PSU news by
Penn State's student blog



The Misfits Play Spooktacular Show at Levels

With Halloween upon us, it’s only fitting that the inventors of horror punk, the Misfits, made a stop in State College last night.

The New Jersey-based punk band played to an enthusiastic crowd at Levels Nightclub, supported by rock vocalist Jamey Jasta’s (super creatively named) new band, Jasta.

Opening acts can definitely feel like filler sometimes, but Jasta certainly entertained. Despite being a relatively new group, their energetic rock got the whole crowd moving and warmed up for the main act.

The Misfits were founded in 1977, and have been touring even after undergoing a series of lineup changes. Despite the fact that Jerry Only is the only original member of the band still performing, the group still drew a huge crowd. The leather-clad line stretched around the block by the time doors opened.

If you think a nightclub might be an odd place to have a punk show — you’re right. All the leather and spikes seemed somewhat out of place surrounded by the trendy club vibe of Levels, but it didn’t stop the misfits from creating an amazing atmosphere.


The stage was covered in spooky decor, including skeletons hanging from microphones. Only rocked the stage wearing a huge spike-covered vest, fitting for a band that’s known for incorporating elements of horror movies into their act. All the band members had the Misfits’s signature skull makeup around their eyes, too.

They played a good range of older and newer songs. “Where Eagles Dare” and “Fiend Club” drew huge reactions from the rowdy crowd, giving security a hard time keeping crowd surfers from making it onto the stage.

For a band that’s been around for five decades, they certainly weren’t lacking energy. Whether a fan, or “fiend” as the Misfits call them, or not, you couldn’t help but pump you’re fist along to the music.

All in all, I left the show with ringing ears and a whole new appreciation for the Misfits.

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


Incoming Penn State Track & Field Athlete Kristian Marche Shot To Death In Philadelphia

The incident surrounding Marche’s death is “under investigation,” according to the Philadelphia police department.

Former Women’s Gymnastics Coach Files Lawsuit Against Penn State Over Handling Of Abuse Allegations

Men’s Soccer Trio, Reading United Win PDL Eastern Conference Title, Fall Short Of National Championship

Penn State Hockey’s Evan Barratt, Aarne Talvitie Participate In World Junior Summer Showcase

Ally McHugh Wins 400 Medley National Championship

Student Life

Penn State Parking Office Runs Into Student Permit Purchase Issues

Students were delayed hours on Tuesday afternoon while trying to purchase on-campus parking permits.

Girirajan Lab Seeks To Bridge The Gap Between Fly And Human Genomes

Join Onward State: Fall 2018 Application

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.

Join Onward State: Fall 2018 Application

Onward State is hiring for the fall semester and we’d love to have you join us.

Incoming Penn State Track & Field Athlete Kristian Marche Shot To Death In Philadelphia

The incident surrounding Marche’s death is “under investigation,” according to the Philadelphia police department.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Madden NFL 19 Ratings For Nittany Lions

For the second consecutive year, Sean Lee is the highest-rated Nittany Lion in the Madden video game.

Send this to a friend