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Movin’ On Kicks Off Battle of the Bands 3/19, 9pm, Alumni Hall

Posted by Alexandra Voigt on 03/15 at 01:25 PM

This Saturday, March 19th at Alumni Hall, Penn State’s annual student-run music festival known as Movin’ On, will present its fellow students with this year’s Battle of the Bands.  Every spring semester the Movin’ On committee invites all music enthusiasts involved in a band or solo act to apply to perform at the outdoor festival held at the end of the school year.

After narrowing the field from 40 applicants to 12 musical acts, the Movin’ On committee is proud to introduce the “Battle” showcasing the most talented and stimulating acts.  Beginning at 9pm, the artists will play about a 20-minute set, each back-to-back from two stages. A panel of student judges will survey band musicianship, stage presence, and crowd reactions.

At the end of the night, only the top four bands or solo artists who have proved their talents to the audience and the panel, will be chosen to perform at the 37th Movin’ On music festival.  These four acts will play along with big-name, paid acts including Little Big Town, Lupe Fiasco and OAR. The fourth act is still to be determined.

Here is the list of the 12 bands playing this Saturday night!  Please support them by going to the Battle and creating that audience reaction!

So Long, Pluto
5 Cherry Lewis
No Slip Condition
Atlas Soundtrack
The Good News
Chris Good
Zak Sobel Band
Jordan Graves
The Had Knots

{name} Author: Alexandra Voigt
Bio: [Alex] is currently a senior double majoring in Print Journalism and International Studies with a double minor in Music Technology and French. As random as all that may seem, Alex’s true passion lies within the art of music and the countless characteristics of rock and roll. Growing up to everything classic rock, she indulges in Led Zeppelin, The Doors, CCR, The Animals, Neil Young up through 90s grunge and today’s indie/folk rock and electro beats like: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Spoon, The Black Keys, TV on the Radio and Bassnectar!, (don’t turn away, that is only a taste of the list). Alex also loves using music programs like Logic Pro to mix, modulate and place different effects on songs, which is why electronic/techno and dubstep play an essential factor in her everyday life.


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