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A Celebration So Hardcore (and more!)

Pictured: Pocono-based hardcore band Kids.

We truly hit the Underground in a big way on Friday night, heading to St. Bernard’s in South Bethlehem for the Double Decker/Square of Opposition Records Anniversary Prefest.

Friday night’s preview of this weekend’s Double Decker/Square of Opposition Anniversary Fest featured eight bands from various genres, including punk, hardcore, post-hardcore, and indie. The lineup included (in order of appearance): Yankee Bluff, Spill, Casual, Florence & Libby, Pain Strikes, Raw, Kids, and Carpenter Ant. The all-ages show also served as a fundraiser for Valley Youth House, which provides shelter for vulnerable, abused, and homeless youth.

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Indie music supporters kept St.Bernard’s in Bethlehem packed all night long.

Throughout the night, there was a palpable sense of community throughout the packed room. Music fans from all walks of life came through to support a worthy cause and kick off a weekend of celebration. Bands stayed to support other bands long after their sets were complete, and all those in attendance seemed to hang on every impassioned riff and vocal, regardless of who was performing.

That sense of community is sure to build on Saturday and Sunday. The festival officially kicks off at 3:30 p.m. today, moving to Allentown’s Merchant Square Mall for the remainder of the weekend with 27 performers and more than 20 vendors in all. Saturday night headliners include Iron Chic and Snowing, while Sunday’s lineup features Slingshot Dakota, Plow United, and Pissed Jeans.

Tickets begin at $20 for each individual day, with weekend packages available. Get yours at this link.

What’s ‘Poppin?’ A New Stage for School of Rock!

School of Rock Lehigh Valley is looking to give its students a better, more portable stage experience… and they’re selling popcorn to reach their goal!

The school, with locations in Easton and Allentown, has its eyes on purchasing an Intellistage 12’x16′ Portable Stage System which it says will “give (students) a better stage experience, and provide much better visibility when (they) play to larger crowds.”

To meet this goal, a Popcorn Palace fundraiser has been started by the School of Rock. Supporters can choose from twelve different popcorn flavors, from the somewhat-traditional white cheddar and kettle corn, to flavors like “Fruit Rainbow” and “Cookies & Dream.” Popcorn can be purchased in a jar, a “value bag”, or a two-gallon tin.

If its $9,000 goal is reached, this innovative – some might say delicious – fundraiser will help the School of Rock bring its shows anywhere, including to venues with little other staging than ground or pavement. The staging unit will find its permanent home between both School of Rock locations.

For more information on School of Rock Lehigh Valley, visit its Allentown and Easton locations on the web.

PHOTOS: Easton Rocks! Fundraiser at the State Theatre

Carter Lansing, Blue Jean, Alex Radus and Roi & the Secret People packed the house and brought it down during the Easton Rocks! fundraiser at the State Theatre.

You’ve already had a chance to get our take on last night’s incredible evening, presented by DustinSchoof.com. Now, take a look at this great night through Lehigh Valley Underground’s lens.

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