When the students return from a nice, long break, Atlas Soundtrack will welcome them back with a full night of all-original music Saturday, January 7th at Cafe 210 W. For the second installment of “Atlas Soundtrack Presents: A night of all original music”, it will be RootsCollider, out of Rochester, NY, raging the stage at Cafe 210. The first show, w/ Syracuse’s “Sophistafunk” turned out to be a rager, and definitely left fans wanting more. As the Spring semester continues, Atlas’ will be presenting multiple events like this featuring a new band from out of town every time. Be sure to check out a little sample of RootsCollider’s sound here so you can see what sort of amazingness you’ll be getting yourself into for the first half of the night. Atlas Soundtrack will take the stage following and will throw down hard as usual, featuring some new material as well. This show is for the people, so be sure to rally some heads and come through Cafe 210 Saturday, January 7th!
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Growing up here was truly a blessing. With the massive schools and plethora of programs for kids, you get to met so many different kinds of good people, and got to share so many quality times. Looking back, it’s easy to say we’re proud to be from this area and proud to be a part of the family-style community here in State College, PA. We all know that recently, due to the actions of some University chumps, our whole town has fallen under some scrutiny by the media, and is being watched by the whole world(at least it feels that way). And it definitely has also caused a lot of us from the area to question what it is exactly that defines our community. Is it Penn State? Football? Massive riots after games (or any reason that is deemed fit)? The real answer, however, is something the media will never portray, but is very easily visible to all who live here, and all that pass through. Our town is built on principles formed by family values, and has always been a catalyst for positivity through the efforts of the community. It is also a place that has always embraced the Arts, and creativity on all levels. A great example of this is the recent efforts of a few local musicians and business owners that found a way to make a positive difference in regards to the PSU scandal. We, along with other local bands and musicians, we’re offered the chance to donate a track on a new CD entitled “Music of Central PA”, which ALL PROCEEDS will be donated to a local organization against child abuse. The song “Thankful” (one of the new songs of our upcoming release) will appear on the CD, and will be available at for purchase at Sheetz as well as online for digital purchase. We are very happy that we are going to be a part of this effort, and want everyone to be sure to make the purchase, and help make a difference too! So, at the end of the day, State College will always be a solid place to call home, for both us as individuals, and for Atlas Soundtrack.
In other community-related Atlas news, we were offered to play at Cafe 210 during the State High class of ’01′s reunion bash. It’s going down this Friday night, 11/25, and should be an awesome scene. Most of us Atlas folk were ’02, and know a lotta good people from ’01 that will hopefully be in attendance. So, come Friday, we will definitely be getting our celebration on with our fellow people, coming together to remember some excellent times here in good ‘ol SC.
By Alyse Horn
Collegian Staff Writer
And they’ll finally be in town on Saturday, Nov. 5, as Atlas Soundtrack and Sophistafunk share the stage tomorrow at Café 210, 210 W. College Ave.
“We’re so pumped,” Gold said. “We’ve known about State College being a really great town for music forever.”
Gold said Sophistafunk’s sound is a mix between Rage Against The Machine and The Roots.
Gold said the four most prevalent types of music the band is into is hip-hop, funk, soul and electronic. The band also shows heavy traces of reggae and rock.
Gold said he plays a few different piano-based instruments in the band, such as a synth bass and two or three other keyboards. He said he also beatboxes.
Brown is the rapper of the group, while Washington is the drummer.
Gold said Sophistafunk was contacted by Atlas Soundtrack to trade gigs.
“They liked our music and they got in touch with our booking agent,” Gold said.
Matt Savereno, guitar and vocals for Atlas Soundtrack, said it was a matter of reaching out to Sophistafunk with the idea of gig swapping.
Savereno said gig swapping, or trading gigs, is a concept that has been going on for some time now.
“It’s a way for bands that are trying to break into new cities and markets, like ourselves — to pair up with one another and begin permeating the music scenes of those new places,” Savereno said.
Savereno said Atlas Soundtrack is traveling to Syracuse in the future to join Sophistafunk.
By gig swapping, the performance turns into more of a concert that showcases each band’s original music, Savereno said.
Atlas Soundtrack’s overall goal is to help introduce as much new, live, original music to State College as possible while also enjoying the local band’s music.
Atlas Soundtrack and Sophistafunk seem to fall along the same lines when describing the genre of music their bands cover.
Savereno said Atlas Soundtrack likes to blend elements of hip-hop, reggae and funk that are often heard at their shows. He also said their music is high-energy, body-moving music.
Gold said at most of the venues the band plays at “people will move tables out of the way to start getting down.” Sophistafunk is known to bring a hard dance vibe to their shows, so those attending Saturday nights show would be ready to boogie.
Savereno said fans should expect to enter at about 9:30 p.m. Saturday, hearing Kyle Dornich from Atlas Soundtrack spinning music that will “lead up to Sophistafunk’s set of flawless blend of hip-hop, jazz and funk.”
“Expect getting down to be a non-stop event, all night long,” Savereno said.
Posted 09/23/2011 04:01 PM
“Seasons change, times get rough again..”, so says one of the favorites from GPGDS. And even though the evenings are gettin a lot cooler having already produced many a cold, times are most definitely picking up and getting very exciting for us here at Atlas INC.
To all who raged with us out at Chucks Farm last weekend, thank you! It was a non-stop party before, during, and after the show. It was great playing out there for our second time, and cant wait for the third. There were many great moments throughout the evening. We obviously wiled-out and partied hard during our show. And the late-night DJ/Live Drum session by the bonfire was a favorite. Josh hoped on for a little while too, unfortunately we did not get audio/video to share with the world. Next time for sure (we’re about to buy a nice camera to make sure these things don’t happen again).
Now with some much needed “lab time” underway, we are in the process of lining up some big things to come in the near future. Stay posted for shows featuring many artists from upstate NY, Harrisburg/York, bringing their all original sounds to SC and sharing a night with Atlas. Don’t fret, we’ll make sure you know about it. Subsequently, we are also lining up shows outside of PA, and to be honest, it feels great even just being in the process of making it happen! So stay updated on those shows in case you might be in the area (and can bring all your friends). Or just make sure your friends IN those areas come check us out and can see some all original music the could very well want to get down to all night long.
So we all hope you are doing well and love the comments we get from everybody, and the appreciations expressed when we run into you on the streets and at our shows! So stay up SC, PA, World, and stay upDATED to your local source for the fresh vibrations.
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Posted 05/26/2011 10:29 AM
As these summer months begin, and the weather warms up slowly but surely, we at Atlas Soundtrack start thawing our bones, and begin gearing up for some pretty awesome local shows.
First up is Saturday May 28 @ CAFE 210, all night from 10pm-2am. We love playing Cafe for many reasons, mainly ‘cuz the crowd always gets into the music, and the stage is pretty badass as well. Its going to be a great show! Its memorial day weekend, so the bust out the grills during the day, and come rock out with Atlas and some brews at night!
Next on the list is State College’s Summers Best Music Fest on June 25th, which is a one-day festival consisting of 3 stages on 3 streets in downtown State College. We’ve participated in it the last 2 years, and have ALWAYS had a great time! We will be on the Hesiter Street stage at 3 pm, and for more info concerning other bands/times check out https://www.facebook.com/sbmf.dsc?sk=wall. COME SUPPORT LOCAL MUSIC!!!
The next local gig we got is Sunday July 17th @ 1 pm on the mainstage at the Shell on Old Maine Lawn. The Date/location sound familiar? Well it should, ‘cuz its ARTS FEST 2011! Growing up here, every year we always made sure we got up to Old Maine lawn to catch all the great bands, like the Earthtones for example. For years going to see the music up there has been a tradition, and now it is almost surreal that we will be on that stage playing to all the people, kids and families, and music lovers alike. PUMPED! Come out and show love!
Well, that’s it for now as far as our local shows between now and August. Of course we will keep everybody updated on any gigs we book from now ’til then, and most likely there will be a grip of them. BUT, it should be mentioned that we are starting to branch out from our womb here and are starting to hit the road. The rest of 2011 should be stoke full of out of town gigs, and as of right now we will be in Harrisburg at the Appalachian Brewing Company, a.k.a. ABC, on May 31st opening for a nine-piece funk band out of L.A. called ORGONE. If you haven’t hit up ABC, do it! They have amazing beer, and always great music on stage. Also, we will be playing The Boondocks Club outside of Harrisburg in York Haven on June 17th, from 7PM-11PM. We’re pumped to be playing H-Burg, and plan on being there at least once a month from here on out!
Also people, we are playing two 3-days festivals in upstate New York. The first one is Overgrown Music Festival Aug. 5-7 in Afton New York. We played this one last year and let me tell you, the music, the people, the CHICKEN!!!, and the whole vibe was amazing. New location this year, but we guarantee its going to be epic! For more info check out http://www.overgrown.us/. The second one, KIND FEST 2011, will be the following weekend, Aug. 12-14 in Bainbridge New York. There’s going to be a lot of amazing bands from the upstate area, and from all over the country, so do yourself a favor and come! For more info check out http://kindfest2011.eventbrite.com/.
ALRIGHT! ENOUGH ALREADY, your eyes are tired, and you need to get back to some FB-stalking, or craigslist-surfing, or maybe simply getting off the computer and getting some air outside….hmmm, might take our own advice! Anyways, thanks for tunin’ in and always stay posted for more news, new tunes, and good vibrations from State College’s own bringers of ALL ORIGINAL HIP-HOP REGGAE ROCK, Atlas Soundtrack.
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