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The Last Stop Lineup

Posted by Carly Mallenbaum on 04/29 at 02:34 PM

Next Friday, April 30 is “The Last Stop,” a music festival to be held at 6:30 p.m. at the HUB lawn.  Tickets to the show are FREE.  The headliners for the festival were just announced, so I decided to talk to two of my music-loving friends (who are in my apartment right now) about what they think of the bands chosen to play (you can click on the bands and songs to go to different pages):

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Video of Mike Posner with Big Sean at the HUB

Posted by Carly Mallenbaum on 04/20 at 09:45 AM

A few weeks ago, I saw Mike Posner perform with Big Sean at the HUB Alumni Hall. Here are the videos I took from the energetic show.

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Chiddy Bang Coming to Sig Chi

Posted by Carly Mallenbaum on 04/05 at 11:33 PM

This Thursday Chiddy Bang is going to perform at Sigma Chi Fraternity.  The duo from Philadelphia makes mix-tapes (think Mike Posner) by reworking popular songs to create new, catchy musical masterpieces.

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State High Senior Isn’t Shy

Posted by Carly Mallenbaum on 04/05 at 11:14 PM

Chris Good may seem quiet at first, but once he starts playing his guitar (like he’s been doing for nine years) he is anything but shy.  The high school senior (he goes to State High) has started to play some of his original songs and covers on campus.

I saw Chris play at an Open Mic night at the State Theatre a few weeks ago.  He said he hadn’t planned on playing, but ended up doing a few songs including a cover of Michael Jackson’s “Black or White.”  I was so impressed by Good’s rendition of the famous tune, that I took a video if it!

Most recently, Chris has played on PSU’s THE LION 90.7fm radio show.  Be on the lookout for him!

He has a MySpace page, too.

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British and M Jude at the State Tomorrow

Posted by Carly Mallenbaum on 03/29 at 11:01 PM

British Phil and M. Jude on April 1st
posted Mar 28, 2010 10:10 PM by Carly Mallenbaum
This Thursday, The Asylum presents British Phil and M. Jude.  They will play in the State Theatre, upstairs (In The Attic).  Tickets are only $5 for an intimate performance.

WHEN:  Thursday, April 1
WHERE: State Theatre (upstairs)
COST:$5

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Fleck Brings sounds of Africa to Eisenhower

Posted by Carly Mallenbaum on 03/10 at 03:40 PM

Béla Fleck has documented his musical travels to Uganda, The Gambia, Tanzania, and Mali in his documentary “The Africa Project.”  Last Thursday, Fleck brought some of these African sounds, along with musicians he met, to Eisenhower Auditorium.

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Koji Brings “Magic” to the State Theatre

Posted by Carly Mallenbaum on 03/01 at 07:17 PM

“This is magical” said Koji, who played to in intimate crowd of about 30 in the State Theatre.  The place was dimly lit except for a few light bulbs that illuminated Koji and his guitar.  It was like a dream.

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THON Music

Posted by Carly Mallenbaum on 02/18 at 12:43 AM

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for a while, you probably know that THON, the 46-hour dance maraTHON in which Penn State dancers stay on their feet to raise money to for children with cancer (watch if you’re clueless) is this weekend.

Considering it’s meant to be a weekend-long dance party, there is constant music playing at THON.  DJ Larry Moore spins most of the tunes, but there is also a bunch of LIVE MUSIC.  Even if you don’t have a specific THON child or a PSU dancer to support it’s worth going to the Bryce Jordan Center this weekend to take in the crazy-awesome THON scene and check out the bands.  Though I can’t tell you when they play (at THON you’re not ever supposed to talk about what time it is), here is a rundown of who will be performing:

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Noontime Concert Series at the HUB

Posted by Carly Mallenbaum on 02/07 at 10:53 PM

Every Friday of this month, the Student Programming Association will be sponsoring (with the help of your Student Activities Fees) noontime concerts.  The shows are FREE and on the first floor lounge of the HUB (above the sushi place).  The concert has a laid-back vibe: there are about 40 comfy chairs set up and the band is right in front of the seats (not on an elevated stage).  The music from the band plays throughout the HUB, so you can listen a bit before you commit to sitting upstairs.  I recommend you grab lunch, grab a friend, grab a chair and listen to some pretty decent live music.

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Brandi Carlile Rocks the State Theatre

Posted by Carly Mallenbaum on 01/31 at 03:56 PM

Members of the audience were tapping their heels, clapping their hands, and even harmonizing along with Brandi Carlile while she performed last Tuesday night at the State Theatre.  And I don’t think it was just because some of them were drinking.

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