Tag Archives: indie rock

Ralph’s Reviews: Stoney Run Group – Self-titled

Stoney Run Group’s self-titled album, released in October 2017, has a definite 70s vibe with a few twists, for a sound that can be described as psychedelic indie rock. There a some hints of reggae (“All the Reasons”), jazz (“Only Waiting For You”) and blues (“Red Car”). You can hear the influence of jam bands like Little Feat, The Grateful Dead, and Phish, without the long, drawn-out 20 minute delivery of a 5-minute song which is often pretty cool live, but not necessarily ideal listening in the recorded version.

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LVU, Color Me Mine to Host DIY Showcase Aug. 25

We’ve teamed up with South Bethlehem’s Color Me Mine Lehigh Valley on quite a few music events over the past year. Some have, of course, been a part of our First Friday Concert Series, while we’ve also worked together to host performances during SouthSide Arts & Music Festival and other independent ventures.

On Saturday, August 25, we’ll be back at it again!

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Best Hit TV Announces Debut Full-Length

New Jersey-based rock-trio Best Hit TV announced their debut full-length album titled Being Emotionally Manipulative isn’t Very Punk Rock of You, which is set for release on July 20. The announcement came on with the release of their song “Part of Me” as a preview single. Recorded in their Newark rehearsal space, the album will follow two previous EP releases and a string of shows across New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York.

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PHOTOS: Sounds of The Underground: Live! ft. EDEN and Alpha Zero Three

The first Thursday of June once again brought rock to the stage of Rivals Sports Bar & Restaurant in Easton, the monthly scene of Sounds of The Underground: Live!, presented by WLVU: The Sound of The Underground, The Balcony Show, and Gig Digger Entertainment.

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The Beautiful Distortion Accepted into Music Under New York Program

Bethlehem-based rock band The Beautiful Distortion is one of 60 acts that received a call-back to audition for the “Music Under New York” (MTA MUSIC) program in May. MTA MUSIC provides more than 7,500 performances each year at approximately 30 locations throughout the New York City subway system. Every spring, MTA MUSIC presents a day of invite-only auditions in Manhattan to review and add new performers to their official roster.

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Billy Bauer Band to Bring Dave Matthews Tribute to Mauch Chunk Opera House This Friday

In addition to their catalog of original material — including the forthcoming single, “So I Love,” — Bethlehem-based acoustic rockers Billy Bauer Band are known regionally for their popular Dave Matthews Band tribute show.

On Friday night, the band will head north to Jim Thorpe to bring the show to the historic Mauch Chunk Opera House.

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Philly Artists Marcelyn and A Day Without Love Coming to Allentown June 29

What are most Philadelphia DIY shows like? They are a place for making friends. That is the story of Marcelyn and A Day Without Love (ADWL). Both Penn State Alumni with differing musical backgrounds, the stories of both of these Philadelphia based songwriters will be shared across the New England area.

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Announcing our Banko Beer Garden First Friday Lineup!

With the May edition of #LVUFirstFriday, we ushered in a new era – the Banko Beverage Co. Beer Garden Era. During the warm weather months, you will now have the chance to come to the South Bethlehem Greenway (Mechanic St. between Webster and Adams) during First Friday, where you can enjoy and appreciate a selection of beers, yard games, and music presented by our friends at Banko, alongside LVU and SouthSide Arts District.

And, in case you’re wondering who you’ll feast your ears upon this summer (and into the fall), we have an answer!

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