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.”
Lehigh Valley Underground is thrilled to announce a partnership with SouthSide Arts District to bring music back to First Fridays in South Bethlehem.
Beginning on Friday, September 1, 2017 and continuing on the first Friday of every month, both organizations will team up to present the Lehigh Valley Underground Concert Series at First Fridays. The series will inject arts and culture into First Fridays by hosting live music in a variety of South Bethlehem performance venues, shops, and restaurants, providing performance opportunities to local artists while bringing an increased level of patronage to local businesses.
“Partnering with SouthSide Arts District on its First Fridays initiative is right in line with LVU’s mission to bring our community together,” said Gerard Longo, Founder/Editor-in-Chief of Lehigh Valley Underground. “This monthly series will support our vibrant music scene and our growing local business community, making South Bethlehem a shining example of progress for the Greater Lehigh Valley and beyond.”
September’s First Friday lineup is complete, featuring 12 performers across nine prominent South Bethlehem locations. The September 1 lineup is as follows:
Additionally, Lehigh Valley Underground will now accept performer submissions for future First Friday events on a rolling basis. Performers interested in submitting should email streaming links and a short bio/EPK to firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out this form.
Aspiring actors who are looking for a new portfolio piece may have the chance to team up with local bluesman Steve Brosky on the forthcoming music video for his song, “In Your Arms.”
Third Mask Theatre Company is preparing to present CHICAGO: The Musical this week for its 2017 summer season, after obtaining rights to a show which is currently running on Broadway and enjoying a national tour.
Tape Swap Radio is celebrating its fourth anniversary recording bands and hosting concerts in the Lehigh Valley with the launch of a new live series dubbed, ‘Rooftop Sessions.’ Tape Swap Radio, started by Lehigh Valley residents Matt Molchany and Shamus McGroggan in 2013, has partnered with The Alternative Gallery in Allentown to record live sets from bands on the roof of the four-story Cigar Factory Artist Studios building in South Allentown.
With her workshop, “Finding Your Voice, and Making It Heard,” singer-songwriter, recording artist, graphic artist, entrepreneur, mother, grandmother, wife, and community activist Dina Hall chronicles the journey of a shy introvert who learned how to look within herself for the ability to take on adversity, and strengthen her family and her community.
On Saturday, May 28, Hall will bring her program to Bethlehem’s Charles Brown Ice House.
Austin-based electronica duo Missio will perform at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks’ Musikfest Cafe on Saturday, July 1 at 8 p.m.
Comprised of Matthew Brue and David Butler, Missio broke on to the influential Alt-18 Countdown of SiriusXM’s Alt Nation earlier this year with its single, “Middle Fingers,” with the song topping the countdown the week of April 3. The single precedes the duo’s much-anticipated full-length debut, LONER, slated for release May 19.
The duo’s Bethlehem stop is just one in a busy year. Missio embarked on a major U.S. tour as topliners for Alt Nation’s Advanced Placement Tour with 888, Coast Modern, and Sundara Karma. The pair is also making a number of festival appearances throughout the spring and summer, including Hangout Music Festival in Alabama May 19, Firefly Music Festival in Delaware June 16, and Lollapalooza in Chicago on Aug. 4.
Tickets to see Missio at SteelStacks go on sale this Friday, April 21 at 10 a.m. Tickets are $10-$15 in advance and $12-$17 on the day of the show.
For more information on this and all other SteelStacks events, visit SteelStacks.org or call (610) 332-3378.
Philadelphia alt-rockers Civil Youth have been busy in preparation for their forthcoming album, “Conversations.” The band has been opening for bands like Twenty One Pilots, AWOLNATION, Phantogram, and Capital Cities.
Friday morning, Performing Arts Live released the first portion of the Allentown JazzFest 2017 schedule.