Dina Hall, Jenn McCracken to Present Emmylou Harris Tribute

Emmylou Harris is a living legend, an American singer and songwriter, prominent on both the folk and country music scenes since 1969.

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The Mysterious Mr. Grimm Goes to One Centre Square

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The following is an account of VICTIM and Another Day Dawns’ show at Easton’s One Centre Square on Friday, August 18, received in a mysterious email from someone who referred to himself only as “Mr. Grimm.” We enjoyed the mysterious Mr. Grimm’s account of the evening, so we decided to give it a whirl here on LVU. Let us know what you think!

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Musikfest Bonus Tracks: Del Water Gap and National Parks on the South Side

Just when you thought we were out of Musikfest content, it turns out that we have more photos for your viewing pleasure.

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Review: Philly’s June Divided Brings Dynamic Indie Rock to Musikfest

This year, LVU is seeing contributions from members of our music community who are out on the scene at Musikfest to catch the action. One of those people, WLVU Station Manager John Paul DeBard, caught up with Philadelphia indie rockers June Divided (who we saw at another festival earlier this year) and shared his thoughts on their set.

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Ninjapedia Band of the Week: Psych

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Six years ago, I had the opportunity to do a photo shoot with a band that was still a secret and rocking out in their basement studio. All of them were seasoned musicians who were ready to test the waters with not only each other, but with a listening audience, as well.

The chemistry between all of them flowed like a sea of sweet chocolate. As I sat there and listened to them, I asked them, “What are you guys waiting on? Get out there and play!”

Their music commands your attention, and the songs are written about real life events and issues, allowing their fans to relate to the songs on a more personal and intimate level. They were received well and gained a fan base in no time at all.

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This Week’s Ninjapedia: A Time for Reflection

ninjapediaOn Friday, June 23 at Chicago Restaurant and Club Gravity, the Third Annual Lehigh Valley Musicians Social took place. My colleague Pitbull and I were filled with anticipation and excitement for the night’s events. As always, when you plan a party (because yes, this was a party), there is always a bit of nervousness, hoping that everything goes as planned without any hiccups.

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Ninjapedia Band of the Week: The Beautiful Distortion

ninjapediaSeveral years ago, I went to my first Backyard Bands competition at the Allentown Fair. I didn’t know what to expect since it was my first time, but this band blew me away! I walked away wanting more, and that’s what you will experience at one of their shows.

Their amazing musicianship, on and off the stage, is something to be commended. Add that to their stellar vocals and unique style, and you have a six-piece monster of rock! With the different influences and talents that each member brings to the table, they fit together like a perfect puzzle.

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Ninjapedia Band of the Week: Eighteenth Hour

15057808_10157651246070123_516467451_nAlmost two years ago, I was sitting in my seat at the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas at SteelStacks in Bethlehem, waiting to see a band that had very quickly grown on me after first seeing them perform in 2007. They were celebrating their 15th anniversary together as a band, as well as their new album, titled “6.”

Not many bands in the Lehigh Valley can hold that title of longevity, especially when they are still writing new music, and still playing shows.

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Ninjapedia Band of the Week: Alpha Zero Three

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Well over a year ago, I received a message asking me to listen to a song from this “new” band. While I was listening to the song, I thought to myself, “Where in the hell has this band been hiding, and why are they not playing shows?”

Every once in a while, you are fortunate to find a diamond in the rough. Alpha Zero Three is that diamond!

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Ninjapedia Band of the Week: The Plumcocks

Do you like watching a band that has so much energy that it makes you want to jump around, too? If you haven’t experienced The Plumcocks, then you are truly missing out!

These young men truly know how to bring the fun and excitement to the stage through their catchy lyrics, which range from talking about being broke, all the way to having too much caffeine (or maybe not enough). These are all things we can relate to, right? I have had the opportunity to see this band several times, and you can’t help but to smile, dance, and sing along to their lyrics every time they hit the stage.

The Plumcocks have been on a hiatus, but are excited to announce their comeback with a new album and new shows! I, for one, have been looking forward to their comeback, and I can’t wait to catch their first post-hiatus show!

That’s why The Plumcocks are my Ninjapedia Band of the Week!

18738317_853474438141113_2425409465034849545_oIt’s also fitting to mention that, this Tuesday, May 30 from 8-10 p.m., we will feature the world premiere of their latest song, “Run to Me,” on The Fyre and Ice Show. This song won’t officially be released to the general public until June 2, so if you want to be one of the first ones to hear it, then make sure you tune in to Neue Regel Radio this Tuesday night.

Check out The Plumcocks online and on Facebook, Twitter, and ReverbNation to keep up-to-date on the band’s happenings, including dates and new music.

Check out The Plumcocks’ video featuring a demo of their song, “18,” below!

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