Aire Gets Aire Time on AMC
Beverly Hills, CA. – CollegeBand today confirmed that Aire ’80 (University of Pennsylvania) will have their song “Love Can Clear Up Your Head” featured on tonight’s two-hour season three premiere of AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire (www.amc.com/shows/halt-and-catch-fire).
“Even with The View still going strong, Halt and Catch Fire is still one of the best shows on TV,” said CollegeBand Engineer Geoff Abbott. “Plus "Love Can Clear Up Your Head" is one of my favorite songs of all time!"
Set in the early 1980s, this series dramatizes the personal computing boom through the eyes of a visionary, an engineer and a prodigy whose innovations directly confront the corporate behemoths of the time. Their personal and professional partnership will be challenged by greed and ego while charting the changing culture in Texas’ Silicon Prairie.
About Aire '80
With musicians culled from the best acts that University of Pennsylvania had to offer in 1978—including a singer gleaned from campus musical productions—Aire brought that joyful seventies noise, becoming the go-to frat/campus event band in that hectic era of Iranian hostages and Jimmy Carter. Click here for more Aire.
About Halt and Catch Fire
From AMC Studios, Halt and Catch Fire captures the rise of the PC era in the early 1980s, during which an unlikely trio — a visionary, an engineer and a prodigy — take personal and professional risks in the race to build a computer that will change the world as they know it. While charting the changing culture of Texas' Silicon Prairie, tensions build within the group as they attempt to navigate the thin line between visionary and fraud, genius and delusion, and as their drive to do something that matters runs up against their ability to truly innovate. The 10-episode season is created and executive produced by Chris Cantwell and Chris Rogers and Gran Via Productions’ Mark Johnson (Breaking Bad, Rectify, Diner, Rain Man) and Melissa Bernstein (Breaking Bad, Rectify). The series stars Lee Pace (Lincoln, Pushing Daisies) as Joe McMillan, Scoot McNairy (Argo) as Gordon Clark, Mackenzie Davis (Smashed) as Cameron Howe, Kerry Bishé (Argo, Red State) as Donna Clark, and Toby Huss (Cowboys & Aliens) as John Bosworth. It’s March 1985. More than a year has passed since Joe MacMillan (Lee Pace) set fire to a truck full of Cardiff Giant PCs, the last in a long string of destructive acts that burned the people that made the machine possible: Gordon Clark (Scoot McNairy), Donna Clark (Kerry Bishé), Cameron Howe (Mackenzie Davis) and John Bosworth (Toby Huss). The Giant is about to go the way of the dinosaur, like any number of personal computers to enter the market in the wake of IBM. The lesson is harsh but clear: in history, only the truly disruptive ideas are destined to matter.