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Pete Francis to play Heritage Hall 4/27

Posted by Charlee Redman on 04/22 at 02:58 PM

Just a few days before his former Dispatch bandmates will play the Last Stop festival, singer/songwriter Pete Francis will play Penn State’s Heritage Hall. The concert will start at 8pm on Tuesday night, with the doors opening to students with ID (no tickets) at 7:30pm. The event will be hosted by the Student Programming Association.

Amber Rubarth, an acoustic singer and songwriter, will open for Pete Francis. She has a distinct voice and style a little like Kimya Dawson of the Moldy Peaches (the folksy songstress from the Juno soundtrack). Check out this charming live video of her performing “You Will Love This Song” (and you will).

Francis’ sixth solo studio album, The Movie We Are In, is due to be released in May. His music isn’t the same acoustic material he played in Dispatch. While the songs retain his dynamic writing talent, they’re more electronic and a little futuristic. There are still engaging melodies and creative lyrics, couched within spacey synth and the echoes of blues and alt-country (listen to “Good Man” and “Burning the River”). Francis is currently touring and promoting the album, so hopefully he’ll be playing a mix of old and new material (and maybe a Dispatch cover?).

Tuesday April 27th, 8pm
Heritage Hall, HUB
FREE for students w/ ID,
first come first serve

{name} Author: Charlee Redman
Bio: Charlee Redman is currently a sophomore studying English and French at Penn State. She enjoys reading, writing, listening to music, making ambient noise with the local band The Roaring Kittens, walking, and drinking lots of coffee. Although she likes many styles of music, some of her favorites are folk, indie, classical, and electronic. Her favorite bands at the moment are The National, Iron & Wine, Of Montreal, and Radiohead.

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