We’ve made it to a new year full of fresh possibilities. No matter your opinion of 2016, one thing is for certain: 2017 promises to hold just as many, if not more, musical treasures for us between now and December 31.
This week, we start it off with some selections that certainly deserve to be called…
Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week!
Tues., Jan. 3 | 8 p.m.
The Slicked Up 9s Open for The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies
Venue: Sellersville Theatre, 136 N. Main St., Sellersville
Description: Swing all night with jump blues and more as the eastern PA natives start the night for the platinum-selling “Zoot Suit Riot” legends.
Thurs., Jan. 5 | 8 p.m.
The Band of Rivals, Ben O’Neill, Matt Wheeler & Vintage Heart
Venue: Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia
Admission: $10 (21+)
Description: Take a field trip to Philly to watch LVU’s Doug Keller do his thing, slappin’ the bass for The Band of Rivals.
Fri., Jan. 6 | 7 p.m.
The Originals Music Series’ Two-Year Anniversary Bash
Venue: Chicago Restaurant, 1179 Airport Road, Allentown
Description: Dead:Stop, REVEL 9, and Autoerotica rock The Originals into Year 3. LVU Founder Gerard Longo is the guest emcee.
Fri., Jan. 6 | 8 p.m.
The Balcony Showcase Presents: The Bastard Sons of Burt Sugarman
Venue: Broadway Pub, 62 Broadway, Bangor
Description: Mike Roi, Carter Lansing, and Werner Sommer trade songs and stories to kick off the inaugural Balcony showcase.