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Lowjack Brings Classic Sounds To The BJC

Lowjack took to the stage in the early morning hours at the BJC, but the set definitely woke up the THON crowd. The band, based out of State College, continues to command the local music scene since its beginnings in 2003, performing anything from The Beatles to The Red Hot Chili Peppers to its own original pieces.

After opening with Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers’ “I Won’t Back Down,” front man Jason Davoli came forward and addressed the crowd. “You guys are doing an amazing thing, man, keep it up!” he said. The group then performed Sublime’s “What I Got” for a second time after Lenina Crowne’s rendition of the song earlier in the night.

Lowjack pumped up the crowd with plenty of rock hits, like “Snow (Hey Oh)” by the Red Hot Chili Peppers and “Sweet Home, Alabama” by Lynyrd Skynyrd. The band also showed its versatility and played some crowd favorites including “All the Small Things” by blink-182, “Mr. Brightside” by The Killers, and “Use Somebody” by Kings of Leon. Davoli gave his band mates a chance to show off their skills, with keyboard player Joe Tombasco rocking out to Billy Joel’s “Piano Man” and guitarist Daniel Collins playing the fiddle in “The Devil Went Down Georgia” by The Charlie Daniels Band.

After a long set of old and new songs, Lowjack finally got to some Penn State favorites. The group got the crowd on its feet and feeling the Penn State pride with “Seven Nation Army”, “Sweet Caroline”, and Dropkick Murphys’ “I’m Shipping Up to Boston.” It was the perfect end to an awesome performance, and the band loved performing for the THON crowd.

Before heading offstage, Davoli reiterated his sentiement: “You are all amazing people doing an amazing things. Keep it up, Penn State!”

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Gabriela Stevenson

Gabriela is a senior majoring in print and digital journalism and Onward State's former 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 really enjoys eating cereal at night, in case you were wondering. 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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