Music Venue Re-Opens
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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Do you yearn for cigarette ash-dusted grilled cheeses from “quintessential shithole” Grillers? Or a night out at G-Man with your old frat bros? Or have evenings of drinking felt incomplete ever since Canyon moved across Beaver and got rid of its sticky blue picnic tables?
It’s hard not to draw parallels between this year’s lacrosse team and a couple other Nittany Lion teams that have used the City of Brotherly Love as a launching pad to sustained success.
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