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0 State Shades Penn State Football Contest

Wash your home jersey, stock up on cases of Natty Light and make sure the cornhole and ladder golf sets have all their pieces. It’s almost football season and I can almost already smell the burgers cooking at 10 a.m. To celebrate the upcoming season, we at OnwardState along with our new friends from Stateshades.com will be running a contest giving away pairs of sunglasses.

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0 Zak Sobel Band Takes Happy Valley to “Barcelona”

You might know them from their weekly performances at the Darkhorse Tavern, but the Zak Sobel Band isn’t just your average nineties cover band. The group — arguably the most talented opener at Movin’ On — released “Barcelona,” its third album of original songs, earlier this spring. Check out our thoughts after the jump.

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0 Greg Falatek: Gettin’ Higher

Every time a new rapper (read as: white) breaks onto the scene, there seems to only be two parallels. On one end he could have the imagery and lyrical talents like the most mainstream, white rapper: Eminem. Or on the opposite end of the spectrum, he could infamously have the lack of rhythm and flow similar to Asher Roth.

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0 Misfits to Horrify the Arena Bar and Grill

This Saturday, legendary horror-punk band The Misfits will perform at the Arena Bar and Grill on Martin Street, with doors opening at 7 p.m. and the concert starting at eight. The band was originally scheduled to play at Mezzanine, but the venue was changed and now the show is 21 and over only. Anyone under 21 who purchased tickets needs to see Mezzanine for a refund, according to the Arena’s website.

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0 Drake Is with Young Money “Forever”

Apparently Onward State wasn’t the only blog up to April Fool’s shenanigans as hiphopwired.com reported that at a Weezy concert at “University, PA” Drake was supposed to be part of surprise performance but was fired from Wayne’s Young Money label after a heated backstage spat.

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0 Lil Wayne and Young Money Stop at BJC

Last night, Young Money and crew brought their shit to the BJC in their “I am Music 2” tour featuring Travis Barker, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj and Weezy. If you were one of the thousands of students there, you saw how epic the show was with special guests, fireballs and fireworks and a hell of a lot of songs we hadn’t heard in years.

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0 Movin’ On: Glass Half Empty

Okay. So Penn State pools together almost a quarter of a million dollars for all the end-of-the-year concerts to combine and ultimately become one epic music experience that (should) provide most of the students with some entertainment. Think again.

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0 Transit Plays House Show at Casa Blanca in State College

On Tuesday, Run For Cover artist Transit played a house show at La Casa Blanca, hosted by student music organization Asylum.

Transit is a rising pop-punk band on the same label as local musician, Koji.

The show also featured the band Handguns who has recently released their first label album called “Don’t Bite Your Tongue.”

Transit’s house performance kept fans rocking as they played some tracks from their new album “Something Left Behind,” and thanked the audience for those who came to see them.

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0 Battle: Los Angeles

Last week, we ran a post with an interview with R&B artist/actor Ne-Yo about his upcoming movie Battle: Los Angeles that also stars Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight, Thank You for Smoking) and Michelle Rodriguez (Fast and the Furious, S.W.A.T.).

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0 Pre-Break Playlist

As I write this, I am admittedly still feeling the effects of the holidays, and I realize I’ll probably recover by this time next year just in time for State Patty’s 2012. No matter, if you need music to finally get you out of bed this week or just something to listen to while you ignore your friends’ recollections of the weekend, I’m here for you. Here are this week’s music suggestions to keep you going for the last week of classes before that long-awaited break.

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0 3OH!3 to Play HUB

Crunk-pop band 3OH!3 is scheduled to perform on Friday, March 18th in Alumni Hall at 10 P.M. as a part of SPA LateNight. There will be no tickets for this event. Students with valid PSU ID will be let in for free on a first come, first serve basis.

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0 Hi-Ho Ne-Yo!

On my off time, I love to talk about music, movies and everything in between. Just as I do with my friends, I had a nice conversation with R&B sensation and actor, Ne-Yo, a.k.a Shaffer Smith about his upcoming album, working on his newest film and life as a dual-threat in the media scene.

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0 Post-THON Dancer Playlist

This weekend, music played a huge role in keeping the 708 dancers energized and motivated to continue bumpin’ and shakin’ FTK. Instead of picking out a few good songs you could add to your pre-State Patty’s mixes, but have no fear, we’ll make sure you have a playlist for that later in the week.

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0 My Moraler & Me

Throughout THON weekend, everybody had their own tips on how to stay motivated, stay dancing and stay sane.

Some people thought the best way to stay awake was embarking on a 1000-word puzzle while others provided piggy-back rides across the floor.

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0 OS Dancer Dan Update: Hour 20

As hour twenty comes to a close in the Bryce Jordan Center, THON is officially nearing the half-way point. Sleep deprivation is starting to set in, the songs are getting repeated and at this point the 708 dancers can probably do the line dance in their sleep (too bad they won’t for another 20+ hours). The staff here at Onward State is proud to say that one of our editors, @DanVecellio, is on the floor representing the Penn State College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. We decided to check in to see how he was doing.

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0 OS Dancer Dan Update: Hour 4

As hour four comes to a close in the Bryce Jordan Center, THON has only just begun to take over State College for the weekend.

Line dances have been taught and practiced, dinner has been served, and the 708 dancers campaigning FTK aren’t the least bit worried about getting tired.

The staff here at Onward State is proud to say that one of our editors, @DanVecellio, is on the floor representing the Penn State College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. We decided to check-in to see how he was doing.

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0 Swardson’s Film Career Explodes in a Burst of Laughter

Fans of Comedy Central are no strangers to the stand-up comedy and sketches of Nick Swardson. Will Ferrell’s “Funny or Die Tour” at the BJC in 2008 brought Swardson here for the first time. He appeared once again in 2009 to open for Patton Oswalt performing in the HUB. Now that Swardson has branched into the acting world, he has had little time to tour colleges but still found a moment to discuss his career while doing interviews for his new movie, “Just Go With It,” starring Adam Sandler.

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0 Music Mondays: Love Is in the Air

You’ve probably already had your Twitter feed and Facebook page blown up by the countless Valentine’s Day posts, so I’ll promise you that this isn’t a cheesy love song playlist to serenade your lady. While some songs may loosely relate to the holiday, let’s be honest, most songs have some underlying love theme.

Whether or not you have someone to celebrate with, here is this week’s top tracks to play to get a little post-VDay action.

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