A little over a week ago, The Sherman Theater hosted an EP release party for the up and coming pop punk/emo/hardcore/ska-influenced band, Keep Flying. It was more of a one-day fest, as the bill consisted of roughly ten bands.
Artist: Stay Loud
Album: The Basement – EP
Released: May 13, 2017
Genre: Pop Punk/Alternative
Perhaps it’s fitting that we, being Lehigh Valley Underground, are about to review an EP called “The Basement” by Northeast PA pop punks Stay Loud. After all, the #GoUnderground hashtag might suggest to some that we’ve dwelled in plenty of basements in our day.
Destined to escape their basement, however, is this four-piece alt-rock powerhouse, who stays true to their name with a high-energy, emotionally-charged effort.
Do you like watching a band that has so much energy that it makes you want to jump around, too? If you haven’t experienced The Plumcocks, then you are truly missing out!
These young men truly know how to bring the fun and excitement to the stage through their catchy lyrics, which range from talking about being broke, all the way to having too much caffeine (or maybe not enough). These are all things we can relate to, right? I have had the opportunity to see this band several times, and you can’t help but to smile, dance, and sing along to their lyrics every time they hit the stage.
The Plumcocks have been on a hiatus, but are excited to announce their comeback with a new album and new shows! I, for one, have been looking forward to their comeback, and I can’t wait to catch their first post-hiatus show!
That’s why The Plumcocks are my Ninjapedia Band of the Week!
It’s also fitting to mention that, this Tuesday, May 30 from 8-10 p.m., we will feature the world premiere of their latest song, “Run to Me,” on The Fyre and Ice Show. This song won’t officially be released to the general public until June 2, so if you want to be one of the first ones to hear it, then make sure you tune in to Neue Regel Radio this Tuesday night.
Check out The Plumcocks’ video featuring a demo of their song, “18,” below!
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.
The place to be on the music scene on Saturday afternoon? The Phillipsburg Mall. That’s where Spin Me Round, the popular regional record store, is located, and where the store held its annual Record Store Day celebration.
We begin April excited about new music and ready to share it with you! Hear a mix of brand new music with some favorites from our upcoming guests. Plus, get ready for all new Stupid News and Somethin’ Good.
Thanks to The Valley Ledger and Tuk Law Offices for their continued support!
Artist: Doctor Ransom
Album: Self-titled EP (LISTEN)
Released: March 21, 2017
Genre: Garage Rock
On this week’s episode of The Quinn Spinn, local folk-punk trio Alex Mery & The Townsmen sit down with The Quinn, named as the Number One Guy Who Likes Their Music, to chat about the band’s formation, current projects, and future plans.
We also have some riveting selections from other #GoodFriendsoftheShow, old and new!
Thanks to The Valley Ledger and Tuk Law Offices for their support.
Also, learn what one young man did to celebrate his Bar Mitzvah, and why pizza is not an acceptable form of ID.
Here at The Quinn Spinn (sponsored by The Valley Ledger), we pride ourselves on giving you something different. This week, we mix up some of the genres today to give you new tunes, and we offer a different, empowering take on this polarizing time in our history. And, of course, there’s Stupid News and Somethin’ Good to get your spirits up!