State In The Real – Penn State Music Scene

Have Yourself A Very Alternative Christmas...

Don’t get us wrong, we love Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, and Dean Martin just as much as the next music blog, but let’s be honest, we’re all getting a bit tired of the same 5 classic renditions that are played on repeat over...

EVENT: Ugly Zoo w/ Soft Boys and Ghost Dads

Another raging music party. Come let off some steam with Ugly Zoo, Soft Boys and Ghost Dads. Event here. Talk to a punk for address details. From the event page: UGLY ZOO Soft Boys Ghost Dads +TBA $5 be kind.

LOCAL SPOTLIGHT: My Brother, The Hunter

The Philly/Jersey area is a breeding ground for pop punk darlings. Over the years, these two neighboring cities have given rise to some of the hottest acts in the genre—The Wonder Years, Man Overboard, Major League, The Front Bottoms and...

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Lenina Crowne's Plans To Keep Rocking...

Good news, Lenina Crowne fans: The 5-sometimes-6-man band isn’t leaving us quite yet!  With lead singer, Eric Faust, graduating this December, that leaves one remaining member (graduate student and State College’s own sexy sax man...

EVENT: SOMA Benefit Show feat. Mute Cities

Do you like music? Do you like art? Do you like helping cool people do cool things? Come to Black Cat House on Saturday, January 24 to enjoy a jam-packed night of local music and visual art. All proceeds go to SOMA, and, in turn, come back to...

Album Review: Talking Is Hard

    Walk the Moon, seems to have gotten to the point where they have gone from the indie band, who people in the know are aware of but now they seem to have exploded into the mainstream scene. With their breakout hit “Anna...

EVENT: Denzell w/ Bat Zuppel and The Spectres

Straight out the garage, it’s a Burgh-rock invasion featuring Denzell, Bat Zuppel and The Spectres! FB event here. Hit up a local for address details. From the event page: PITTSBURGH INVADES STATE COLLEGE. SHOW THEM WE CAN...

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#Disscography – Fall Out Boy...

I’ve been asked to produce the first in a series of articles called Disscography, in which our writers will be asked to pick a song they can’t stand, conduct a very scientifically and journalistically respectable study of why they feel that...

Album Review: 2014 Forest Hills Drive

    “Hold up 2014, Imma let you finish, but I got to say I have the best album of the year.” If J. Cole’s album could speak, I have a feeling it would say something along those lines. Coming off of 2013’s...

Concert Announcement: Diplo is Coming to...

Diplo is coming to Penn State. Diplo is coming to Penn State. Diplo is coming to Penn State. He is coming on January 18th, 2015 @ the BJC and tickets go on sale Tuesday, Dec 16 at noon! Everyone should get excited. I’ve been lucky enough to...