Review: Three Strands – Letters to the Light

Artist: Three Strands
Album: Letters to the Light
Released: July 7, 2017
Genre: Folk

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Review: Church Girls – Breaking Bones

Artist: Church Girls
Song: Hidalgo
Released: August 2017
Genre: Indie rock

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Lisa’s Lens: The Dull Blue Lights Shine

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.

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Review: Philly’s June Divided Brings Dynamic Indie Rock to Musikfest

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.

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Sun Blind Debuts New Song with Forthcoming Debut Album On Horizon

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.

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Review: The Wayside Shakeup – Hometown Burndown

Artist: The Wayside Shakeup
Single: Hometown Burndown
Release Date: Summer 2017
Genre: Americana/Rock

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Sonnder’s ‘Not Far Enough’ Video to Premiere on LVU July 14

Philly indie rockers Sonnder will be coming to the Lehigh Valley on Friday, July 14 to perform alongside Summer Scouts, Heat Thunder, and Houston and the Dirty Rats at Spin Me Round, inside of the Phillipsburg Mall.

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On the Road with Alex Mery & The Townsmen: Day #12 – Ah, The City (Philadelphia)

 

Distressed chalk work? Nah. This sign is a result of torrential downpours and a thunderstorm that hit Philly tonight right as I was parking our truck/trailer a mile away from the venue for our evening performance. This is all probably a result of my aforementioned “decent weather” from my accounts of Day #11.  Now, let’s rewind…

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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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