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My Hero Zero Impresses at THON 2012

Local State College rock band My Hero Zero took the stage at the Bryce Jordan Center just after 5 a.m., ready to wake up the crowd with unique covers that encompassed the entire musical spectrum, from ‘N Sync and Avicii to the Beatles and Bon Jovi. The group, which benefits from a Jaegermeister sponsorship, has been donating iTunes song sales to THON for the past month. They opened with a “Living on a Prayer” cover, took a trip down memory lane with “Bye, Bye, Bye” and “Larger Than Life”, and appealed to the electronic crowd with “Levels” and “Party Rock Anthem” covers.

My Hero Zero is “reinventing songs in a way that gives them new life”, which is evident by their extremely eclectic set. They had the crowd energized for the entire hour they played, and some dancers, committee members, and supporters couldn’t help but sing along with the familiar vocals. I mean, it’s not every day that a rock band covers Ke$ha. And even rarer than that is a good Ke$ha cover.

The band plays every Thursday at Saloon and Friday at Café 210, where you can hear their distinctive take on Top 40 music, with a few classics like “Hey Jude” tossed in. They’re led by frontman Jason Olcese, along with bassist Greg Folsom, guitarist Mike Lee, and drummer Noah Connolly. You can check them out on Facebook if you want to hear some more My Hero Zero.

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Zach Berger

Zach Berger is a StateCollege.com reporter and Onward State's Managing Editor Emeritus. You can find him at the Phyrst more nights than not. If he had to pick a last meal, Zach would go for a medium-rare New York strip steak with a side of garlic mashed potatoes and a cold BrewDog Punk IPA. You can reach him via e-mail at [email protected] or on Twitter at @theZachBerger.

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