11/27/2012 12:24 pm ET

Ra Ra Riot Return To Syracuse University To Teach Classes They Once Took |

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It's one thing to play a hometown gig. It's quite another to play a hometown gig and teach the music and music-business classes you took as an undergrad just six years ago.

That's exactly the situation Ra Ra Riot were in earlier this month, when they returned to Syracuse, New York -- the chilly upstate city where the band formed as Syracuse University students in 2006 -- to do a week-long residency, teaching classes and capping it off with a sold-out, student-promoted concert.