Beyond the Valley: Meet Mike Mains and His Feel-Good Jams

In addition to 10 free performances presented by Lehigh Valley Underground at this weekend’s SouthSide Arts and Music Festival, patrons who purchase a pass at SteelStacks.org will have the opportunity to check out 20+ paid shows from regional- and national-touring artists.

Enter Michigan native Mike Mains into that equation.

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Billy Bauer Band Announces “So I Love” Crowdfunding Campaign

Billy Bauer Band spent time this fall and winter heading down to Philadelphia’s MilkBoy the Studio to record “So I Love,” the band’s forthcoming new single and their first new studio recording in six years.

The band wants to make the release even more special by offering the single as part of a four-track EP with exclusive live cuts — and they need your help!

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Color Me Mine DIY Showcase to Serve as First Friday After Party May 4

We had such a great time presenting a DIY showcase alongside Color Me Mine Lehigh Valley back in February that we’ve decided to team up and do it again…

…and this time, it will take place during the May edition of #LVUFirstFriday!

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Review: Ceramic Animal – Hit or Miss

Philly’s nasty boys Ceramic Animal are back with another taste of their upcoming sophomore album.

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‘Stage on Stage’ Set to Return to Easton’s State Theatre This Saturday

In January, Easton’s State Theatre Center for the Arts Hosted a successful debut to its Stage on Stage series with an Americana showcase featuring The Trongone Band with support from locals and LVMA winners, Acoustic Kitty Project.

This Saturday, the series returns to State Theatre with a bit of folk and bluegrass flair.

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PHOTOS: Tape Swap Radio Showcase, Mar. 31, 2018

Before an absolutely wild month of April begins here at Lehigh Valley Underground (more on that later), we wanted to warm up by busting out the camera and getting out on the scene.

Fortunately, Tape Swap Radio obliged, presenting its latest showcase at Lit Roastery and Bakeshop in South Bethlehem.

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Alpha Zero Three is ‘Getting Ready to Run’ to the Studio for Album #2

It doesn’t feel like all that long ago that Phillipsburg-based rockers Alpha Zero Three released their self-titled debut album to the enjoyment of all those who encountered its strong, anthemic hooks.

The band has stayed hard at work since, working on new material for a follow-up and recently providing us with our first taste of the upcoming release.

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LVU Review-A-Palooza: Kara Hartzell Returns with ‘On the Horizon’

Singer-songwriter Kara Hartzell has been hard at work since we last saw her at our 2nd Birthday Spectacular at SteelStacks in January, preparing to release a follow-up to 2017’s “When I’m Home” EP.

The first taste of new music was released earlier this month, with new single “On the Horizon” recalling the true story of Hartzell’s lonely dinner for one through the eyes of a fictional third-person.

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Review: Mosey Beat Soars to Exciting Heights with ‘Flight’

Artist: Mosey Beat
Album: Flight
Released: 2017
Genre: Jam/Funk/Progressive

Back in August, we saw funky Lehigh Valley jam band Mosey Beat perform on a beautiful Tuesday night at the Provident Bank Main Street stage at Musikfest. It was there that bassist Dave Abraham estimated that approximately 75% of their live performances are improvised.

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PHOTOS: DIY Showcase at Color Me Mine Lehigh Valley

Saturday night at Color Me Mine Lehigh Valley (25 E. 3rd St., Bethlehem) was the first of its kind: a regional DIY showcase featuring five acts, each with its own distinct style, to make for a vibrant night painted in varying shades of rock and roll.

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