Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week: Oct. 23-29

As a chill creeps into the air this week and autumn finally takes hold, things take a charitable turn in the Valley this week. Perhaps it’s a preview of the holiday season to come, but it seems that many of our local musicians are in a giving mood.

We commend them, and can’t wait to contribute to the causes supported by some of these…

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Team Carly Rocks Foundation Holding Diabetes Benefit Oct. 29

The Team Carly Rocks Foundation, inspired by young Lehigh Valley swimmer and diabetes advocate Carly Lenett, is hosting its Team Carly Rocks for a Cure benefit concert on Sunday, October 29 — and they’re employing the talent of some of the Valley’s most noteworthy musicians.

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Announcing the Lehigh Valley Underground First Friday Concert Series November Lineup

Our monthly Friday night party in South Bethlehem continues on November 3, and we have another exciting lineup that promises to be as diverse and interesting as any we’ve had yet.

With that, we are proud to present the November lineup for the Lehigh Valley Underground First Friday Concert Series, presented in conjunction with our community partners at SouthSide Arts District.

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Philly’s Ceramic Animal Headlines SteelStacks November 9

Philadelphia-based psych rock favorite and ArtsQuest “Artist in Residence”, CERAMIC ANIMAL is headlining the Fowler Blast Furnace Room at SteelStacks on Thursday, November 9.

The band’s previous appearances in the Lehigh Valley include Musikfest performances in 2015, 2016, and 2017, along with an opening slot ahead of Father John Misty’s 2017 Bethlehem debut, Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks, South Side Arts & Music Festival, and an opening slot for Jukebox the Ghost.

There is still much buzz about their debut full-length, The Cart, attaining more than 37,000 monthly listeners on Spotify and more than 1.4 million streams across various platforms. The retro-fitted, psych-pop four-piece is continuing to hone their craft and wow live audiences while working on their sophomore album.

The band has captured audiences around the globe; their tune “Dreams Via Memories” has received much attention specifically, with more than 221,000 views on YouTube and upwards of 525,000 streams on Spotify. Watch it below.

CERAMIC ANIMAL will be joined on the bill by Lehigh Valley locals, Pool Radio. Doors open at 7 p.m. for a start time of 7:30 p.m., and tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. For more information, head to SteelStacks.org.

CKY Headlines One Centre Square with Local Support Nov. 19

Alt-metal veterans CKY are coming to Easton’s One Centre Square on Saturday, November 19 — and, when they come to town, they’ll be bringing a boatload of local company with them.

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WATCH: Tape Swap Radio and The Insidious Rays’ ‘Time For Two’ Rooftop Session

Tape Swap Radio — whose indie rock showcase you can hear every Thursday at 8 p.m. on WLVU: The Sound of The Underground — have returned to the rooftop of Allentown’s Cigar Factory, with veteran indie rockers The Insidious Rays in tow.

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Widow’s Work Recalls the ‘Last Time We Spoke’

With “Last Time We Spoke,” fresh alt-rock five-piece Widow’s Work is doing their part to prove that screamo is still alive and well.

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LCCC Wants You to ‘Get Psyched’ on Veterans Day

Veterans Day falls on a Saturday this year, and the folks at Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) have come up with a way for you to spend it.

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Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week: Oct. 16-22

There is a lot going on in LVU Land behind-the-scenes these days. They’re all good things that come with growth, we assure you, and we hope to be able to let some cats out of bags soon.

With that, however, we admit that we’re just a tad bit later than usual on your Monday with this week’s Can’t-Miss Shows. So, let’s not waste any more time!

Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week!

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LVU Wants to Know Your 2017 “Fan’s Choice” Picks

We stand here, in slight disbelief that we’ve already reached the middle of October. 2017 has been quite an eventful year, here at Lehigh Valley Underground and across our community in general. And, while the year is certainly still far from over, it’s not too early to reflect on all we’ve seen and heard.

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