Above the Mendoza Hits a Home Run with ‘A Shoulder to Lean On, But Not a Crutch’

Artist: Above the Mendoza
Album: A Shoulder to Lean On, But Not a Crutch
Released: May 15, 2017
Genre: Pop punk

Our first encounter with Above the Mendoza was on Record Store Day at Spin Me Round, when they performed among a host of alternative and punk bands who brought high energy to the Jersey side of the Valley all afternoon and evening.

That energy continues on “A Shoulder to Lean On, But Not a Crutch” – 21 minutes of pop punk goodness from this rising Philly-area band.

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Beyond the Valley: A ‘Conversation’ with Civil Youth

Philadelphia’s Civil Youth has been generating buzz in advance of their new album, “Conversations,” which will hit on Friday, May 19. The guys will be celebrating the release of the new record at the Theatre of the Living Arts the following night alongside Sonnder, The GoAround, and The Moxy.

With so much excitement in the air, we took a few minutes to ask the guys a few questions.

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The Groove Merchants Are Planning an Epic Friday Night

Since before LVU’s inception, we’ve followed the career of The Groove Merchants. A chance encounter with this big-sounding blues band about a month before Launch Day has made us fans ever since.

This Friday, a lot more people will have the opportunity to share in the funky five-piece’s soulful sounds.

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PHOTOS: Psychoskunk, Adam Travis & The Soul, Roi and the Secret People, and Bohemian Mule at The Grape Room

What do you do when you find yourself out of town on a Saturday night, but you still want to cover a show?

I had that question answered for me this week. I knew that I was going to be in the Philly area this weekend for some personal life stuff. As I looked through my Facebook events, I noticed that our friends Roi and the Secret People had an upcoming show at The Grape Room in Manayunk.

From there, I knew I had plans.

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Philly’s Civil Youth Unveils ‘Dark Debts’ Music Video

Philadelphia alt-rockers Civil Youth have been busy in preparation for their forthcoming album, “Conversations.” The band has been opening for bands like Twenty One Pilots, AWOLNATION, Phantogram, and Capital Cities.

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