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The White Panda and Asher Roth to Perform at PSU

The Student Programming Association has been bringing Penn State great entertainment all semester long, and this morning, they announced another can’t miss show will be coming to the HUB.

Next Friday, December 7, at 10 p.m. in Alumni Hall, mash-up duo The White Panda and Pennsylvania-bred rapper Asher Roth will be performing. The event, sponsored by SPA LateNight, will be free and ticketless. Students with a valid PSU student ID will be admitted on a first come, first serve basis.

The White Panda, a Chicago-based duo consisting of Procrast (Tom Evans) and DJ Griffi (Dan Griffith), launched in 2009 and have generated a buzz with their three albums Versus, Rematch, and Pandemonium and were one of Soundcloud’s top five most-played artists in 2011. Evans and Griffith are childhood friends who joined forces when they realized their mutual love of creating mashups.

They have toured with acclaimed acts such as Mike Posner, Wale, and Ghostland Observatory and released their most recent album Bambooyah! in March.

Asher Roth, a native of Morrisville, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, will open the show. Roth is known mostly for his 2009 hit “I Love College,” and has never really been able to shake the label of “suburban college rapper.”

Since the release of “I Love College” and his debut album Asleep in the Bread Aisle, Roth has been quietly releasing some acclaimed mixtapes including Seared Foie Gras With Quince and Cranberry  and Pabst and Jazz at the end of 2011. He also teamed up with Virginia producer Nottz for The Rawth EP in 2010.

After years with SRC Records, Roth signed with Def Jam Recordings and his second full-length album is slated for release early next year.

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Sam Cooper

Sam is a senior originally from Newtown, PA who majors in print journalism and is a member of the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism. His athletic peak was age 11 so he decided to grow a beard and write about sports instead.


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