After another lovely visit with our pals Roi and the Secret People, it was time to get our show on the road up to Northampton for a night of hard rock and general debauchery.
If you’re like us, you’re probably suuuuuuuuper excited for this weekend’s May-riffic Music Festival at American Spirits Roadhouse.
Like, so excited that you can hardly contain yourself, and you just want the week to hurry up and end already so you can get to Saturday. You might even sound something like, “I can’t take another minute of this! OH, THE HUMANITY! WHEN WILL THIS WEEK FINALLY END?!”
Sorry, we got a little carried away. Case of the Mondays, perhaps?
Our May-riffic Music Festival is only ten days away at American Spirits Roadhouse (1090 NJ-173, Asbury, NJ). We can’t wait to spend Memorial Day Weekend with you and 15 of the region’s top original artists, beginning on Saturday, May 27 and carrying through Sunday, May 28.
Today’s edition of The Quinn Spinn is the biggest show we’ve had in a long time.
Today, we are excited to announce that we have teamed up with our friends in VICTIM and local music promoter Ashley Romanishan for a show that is sure to rock!
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$, the case has been made for similar shows at the longstanding venue.
To me, Sunday’s incredible Lehigh Valley Music Awards Rock Showcase at Musikfest’s Plaza Tropical reinforced a few things that I already knew:
- Rock is alive and well in the Lehigh Valley.
- Our area has a wealth of local talent.
- The Greater Lehigh Valley Music Association is a pretty cool organization to work with.
- Musikfest might be the best thing on the planet.
Personally, it was a blast to be on-hand for four great, local bands like Another Day Dawns, Doubting Thoma$, 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!
Don’t let the band names fool you — rock was abundant on Thursday night at The Originals Music Series, and it was anything but silent.
We started our evening with Deprived, who delivered on all things heavy music from metal, to punk, to even some grunge (nice Nirvana cover, guys). It was a great start to the night, setting the tone for what was to come.
A bit later, it was time for September Silence to retake the stage at Chicago Restaurant’s Club Gravity. Earlier this year, the band debuted at this very venue, and they returned sounding tight and got plenty of heads moving to the music.
This week, QSLehighValley gains the distinction of hosting Michael Meade’s first-ever podcast interview! Michael is a singer-songwriter from nearby Bucks County, and he telsl us about his musical history, his teaching endeavors, and his debut album, “Everyday Man.”
REVEL 9 – All I’ve Become (Opening theme)
Julius – Sunlit Day
Michael Meade – Never Grow Up
Michael Meade – Everyday Man
Marc Ambrosia – Take Good Care of Me
Rofo Audio – Hushed
JingerKroa – Sicko
Threatpoint – Careful What You Wish For