PSU news by
Penn State's student blog



Local Musicians Fight for a Spot at Movin’ On This Weekend

Students and local musicians will compete in the Movin’ On Battle of the Bands this Saturday, March 22 for the opportunity to open up for hip hop star A$AP Rocky and other artists at this year’s spring music festival.

Twelve bands were chosen to compete in this year’s battle, including Lenina Crowne, who recently played a crowd-pleasing performance at THON 2014, and EDM artist Keegan Tawa.

The 12 bands performing had to earn their coveted spot in the battle by first making it through an application process, in which they were judged based on music submissions.

According to the festival’s websitebands participating in the battle will be judged on originality, musicianship, stage presence, audience participation, and overall performance. Each band will be playing a 15-minute set of original songs.

Last year’s Battle of the Bands winners, The Wondershop Showdown and Automatic Habit, opened up for artists like MGMT, Brand New and Big Boi.

This year Movin’ On has been bumped up a week from May 2 to April 26 and will take place on the IM fields near the law building.

The battle will take place at 9 p.m. in the HUB Alumni Hall and is free to all students. The full list of bands performing:

Anchors to Anchors
Fairweather Pilots
Keegan Tawa
Lenina Crowne
Mute Cities
Port Vue
Red Royal
Scoobs ‘N Tuck
Soviet Bibles
Stolen Goods

About the Author

Sarah Caskie

Sarah is a senior majoring in Journalism. She can usually be found at Saint’s looking up cat videos, or writing about music and stuff. She can be reached on Twitter at @classycaskie or via email at [email protected]


More by Sarah

Copenhagen-Based New Politics Brings Authentic Flair As Movin On’s Third Act

Third in the Movin’ On 2015 lineup was Copenhagen-based New Politics. The pop rock band described itself as “Danish as f***k,” and played to a sizable crowd mid-way through the festival.

Annual Blue And White Film Festival To Take Over State Theatre

The Legend Of Penn State’s Ghost Walk


Reports: Tony Carr To Begin Professional Career In Italy

Tony Carr might have to wait a little longer than he had hoped to make his NBA debut.

Penn State Hockey’s Aarne Talvitie Showcases At Devils Development Camp

Penn State Hoops Releases 2018-19 Non-Conference Schedule

Forward Abdou Tsimbila Commits To Penn State Hoops

Penn State Volleyball Trio Representing U.S. At Pan-American Cup

Student Life

Penn State Student Dies Of Allergic Reaction To Peanuts

Max McGlinchey had just finished his freshman year studying finance.

Freshman 101: On-Campus Life

Student Farm To Commemorate Summer Solstice With Second Annual Celebration

Plans Submitted For New KFC In State College

Developers have submitted preliminary land development plans to build a new KFC restaurant at 1780 S. Atherton St. in State College.

Indigo Closes, Future Plans For Nightclub Space Await

Indigo Nightclub announced that it would be closing following Arts Fest, but it doesn’t sound like the Hotel State College bar space would be empty for long

Playa Bowls To Open State College Location

Famous on the Jersey Shore for its brightly colored bowls and smoothies, Playa Bowls’ menu includes everything from açai and pitaya bowls to fresh juices.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Doggie’s Rathskeller And Garden Opens With Hopes Of Returning To Its Roots

The All-American Rathskeller is no more and Doggie’s Rathskeller and Garden is officially in business — opening with its “sneak peak” at the new bar Thursday afternoon in time for Arts Fest.

Send this to a friend