New in 2018: Marc Ambrosia Takes a Step Forward on ‘One Step Back’

South Jersey-based singer-songwriter Marc Ambrosia is back with a powerful love ballad, described as being about “love so close, but so far away.”

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Philly’s Psychic Teens Coming to the Ice House in Bethlehem

Tape Swap Radio has announced that Psychic Teens, the three-piece post-punk band from Philadelphia, will be performing at the Ice House in Bethlehem on Saturday, February 3, 2018 in a fundraiser for NAMI Lehigh Valley–National Alliance on Mental Illness. Also performing will be Philadelphia/Lehigh Valley hard rockers Big Terrible and Lehigh Valley psychedelic rock band Under the Clothesline. The show is the latest event in Tape Swap Radio’s concert series, which hosts DIY and independent music events throughout the Lehigh Valley.

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Julia Sommer to Perform at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Saturday

Lehigh Valley-based singer-songwriter Julia Sommer is widely regarded as one of our region’s great young musical talents. This Saturday, she has the opportunity to put her abilities on display at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.

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New in 2018: Ceramic Animal’s Hazy New Single, ‘So Familiar’

Artist: Ceramic Animal
Song: So Familiar
Released: Jan. 5, 2018
Genre: Psych pop/Alternative

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This Week on WLVU: The Quinn Spinn and Moments Season Premieres

We’re getting back into the full swing of things for the New Year at WLVU: The Sound of The Underground. We have season premieres this week, as well as special guests on continuing WLVU favorites.

Let’s see what we’ll hear…

This Week on WLVU

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PHOTOS: Tony Coonrod and Banchi at Jetport Bar & Lounge

On Tuesday night, we returned to Allentown’s Jetport Bar & Lounge after a lengthy absence to catch our first glimpse of an emerging artist.

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New in 2018: Houston and the Dirty Rats’ ‘Dumpster Diver’ Video

Fire. PBR. A giant rat.

With those three elements alone, Houston and the Dirty Rats were right to tag the beginning of their “Dumpster Diver” video with “Don’t Try This At Home.”

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The Quinn Spinn’s Five-Year Anniversary Season Begins Jan. 15 on WLVU

The Quinn Spinn, the cornerstone of Monday nights on WLVU: The Sound of The Underground, is approaching a major milestone. The podcast-turned-live radio show will celebrate its fifth anniversary in September, and will embark on a year-long celebration when it returns for its two-hour season premiere on Monday, January 15 at 7 p.m.

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New in 2018: Kill the Broadcast Guitarist Justin Fava Releases Solo Single, ‘Flutterfall’

Artist: Justin Fava
Song: Flutterfall
Released: Jan. 8, 2018
Genre: Rock/Alternative

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The Infamous Stringdusters, Delta Rae, Dar Williams & More Headline SouthSide Arts & Music Festival April 20-21

Bluegrass sensations The Infamous Stringdusters, indie rockers Delta Rae, folk singer-songwriter Dar Williams, popular Talking Heads Tribute “Start Making Sense,” and blues guitarist Mr. Sipp highlight the 2018 SouthSide Arts & Music Festival, taking place April 20-21 in Bethlehem. The festival, presented by Capital BlueCross, offers attendees a dynamic mix of music and art experiences, and is designed to shine the spotlight on Bethlehem’s SouthSide Arts District. Tickets are $30 per day or $50 for both days; they go on sale today at noon at www.steelstacks.org and 610-332-3378.

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