PHOTOS: Another Day Dawns at The Wooden Match (Celtic Classic Edition)

While the 30th Annual Celtic Classic rolled on into Saturday night, loud rock sounds could be heard and crowds could be seen gathering just off the festival grounds at The Wooden Match. That could only mean one thing…

Another Day Dawns was back for another festival weekend set!

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Celtic Classic 2017: Bagpipes, Stepdancers, and Rock

We got a little taste of everything at Day 2 of the 30th Annual Celtic Classic in Historic Downtown Bethlehem.

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Celtic Classic 2017: Seamus Kennedy and Syr

Friday night, the 30th Annual Celtic Classic kicked off in Historic Downtown Bethlehem. The weekend-long celebration of Celtic, food, apparel, and sport also features live music rooted in the traditions of the culture.

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The Crowning Stay Dynamic on ‘Hard to Find’

Artist: The Crowning
Song: Hard to Find
Released: Sept. 20, 2017
Genre: Rock

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PHOTOS: Riverside Festival of the Arts Easton

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.

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Blind Richi Returns with “U L O V E”

Artist: Blind Richi
Song: U L O V E
Released: Sept. 7, 2017
Genre: Hip Hop

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Review: Church Girls – Hidalgo

Artist: Church Girls
Album: Hidalgo
Released: Sept. 15, 2017
Genre: Alternative

Philadelphia indie rock quartet Church Girls have been looking forward to the release of their album, “Hidalgo,” for quite a while. Upon a first listen, it’s easy to hear why. These 11 tracks of dreamy, new wave-fused alt-rock comprise a strong effort, complete with the shimmering ambiance that gives this band its unique place in the indie landscape.

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Review: Kayla Avitabile – The Difference Between Fine and Okay

Artist: Kayla Avitabile
Album: The Difference Between Fine and Okay (BUY NOW)
Released: 2017
Genre: Alternative Rock

Prior to the first ever Lehigh Valley Underground First Friday Concert Series earlier this month, we reviewed Kayla Avitabile’s single “Awkward & Absent,” which gives a title to the young singer-songwriter’s debut album, “The Difference Between Fine and Okay.”

As it turns out, the single was a nice introduction to what we can expect from Avitabile, as it contains several key features present throughout the record: ambitious songwriting, profound lyrics, and a voice that may be the most powerful and seasoned among her school-aged contemporaries.

Avitabile is unafraid to experiment on “The Difference Between Fine and Okay,” mixing in tempo shifts to keep listeners captive through six dynamic and unpredictable tracks. The EP, recorded and mixed by Matt Molchany at Shards studio in South Bethlehem, brings the singer’s immense vocal abilities to the forefront, showcasing Avitabile’s range and command that makes her one to keep an ear on going forward.

Track listing:
Alternative Facts
Crystal Blue
Clueless
Good Enough
Awkward & Absent
Remember When

Review: Brandon Bors – Blush

Artist: Brandon Bors
Song: Blush
Released: Sept. 11, 2017
Genre: Acoustic Rock

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PHOTOS: No Remedy for Madness at Hammerhead Lounge

After another lovely visit with our pals Roi and the Secret People, it was time to get our show on the road up to Northampton for a night of hard rock and general debauchery.

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