PHOTOS: Julius and Sonar Lights Rock the Roadhouse

Before taking the plunge into full Musikfest mode, we had one final stop on the road to the nation’s largest free outdoor music festival — and that stop took us to American Spirits Roadhouse in Asbury, NJ for a show that was months in the making.

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Review: Sonar Lights – Babelonia

Catch Sonar Lights when they rock American Spirits Roadhouse alongside Julius this Sunday, July 30 at American Spirits Roadhouse. Details here.

Artist: Sonar Lights
Album: Babelonia
Released: Jan. 2, 2017
Genre: Heavy Rock

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Julius and Sonar Lights to ‘Rock the Roadhouse’ July 30

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.

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Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week: May 15-21

In one fell swoop, it seems as though summer is going to come roaring back this week. Temps are expected to hit the upper 80s and low 90s during the middle of the week.

It’s fitting, then, that this weekend will be very summer-like in terms of activity on the music scene. Here are our picks for…

Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week!

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PHOTOS: Julius and Copper Fields at The Originals Music Series

A Thursday night twin bill was on tap at Chicago Restaurant’s Club Gravity for the latest installment of The Originals Music Series.

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Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week: Mar. 20-26

One thing you’ll notice below: This weekend is stacked!

Some of this week’s talent is homegrown. Other artists will be visiting us from other locales near and far with unforgettable performances. Regardless, all of these performances are sure to be…

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Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week: Dec. 5-11

The arctic winds are expected to roll into our region this week. However, those of us on the Lehigh Valley music scene are a resilient bunch, and we won’t let it stop us from going outside.

Especially not, when you consider these…

Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week!

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PHOTOS: The Originals Music Series Returns With Carefree Constant and Julius

The official start of fall is less than a week away, and it’s a good time to make a new run. For The Originals Music Series, they did so by inviting Carefree Constant and Julius out for the first show of the season.

Carefree Constant took the stage first. The Whitehall-based foursome have put a progressive spin on the reggae rock genre, which lends a heavier edge to the band’s sounds and provides good contrast and variety from the group’s more laid back tunes.

Next up was Julius, who always brings a fun energy to the Club Gravity stage. The singer-songwriter reliably rocked setlist staples like “Sunlit Day” and “Better Life,” while mixing in new and unreleased tracks.

Want more rock? Starting Thursday, September 29, The Originals Music Series will return to a weekly schedule at Club Gravity inside Chicago Restaurant. Keep tabs on the Series’ Facebook page for details!

Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week: Sept. 12-18

The cameras are revved up – can you rev up a camera? – for another great week of shows here in the Lehigh Valley! A weekly showcase returns on Thursday, and the possibilities are limitless all weekend with these…

Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week!

Thurs., Sept. 15 | 7 p.m.
Julius and Carefree Constant at the Originals Music Series
Venue:
Chicago Restaurant’s Club Gravity, 1179 Airport Road, Allentown
Admission: FREE
Description: Our bread-and-butter gig returns for the fall, presented by the Fyre & Ice Show.

Fri., Sept. 16 | 6 p.m.
We Have Ghosts, Kate Dressed Up & Kyle Gischel
Venue: Coffeehouse Without Limits, 707 N. 4th St., Allentown
Admission: $5
Description: Two Philly bands join a local singer-songwriter for a diverse night of live music.

Sat., Sept. 17 | 10 a.m.
Blue Jean

Venue: Easton Farmers Market, Center Sq., Easton
Admission: FREE
Description: Enjoy some fresh produce, as well as acoustic covers and originals with your morning coffee.

Sat., Sept. 17 | 3:30 p.m.
The Bastard Sons of Burt Sugarman

Venue: Weyerbacher Brewing, 905 Line St., Easton
Admission: FREE
Description: Keep it in Easton as Mike Roi, Carter Lansing, Pentley Holmes, and Shane Reimer perform solo acoustic versions of their songs and tell the stories behind them.

Sun., Sept. 18 | 2 p.m.
Tribute to 50 Years: John Mayall & the Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton
Venue:
Allentown Masonic Temple, 1524 W. Linden St., Allentown
Admission: $15
Description: Friar’s Point Band and special guests pay tribute to the British Blues Invasion of 1966.

Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week: Jul. 11-17

We’re a bit late with our typical early-week preview. I guess that’s what happens when you’re out on the scene all day Sunday and have hundreds – literally, hundreds – of photos to sort through from Easton Heritage Day.

To make up for the tardiness, we present you with even more options as part of this week’s…

Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week!

Tues., Jul. 12 | 6 p.m.
The Groove Merchants
Venue:
Hamilton Kitchen & Bar, 645 W. Hamilton St., Allentown
Admission: FREE
Description: Listen to some funky, bluesy rhythms to celebrate Hamilton Kitchen’s second birthday.

Tues., Jul. 12 | 7 p.m.
Bryan Tuk Complex
Venue:
Hook, 22 N. 6th St., Allentown
Admission: FREE
Description: Jazz drummer Bryan Tuk and his trio perform at Network Magazine’s release after-party

Jul. 15-17
Double Decker/Square of Opposition Anniversary Fest
Venues:
St. Bernard’s, 331-333 Brodhead Ave., Bethlehem (Fri); Merchants Square Mall, 1901 S. 12th St., Allentown (Sat/Sun.)
Admission: $8-$50
Description: Celebrate 20 years of Double Decker and 15 years of Square of Opposition Records, all weekend long.

Sat., Jul. 16 | 4 p.m.
Julius’ Birthday Bash at Ranger Lake
Venue:
Coplay, PA
Admission: FREE
Description: Celebrate the birth of one of the Valley’s premier rockers with his first gig at Ranger Lake.

Sat., Jul. 16 | 7 p.m.
Roi & the Secret People w/ Special Guest Carter Lansing
Venue:
Tally Ho, 205 W. 4th St., Bethlehem
Admission: $5
Description: The Easton rockers perform as part of the WSCI Radio Summer Concert Series.