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.
Welcome to the world of Ninja.
Being heavily involved in the local music scene for more 11 years in multiple capacities, I have always wanted to know what makes a musician “tick.” I am always engaging musicians in conversations to get their feedback and thoughts on things important to them.
Because I always receive great feedback during these conversations, I decided to start posting questions on my Facebook page to engage musicians from all over the world, in addition to those at the local level. This has been a valuable tool for not just me, but for those musicians, as well.
This is why Ninjapedia was brought to Lehigh Valley Underground: to educate our music scene based on input from our peers. I hope you enjoy the answers to these questions as much as I do.
Today’s question is:
What does “support your local music scene” mean to you?
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
In three months…
- We’ve made 138 posts (and counting).
- We’ve hit five consecutive weeks with 1,000+ views (special thanks to Scott Marshall for helping us clinch that this week).
- New faces and names are coming into the mix weekly — now including new contributors!
- We have partnerships with fine organizations like Allentown JazzFest, The Valley Ledger, and the Fyre & Ice Show.
…and we’re just getting warmed up!
When I first hatched the idea for Lehigh Valley Underground, I did it because I believed in the talent and passion of our music community. I knew that our original music scene was on the verge of exploding, and it just needed some unifying forces to make the people aware of everything happening in their backyards.
We have a lot of work still to do. However, I must say that, in three months, I’m impressed with and inspired by how far we’ve come together.
Through Lehigh Valley Underground, artists have become aware of opportunities to perform and have their music heard by local and worldwide audiences. Lesser-known venues have received some much-needed and deserved spotlight. There was always a strong arts community here in the Lehigh Valley, but I would like to think that LVU has made it just a little bit closer-knit. So far, so good – we’re adhering to our mission, and we have big ideas to make this resource even better in the months to come.
Of course, it all starts with the beginning of another week. A new episode of The Quinn Spinn will hit sometime tomorrow and you’ll hear about the week’s Can’t-Miss Shows. In those two instances alone, you’re guaranteed to learn something you didn’t know before.
This isn’t any ordinary week, though. Allentown JazzFest kicks off Friday night with Al Chez & the Brothers of Funk. As an official media partner of the festival, you can be sure that we’ll be at that show and many others over the course of ten days.
Thank you for joining us as our #UndergroundSwell continues to grow. Stick with us, because the best is yet to come!
We feature Good Friends of the Show Factory Fast Records, whose compilation, “Good to Meet You,” is featured in full on today’s show. We also have tracks from other good friends, including Second Player Score, Rofo Audio, and Midnight Mob.
REVEL 9 – All I’ve Become (Opening theme)
Second Player Score – Anything At All
Rofo Audio – Tell Me Something
Midnight Mob – Swing On
Paul Maged – Images
Mojave Nomads – Solar Flare
Three Left – Stand Up
Missionary Fades – Cold Light of Day
No One Sun – Good to Meet You
The Shambolic – Crawl
The Lovebuzzards – Slaughterhouse