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Alternative Rock Band Guster To Return To The State Theater

Boston natives in Happy Valley should be pleased to hear that alternative rock band Guster is returning to the State Theater this month. The group last performed at the State Theater in 2012 and gave State College a taste of its unique sound and intimate performance technique. Penn Staters couldn’t get enough, so the band will hit the stage once more on Friday, January 22.

Guster first came together when founding members Ryan Miller, Brian Rosenwarcel, and Adam Gardner were students at Tufts University in Massachusetts. The band officially formed in 1991 and has since released seven albums, including two full-length “underground” albums. Once the group gained a following, it expanded its tour to include international venues, performing in Canada and England. Guster’s music was also featured in movies like “Wedding Crashers,” “Disturbia,” and “Life as a House.” After two decades of success, Guster continues to perform and is described by NPR as “indie rock’s most valuable sideman.”

Guster’s return to The State Theater comes after recent success with their newest album, Evermotion. The band got together with Black Keys bassist Richard Swift in 2014 and created catchy hits like “Simple Machine,” the album’s first single that caught the eye of TIME Magazine.

Guster’s second State College performance will begin at 8 p.m., and general admission tickets are being sold for $33 (you can buy them in advance here). Students can purchase general admission tickets at a discounted price. If Guster’s bluesy sound isn’t enough to get you to the State Theater, $1 of each ticket sale will go to Reverb Charity. Whether you come for the music or come to support a good cause, this is a show you won’t want to miss.

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Gabriela Stevenson

Gabriela is a junior majoring in print and digital journalism and Onward State's student life editor. She is from Norristown, PA, which she normally refers to as "30 minutes outside of Philadelphia" (she looked up the exact driving time). She enjoys Broadway musicals, neck pillows, and eating cereal at night. To contact Gabriela, e-mail her at [email protected], or follow her on Twitter @GabiStevenson if you want to feel young again.

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