As we look ahead with great anticipation to the Lehigh Valley Underground 2nd Birthday Spectacular (coming up in January at SteelStacks), we want to make sure the music community’s biggest party of the New Year is as representative of that community as possible – and we have an idea.
You’ve waited all week for this.
By now, you know that we’ll be throwing the Lehigh Valley Underground 2nd Birthday Spectacular at SteelStacks on Friday, January 19 inside of the Fowler Blast Furnace Room. You know that we’ll be graced on this evening by the musical talents of Dear Anna, Kill the Broadcast, and Kara Hartzell, and you may even know that tickets go on sale to the general public at this link this Friday, November 17 at 10 a.m.
What you may still be wondering is how you or your organization can get involved in the music community’s biggest party of the New Year. That’s what we’re here to tell you!
The Greater Lehigh Valley Music Association (GLVMA) announced this afternoons that nominations for the 19th Annual Lehigh Valley Music Awards will begin this Friday, November 17 at lehighvalleymusicawards.org.
A cool and rainy night was no match for us, as we prepared to head down to SteelStacks to catch a hotly-anticipated night of indie pop from Ceramic Animal and special guests, Pool Radio.
My car battery, on the other hand, was almost just enough to stop the party for LVU before it started.
For those of you just joining us, we announced the Lehigh Valley Underground 2nd Birthday Spectacular on Monday. It’s going to take place Friday, January 19, 2018 at the ArtsQuest Center’s Blast Furnace Room at SteelStacks, and will feature Dear Anna, Kill the Broadcast, Kara Hartzell, and perhaps some fun surprises that we’re cooking up. Overall, it’s kind of a big deal.
Now, we have information on when you will be able to get your hands on tickets to the music scene’s biggest celebration of the New Year.
Well… that was an eventful morning!
We are buzzing from the amazing response so far to this morning’s announcement of the Lehigh Valley Underground 2nd Birthday Spectacular, taking place at SteelStacks on Friday, January 19. In case you missed that one, here it is.
We admit, it’s hard not to get ahead of ourselves with all of that excitement, but let’s not forget that we all have quite a week ahead of us, here and now in November. It’s highlighted by these…
Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week!
Since January 2016, Lehigh Valley Underground has been proud to serve the local music scene in eastern Pennsylvania, western New Jersey, and beyond. We’ll be turning 2 this January, and we want to do something special to celebrate how far we’ve all come together as a community.
So, we’re doing it in style!
Philadelphia-based psych rock favorite and ArtsQuest “Artist in Residence”, CERAMIC ANIMAL is headlining the Fowler Blast Furnace Room at SteelStacks on Thursday, November 9.
The band’s previous appearances in the Lehigh Valley include Musikfest performances in 2015, 2016, and 2017, along with an opening slot ahead of Father John Misty’s 2017 Bethlehem debut, Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks, South Side Arts & Music Festival, and an opening slot for Jukebox the Ghost.
There is still much buzz about their debut full-length, The Cart, attaining more than 37,000 monthly listeners on Spotify and more than 1.4 million streams across various platforms. The retro-fitted, psych-pop four-piece is continuing to hone their craft and wow live audiences while working on their sophomore album.
The band has captured audiences around the globe; their tune “Dreams Via Memories” has received much attention specifically, with more than 221,000 views on YouTube and upwards of 525,000 streams on Spotify. Watch it below.
CERAMIC ANIMAL will be joined on the bill by Lehigh Valley locals, Pool Radio. Doors open at 7 p.m. for a start time of 7:30 p.m., and tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. For more information, head to SteelStacks.org.
Tyler Rothrock, the Nazareth-bred, New York City-based comedian who recorded his upcoming debut album, “Tyler of Nazareth,” at SteelStacks earlier this year, will return to the ArtsQuest Center for the album’s official release party on Thursday, November 2.