The annual Culture Shock festival that takes place each year on the SUNY Purchase campus is scheduled for next weekend, April 15 and 16. I have never heard of this before but it looks interesting and I totally would to go, but I now live in Real Life and don't have the luxury of getting wasted in the middle of the week anymore (well, at least not during the day...well, at least while not sitting at my desk during the day). The impression I get is that Culture Shock is like Bonnaroo meets your local county fair. Pretty good music with a bunch of semi-hippy/rich New Jersey/New York college kids running around. But, best of all, it's FREE. Bad news is you have to have a car or be willing to take the Metro North outside of the city limits (gasp!) to a strange place with green things called grass and trees grow. Some of the musical highlights are Atlas Sound (dude from Deerhunter) and Deerhoof. For the full line-up and directions go to BrooklynVegan.