Atlas Genius and Timeflies coming for this year’s Fall Concert


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Unlike the previous years, students did not vote on the headliner for UPB’s fall concert.

Recently, the University Program Board (UPB) announced its Fall Concert performers after months of anticipation and questioning. The verdict: Timeflies and Atlas Genius.

In previous years, UPB sent out a campus-wide survey to try to gauge the interest of the student body. From that survey, one or two performers would be chosen to perform in that year’s Fall Concert. This survey also hyped up the event on campus; many people had contests and guessing games about the performer’s identity.

UPB Director of Concerts Kapil Patki said, “We didn’t send out a vote this year because of policy changes. We found that the survey would give students false expectations. The choices on the survey were the best estimates. They were not anything definite. Without the survey, there were no false expectations.”

This year, the decision for the Fall Concert performers was all in the hands of UPB. The UPB Concerts Committee mainly made the decisions regarding the Fall Concert performers. “Timeflies and Atlas Genius are more appealing genres to the Case Western Reserve University community in general,” said Patki.

Timeflies is an American music duo originally formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 2010. Its members are Rob “Rez” Resnick (producer) and Cal Shapiro (vocals). Since 2010, the duo has been singing to millions of hearts all around the world. Before the duo became well-known, they made YouTube covers and originals on YouTube just for fun; they did not realize that people were listening and paying attention to them.

With their song “All the Way” in the album “After Hours,” Timeflies was on Billboard’s Top Digital Songs chart and earned itself over 40 million hits on Spotify. Their next album, “Just For Fun,” will be released on Sept. 18, 2015. These two down-to-earth singers have won hearts all over the world, and they will soon be coming to CWRU to win our hearts as well.

Atlas Genius is an alternative rock band originally formed in Adelaide, South Australia in 2009. Its members are the Jeffery brothers—Keith Jeffery (on lead vocals and lead guitar) and Michael Jeffery (on drums)—and their friend, Darren Sell (on keyboard). Since 2009, the band has recorded multiple songs and albums. One of Atlas Genius’ quirks is that they built their very own recording studio three years before they played their first live show as a band. Once the studio was complete, the first song the band itself finished was a song called, “Trojans.” This song has been played over 26 million times on Spotify. Recently Atlas Genius released their newest album, “Inanimate Objects.”

This year’s Fall Concert will be Saturday, Sept. 26 in Veale. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., Atlas Genius will be performing at 7:30 p.m. and Timeflies will be performing at 9 p.m. Tickets are available at; unlike past years, all tickets are free to students, and each student can reserve up to two tickets for the show.

Concert: Fall Concert
Location: Veale Center
Date: Saturday, Sept. 26 at 6:30 p.m.
Price: Free for students