Beyond the Valley: Meet Mike Mains and His Feel-Good Jams

In addition to 10 free performances presented by Lehigh Valley Underground at this weekend’s SouthSide Arts and Music Festival, patrons who purchase a pass at SteelStacks.org will have the opportunity to check out 20+ paid shows from regional- and national-touring artists.

Enter Michigan native Mike Mains into that equation.

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Billy Bauer Band Announces “So I Love” Crowdfunding Campaign

Billy Bauer Band spent time this fall and winter heading down to Philadelphia’s MilkBoy the Studio to record “So I Love,” the band’s forthcoming new single and their first new studio recording in six years.

The band wants to make the release even more special by offering the single as part of a four-track EP with exclusive live cuts — and they need your help!

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The Hook to Bring AFSP Fundraiser to Godfrey Daniels on Friday, June 1

Lehigh Valley-based roots rockers The Hook¬†are in the midst of a busy spring. In addition to releasing their full-length debut, “Moonshine & Honey,” last month, the foursome is also featured in our Voices column in the spring edition of Fig Bethlehem (as depicted above).

Through all of this, the band is still finding time to give back.

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Review: Ceramic Animal – Hit or Miss

Philly’s nasty boys Ceramic Animal are back with another taste of their upcoming sophomore album.

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The Beautiful Distortion Welcomes Two Upstate NY Bands to the Valley this Saturday

Looking for some Saturday plans? How about supporting The Beautiful Distortion and two bands from upstate New York, coming to Catasauqua’s Blue Monkey Sports Bar and Restaurant (1092 Havertown Rd.) for a triple threat of live music.

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Alpha Zero Three is ‘Getting Ready to Run’ to the Studio for Album #2

It doesn’t feel like all that long ago that Phillipsburg-based rockers Alpha Zero Three released their self-titled debut album to the enjoyment of all those who encountered its strong, anthemic hooks.

The band has stayed hard at work since, working on new material for a follow-up and recently providing us with our first taste of the upcoming release.

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Review: Stay Loud Stays True with ‘Overboard’

Northeast PA pop punks Stay Loud have stayed true to their name, returning with high-energy single “Overboard.”

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VIDEO: The Stash Releases Debut Single, ‘How to Live’

New York native Christian Evanko, who we had the pleasure of meeting last month as part of an outstanding DIY showcase at Color Me Mine Lehigh Valley, is back with a bright new sound alongside his bandmates in The Stash.

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LVU Review-A-Palooza: Kara Hartzell Returns with ‘On the Horizon’

Singer-songwriter Kara Hartzell has been hard at work since we last saw her at our 2nd Birthday Spectacular at SteelStacks in January, preparing to release a follow-up to 2017’s “When I’m Home” EP.

The first taste of new music was released earlier this month, with new single “On the Horizon” recalling the true story of Hartzell’s lonely dinner for one through the eyes of a fictional third-person.

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LVU Review-a-Palooza: The Hook – “Moonshine & Honey”

Artist: The Hook
Album: Moonshine & Honey
Released: March 12, 2018
Genre: Roots/Rock/Reggae

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