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Onward State Presents: Best ‘State College Bands & DJs’ Bracket: Second Round

We put together our very own March Madness bracket last week featuring the best State College bands and DJs, and you had plenty of opinions. There were a few notable upsets in the opening round, and now 16 bands and DJs remain in their quest to become Onward State’s bracket champion.

Let’s take a look at the first-round winners and where we stand heading into the Sweet Sixteen. You can vote for your favorite bands and DJs by using this Google Form or at the end of this post.

Blue & White Region

In an unsurprising victory, My Hero Zero rolled past the Chris Bell Band with 72.2% of the vote. In the region’s only upset, JR Mangan Band outlasted Joe Quick with 56.7% of voters opting for the sweet tunes of J.R. and Veronica.

OK Otter and Anchor&Arrow routed their opponents the Jive Bombers and DJ Pound, respectively, to round out the Blue & White Region.

A classic No. 2/No. 3 seed battle between Anchor&Arrow and OK Otter will be decided in the Sweet Sixteen. Which crowd favorite will come out on top?

Dear Old State Region

Both Adam and the Armadillos and Go Go Gadjet secured victories in expected landslides, though Shallow 9 pulled off a significant upset with 51.6% of votes over three-seeded DJ Rictor. Biscuit Jam concludes the category after a No. 4/No. 5 seed duel with Caledonia.

Can Shallow 9 keep the momentum rolling?

Nittany Lion Region

The Nittany Lion region is chock full of fan favorites.

DJ Yemi, as expected, ad-libbed his way to 54% of the vote, along with considerable victories by the rest of the Sweet Sixteen participants in the region.

Lowjack and Ted and the HiFi’s should prove to be an interesting battle of the bar band.

We Are Region

While Piano Fight Club breezed to victory, it was hard fought after Joy Marie and the Gill Street Band put together 33.7% of the votes. Still, the No. 1 seed prevailed. Velveeta will challenge Piano Fight Club following an upset over No. 4-seeded DJ Dosk to jump into the Sweet Sixteen.

The Corner Brothers and Donny Burns and the 3rd Degree also moved on in the contest in a battle of the Doggie’s mainstays.


Happy voting!

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Keeley is a junior journalism major from Richmond, Virginia, and is Onward State's managing editor. She also talks about awesome stuff on our podcast, Podward State. Keeley is a lover of grilled cheese and Kevin Jonas. If you'd like to share your thoughts on the superior Jonas Brother, feel free to contact her on Twitter @keeleylammm or send your best joke to her email [email protected].

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