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.
Author Marcus Correll
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.
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.
We’ve got news for all you caffeine-lovers: Next fall, Starbucks coffee will replace Peet’s Coffee at a number of locations on campus.
After Movin’ On announced its first three selections for next Friday’s concert, I gave up hope on enjoying the concert. The last band was just announced though, and the surprising thing is that they are actually a good choice.
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.
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.
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.
This April, SPA will celebrate their 2nd Annual April Fool’s Comedy Month and trust me, it’s no joke with some of the acts they have booked. The event will feature several comedians throughout the month that will keep you laughing until the end of May.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With State Patty’s Day quickly approaching, we explain what the difference will be between “asshole” and “non-asshole.” Check out our sweet infographic after the jump.
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.
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.
Most of us were either born in the late eighties or just barely missed the decade, but thanks to Topher Grace of “That 70’s Show” and “Spiderman 3,” we can all relive the era complete with music, fashion and parties. Last night, the State Theatre premiered “Take Me Home Tonight” as part of a special college tour for students to see the film before its release.
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.
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.
The Gamers Arena at 421 E. Calder Way has already carved itself a niche into students’ everyday lives with events held weekly for gamers of all kinds. Since its opening, the store has seen a few release parties as well as plenty of tournaments.
Last week, the news broke that Weezy will play University Park, and early this week the concert was confirmed. Student sales are slated for a pre sale on Thursday at noon for $10 off with a student ID. We knew all this information and we were content. But…