LVU Best of 2017: The Bands

Our Best of 2017 video series continues, this time shedding a spotlight on the bands that made their mark throughout the year.

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LVU Best of 2017: The Albums

We’re coming up on the end of 2017, which can only mean one thing: it’s Year in Review time!

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Thank You (1,000 Times)

I’m sitting here, in slight disbelief that this post is what it is. It’s Lehigh Valley Underground’s 1,000th fresh, new trip onto your computer or mobile device.

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LVU Supports Moravian College’s Second Annual Day of Giving

Today is the second annual Moravian College Day of Giving. Briefly, I would like to pause from our regularly scheduled local music content to tell you why it’s important to me to give back to this institution — the sixth-oldest college in the United States.

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LVU Founder Gerard Longo Featured on Creative Confidential Podcast

I recently had the honor and privilege of joining Bryan Tuk, CEO of Performing Arts Live, Inc. and founder of Allentown JazzFest, for the latest episode of his podcast, Creative Confidential. Creative Confidential features conversations with filmmakers, artists, musicians and non-profit CEOs about their professional and artistic journeys, their influences and the challenges they have faced along the way.

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LVU and DustinSchoof.com Present: Best Albums of 2016

You’ve already seen our picks for best festivals and live performers. Now, Dustin and I return to tell you who we think put out the best albums in 2016.

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LVU and DustinSchoof.com Present: Best Festivals of 2016

Coming to you from the minds of local music Mega Powers Lehigh Valley Underground and DustinSchoof.com: The Best of 2016 video series.

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LVU Receives Eight Lehigh Valley Music Awards Nominations

Lehigh Valley Underground is excited to announce that it has received a total of eight Lehigh Valley Music Awards nominations in recognition of its work to raise awareness of the local music scene in eastern Pennsylvania, western New Jersey, and beyond.

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Hey, look! I’m a ‘Music Industry Master Mind!’

One hot summer day earlier this year, I was on the phone with John Scargall, touring country artist and #GoodFriendoftheShow. John and I talk to catch up on each other’s projects every so often, and to bounce ideas off of one another.

As this particular conversation went on, John told me about his upcoming Music Industry Master Mind podcast. The series features John interviewing “some of the music industry’s top executives and minds to find out what makes them tick; [and] the beliefs and strategies they use in order to achieve tremendous success.”

John’s Music Industry Master Mind guest list includes CEOs and top industry A&R executives, and provides valuable industry insight to anybody passionate about making music their life’s mission.

Now, I am ecstatic and humbled to tell you that Music Industry Master Mind also features the story of Lehigh Valley Underground!

John extended the offer to me to share my experience of building Lehigh Valley Underground, from fledgling blog to local online music powerhouse(?). To have my name — and, especially, Lehigh Valley Underground’s — listed alongside some of the top executives in the music industry today is a tremendous honor, and to share my thoughts on John’s amazing platform is something for which I’m incredibly grateful.

Thanks to John for including me! Please have a listen to the podcast to learn our origin story (Spoilers: The Quinn Spinn is involved), what it takes to succeed, and my hopes for LVU’s future.