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Arts Crawl 2015 Wrap Up

This past Friday local bands, which included many Penn State students, gathered together to put on performances at the north campus art buildings. Student Organizing the Multiple Arts (SOMA) has made Arts Crawl an annual event. Arts Crawl included 30 performances throughout the day, along with an art showcase from different art clubs and organizations here on campus. Here’s a wrap up of some of the fantastic student performances that went on:

Tapestries is a two piece acoustic folk act consisting of Penn Staters Olivia Price and Rashmit Arora. They were one of many acts to perform in the Acoustic Room of the Palmer Art Museum. For the event they were also accompanied by percussionist Zach Kramer. Each has been playing their own music for awhile now, and have now breached into writing music together.


Mute Cities, the Battle of the Bands winner and upcoming “Movin’ On” opener, is a indie-pop band that started putting out music last spring. They have recently released their “Strong Work” EP, and if you have not heard it yet, it’s definitely worth listening too!




Coahoma Soul is an American blues and folk band out of Philadelphia, and even includes Penn State student Tim Mayo. Make sure to look out for the upcoming album, it’s something you won’t want to miss!




Keegan Tawa, is an EDM producer and has been putting out electronic music for quite some time now. His set lasted two hours and kept the crowd entertained and upbeat. His music can often be heard at local clubs in the area. Some of his songs feature vocalists, others feature his jazz saxophone, and some even feature both. He even recently released an EP entitled “Sunlight” as well!16591084364_8f8fc211b1_o