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Upcoming Local Shows You Haven’t Heard About

There are tons of small places around State College to see live music. They may not feature big-name bands, but going to these shows is a great way to support local music and have a blast while you do. If you’re looking for some alternatives to heading to the crowd-packed Bryce Jordan Center for your live music needs, check out our list of smaller upcoming shows.

Those Darlins – Sept. 18, 9 p.m. // Chronic Town

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This group is known for its unique, self-created genre, which ranges from rockabilly to classic rock. Those Darlins have toured with other indie rock bands like The Black Keys and Best Coast, but they currently operate under their own record label, Oh Dang Wow Records. Local musicians Try/Catch and Annalisa Barron will open the 18+ show, which starts at 9 p.m. tonight. Tickets are $12 at the door.

Mute Cities and Tawa – Sept. 19, 8-10 p.m. // State College Municipal Building (243 S. Allen St. State College – Room 201)

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If you’re looking to enjoy some local music, be sure to catch this show on Friday from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Mute Cities is an indie pop/rock band made up of Penn State students. They also happen to be really fricken’ good. Keegan Tawa is a electro house DJ based out of State College who has opened for huge acts like Ludacris and Young the Giant.

Laura Boswell – Sept. 28, 10 a.m. // Webster’s Bookstore and Cafe

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Laura Boswell is a local musician. She’ll be playing as part of Webster’s Sunday Music Brunch, so her music is really relaxing. If you’re looking for something toned down, this is for you. She’s playing at 10 a.m. and admission is free.

The Misfits – Oct. 29, 8 p.m. // Levels

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Now everyone knows who the Misfits are, but almost nobody seems to know that they’re coming to Levels. It’s super fitting that the originators of horror punk are going to be in town right in time for Halloween, so it’s bound to be a good show. Tickets are $20 and the show starts at 8 p.m.

Passafire – Nov. 16, 7 p.m. // State Theatre

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This progressive rock band will take the stage at the State Theatre’s Friedman Auditorium stage at 7 p.m. The band is know for its reggae-inspired roots that blend with rock to create a really original sound. Passafire has toured with popular bands such as Slightly Stoopid and the Wailers. Special Guests The Perkalators will open the show. Tickets are $16 and can be purchased on the State Theatre website.

Twiddle – Nov. 30 // Levels Nightclub 

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Self-described as a mixture of reggae and punk, this Vermont-based band is known for its high energy shows. Stop by Levels at 8 p.m. if you’re looking for something a little different. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased on the Levels website.

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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]

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