We've all been dreading this for months, but it's finally here. Finals week is the most stressful time of the year for college students. But don't worry! Onward State has you covered with some music to pull you off the struggle bus and get you back on track. Here's ten songs for the finals week marathon.
Of all the great concerts hosted at Penn State throughout the year, the annual spring music festival Movin’ On was by far the most highly anticipated. Check out our recap here.
Penn State's annual spring music festival, Movin' On (@psumovinon), is coming up this Friday. Even though Movin' On is a one-day event, a team of students work tirelessly year-round to put this show together. And planning for a music festival like this is not as easy as it sounds.
Downtown State College is all about local business. And one of our favorites, Webster's Cafe, is celebrating its first anniversary this Saturday with a day of local art and music. The downtown bookstore/coffee shop will soon relaunch with a new and improved bookstore and new menu options.
In a town dominated by athletics and academics, the arts culture of Penn State rarely sees the spotlight of public interest. Penn State's Students Organizing the Multiple Arts hopes to bring arts to the forefront for one day a year. In collaboration with several arts organizations, SOMA's Arts Crawl will take over North Campus tomorrow afternoon for a day-long celebration of arts and creativity in the State College community.
Breaking with the pattern of traditional rock and roll, indie, and EDM artists to come through Penn State, the Student Programming Association announced today that metalcore band As I Lay Dying will play a show at Alumni Hall on Friday, April 5th.
Penn State's Students Organizing the Multiple Arts hosts its annual Arts Crawl on Friday, April 5th. If you have never heard of this, it's definitely something to check out. For one day, SOMA takes over North Campus to showcase the best in student arts and entertainment. This year's Arts Crawl will be headlined by indie group WHY?
Twelve artists will be given the opportunity to open for MGMT at this year's Movin' On Battle of the Bands. With genres ranging from classic rock to heavy metal to electro-house, this year's lineup will bring some of central Pennsylvania's best talent to Penn State for one night to battle it out. While some of these artists are household names in the Penn State music scene, others may be unknown to the majority of students. So here's your chance to get a first look at this year's lineup before they take the stage tomorrow at 9 p.m. in Alumni Hall.
Penn State's International Student Council and the Paul Robeson Cultural Center are teaming up to present the World Cultural Festival, which will feature rapper Talib Kweli.
Legendary classic rock artist Bob Seger is bringing his Silver Bullet Band to State College on May 2nd. One of the staple musicians of the 70's and 80's, Seger promises to bring his brand of classic rock to the BJC for the first time. More info after the jump.
One of Penn State's most highly anticipated concerts of the year, Imagine Dragons played at a packed Alumni Hall last night. Check out the story after the jump.
Being in the Bryce Jordan Center for days at a time is tiring. The one thing keeping everyone on their feet is the music, which has been blasting through the stadium sound system nonstop since THON started on Friday afternoon. Since it's such an essential part of THON, I wanted to find out what people thought of the music played so far. So I walked around the packed BJC concourse and asked anyone who would talk to me about their thoughts on this year's THON playlist.
Unless you've been living under a rock for the past day and a half, you know that capacity for THON has been an issue this year. This afternoon, the BJC reached capacity and stopped letting spectators in. A line started forming at Gate A (the one facing University Dr. and Curtin Rd.), and within a half hour reached around the side of the building and almost to Beaver Stadium. That's where it was the last time I checked, about an hour ago. One can only assume that the line has been steadily increasing since.
You may not have heard of Los Angeles, California rapper KILLAKAKE, but you should probably get familiar with him. This Penn State grad is making moves in music and film.
There’s no doubt that the face of education is changing before our eyes. Technology has enabled a new wave of learning and collaboration, and Penn State has been ahead of the curve in embracing changes to the old educational format.
Are you a student musician? Looking to make it big? Well, here’s your chance to play in front of thousands of people and open for MGMT at Movin’ On!
Don’t miss your chance to relive the greatest decade ever! The 80's are coming back to State College this Saturday with Rock the 80's, a concert to benefit the Bob Perks Cancer Assistance Fund, featuring a variety of State College musicians.
Mike Wallz, the former Penn State football player-turned-rapper performed a highly-anticipated show at The State Theatre on Friday night. Check out Onward State's recap after the jump.
Many college students just can’t relate to classical music. Sure, it’s great for sitting down and busting out a paper at 2 a.m., but you won’t find me jamming to Beethoven or Bach at a party. Shuffle.Play.Listen is a classical concert aimed at appealing to a wider audience by incorporating popular music.
One of the best things about the Penn State community is how we come together and unite when tragedy strikes. This could be seen in many capacites over the last year and a half. Benefit For A Friend is a benefit concert started by Zeno's to help a former staff member get back on his feet after Hurricane Sandy.
For most students, it's not too hard to find an excuse to hit the bars during Syllabus Week. As if you needed another, the funky jam band The Hot Sauce will be rolling through State College this month for a series of bar shows, starting tonight at Darkhorse Tavern.
As we all return to State College rested from break (that went quick didn’t it?) and ready for spring semester, now is the perfect time to expand your music library. Today, we’re taking a look at the local State College folk band Free Rollercoaster, who just released their debut EP, The Plaid Part of Town.
Looking for some last minute stress relief before finals week? Penn State music promotion group Open Mic (@OpenMic_psu) presents the Holiday Jam, a student talent showcase featuring the best performers Penn State has to offer.
The State Theatre is bringing back Saturday morning cartoons! The Bill Welch Cartoon Series brings all the classics -- Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Porky Pig, the Roadrunner, and all your favorite Warner Brothers characters -- to the big screen. Showings are every Saturday morning at 10 a.m. and it's totally free.
As a frequent bar hopper myself, I've noticed a glaring omission from the usual rounds of bar music this semester. That, of course, would be one of State College’s most popular bar bands, Table Ten. Well, this Saturday, the acoustic jam band is making their triumphant return to State College.
The Make Space is an open community workspace, where anyone can come in and work on projects. I heard that there was a lot of cool stuff going on, so I decided to drop by and take a look around.
Tonight, Roustabout! is bringing another musical act to State College. This time, it’s Austin, Texas psychedelic rock band The Young, and local State College indie/folk band Free Rollercoaster.
The College of Engineering has introduced a new addition to the ever-expanding Penn State blogosphere. The new Penn State College of Engineering blog aims to share the updates and achievements of Penn State’s world-class engineers to a wider audience.
We all know that Penn State is highly regarded one of the best science and engineering schools and as a world-class research institution. Well, now we’re getting another weapon in our research arsenal. The Titan S/TEM (that’s scanning/transmission electron microscope for all you non-engineering nerds) is one of the world’s most powerful electron microscopes, and its on it’s way to it’s new home in the Millenium Science Complex.
Winter Jam 2013 is bringing big-name Christian artists to perform at the Bryce Jordan Center. The event aims to promote and spread the word of the Gospel through the power of music. See what artists are coming, and get more info after the jump.