State In The Real – Penn State Music Scene

Author - Aizya McGee

MyHeroZero and PSMA Bring You "Highlighting Hope- A Concert Benefitting THON"

As THON gets closer, MyHeroZero and PSMA have teamed up to bring you a way to celebrate it’s approach with a blacklight, highlighter themed concert.
Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door, or in the HUB throughout the week leading up to the event. And all proceeds go to benefit THON!
Just in case that’s not enough to get you interested, here is the line-up for the event:
My Hero Zero
The Statesmen
The Pennharmonics
Urban Dance Troupe

For more information on this event, or to keep updated, check out the event’s Facebook ( and Twitter ( pages.

LRB Wants You To Have A Safe New Years

I know it’s not Thursday, but I’m going to make a throwback anyway.

Earlier this year, LRB released the song, “I Never Made It” as a way to bring awareness to youthful negligence and drunk driving. As we end 2013 and approach the new year, we’re bringing the video back as a way remind everyone to have fun BUT be safe!
Don’t drink and drive, and don’t let your loved ones get in a car with someone who has been.

Gettysburg Rocks, a Fundraiser for Penn State's Mont Alto THON Group

THON lovers, music lovers: Rejoice!
Feb. 7th & 8th will consist of 20 hours of music featuring over 100 bands in over 10 venues with all the proceeds going to Mont Alto’s THON Group, to benefit The Four Diamond’s Fund.
The event is called Gettysburg Rocks, and whether you like country, rock, pop, reggae, or punk, there will be something for you.
Most of the events taking place will be free, but will gladly take your donations.
You can find out more about the event, venues, and confirmed bands on their Facebook page.

And if you or anyone you know are in a band and would like to do a set for the event, feel free to send them a message!

Capitol Ave. New Music Video For Song, "The Cross Between"

If you listen to Lion FM at all (which you should!), you may have heard Capitol Ave.‘s song “The Cross Between” played a few times.
Now, they’ve recently released a music video for the song and want you all to check it out! For anyone who feels that there is something more with towards their passions, but are instead doing something more “realistic” (like you want to be a musician, but instead you are working in some cubicle), this is probably song and video that you can relate to.
In addition to it’s nice piano melody and flow, the video itself is just nicely put together.

P.S. If you look out, you might just find a Penn State banner in there.

Penn State DJ Mitch V Releases New Track, "Exodus"

Some of you house music lovers and State In The Real readers may remember reading a post we made this past summer about Penn State DJ Mitch V and his “Summer House Mix”. Well now he is back, but this time he brings his own, original mix.
He describes his new track “Exodus” as a “big-room progressive house song with electro house influences.” It also takes a sample from Jay Z’s “Encore”.
I personally like it. It’s the kind of song I could listen to while I’m out, but at the same time I can also do work to it (all I really need in music…)
Don’t just take my word for it though, listen for yourself:

And don’t forget to “like” him on Facebook

Panic! At The Disco Streams New Album

For those eagerly awaiting to hear the new songs off of “Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die!”, October 8th can seem far off.

Luckily, the wait is now over as Panic! At The Disco has decided to stream their new album via YouTube. You can check it out below and decide which songs you like, and which songs you love.