SUNY Fredonia Convocation Series
Fredonia Hero Contest

Karthik Bala, CEO/Chief Creative Officer Vicarious Visions
Karthik Bala, CEO/Chief Creative Officer Vicarious Visions

Wanna play a little Guitar Hero
...in front of the guy who made it?

Then come on out for FREDONIA HERO! And see who gets crowned Fredonia’s Guitar Hero champions!

As judged by a celebrity panel that includes:

  • Vicarious Visions CEO Karthik Bala, our 2011 Maytum Convocation Series Keynote Speaker
  • School of Music Distinguished Professor of Guitar Jim Piorkowski
  • SUNY Fredonia President Dennis Hefner

When: Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m.

Where: Dods Hall, Multipurpose Room

Here’s how it all works:

  1. Find four friends.
  2. Form a band.
  3. Make up a name — a cool one, man!

Enter your four-person band by contacting the Public Relations Office at 673-3323 or public.relations@fredonia.edu by Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 5 p.m.

Only 10 bands can enter -- first come, first rocks! (We’ll keep a waiting list in case of cancellations.)

Pick a song from the “Guitar Hero 5” game title.
One song per band. No two bands will perform the same track.
(Certain songs excluded due to length, etc. List available at: www.fredonia.edu/convocation/guitarhero).

This contest is opened to current SUNY Fredonia students only, but “groupies” (audience members) are welcomed from anywhere. The event is free for both band participants and audience attendees.

Prizes:

Prizes will be given to the top three acts as determined by the scores earned on the gaming system – PLUS the judges’ scores for appearance, showmanship, and creativity.

First place: a full Band Hero kit for EACH band member! (Retails for $179 each!)
 
Others include games like Call of Duty Black Ops, various Guitar Hero titles and Nintendo DS items, plus Gamerz Haven gift certificates, SUNY Fredonia sweatshirts and other swag, and more!


So get the band back together.
Dust off those amps.
Hire a few roadies.
You’re about to make the big time.

Contest Songs:

TITLE TIME
3 Doors Down - "Kryptonite" 4:00
A Perfect Circle - "Judith" 4:09
AFI - "Medicate" 4:31
Arctic Monkeys - "Brianstorm" 2:58
Attack! Attack! UK - "You and Me" 3:41
Band Of Horses - "Cigarettes, Wedding Bands" 4:43
Beastie Boys - "Gratitude" 2:48
Beck - "Gamma Ray" 2:59
Billy Idol - "Dancing with Myself" 3:49
Billy Squier - "Lonely is the Night" 5:11
Blink-182 - "The Rock Show" 2:54
Blur - "Song 2" 2:02
Bob Dylan - "All Along the Watchtower" 2:31
Bon Jovi - "You Give Love A Bad Name" 4:06
Brand New - "Sowing Season" 4:33
Bush - "Comedown" 5:28
Children of Bodom: "Done w/ Everything, Die For Nothing" 3:32
Coldplay - "In My Place" 3:49
Darker My Love - "Blue Day" 4:11
Darkest Hour - "Demon(s)" 3:53
David Bowie - "Fame" 4:18
Deep Purple - "Woman From Tokyo ('99 Remix)" 6:31
Dire Straits - "Sultans of Swing" 6:01
Duran Duran - "Hungry Like The Wolf" 3:42
Eagles Of Death Metal - "Wannabe in L.A." 2:20
Elliott Smith - "L.A." 3:19
Elton John - "Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting" 5:02
Face To Face - "Disconnected" 3:22
Garbage - "Only Happy When It Rains" 3:33
Gorillaz - "Feel Good Inc." 3:42
Gov't Mule - "Streamline Woman" 4:10
Grand Funk Railroad - "We're an American Band" 3:31
Iggy Pop - "Lust For Life" 5:29
Iron Maiden - "2 Minutes to Midnight" 6:06
Jimmy Eat World - "Bleed American" 3:10
John Mellencamp - "Hurts So Good" 3:42
Johnny Cash - "Ring of Fire" 2:47
Kaiser Chiefs - "Never Miss a Beat" 3:09
Kings Of Leon - "Sex on Fire" 3:27
Kiss - "Shout it Out Loud" 2:58
Love and Rockets - "Mirror People" 4:03
Megadeth - "Sweating Bullets" 5:27
Mötley Crüe - "Looks That Kill" 4:22
Muse - "Plug in Baby" 3:43
My Morning Jacket - "One Big Holiday" 5:26
Nirvana - "Lithium" 4:22
Nirvana - "Smells Like Teen Spirit" 5:06
No Doubt - "Ex-Girlfriend" 3:38
Public Enemy - "Bring the Noise 20xx" 3:38
Queen & David Bowie - "Under Pressure" 3:54
Queens Of The Stone Age - "Make it With Chu" 4:39
Rammstein - "Du Hast" 4:13
Rose Hill Drive - "Sneak Out" 3:18
Rush - "The Spirit of Radio (Live, 2008)" 5:03
Santana - "No One To Depend On (Live)" 4:42
Scars On Broadway - "They Say" 2:53
Screaming Trees - "Nearly Lost You" 4:10
Smashing Pumpkins - "Bullet With Butterfly Wings" 4:22
Sonic Youth - "Incinerate" 4:59
Spacehog - "In the Meantime" 4:45
Stevie Wonder - "Superstition" 4:58
Sublime - "What I Got" 2:48
Sunny Day Real Estate - "Seven" 4:48
T. Rex - "20th Century Boy" 3:54
The Bronx - "Six Days a Week" 3:17
The Duke Spirit - "Send a Little Love Token" 2:46
The Killers - "All the Pretty Faces" 4:55
The Police - "So Lonely" 5:07
The Raconteurs - "Steady As She Goes" 3:42
The Rolling Stones - "Sympathy for the Devil" 6:31
The Sword - "Maiden, Mother & Crone" 4:03
The White Stripes - "Blue Orchid" 2:42
Thin Lizzy - "Jailbreak" 4:05
Thrice - "Deadbolt" 2:22
Tom Petty - "Runnin' Down a Dream" 4:35
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - "American Girl" 3:56
TV On The Radio - "Wolf Like Me" 4:19
Vampire Weekend - "A-Punk" 2:18
Weezer - "Why Bother?" 2:06
Wild Cherry - "Play That Funky Music" 5:07
Wolfmother - "Back Round" 3:59

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