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Music Venue Re-Opens

guitar…but it’s not Chronic Town. Abba Java Coffee House will be hosting a  free concert this Friday at 7 p.m., featuring local acts, The Kalob Griffin Band, British Phil, and The Moros.

This will be Abba Java’s first big concert since sometime back in 2006, when punk solo act Dave Melillo performed with PSU music scene veterans Cloverleaf and Hopes High.

All three bands performing are relatively new to the scene, though. British Phil has been around for 3 years, but this is only their second show with their current lineup, while both The Kalob Griffin Band and The Moros are new this semester.

Each group has their own unique sound, and I recommend checking them out. It’s definitely worth the price of the ticket (yeah, I know it’s a free show. Deal with it).

I’m personally looking forward to having a new venue in town. I’ve been to Abba Java a couple of times, and it seems like it could be a decent venue. Places that host original acts are few and far between, and anyone with space who’s willing to host music is good in my book.

The concert itself is the brainchild of four students in English 421: Writing for the Community, who are attempting to revitalize the venue. The question still stands, however, if the effort will continue once the semester is over. Odds are it will if this show is a success.


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Nick Johnson

Nick is a junior majoring in IST (the Internet) and CAS (saying things). He hopes to one day get paid to do this, but for now he is willing to do it for the fame. Besides writing for Onward State, he also puts things on the Internet here.


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