Category Archives: culture

Lehigh Valley Underground 3rd Birthday Spectacular Confirmed for SteelStacks on January 18, 2019!

We kicked off our 2018 with a bang at SteelStacks in January, when we, three musical acts, and more than 100 of our closest friends congregated inside the ArtsQuest Center’s Blast Furnace Room for the Lehigh Valley Underground 2nd Birthday Spectacular.

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Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week: July 2-8

Welcome to the second half of 2018! It’s off to a hot start, and we don’t just mean the weather.

For instance, your holiday week is filled with the freedom to choose between any one (or all) of these…

Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week!

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#BuildingBetter: The Venue’s Role

In our history, we have had the good fortune of a great number of incredible community partners to help us produce and promote events. These partners include the obvious – SouthSide Arts District and ArtsQuest among them. However, there are unsung heroes that, depending on their level of involvement in community programs like #LVUFirstFriday and SouthSide Arts and Music Festival, can very well make or break the success of a program.

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The Tuk Ten, Day 8: Rush – Clockwork Angels (2012)

Not all bands age well. This is true when the band’s career is less than ten years. Tastes change, people’s sensibilities change, fads die and new ones are born. Young rockers become old rockers, and the bloom falls off the rose. No one wants to see their dad rage along with power chords and lyrics about fighting the man.

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The Tuk Ten, Day 7: The Police – Synchronicity (1983)

Sometimes a band can become so commercially successful that their artistic merit vanishes underneath the fame. In the late 1970s and 1980s, the punk rock movement was sweeping across the UK and America in reaction to the psychedelic rock of the 1960s and the yacht rock that dominated radio in the early 1970s. Punk was simple and aggressive, and it didn’t care about airplay, or authority or convention.

The Police were a band that brought together several threads and wove them into radio friendly rock that was simply inescapable from their first album in 1977 onward. The Police were sui generis. There was no other band that sounded like them. From the first few notes or moments of a song, you could easily tell that it was a Police song.

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