Beyond the Valley: Meet Mike Mains and His Feel-Good Jams

In addition to 10 free performances presented by Lehigh Valley Underground at this weekend’s SouthSide Arts and Music Festival, patrons who purchase a pass at SteelStacks.org will have the opportunity to check out 20+ paid shows from regional- and national-touring artists.

Enter Michigan native Mike Mains into that equation.

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‘Neil Grover Day’ Hits The Quinn Spinn Monday, April 9

Singer-songwriter Neil Grover is preparing to release is debut EP, “Whoa,” on Tuesday, April 17. The five-track collection, which is already in rotation over at WLVU: The Sound of The Underground, is sure to be one of the year’s most exciting releases.

Monday night on The Quinn Spinn, Neil will get to share his excitement about “Whoa” — and more!

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LISTEN: The Quinn Spinn ft. NyteXing

We close out March of The Quinn Spinn’s fifth anniversary year with NyteXing. The re-branded nerdcore rapper, formerly known as Maverick Da Roninn, discusses the change, his current projects, and what’s in store for a busy 2018.

Plus, we have new music from a diverse array of local artists, as well as a preview of the April 2018 edition of the Lehigh Valley Underground First Friday Concert Series.

Sponsored by The Valley Ledger and Tuk Law Offices.

Track listing:
REVEL 9 – All I’ve Become (Opening theme)
Alpha Zero Three – Breathing
Kara Hartzell – On the Horizon
NyteXing – War is Raw
NyteXing – Standup
NyteXing – Let It Go
Atown Slim ft. Phase Wun – HBK
Reece Mills – So Excited
Pat Foran – All That It Can Be
Neil Grover – Whoa

Who Makes Cubbage’s ‘Core 20’?

Back in January, Doylestown-based performer CJ Dunleavy alerted us to his “Philadelphia Indie” Spotify playlist, featuring 70+ noteworthy songs by local and regional artists. The playlist has since been passed on to Spotify’s algorithm curators, virtually ensuring that many more ears will have a chance to hear some amazing, under-the-radar tunes.

It seems that more performers are getting in on the playlist curation trend — including the Lehigh Valley Music Awards’ reigning Outstanding New Band/Soloist recipient, Cubbage.

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LVU Review-a-Palooza: Emily Noel Finds Herself on ‘Me, Myself, and I’

Those of you who follow Lehigh Valley Underground — and, by association, WLVU: The Sound of The Underground — may know Emily Noel as the host of Moments, Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET.

Now, prepare to hear Emily in a whole new light, courtesy of her empowering debut single, “Me, Myself, and I.”

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LVMA19 Week: The Quinn Spinn’s Lehigh Valley Music Awards Preview

The 19th Annual Lehigh Valley Music Awards ceremony takes place this Sunday at 4 p.m. at SteelStacks in Bethlehem, with the official Lehigh Valley Underground Preshow beginning in the ArtsQuest Center’s first floor lobby at 3 p.m.

Tune in for music from LVMA19 nominees. Plus, The Quinn shares an LVMA-related Somethin’ Good, tells you what you can expect before the LVMAs at the Lehigh Valley Underground First Friday Concert Series this Friday in South Bethlehem, and gives a little advice on how to conduct oneself before, during, and after the LVMAs have been distributed.

Sponsored by The Valley Ledger and Tuk Law Offices.

Listen anytime: LehighValleyUnderground.com/WLVU

Track listing:
REVEL 9 – All I’ve Become (Opening theme)
Roi and the Secret People – Saturn Girl
The Beautiful Distortion – Gasoline
Alpha Zero Three – Waiting on Myself
Autoerotica – Alone
Atown Slim ft. Phase Wun – Crime
Cubbage – Beautiful Night
Neil Grover – Politics
Leah Marie Fuls – Collision
Acoustic Kitty Project – San Francisco
Chelsea Lyn Meyer – Hangover
Werner & Julia Sommer – At All Times
Shawn Cav – Looking Busy

LISTEN: The Quinn Spinn Spans the Valley and the Globe

The Quinn Spinn’s fifth anniversary season rolls on! This week, we have music from Lehigh Valley Music Awards nominees, who will have a chance to shine at SteelStacks on Sunday, March 4. Also, we announce the March 2018 Lehigh Valley Underground First Friday Concert Series lineup and play a couple artists who will perform with us in South Bethlehem on Friday, March 2.

Sponsored by The Valley Ledger and Tuk Law Offices.

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Review: ‘Jutaun Sessions Live’ a Must-Listen

Artist: Jutaun
Album: Jutaun Sessions Live
Released: February 2, 2018
Genre: Alternative Motown

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New in 2018: Ceramic Animal’s Hazy New Single, ‘So Familiar’

Artist: Ceramic Animal
Song: So Familiar
Released: Jan. 5, 2018
Genre: Psych pop/Alternative

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New in 2018: Neil Grover Drops Powerful New Single, ‘Politics’

Artist: Neil Grover
Song: Politics
Released: Jan. 4, 2017
Genre: Rock/Pop

For months, singer-songwriter Neil Grover has been playing his new single, “Politics,” at gigs throughout the Lehigh Valley.

On Thursday, Grover released the studio version of the song – and its full sound has revealed its true power!

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