Tobacco to Headline SOMA Arts Crawl, Also Featuring Mute Cities and Keegan Tawa
The independent and DIY music scene in State College has grown to new heights in the last year. With talented artists playing house shows at a previously unseen rate, it makes sense that SOMA, student leaders in the independent arts community, put together an awesome lineup for their annual Arts Crawl, a celebration of local art and music that is free to attend for all. The big name on the list is Tobacco, the electronic music star from Allegheny County and frontman of Black Moth Super Rainbow, the hugely influential experimental group from Pittsburgh. In addition to five albums with BMSR, Tobacco has released three solo albums: Fucked Up Friends, Maniac Meat, and Ultima II Massage. His live performances are high-energy and will provide a great cap to an already-stacked lineup.
In addition to the big-name headliner, the lineup includes a heavy dose of great local acts. State College’s own Mute Cities, the Movin On’ Battle of the Bands winner whose Strong Work EP has received great acclaim, DJ Keegan Tawa, and Casino Smoker will be performing, along with indie rockers Ambler (who also recently released a new album) all of whom provide great live shows.
The rest of the lineup includes Abi Reimold, Allen Kohn, Bat Zuppel, Bread Pilot, Cabbage C***, Cecil Blutcher, Coahoma Soul, Crater and the Catalyst, Echo, Furnsss, Gottem, The Magic Fountain, Myrrh Myrrh, Nam Le, Newman, Open Wide, Peacefeather, Pill Friends, Pinegrove, Princess Barbara, Reid Menard, Seagulls, Steamboat, Tapestries, Teenage Halloween, The Tommy Roberts, and The Warmingtons, along with fantastic art collections from Clay Club, Ceramics Club, Drawing & Painting Club, Printmaking Club, Student Film Organization, and Sculpture Club.
Arts Crawl runs from 5:00-11:00 p.m in the North Campus Arts Buildings on Friday, April 17th and admission is free. Get out and support local art and music next Friday.
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“We’re kind of like a really quirky frat that happens to know far too much about tea.”
The festival is a family affair for the newly-named executive director of Movin’ On 2020, Michelle Mischler. Her sister, Katie, served as the executive director for the 2017 and 2018 festivals.
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