Movin’ On, the free, student run, mini music festival here at the Pennsylvania State University has out done themselves this year. The lineup is loaded with talent and is offering up some huge names. Headlined by popular Indie Electronic band Passion Pit, with strong supporting acts by notable G.O.O.D. Music artist Big Sean and weird EDM-type-group Big Gigantic, will lead to what might be their biggest turn out by students to date.
Passion Pit will be coming by right after dropping their newest album Kindred which is set to release in April. Already appearing with popular DJ Madeon on a new track called “Pay No Mind” you can see that Passion Pit is back stronger than ever. Mostly known for their hits “Sleepyhead,” “Little Secrets,” and “Take a Walk,” Passion Pit will bring their up-tempo, mega falsetto, sound to the IM Fields this may to lift everyone’s spirits. Lead singer, Michael Angelakos, is scene with a much more mature, almost happier tone of voice that has sparked a new fire in Passion Pit fans’ hearts. Just listening to their newest single,“Lifted Up (1985),” will have you dancing your heart out already. Passion Pit will surely bring favorites from their last two album as well, look for there to be a crazy dance party and light show happening once their performance starts.
Big Sean is next and the Kanye West protege will not disappoint. Just coming off his new album: Dark Sky Paradise’s release, get ready to bump some intense beats when Sean hits the stage. Popular songs like “I Don’t Fuck With You” and “Blessings” should have Penn State student’s excited for Sean’s show. He’s going to bring a ton of energy and look for him to blast through everyone’s expectations.
Big Gigantic, an unusual electronic group that combines saxophone and other live instruments into their music. They sort of give off Girl Talk vibes although in the end they have very large differences that separate them. Still another great band to dance to, that will have everyone pumped up for the headliners that will be next to come. Movin’ On did great booking these guys as they will be the perfect compliment to get Penn State warmed up and moving.
New Politics, an up and coming Danish alternative band, is hear to uplift everyone’s spirits and add a nice exciting act to Movin’ On. They offer popular hits “Harlem” and “Yeah Yeah Yeah” to the mix and will bring energy to their performance (you see a common theme here yet?). A nice way to help start the day and a strong fourth band for sure.
Although Atmosphere might not be the most recognizable band being shown at Movin’ On this year they are still a force to be reckoned with. Having gained a slight cult following they will definitely bring their fans from Happy Valley out to Movin’ On this year. This hip hop group from Minneapolis, Minnesota, although not huge is definitely a big opening act to kick of this years festival.
All in all, Movin’ On has absolutely killed it booking awesome bands sure to make this 40 year anniversary definitely a special outing. It is a must go for all Penn State students looking to have a great weekend right before finals week. So come out and dance on May 1st with the rest of us. The music will be good and there is nothing else anyone could possibly ask for.