With spring right around the corner, it’s time to start giving serious thought about the ever-approaching 35th annual edition of Musikfest.
And, if your a comedian, that means applying to perform during the second annual Lehigh Valley with Love Comedyplatz.
Continue reading Lehigh Valley with Love Now Accepting 2018 Comedyplatz Submissions
The gang is all here for the final installment of the Lehigh Valley Underground Best of 2017 video series!
Continue reading LVU Best of 2017: Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going
Earlier this fall, we had a fun idea that we’re now calling an annual tradition: to give the Lehigh Valley Underground audience a chance to make their year-end picks as part of the new LVU Fan’s Choice Awards.
We were amazed — and honestly, a bit pleasantly surprised — to see that nearly 1,000 people voted on their favorites from the year. Now, we announce the results…
Continue reading The 2017 LVU Fan’s Choice Award Winners Are…
We are fewer than two weeks until Musikfest gets underway in Bethlehem on Friday, August 4. This is one of the more opinionated times of the year on our music scene; folks will take to social media to express their opinions on the matter in a polarizing manner that is second only, perhaps, to the period surrounding the Lehigh Valley Music Awards every March.
Continue reading So, You Weren’t Selected to Play Musikfest…
Before Summer Scouts hit the American Spirits Roadhouse stage as part of our May-riffic Music Festival on Saturday, May 27 (8:15 p.m.), we want to give you a preview of what’s to come with the video for the band’s newest single, “Give It Our All.”
Continue reading Summer Scouts Conjure Musikfest Memories with “Give It Our All” Video
Let’s start a new tradition around here on the first Monday of the year: In addition to providing you with the Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week, as we do every Monday, let’s take a longer look at our calendar to, perhaps, some Can’t-Miss Shows of the Year.
Continue reading 2017: A Five-Point Preview
Coming to you from the minds of local music Mega Powers Lehigh Valley Underground and DustinSchoof.com: The Best of 2016 video series.
Continue reading LVU and DustinSchoof.com Present: Best Festivals of 2016
I must say, it’s hard to pick “favorites” sometimes. This is one of those times, because there have been a ton of great festivals around the Valley this year.
Continue reading Founder’s Picks: Musikfest was the Best Fest
Well… that was quite a month!
It started with the story of how we wound up here in the first place. Then, we announced a Mega Powerful partnership with our pal Dustin Schoof. That was reason to party, so we followed it up with a ten-day celebration of the grandest musical tradition in our Valley. We covered artists from our region and beyond, and even had the chance to get in on the action, thanks to a special assist from our friends at the Greater Lehigh Valley Music Association and ArtsQuest.
The fun didn’t stop there. We hung out at an open jam featuring former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy and a couple of the best and brightest young bands in our region. We enjoyed a diversified #SuperSaturday around our Valley that included a studio performance, a grand opening, and a night of hardcore. We reviewed albums, featured some great pieces from contributors, and had a wonderful time doing it all.
What did all of that mean for us? It meant shattering every meaningful record – Every. Single. Record. – when it comes to LVU’s site traffic. Here are a few of the milestones we reached this August.
- Surpassed 50,000 all-time page views
- Surpassed 10,000 all-time unique visitors
- Surpassed 12,500 page views in a single month (previous record – 9,199)
- Surpassed 2,300 unique visitors in a single month (previous record – 1,747)
The moral of the story is that Lehigh Valley Underground grew up this month, from a fledgling local music blog to a force to be reckoned with. Our platform has improved greatly over the past month, which bodes well for the many talented artists and music people on our local scene.
There’s no sense in stopping now. Tonight, we cap our amazing month at the Great Allentown Fair, supporting just a few of our favorite local artists as they compete to win WZZO’s 28th Annual Backyard Bands Competition.
So, that was August — a milestone month for LVU in every way. After all of that, only one question comes to mind…
How will we #GoUnderground to make September even better?