A little over a week ago, The Sherman Theater hosted an EP release party for the up and coming pop punk/emo/hardcore/ska-influenced band, Keep Flying. It was more of a one-day fest, as the bill consisted of roughly ten bands.
Photo credit: BananaFactory.org
ArtsQuest’s SouthSide Arts & Music Festival is getting a makeover.
We’ve been talking a lot about big shows lately here at Lehigh Valley Underground. From announcing our First Annual Winter Jamboree, to presenting you with our take on a big opportunity with Bon Jovi, it appears as though 2017 is setting up nicely for all levels of the live scene.
Lehigh Valley Underground has been at this thing for almost a year. In that time, we have met so many talented artists, we’re positive that there will never be a shortage of great music to cover.
That includes the live scene, which, as we’ve found, is active year-round around these parts. While we certainly have plenty of artists that we like to catch whenever possible, we’re not going to give away who our favorites are juuuuuust yet. (Spoilers: Perhaps we will toward the end of the year…)
While we’re not showing our hand until it’s time to review this wild and wonderful year, we got to thinking that you, our loyal readers, probably have plenty of good suggestions for us to check out right now.
Whether you’ve seen them covered on LVU before, or they’re new music to our ears, we want to know: Who are your favorite local acts to see live?
P.S.: When you leave your comment, feel free to share a streaming link!
Touring is by no means an easy pursuit, and one can only imagine the difficulty of traveling from city to city, and then playing to a less-than-receptive crowd. Such was the case when Boston’s Jack Romanov played a Philadelphia venue last winter. Since that point, the band has found acceptance thanks in a large part to The Stoop crew. Performances by Jack Romanov and New York’s Ghost Pressure at The Stoop last weekend not only solidified their following in the Philly music scene, but it also displayed that The Stoop has become a great location for out-of-town bands to gain exposure. Continue reading Touring Bands Thrive at The Stoop
Last Friday I was thoroughly entertained by Flux Capacitor’s concert at Boxcar Brewing Company. Earlier this year Flux Capacitor played Bonnaroo, so going into the concert, my expectations were extremely high. Flux Capacitor delivered. Continue reading Concert Review: Flux Capacitor
Friday evening was a good one to spend indoors, with the threat of rain looming and the temperatures lower than we’ve become accustomed to in recent months. It was also perfect jazz weather, making Chris Cummings Trio’s performance at Weyerbacher’s Tap Room a timely event.
The music accented a friendly post-work week atmosphere, topped off with good friends and great local beers from one of the region’s top breweries. Some moments are captured below. Enjoy!
Musos is back, and so are we!
March begins this week, which means that winter in the Lehigh Valley will soon come to an end! While you keep warm with that thought, make plans to enjoy these…
Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week
Mon., Feb. 29, 10 p.m.
Open Mic Jam
Venue: The Funhouse, 5 E. 4th St., Bethlehem
Description: Show your stuff at this bi-weekly jam at this iconic South Bethlehem music venue.
Thurs., Mar. 3, 7 p.m.
The Originals Music Series
Venue: Chicago Restaurant & Club Gravity, 1179 Airport Rd., Allentown
Description: Musos is back at the weekly showcase this week, presented by The Fyre & Ice Show. Check out these photos from their previous performance, and then come out for another great night of rock!
Sun., Mar. 6, 4 p.m.
The 17th Annual Lehigh Valley Music Awards
Venue: Musikfest Café, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem
Description: Performances include Brosky & Meyer, Craig Thatcher Band, DJ Menace Collaboration, Erin Kelly, Fusion Jazz Trio, Larry Werner, MindMaze, Whiskeyhickon Boys, John Carelli, Rick Bouley & Lane Conklin, and a Student Showcase from The Lesson Center, School of Rock and the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts.
Pictured: RED performing at The Originals Music Series at Chicago Restaurant and Club Gravity on Feb. 4, 2016.
We all know that there is a growing number of live music venues popping up all over the Valley. Which one is the best to see a show?
Do you prefer the historical ambiance of SteelStacks? Or, how about the intimacy of a venue like Club Gravity at Chicago Restaurant? Are you a Funhouse patron, or is Godfrey Daniels more your speed?
Or… are there venues you feel don’t get the recognition they deserve? Let us know about those, too!