since then, they've landed on the music scene and have gained popularity through their catchy track, The Great Escape. Even though they've just released the 2nd version of their Hero/Heroine video, I think I'll share the one that got me hooked on them. Enjoy!

But...if you want to see the new version, check out MTV Overdrive.

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