Last night, our region was well represented by four of the area’s top indie rock acts as Spin Me Round (inside the Phillipsburg Mall) hosted its Free Summer Chill Concert.
Six years ago, I had the opportunity to do a photo shoot with a band that was still a secret and rocking out in their basement studio. All of them were seasoned musicians who were ready to test the waters with not only each other, but with a listening audience, as well.
The chemistry between all of them flowed like a sea of sweet chocolate. As I sat there and listened to them, I asked them, “What are you guys waiting on? Get out there and play!”
Their music commands your attention, and the songs are written about real life events and issues, allowing their fans to relate to the songs on a more personal and intimate level. They were received well and gained a fan base in no time at all.
Billy Bauer graciously invited Lehigh Valley Underground to make the trip up to Stroudsburg’s Sherman Theater on Friday night to catch his eponymous band’s opening gig in support of Gin Blossoms.
We happily obliged.
Tape Swap Radio is celebrating its fourth anniversary recording bands and hosting concerts in the Lehigh Valley with the launch of a new live series dubbed, ‘Rooftop Sessions.’ Tape Swap Radio, started by Lehigh Valley residents Matt Molchany and Shamus McGroggan in 2013, has partnered with The Alternative Gallery in Allentown to record live sets from bands on the roof of the four-story Cigar Factory Artist Studios building in South Allentown.
To close out July, Lehigh Valley Underground and American Spirits Roadhouse are teaming up once again.
This time, it’s for a Sunday twin bill that will feature talent from near and far.