We have received the full lineup for Scott Marshall’s Breakaway from Pediatric Cancer benefit, taking place this Saturday, June 3 at South Bethlehem’s Steel Pub.
The historic Roxy Theatre in Northampton was once again filled with the sounds of rock and roll on Thursday night and, thanks to the efforts of VICTIM, Next to None, and Doubting Thoma$, the case has been made for similar shows at the longstanding venue.
November begins in a big way, with plenty of high-profile shows (and one festival) taking place later in the week.
Come with us on a preview joyride, as we highlight the…
Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week!
To me, Sunday’s incredible Lehigh Valley Music Awards Rock Showcase at Musikfest’s Plaza Tropical reinforced a few things that I already knew:
- Rock is alive and well in the Lehigh Valley.
- Our area has a wealth of local talent.
- The Greater Lehigh Valley Music Association is a pretty cool organization to work with.
- Musikfest might be the best thing on the planet.
Personally, it was a blast to be on-hand for four great, local bands like Another Day Dawns, Doubting Thoma$, The Cherrybombs, and Social Call. All four bands rocked so hard and put on such a great show that, in all honestly, it’s hard to say which one was my favorite. It was an excellent night of rock across the board.
I also have to thank the GLVMA and, of course, ArtsQuest for the opportunity to introduce each of the bands and represent Lehigh Valley Underground at the event. It was an honor and a privilege to be a part of Musikfest in this way, and I look forward to working with both organizations again in the not-too-distant future.
Of course, since I was there all night, I couldn’t help but to bring my camera and get some photos. So, you get some bonus shots of the action!
Another Day Dawns
Last night, Musikfest was rocked by four local bands as part of the Lehigh Valley Music Awards Rock Showcase, sponsored by Lehigh Valley Underground.
Local rockers Another Day Dawns, Doubting Thoma$, The Cherrybombs, and Social Call packed Musikfest’s Plaza Tropical tent with friends and fans all night long. The evening featured a mix of originals and covers, and was hosted onstage by LVU Founder Gerard Longo.
Here are some photos — more are coming with a full recap a bit later. Enjoy!
I’ll start by saying this: You know where you need to be tonight.
Just in case you don’t, I’m here to tell you: You need to come to the Lehigh Valley Music Awards Rock Showcase, sponsored by Lehigh Valley Underground.
Starting at 8 p.m., Another Day Dawns, Doubting Thoma$, The Cherrybombs, and Social Call will be at FLYLVIA Plaza Tropical. We’ll be there. Everyone will be there!
Including you. Yes, you.
Musikfest Five-Point Preview
Day 3 – Aug. 7, 2016
Fritz’s Polka Band | 12 p.m.
Stage: Wells Fargo Festplatz (North)
Description: Would it be Musikfest without polka? No. The answer is no.
Burning Bridget Cleary | 3 p.m.
Stage: Volksplatz (North)
Description: Sunday’s diverse offerings continue with the popular Celtic folk group.
Eric Mintel Quartet | 4 p.m.
Stage: Red Stag Pub Liederplatz (North)
Description: Jazz on a beautiful, lazy Sunday afternoon? Where do we sign up?
Belle-Skinner | 5 p.m.
Stage: Martin Guitar Lyrikplatz at Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas (South)
Description: Keepin’ it indie from all the way in Albany!
The Lehigh Valley Music Awards Rock Showcase, sponsored by Lehigh Valley Underground | 8 p.m.
Stage: FLYLVIA Plaza Tropical (North)
Description: We already told you, didn’t we?
There’s more where that came from! Check in with DustinSchoof.com every morning throughout Musikfest for a full free stage lineup!
Musikfest starts this weekend, and we’re popping in on our summer break to preview the action! Joining us is Ricardo Flores, President of the Greater Lehigh Valley Music Association, who talks to us about the organization’s mission, values, and the Lehigh Valley Music Awards Rock Showcase, sponsored by Lehigh Valley Underground, happening Sunday, Aug. 7 from 8-11 p.m. at Musikfest’s Plaza Tropical stage.
Plus, we play music from artists who you’ll hear at the festival!
The Groove Merchants – John the Savage
Alex Radus – We Can’t Play Like Django
This Way to the Egress – Earworm
Doubting Thoma$ – Slate Clean
Voirvoir – I Wanna
Scott Marshall – Hope on the Cross
Today, Lehigh Valley Underground is thrilled to announce an official partnership with the Greater Lehigh Valley Music Association (GLVMA).
The GLVMA is a non-profit 501(c)3 arts organization which, according to its official Facebook page, “believes that artistic expression and the creative process are positive and desirable contributions to our diverse culture.” The organization is responsible for many local programs and initiatives, including the annual Lehigh Valley Music Awards, as well as a scholarship program for young students in the arts.
“The Greater Lehigh Valley Music Association and its volunteers continue to work for the betterment of the entire music community in eastern Pennsylvania,” said Gerard Longo, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Lehigh Valley Underground. “This mission is similar to that of Lehigh Valley Underground, and I am ecstatic that our organizations will work together to create more opportunities for all local artists.”
The first instance of this will be at the Lehigh Valley Music Awards Rock Showcase, occurring at Musikfest’s Plaza Tropical stage on Sunday, August 7 from 8-11 p.m. Lehigh Valley Underground is an official media sponsor of the event, which will showcase bands including Social Call, The Cherrybombs, Doubting Thoma$, and Another Day Dawns.
Lehigh Valley Underground also plans to participate as a media sponsor in the GLVMA’s Third Annual Arts on the Move event, taking place at South Bethlehem’s Touchstone Theatre on Saturday, November 12 at 6 p.m. The event will feature local artists including Triple G, Project 3², Jordyn Kenzie, and Erin Kelly, as well as an auction of unique musical instruments to benefit the GLVMA’s scholarship fund.