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Music Monday: Twerkin’ Tunes To Get You Through The Week

Now Playing:
Who to go see this week.


Benefit for a Friend at Zeno’s


My Hero Zero’s last Thursday night at The Saloon


Electro Beach DJ Battle at Levels

Kathy Mattea: Female Country Vocalist of the Year at Eisenhower


Rock the 80s for Cancer Fund at The State Theatre

The Second Winds Jazz Band at Webster’s Cafe

For a complete listing of bands playing at bars in Happy Valley this week, check out the State bar tour page.

Breaking Concert Announcements:
Who to look forward to.

Adventure Club | Read More
Canadian dupstep duo Adventure Club will roll into Levels Nighclub on Wednesday, February 6th. The show starts 10 p.m. and it’s 18 to enter, 21 to drink. General admission tickets are still on sale for $25.

Bon Jovi | Read More

Jersey homeboy Bon Jovi will be returning to Happy Valley for the second time in two years. The upcoming show at the BJC is part of his “Because We Can” tour to promote his twelfth album, What About Now. The date was recently announced for February 23rd, which coincidentally falls on State Patty’s Day. Tickets are on sale at the BJC starting at $19.50.

Penn State Artist Spotlight:
Showing off the talent of Happy Valley.

Ave. Amen – Ghetto Symphony (Remix)

Putting his own spin on the A$AP Rocky track, Ghetto Symphony, local State College rapper/producer, Ave. Amen, lashes out on this new single with an aggressive flow and licks that stick like gum on your shoe.

If you’re a Penn State artist that wants to be featured on Onward State, drop us a line at [email protected] or @OnwardState.

Penn State Playlist:
All of this week’s hottest new music in one place.

Local Natives – Hummingbird

These indie rockers have been gaining a decent following recently. Combining a psychedelic feel with catchy hooks and unusual drum rhythms brings out a sound that is unique while highly danceable. Plus, these guys look so hipster you might spontaneously grow a stache while watching this music video. Their second album, Hummingbird comes out this Tuesday.

Foxygen – We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic

This band sounds like they came straight from the 60’s. If the album title didn’t already give it away, they are highly influenced by The Beatles. The band can be pretty well summed up by simple songs, trippy imagery, and hippy lyrics. Their debut album, We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic released last week to critical acclaim. Fans of classic rock will love to sit back, smoke a doobie, and relive the 60’s.

Grizzly Bear – gun-shy

2012’s album, Shields, from Grizzly Bear is full of unexpected sounds and styles. And today, the band’s musical experiment culminates in a grusome four and a half minute video complete with trippy stop motion effects, bizarre medical scenes and eerily tranquil shots of nature.

Mash-up of the week: The Neighbourhood – Say My Name Vs. Cry Me A River

Party jam of the week: Tyga ft. Wiz Khalifa & Mally Mal – Molly

Evan Ponter (@evanponter), Leo Dillinger (@LeoDillingerIV), and Zack Rutstein (@zackrutstein) contributed to this post. If you think their taste in music sucks, let us know in the comments or on Twitter.

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Penn State Hoops Gets Iced Up For NIT Title

A banner raising ceremony will commemorate the achievement prior to the team’s season opener on November 9 against North Florida.

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