Posted by Pat Baxter on 05/23 at 04:56 PM
Blue Robot is back in the game with three new writers ready to tell their stories of music happening here in State College and across America. Meet the new writers who are blogging this summer, and stay tuned for their upcoming articles!
Posted by Brittany Barth on 12/20 at 07:04 PM
With 2013 rapidly approaching, an update to your music library is in order. In case you haven’t been able to come up with a New Year’s resolution yet (don’t feel bad, I haven’t either) why not make it your goal to broaden your taste in music?
Don’t know where to start?
Begin with Katie Herzig’s latest album The Waking Sleep.
Posted by Mike Moynahan on 12/18 at 06:54 PM
Ellie Goulding arguably had one of the biggest breakout years music saw in 2012. Her single “Lights” finally began climbing the Billboard Hot 100 in August 2012 after spending more than enough time hovering around the bottom of the chart since it’s United States release in May of 2011. It seems as though it’s been everywhere ever since.
Posted by Pat Baxter on 12/12 at 02:13 PM
The 2013 Movin’ On CORE Committee announced today that famed psych rock band MGMT will headline the Movin’ On music festival come spring. As announced in Movin’ On’s press release, “MGMT has garnered numerous accolades across the globe, including landing at #18 on Rolling Stone magazine’s Top 100 albums of the decade for their work on their debut album, Oracular Spectacular.”
Posted by Brittany Barth on 12/10 at 12:38 PM
I hope you accepted my invitation to come out to the Asher Roth and The White Panda concert at Alumni Hall on Friday night. If you didn’t, then you made a mistake. Both Asher Roth and The White Panda established themselves as the new authorities of party music.
I was ecstatic over the fact I had been able to score a press/photo pass for the show courtesy of SPA. My VIP status enabled me to stand in front of the barricade, where I was up close and personal with the stage and the performers.
Posted by Brittany Barth on 12/08 at 12:05 PM
If you’re a fan of hip-hop diva Nicki Minaj and have anxiously been awaiting the arrival of her new material, look no further than her revamped album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded The Re-Up. It’s basically her sophomore album if it had taken a dose of steroids.
Posted by Brittany Barth on 12/07 at 01:33 PM
If you still haven’t made any plans this Friday night, then allow me to invite you to what will be one great party in State College. Sound like something you’re interest in? Of course it does. Now for the details:
What: Some killer rap and kickass party music
Where: Alumni Hall located inside the HUB
When: Friday night, 10 PM
Posted by Mike Moynahan on 12/06 at 07:21 PM
It’s that time of the year again, State College. Allen street looks spectacular adorned in lights and a full evergreen stands just outside the Allen Street gate. I see bright blue snowflakes on street lamps of Beaver Avenue as I walk to class each day and I could not be happier. With final papers, projects and exams looming over us, let’s take some time together to relax and enjoy some tunes before these next few weeks and think fondly about the family and friends who await us once we return home. Here are some Christmas/winter/holiday songs I hold very dear. I hope you might like them as well:
Posted by Brittany Barth on 12/05 at 04:28 PM
Posted by Brittany Barth on 11/26 at 05:20 PM
About a week ago, while I was listening to music via YouTube, I began perusing through the “Recommended” section to the left of the page. I feel as though this section is often overlooked (at least it was by me) but it’s a musical goldmine. So often it has led me to fantastic artists who I would never have known about otherwise. And, once again, the goldmine didn’t let me down.
While browsing haphazardly through a sea of unfamiliar artists, I settled on one by the name of Delilah. Her single “Shades Of Grey” was being featured and after listening to it, I knew that her music was something I wanted to investigate further. After exploring the UK-based singer-songwriter in depth, I was pleasantly surprised.
Posted by Brittany Barth on 11/21 at 03:22 PM
Looking for a cool jam over the break?
Check out Flight Facilities’ single, “Crave You”. I discovered the band through Pandora after I started radio based on Lana Del Rey. There isn’t much in the way of biography on the band and from what Spotify suggests, they have only released three singles, most of which have been remixed by various DJs.
Posted by Mike Moynahan on 11/21 at 03:18 PM
Brooklyn duo Matt (Johnson) & Kim (Schifino) are back in action with the release of their new album Lightning, released on October 2nd by FADER Label, an independent label based out of New York City. The album is their first since 2010’s Sidewalks and the duo returns with the same contagious pop symphonies their fans have come to love them for.
Posted by Brittany Barth on 11/14 at 05:00 PM
In in her newest single “How to be a Heartbreaker,” Marina and the Diamonds have the guide to breaking hearts.
Posted by Brittany Barth on 11/12 at 06:23 PM
If you’re looking for a singer with powerhouse vocals, a songwriter who has mastered the ability to capture the most heartfelt of lyrics, and an album that is utterly poignant, your search ends here.
Posted by Mike Moynahan on 11/12 at 06:05 PM
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band rolled into University Park’s Bryce Jordan Center on November 1 and they made sure to rock while they were there. They set started off with a couple of new tracks off of Springsteen’s latest release Wrecking Ball. While new songs like “We Take Care of Our Own” and “Death to My Hometown” may not have been known by all in attendance, they were still very fun to listen to and got the crowd on their feet from the beginning of the set.
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