Friday night at SouthSide 313 was one marked by stellar musicianship, improvisation, and good vibes.
Monday evening had just begun to clear out before we arrived on the scene for the Lehigh Valley Music Awards Musikfest Country Roots Showcase, presented by Lehigh Valley Underground. It was just before 6 p.m. and, after checking in with Ricardo Flores from the GLVMA, I decided that there was some time to hit another stage before setting up our table.
Some of you went back to work today after the first weekend of Musikfest. For those who didn’t – or for those who did, but still are in the ‘Festing spirit – good news: there’s still a lot to like about heading out in Bethlehem today.
For sure, we’ll be at the LVMA Musikfest Country Roots Showcase as a co-presenter, and we couldn’t be more thrilled. But, it is our duty to give you options and spread the love. That’s what we’ll do!
Musikfest Five Point Preview: Monday, August 7
Today, The Quinn Spinn is joined by Josh Klein, the multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire behind Hairy Dudini. Hairy Dudini’s new album, “Vol. 1,” drops this Thursday, so you can be sure that we’ll hear a couple of live, in-studio tracks from the record on today’s show.
The Quinn Spinn, The Official Podcast of Lehigh Valley Underground, still has a lineup of intriguing and talented guests to come before the spring season winds down.
The band will headline Chef Jeff’s Space Rock Jamboree at Northampton’s Gin Mill & Grille this Saturday night. The show is a cancer benefit for Geoffry Thomas, affectionately known as “Chef Jeff,” and will also feature performances from The Beings, Ian Gallagher, The Frequency Collage, The Keystone Drifters, Chewbacca’s Sac, and Hairy Dudini.
Chef Jeff has been catering for bands since 1968 – nearly 50 years – using the motto “You feed my mind, I’ll feed your stomach.” The longtime local music supporter has fed bands across all genres, catered at Woodstock, and now is known for his work during shows at The Gin Mill & Grille.
Doors will open at 6 p.m. on Saturday night, with music beginning at 7 p.m. Admission is $5, with an additional suggested donation of $5 for the Chef Jeff Cancer Fund.