Our friends and WLVU: The Sound of The Underground colleagues Tape Swap Radio are quite the respected entity in the local DIY community. Not only does their show broadcast on our fine station and on WDIY 88.1 FM, but they’re well-renowned for their periodical live indie showcases throughout the Lehigh Valley.
Like the weather, the music scene plans to stay hot this week, with another weekend festival highlighting the action.
Take a look at what’s in store, ladies and gentlemen, as we ride into the (presumably) colder months with these…
Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week!
Earlier this month, we announced that Billy Bauer Band and Acoustic Kitty Project would be teaming up to take the Godfrey Daniels stage during the next installment of the Lehigh Valley Underground First Friday Concert Series on Friday, October 6.
Photo credit: Bonnie J. Schupp
Continuing the trend of our local libraries hosting full-time touring musicians, Allentown Public Library (1210 Hamilton St.) will be joining the action on the evening of Wednesday, October 4.
Indie rock icon Calvin Johnson is bringing his latest band, Selector Dub Narcotic, to the Bethlehem Area Public Library for a performance on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. Also performing will be Lehigh Valley indie rock band VoirVoir and New York City/Washington D.C. psychedelic pop band Secret Cities. The concert will be the second in Tape Swap Radio’s “Library After Hours” series, bringing live music to the library’s newly remodeled performance space.
I spent a couple of hours at the festival at Scott and Riverside Parks along the Delaware River, and had the opportunity to enjoy sights and sounds that included live music, unique hairstyles, interesting talents, and a little bit of street art.
Artist: Blind Richi
Song: U L O V E
Released: Sept. 7, 2017
Genre: Hip Hop
One thing you might notice if you’ve been listening to WLVU: The Sound of The Underground lately is that things are seeming a bit more organized. That’s because we’re taking all of our music and categorizing it by genre. So, on Tuesday evenings, you might hear a rock block. On Sunday afternoons, you’ll hear a solid couple hours of jazz. Expect more programming blocks like this to cater to specific tastes going forward. More information is to come.
If you tune in at the right times, you’ll also notice fine WLVU programs, like the ones outlined below!
This Week on WLVU
We’re not wasting any time in putting together our October lineup in the Lehigh Valley Underground First Friday Concert Series (in partnership with SouthSide Arts District). We begin by telling you who will perform at Godfrey Daniels on Friday, October 6.
Labor Day Weekend got off to an incredible start.