Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week: May 8-14

Now that Allentown JazzFest has once again come and gone, we find ourselves at the beginning of a week that features many reasons to celebrate.

Celebrate with us, if you would, by attending any number of these…

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Pearly Baker’s to Feature Blue Heart’s Revelry this Friday

Like bluegrass, rock and roll, and a great beer selection? We’ve got a Friday night for you!

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Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week: Jan. 30-Feb. 5

We believe that every week is “Super” here on the Valley’s music scene, and this one is no exception.

If you’re like most of the country, you probably won’t be venturing too far out on Sunday. Before then, however, there’s plenty of quality entertainment in your backyard. For example, here are the…

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Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week: Oct. 10-16

 

There’s variety waiting for you out on the scene this week. Whether it’s indie pop from Canada or country rock from right here at home, it’s, as always, happening right under your nose.

Don’t let your opportunity to discover great original music escape you. Check out the…

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PHOTOS: Pearly Baker’s Open Mic, Hosted by Carter Lansing

I love open mics. I love the fact that they give you the opportunity to hear a small sample size of multiple artists in the same night. I also appreciate what the open mic represents: newcomers and music scene veterans, coming together to hone their craft.

Everyone out here on the music scene (and, well, any music scene ever) is a creator. We want to find ways to share our creations with the world around us, even if it’s just a few people at a time. Whether sharing originals or rather interesting covers, musicians need an audience. The open mic gives them that, often in an intimate setting.

This was the case at Pearly Baker’s in Easton on Thursday night, as a showcase hosted by Acoustic Kitty Project’s Carter Lansing yielded some relaxing acoustic tunes in a variety of styles to start the weekend early. Check out a few black-and-white shots (and forgive all the shadows — the dim lighting adds to the ambiance at Pearly’s).

Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week: Oct. 3-9

Although October started as a cold, rainy mess, we hope that your weekend wasn’t a washout!

Either way, you can start anew with a fresh month’s first batch of…

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Wed., Oct. 5 | 5:30 p.m.
uMan ERA’s Ace Frehley Pre-Party
Venue:
Sherman Theater’s Sherman Showcase Lounge, 522 Main St., Stroudsburg
Admission: FREE
Description: Visit our friends to the north, uMan ERA, and score some Ace Frehley tickets for that night’s main stage performance.

Thurs., Oct. 6 | 9 p.m.
Open Mic Night, Hosted by Carter Lansing
Venue: Pearly Baker’s Alehouse, 11 Center Sq., Easton
Admission: FREE
Description: You never know who  is going to show up to an open mic in the Valley. It could even be… you!

 Sat., Oct. 8 | 4 p.m.
The Moondogs Howl at Oktoberfest
Venue: 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem
Admission: FREE
Description: The Moondogs Rock-toberfest in their return to SteelStacks!

Sat., Oct. 8 | 7 p.m.
Romantic States, Billy Mack Collector & The Wildlings

Venue: Consolidated Cardboard, Allentown
Admission: $7-10 donation
Description: A DIY show for the indie rock enthusiast.

Sat., Oct. 8 | 10 p.m.
Shawn Cav Ensemble

Venue: Pearly Baker’s Alehouse, 11 Center Sq., Easton
Admission: FREE
Description: Have a Super Saturday of your own, and complete it with this nightcap of jazz fusion and instrumental grooves.

PHOTOS: Soundscapes with Shawn Cav and Dan DeChellis at Pearly Baker’s

Thursday night brought me to Easton, where I would visit Pearly Baker’s for the first time. It was a nice first visit to Pearly’s; a mellow evening, accented wonderfully by the musical efforts of Shawn Cav and Dan DeChellis.

Each artist had a chance to showcase his mastery to the Pearly Baker’s crowd. Cav’s work on guitar and bass impressively defied genre, while DeChellis’ captivating work on keys filled the room with a plethora of sounds. Together, the duo created lush atmospheric, improvisational grooves to keep music lovers engaged and guessing what might come next.

This laid back evening of great talent and tunes made me want to return to Pearly Baker’s. Fortunately, I’ll have that chance on Saturday for another Shawn Cav band, the Acoustic Bite Trio.

Until then, enjoy a few photos courtesy of LVU!

 

Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week: Apr. 18-24

So much great music in the Valley this week. Man… are we sure LAUNCH can’t wait until next weekend?

It’s another big week for the live scene in eastern PA, including a Super Saturday of shows both in the Valley and a little ways away (hello, LAUNCH Music Conference). Learn more as we present the…

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Thurs., Apr. 21 | 7 p.m.
The Originals Music Series
Venue: Chicago Restaurant, 1179 Airport Road, Allentown
Admission: FREE
Description: Julius returns this week alongside September Silence to the weekly showcase, presented by The Fyre & Ice Show.

Sat., Apr. 23 | 6 p.m.
Scott Marshall & Marshall’s Highway: Sounding Out Against Heroin
Venue: ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem
Admission: $20 advance, $25 day of show
Description: Nine-time 2016 LVMA winner Scott Marshall returns to the Musikfest Café with his band to raise heroin awareness.

Sat., Apr. 23 | 8 p.m.
Autoerotica Unplugged w/ Dissension Rising & Rofo Audio
Venue: The Riegelsville Tavern, 1274 Easton Rd., Riegelsville
Admission: FREE
Description: Hard rockers Autoerotica play a rare acoustic set, supported by Ireland’s Dissension Rising and rising local rockers, Rofo Audio.

Sat., Apr. 23 | 10 p.m.
Roi & the Secret People w/ Nameless Victims
Venue: Pearly Baker’s Alehouse, 11 Center Sq., Easton
Admission: FREE
Description: You can come from one of the evening’s earlier shows and keep the rock going with a set from the Easton mainstay, fronted by the charismatic Mike Roi.

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

It’s snowing, and it’s Presidents Day. It fits…

Winter weather may be putting a damper on your Presidents Day plans, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t make them for the rest of this week!

Also, it should be noted that The Originals Music Series is taking a rare night off this week. With that being said, we’re happy to direct your attention to some other…

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Fri., Feb. 19 | 10 p.m.
Moondogs 5
Venue: Pearly Baker’s Alehouse, 11 Center Sq., Easton
Description: Bring your dancing shoes and start your weekend right with this five-piece!

Sat., Feb. 20, 8 p.m.
Lauren Marsh
Venue: ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem
Admission: FREE
Description: Indie singer-songwriter Lauren Marsh plays songs from her five-track EP, “Veracity,” among other selections.

Sat., Feb. 20 | 8 p.m.
Project Mayhem Collective
Venue: Longswamp Tavern, 20 Gap Rd., Macungie
Admission: FREE, 21+
Description: Four local bands join together for a night of unforgettable hard rock and metal.

Sun., Feb. 21 | 10 p.m.
Ian Gallagher Music & The Frequency Collage
Venue: The Funhouse, 5 E. 4th St., Bethlehem, PA
Description: Bethlehem’s very own original jam band takes the stage once again at the South Bethlehem live music staple.