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Movin’ On Battle of Bands: Saturday, March 31st 9PM at Alumni Hall

Posted by Pat Baxter on 03/29 at 02:33 AM


This Saturday, March 31st starting at 9PM, Movin’ On’s Battle of Bands will take place.  It will be held at Alumni Hall in the HUB at Penn State.  Twelve bands are competing, but only 2 will be selected to join the the lineup of major acts of the festival on April 27th.  The winners will join The Avett Brothers, Ludacris, David Mayfield Parade, Michael Franti and Spearead, and Young the Giant.

The bands will be selected based audience response, and the combined scores of guest judges.  Guest judges include Becky Gomberg, Vocal Director of Savior Faire A Cappella group, Whitney Schmutter, 2011 Penn State Idol Winner, the B94.5 Morning Zoo, and Paul Barsom, composition professor at the School of Music.

Each band has 15 minutes to perform original material.  The line-up and schedule of bands includes:

Dave Joyce Band - 9:00PM
Atlas Soundtrack - 9:15PM
One Shot Nicky - 9:30PM
Crooked Oaks - 9:45PM
Free Rollercoaster - 10:00PM
Brethern - 10:15PM
Element of Surprise - 10:30PM
Hustle The Nobles - 10:45PM
Flashback Forward - 11:00PM
Wondershop Showdown - 11:15PM
Ebenezer now known as Michael and Mooncussers - 11:30PM
Keegan Tawa - 11:45PM

For more information about the Movin’ On 2012 Festival, check out their website.

{name} Author: Pat Baxter
Bio: A native of Pittsburgh, Pat Baxter is now working for WPSU/Penn State Public Broadcasting in video on-demand and multi-media. He enjoys playing guitar and bass, listening to music and watching films. He likes listening to grunge/alternative rock, experimental and prog rock, and jazz/fusion. His favorite rock bands include the Smashing Pumpkins (1990s era), David Bowie, Talking Heads, King Crimson, Buckethead, Frank Zappa, Mars Volta, David Torn, and the Cure.

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