‘Lehigh Valley Punk Rock Flea Market’ Will Feature Massive 21,000 CD & Vinyl Record Music Sale

Tape Swap Radio and the Bethlehem Area Public Library have teamed up to host the Lehigh Valley Punk Rock Flea Market at BAPL on Saturday, February 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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SouthSide Arts and Music Festival Announces Lehigh Valley Underground Free Stage Lineup

An acclaimed singer-songwriter playing amid the pottery of Color Me Mine, and the alt-country sounds of Acoustic Kitty Project at the Comfort Suites are part of the diverse music experiences SouthSide Arts & Music Festival (SSAMF) attendees can enjoy for free, thanks to a new partnership between ArtsQuest and Lehigh Valley Underground.

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Two Rivers Roller Derby Celebrates Fifth Year, Announces Membership with Women’s Flat Track Derby Association

Two Rivers Roller Derby (2RRD), celebrating its fifth year, is proud to announce its apprentice graduation and acceptance as a full member league into the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), the international governing body for the sport of women’s flat track roller derby.
As a new full member of the WFTDA, Two Rivers Roller Derby joins the ranks of over 400 all-female, skater-owned-and-operated leagues worldwide that have united to lead the sport of women’s flat track roller derby. After successfully completing the WFTDA Apprentice Program, 2RRD will now enjoy the benefits of full WFTDA membership, including the ability to compete in sanctioned games that qualify for WFTDA ranking.
Two Rivers Roller Derby 2018 Home Bouting Schedule
All home bouts played at Bethlehem Municipal Ice Rink, 345 Illicks Mill Road

Saturday, June 16 vs. Enchanted Mountain Roller Derby
Saturday, July  7 vs. Central Jersey Roller Vixens
Saturday, Sept. 15 vs. Jersey Shore Roller Girls

More dates to be announced.
Two Rivers Roller Derby is an all-women’s flat track roller derby league serving Eastern Pennsylvania and Northwest New Jersey. 2RRD was launched in 2013 to provide a positive environment for members to achieve their full potential in the sport of roller derby through good sportsmanship and athleticism. 2RRD strives to positively promote the sport of roller derby through teamwork and respect for one another, our fellow derby leagues, our community, and ourselves.
2RRD’s mission is to provide a haven of athleticism, sportsmanship, and fun in which to play the best possible roller derby.
For more information, please visit www.tworiversrollerderby.com.

Carlsea, Black Cat Habitat Among Pat Foran Showcase February 2018 Performers

Pat Foran, a singer-songwriter from Lambertville, NJ, has announced the February guest lineup for his weekly Pat Foran Showcase.

Local music fans are invited to join Pat Foran and friends as they welcome a new musical guest to Havana New Hope every Wednesday night. Located at 105 S. Main St., New Hope, PA, Havana New Hope is renowned regionally for hosting live entertainment, ranging from local performers to national touring acts, several nights per week.

The Pat Foran Showcase will host the following performers throughout the month. All events begin at 8 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 7:
New Jersey-based indie folk singer-songwriter Corey R-J, whose full-length record “The Long Way Home” is available now and Carlsea (formely Chelsea Carlson), an award-winning pop singer-songwriter from Morris County, NJ.

Wednesday, Feb. 14:
Amy Dee, a genre-jumpin’ veteran Americana musician, will host a special release party for her upcoming album, “Southern Routes.”

Wednesday, Feb. 21:
Experimental multi-instrumentalist Larry Saklad and Philadelphia-based act Baron von Groove and the Pirates of Love.

Wednesday, Feb. 28:
Black Cat Habitat, a soulful, shamelessly melodic indie pop rock band led by singer-songwriter Rachel McCullough.

For updates on the Pat Foran Showcase, please visit the series’ official Facebook page. To learn more about Havana New Hope, including upcoming musical guests, please visit www.havananewhope.com.

LAUNCH Music Conference & Festival Announces 2018 Panelist Lineup

Entering its tenth year, LAUNCH Music Conference & Festival is set to return to Lancaster, PA on April 12-15, 2018. The event is full of panels, seminars, parties, events, and performances, as well as music executives to speak and perform to a crowd of artists and industry go-getters.

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The Hook Announces ‘Moonshine & Honey’ Release Date and Track List

In collaboration with Duckhead Records based in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and New York, New York, The Hook has confirmed a complete track list and official release date of March 12, 2018 for their 15-track, debut album Moonshine & Honey.

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Pennsylvania Music Preservation Society to Announce Collaboration with Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University

The Pennsylvania Music Preservation Society (PAMPS) will announce details of its collaboration and hex sign initiative with the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at a news conference on Friday, Jan. 26, at 11 a.m. at the Lehigh Valley Road Runner Clubhouse in the Lehigh Parkway Park.

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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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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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‘Moonshine & Honey’: The Hook’s Sweet Hangover, Coming Soon

After several years of writing and developing a sound that doesn’t necessarily fall within the constraints of a single genre, The Hook is on track for reaching a milestone by the New Year — releasing a full-length, 15-track debut album titled “Moonshine & Honey.”

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