State In The Real – Penn State Music Scene

Author - Eric Poluhovich

Concert Review: Generation Wild Tour at Levels

Lots of students came out to the Generation Wild Tour 2013 at Levels Nightclub on Saturday for a night full of dancing, artificial smoke, and glow sticks. This tour is made up of a European EDM Supergroup, with three out of the four performers from Europe. Starting off the show was dBerrie, the only American of the night, who got everyone pumped up right from the start. He was followed by Sweden’s Mikael Weermets, whose energy and music brought the crowd up even more, preparing them for what was next. Straight from Spain at just 17 years old, Danny Avila brought the music and the energy in full force. Danny was jumping up and down, and the crowd followed suit. Dancers were on each other’s shoulders as glow sticks were being thrown into the crowd, and the smoke machine filled the dance floor. This continued for an hour, and just when everyone thought they were pretty worn out, Deniz Koyu made sure nobody stopped. The tour’s headliner from Germany played another hour set without letting up, and the crowd loved him. They cheered and yelled and jumped in unison a number of times throughout the set. When it was finally over, everyone was exhausted from hours and hours of dancing and EDM. Generation Wild Tour was a force to be reckoned with. Definitely keep your eyes open for more upcoming event at Levels Nightclub.

I also got to interview Deniz Koyu and Danny Avila before the show which you can read here!

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Mikael Weermets:

Above: Danny Avila

Above: Deniz Koyu

Vacationer Plays Live Set Stream at Audiotree

For those of you who are counting, this is my second Kenny Vasoli post in two days. After writing huge hits with The Starting Line during his teen years and early 20’s, Kenny embarked on other musical ventures. His most recent project, Vacationer, is probably unlike most music you’ve heard. Their music sounds like it’s from a far off place and has come all this way with the intention of making you feel like you’re on a relaxing vacation. Straight from the band’s Facebook: “No airfare needed, no reservations. Simply settle in, relax and enjoy; Vacation from anywhere at anytime.”

The band recently did a live, in studio session with Audiotree, and you can watch it below.

Close your eyes and let Vacationer take you far away.

Like the band on Facebook and download the band’s most recent album, Gone, on iTunes.

The Starting Line Full Set Stream

For those of you who grew up on pop punk, you probably know that The Starting Line’s Say It Like You Mean It turned 10 years old last year. To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of their career defining album (after a few year indefinite hiatus), the band recently embarked on a short tour. You can watch a full set stream from the band’s performance in Boston below, where they play SILYMI in its entirety, and then play a five-song encore.

Also, make sure to like the band on Facebook to see if they decide to do more tours in the future:

Fall Out Boy "Reunion," New Single, and Tour

Apparently, Fall Out Boy is reuniting. They just updated their website with a message from the band, a new single, and tour dates.

Straight from
when we were kids the only thing that got us through most days was music. its why we started fall out boy in the first place. this isn’t a reunion because we never broke up. we needed to plug back in and make some music that matters to us.

the future of fall out boy starts now.”

“save rock and roll…”