Saturday night marked the beginning of a partnership (outside of our usual First Friday fun) with the legendary Godfrey Daniels. To celebrate, we brought in two of the region’s most prolific and versatile jazz pop artists.
Philly resident soft idiot, Justin Roth’s solo-based bedroom pop/folk brainchild, is on the heels of putting out their second (SECOND!) full-length of 2017. “Stillborn”, released in March, was one of my favorite albums of the year, DIY or otherwise. On December 8, 2017, “Rain Wins Another Year!” comes out.
Artist: The Wayside Shakeup
Album: Can’t Control the Night
Released: November 10, 2017
Genre: Roots rock/Americana
Artist: Ceramic Animal
Album: The Cart
Released: Aug. 30, 2016
Genre: Psych pop/indie rock
Sorry. We just couldn’t resist the irony that we were just behind the 8-ball enough to bring you a video for a song titled “Late October” on November 1.
Artist: Three Strands
Album: Letters to the Light
Released: July 7, 2017
Artist: Church Girls
Released: August 2017
Genre: Indie rock
On Friday, I went to Levitt Pavilion at SteelStacks with plans of seeing classical hip hop duo Black Violin, who have gained popularity as they periodically visit the Lehigh Valley with a live show that successfully merges just about every genre known to man.
Unfortunately, I would come to find out that the duo re-scheduled for Sunday, September 10. However, the people at SteelStacks still gave us a show.
This year, LVU is seeing contributions from members of our music community who are out on the scene at Musikfest to catch the action. One of those people, WLVU Station Manager John Paul DeBard, caught up with Philadelphia indie rockers June Divided (who we saw at another festival earlier this year) and shared his thoughts on their set.
Sun Blind’s new track, “Something I Can’t Change,” blends multiple elements of hard rock with a catchiness that will keep you coming back.