Little known Big Sean and Donnis promise to start semester off on the right foot

At first you may not recognize the acts for the first UU show of the semester, but those in the know will tell you it's a ticket worth getting.

It's less than a week after we managed to get a January/February concert calendar posted and University Union (specifically Bandersnatch) managed to already announce an addition with its first show of the semester.

Big Sean with opener Donnis will kick off SU Winter Carnival 2011 by performing at the Schine Underground on Wednesday, February 23. Tickets are already available through the Schine Box Office: $5 with an SU/ESF and $10 for the general public.

UU representatives told The Daily Orange that both acts are direct bookings from the Block Party 2011 survey sent out last fall. No word on where the two rank among the overall responses or who else is/was being considered for Bandersnatch this semester (that aspect of the survey is a fill-in-your-own-answer initiative... Phantogram will be riding a buzz wave toward Coachella, just saying).The show seems to be a logical booking in light of the success Wiz Khalifa and J. Cole found last semester though.

Since we're nationally known as an influential university on Twitter, it seemed like a natural place to find a campus pulse on the announcement. Buzz for "Big Sean" or "Donnis" around Syracuse seemed limited but was overwhelmingly positive. Many might not know the names, but those who do are adamant that this show will deliver.

For quick bios, Big Sean first hit it big by signing with Kanye West's G.O.O.D label in 2007. He's released several EPs/mixtapes since but his anticipated full-length debut in 2011 will feature many of the names you'd expect accordingly (Kid Cudi, Pharrel, Mike Posner).

Donnis will open and you may best recognize him as the soundtrack supplier for this Adidas viral ad.

Your best bet, as always, is to simply find out more about the acts by catching them in person. Under 30 days and counting...

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