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The Asylum to Host Spring Concert Tomorrow

Get your skinny jeans and retro band tee ready because tomorrow night is Asylum’s Annual Spring concert. Even though Asylum has mostly sponsored smaller house-shows throughout the semesters, the group’s spring concert will be held in the HUB Alumni Hall.

Door’s open at 6 PM with a tentative timing of 6:45 PM for the show to begin. Penn State students can get free tickets for the concert in the HUB today beginning at 10 AM. Tickets are not required for the event, but students with tickets will be allowed to enter first, followed by students with their PSU ID and lastly, the general public.

Come on out, support the local music scene, and have some fun.  Check out the eclectic line-up below so you know a little about the bands before you go.

Carousel Kings

A pop-punk band from Lancaster, PA that has already learned fast guitars, gang vocals, and multiple breakdowns has a recipe for success and they are sure to start the night off right. Their debut album “Speak Frantic” is available on iTunes; also check out their Facebook page for new songs you might hear tomorrow night.

I Am Alaska

This progressive band from Doylestown, PA (which is also home of Circa Survive frontman, Anthony Green) features Penn State senior, Drew Magid on guitar. They recently released their first EP, “So They Say” and it will probably be available at their merch table after their set.

Texas In July

These guys potentially may leave you with temporary deafness, but you won’t regret it after seeing this heavy, and often vicious, hardcore band also from Lancaster. However, Texas is a mainstream band in the metal scene, with a large following and fans will be glad to hear that they will be playing songs from their new album “One Reality,” which will be released at the end of April.


Coming the furthest way, Boston hardcore punk band Defeater will take the stage as the last band before the headliner. Their new album, “Empty Days and Sleepless Nights” is bound to keep you moshing and get your blood pumping for..

Man Overboard

You may not know this band yet, but with their musical ability and brilliant song-writing, Man Overboard is a band to watch on the pop-punk scene.  Man Overboard are our neighbors to the east in the Dirty Jerz and you can tell almost immediately with their similarities to Jersey bands like Saves the Day, Senses Fail, Early November, and Thursday. Man O is the perfect band to finish off the night with their singable verses and addicting choruses ranging from their debut EP “Hung Up on Nothing” all the way up to their future release, “The Human Highlight Reel.”  This is one band you don’t want to miss; who knows, maybe you’ll get to crowd surf to a full-band version of “Love Your Friends, Die Laughing.”

The Asylum has brought artists like Such Gold and Transit to La Casa Blanca on Park Ave this year, but they also have booked artists like Saosin and A Day to Remember for their past year’s shows. Once again, they don’t disappoint with this years line-up.  Tomorrow night when your walking home with a ringing in your ears, a sweaty bandanna and a new CD in your back pocket, you’ll remember how much you love the Asylum.

So come out and support the Asylum; they are after all one of the only music clubs on campus that can put together a decent alternative show

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