We came out swinging for the second Friday of Musikfest 2018, working hard to cover as much of the ‘Fest as possible, on both sides of the Lehigh.
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We were planning to spend another night on the north side of Musikfest tonight, and that’s how our evening started.
You’ve made it to the halfway point of Musikfest 2018! How are you holding up?
We hope that you’re doing well, because you still have plenty more to see, hear, and do. Let us guide you into Day 5!
Musikfest Five-Point Preview: August 7, 2018
It must be Musikfest, because the crowds in Bethlehem certainly didn’t seem to be suffering from a typical case of the Mondays.
Like the weather, Musikfest heated up on Day 3.
The skies cleared on Saturday and, despite flooding issues putting part of Musikfest’s North Side out of commission, there was still plenty of ‘Festing to be done on Day 2.
After a rainy, stormy, humid week, things cleared up just in time for a beautiful day for a cause at Hellertown’s Dimmick Park.
We’re back with another edition of the New Release Radar, highlighting the new music you need to know about in the Lehigh Valley — and occasionally beyond.
Every epic tale has an origin story.
For Lehigh Valley Underground, it begins in rural New Jersey in August 2013.
It’s been one year since Valley-based original rock band The Hook started their DIY journey. Since then Carlos, Chris, Youssef and Joe have performed 60 shows throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey, wrote, recorded, produced and released a 15-track debut LP, “Moonshine & Honey,” raised hundreds of dollars in support of suicide awareness — and more is on the way.
This October, The Hook is taking their debut album to new heights with a trip across the country to the Pacific Northwest for their first-ever tour, A Taste of Moonshine & Honey. With seven dates on the books (and counting) in Washington and Oregon, from Vancouver to Bend, The Hook has their four-eyes set on introducing their sound to the Pacific Northwest and bringing this journey full circle to frontman Carlos Barata’s second home. This June, LVU and Fig Bethlehem shed some light on The Hook’s roots in the region. This summer, The Hook will officially roll out their complete tour schedule on Facebook, Instagram and readysetgethooked.com.
“We’re incredibly excited to share our music in Washington and Oregon,” Barata said. “As a new band, 3,000+ miles away, we’re just blown away, honored, and grateful for how receptive folks in the Pacific Northwest have been. We’re really excited to take “Moonshine & Honey” to new places, and make new friends and fans along the way.”