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What Bands Are Performing At THON 2013?

Throughout THON Weekend, there is a plethora of live entertainment that constantly takes the stage. Some of the most crowd captivating performances, however, are the live bands. Here is a list of the bands you should know about:

7 Hump Wump: Hailing from Colorado, 7 Hump Wump is not your average cover band. Instead of trying to capture the sound of pop music, the trio puts alternative and grunge twists on songs from artists like the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Zac Brown Band, and U2.  This set will not be a goody-two shoes, bubblegum Top 40 fest. Be prepared for your face to melt!

Lowjack: These veteran THON performers rock any venue they play, whether it is as small as the Brewery or as big as the BJC. Lowjack has covered the likes of  Tom Petty, Dropkick Murphys and Sublime in the past, but who knows what they will cover this year.

My Hero Zero: This is one of the most versatile bands on schedule for THON 2013. Anyone who has been to the Saloon on a Thursday has seen My Hero Zero in their element. A THON set list from this band is bound to be packed with hits from the 80’s, 90’s, and today. There is also a good chance they will throw in a mashup or two.

The Wondershop Showdown: After interviewing this band a week ago, I can assure you all that this musical collective of ska musicians will make jaws drop at their THON debut. When I asked what to expect from their set, they told me they would bring high energy, a wowing stage presence and lots of sing-alongs.

Total Whiteout: Although they aren’t even a year old, Total Whiteout will cover songs that you wouldn’t expect them to cover. Sure they will cover some rock and alternative songs, but the covers I’m looking forward to are the dubstep, techno, and old school hip hop renditions.

Public Domain: A staple in the State College bar band scene, Public Domain includes Blue Band Drummajor Ian Kenney. They play at Café 210 West on Thursday nights and Darkhorse Tavern on Saturday nights, and have a great diverse setlist.

Table Ten: This group is certainly no stranger to THON. Table Ten has covered Mumford and Sons, Amy Winehouse, and the Grateful Dead. It goes without saying that this band will be kicking out feel-good jams during their set.

GO GO Gadjet: I would like to think of these guys as the Heavyweight Champions of THON. Every year for the past few years, GO GO Gadjet has played during the Final Four hours. They will give the dancers and spectators a second wind to keep going with memorable covers of artists like Avicii, the Black Eyed Peas, and Rihanna.

About the Author

Leo Dillinger

Penn State Junior, Print Journalism Major, Minors in English and Sociology, Writer of Arts, Entertainment, News, Tomfoolery and Opinion.



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