The Appalachian Popular Programming Society (APPS) is a university funded student organization that consists of seven (7) different councils (committees) that work together to select, plan, promote, and present a diverse variety of popular entertainment programs and films which enhance the social and cultural life for Appalachian students.
December 1st, 2015
Grandfather Ballroom - Plemmons Student Union
Unwind and relax before exams at Relax Yosef! There will be an oxygen bar and massage chairs, as well as yoga sessions led by AppSits. Come out to Grandfather Ballroom from 11:00-2:30 on Tuesday December 1st!
Pictures with Santa!
December 3rd, 2015
Come out and relieve some stress,eat cookies and drink hot chocolate with Santa! All proceeds benefit March of Dimes! Only $5 for FOUR pictures with Santa!!
Light It Up! LDOC Celebration
December 3rd, 2015
Duck Pond Field
We are going to have a bonfire and fireworks at Duck Pond Field to celebrate the last day of fall semester classes.
Moon Taxi with The Lonely Biscuts
January 19th, 2016
Duck Pond Field
$12/ $10 students in advance
BYOB with a six-pack limit
The members of Moon Taxi are no strangers to the stage. Hailing from Nashville, the five-piece formed in 2006 and set out to conquer the Southeast with their unforgettable live set. Nine years later, they’ve amassed over one thousand shows and released two albums, Cabaret (2012) and Mountains Beaches Cities (2013). The latter landed the band their first National late-night television appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman and Conan as well as multiple commercial and TV placements including BMW, Nashville, MLB, NFL and HBO Sports to name a few. With a rabid fan base under their belts, they’ve upped the ante this year to become a festival favorite with recent performances at Bonnaroo, Governor’s Ball, Wakarusa, Houston Free Press and upcoming appearances at Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits.
Endless hours on the road in support of Mountains Beaches Cities allowed for reflection and collaboration like never before. The band, who all split song-writing duties, found themselves sharing personal experiences with one another, opening up about relationships, and becoming very aware of how powerful the human bond can truly be. This realization is heard throughout Moon Taxi’s third and most relatable album to date, Daybreaker. “To me it's an album about facing the unknown, starting something new and realizing that the relationships you have with other people are what get you through life,” notes guitarist Spencer Thomson.
Recorded at Blackbird Studios in Nashville, Daybreaker was produced by Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, Modest Mouse, Tom Waits, James Bay) and is comprised of eleven tracks that showcase exactly why Moon Taxi have become known as THE live band. For the first time since inception, all five members were together in the studio, performing and rehearsing as a band rather than self-producing bits and pieces at home. “As a whole, Daybreaker sounds like a performance to me,” says keys player Wes Bailey. “You can hear fingers moving, breathing and all the other subtle sounds that one would hear at a live performance.”
The album opens with the stadium ready first single ‘Year Zero’ and immediately envelopes the listener with echoing oh’s and ah’s, a swooning chorus, and soaring guitar riffs. ‘Year Zero’ is the perfect live sing-a-long; it’s meant to be heard with arms up, eyes closed, and bodies swaying in the warm summer air. “This album has summer vibes all over it,” says frontman Trevor Terndrup. The first song that was unveiled ‘All Day All Night’ is an excellent representation of that and is already making its mark with festivalgoers. “I want the listener to feel like they have stayed up all night with someone and that they are the only ones in the world experiencing the new day dawn,” he says.
Daybreaker continues to glide effortlessly from track to track each building upon the sentiment of the last. Mid album gem ‘Make Your Mind Up’ is the perfect juxtaposition of upbeat hooks and heartfelt lyrics, while closer ‘Rooftops’ shows a softer more intimate side to Moon Taxi, lending itself to be the soundtrack of a midnight rendezvous. From start to finish, Daybreaker is sure to leave fans feeling more connected to the band than ever before.
“When we release a new album, we enter a new chapter in our story; an experience we share with our fans. When the day breaks and the sun rises, changes happen and the world we know illuminates. That's the same kind of effect we hope to achieve when we share new music.” – Wes Bailey
Daybreaker will be released nationwide on October 2, 2015.
The Lonely Biscuits are an alternative rock band hailing from Nashville, Tennessee. The band is comprised of Grady Wenrich (vocals, guitar), Sam Gidley (drums), and Nick Byrd (bass). The Lonely Biscuits formed in August 2011 at Belmont University, where Grady Wenrich and Sam Gidley were roommates. Bassist Nick Byrd lived on the same floor and joined the band in January 2012.
The Lonely Biscuits first started gaining attention on college campuses around the country, while they were still students themselves. The last four years the band has been headlining small clubs across the U.S. and opening for other national touring acts. The Lonely Biscuits have played on numerous festival stages such as Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Hangout Fest, Austin City Limits, LouFest and South by Southwest. In 2013, MTVu named The Lonely Biscuits “College Artist of the Year”, and gave them the opportunity to play alongside Macklemore, Tegan and Sara, Alt-J and many more at the MTVu Woodie Awards in Austin, Texas. After graduating in May of 2015, The Lonely Biscuits partnered with independent distribution company “InGrooves”, and Nashville producer/engineer Paul Moak to record and release their new material. The Lonely Biscuits’ “Come Around” EP is scheduled to come out later this year, and their anticipated debut full-length is to be released in 2016. The “Come Around” EP has a more mature and honest sound, while still staying true to their playful and lighthearted personalities. The band has plans to tour extensively around the release of the EP, and will return to the studio in the winter to record their debut album.