PHOTOS: Julius and Sonar Lights Rock the Roadhouse

Before taking the plunge into full Musikfest mode, we had one final stop on the road to the nation’s largest free outdoor music festival — and that stop took us to American Spirits Roadhouse in Asbury, NJ for a show that was months in the making.

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Review: Sonar Lights – Babelonia

Catch Sonar Lights when they rock American Spirits Roadhouse alongside Julius this Sunday, July 30 at American Spirits Roadhouse. Details here.

Artist: Sonar Lights
Album: Babelonia
Released: Jan. 2, 2017
Genre: Heavy Rock

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PHOTOS: The Cozy and Glue Factory at The Originals Music Series

Two bands made their Originals Music Series debut on Thursday night in the form of progressive instrumental trio The Cozy and alt-rockers Glue Factory.

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Beyond The Valley: What’s Exciting About The Stonewall Vessels?

I had the opportunity to see a ton of great performances by incredible talent at Launch Music Conference in Lancaster last weekend. However, the one that I keep coming back to is The Stonewall Vessels’ performance at Binn’s Park during the Fest Friday portion of the weekend.

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PHOTOS: Bandana Brothers and Tantra at The Originals Music Series

Thursday night, we stepped over to Allentown for two bands that were entirely new to us — and immediately, we were glad to get acquainted!

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PHOTOS: The Beautiful Distortion Rocks Ninja’s Birthday Bash (The Originals Music Series)

Those inside Chicago Restaurant’s Club Gravity on Thursday night were treated to not one, but two sets from The Beautiful Distortion.

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Beyond the Valley Review: Second Player Score – Nobody’s Hero

Artist: Second Player Score
Album: Nobody’s Hero (LISTEN)
Released: Nov. 1, 2016
Genre: Rock

We’re not sure who Second Player Score is trying to convince that they are “Nobody’s Hero,” because the 11 tracks of versatile rock and roll they just released this week sure sound heroic to us.

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Alien Black Goes to the Archives for New Video

Alien Black has invaded with a new, original video for their progressive grind, “Into World,” using archived public domain footage to tell a story.

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The Quinn Spinn: Sept. 26, 2016

It ain’t live, but it will do! This week, The Dark Matter Trio joins us to talk about their album, “The Puzzle With No Pieces.” Learn about the band, their process, and how they’ve come to their unique place in the musical landscape.

Plus, we have plenty more great music, Stupid News, Somethin’ Good, and a brief tribute to Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez.

Track listing:
REVEL 9 – All I’ve Become (Opening theme)
Lemonade Kid – Bully
The Dark Matter Trio – Brenda Lea / Myrtle Likes to Swing / All Hallows Eve
The Dark Matter Trio – The Puzzle Wth No Pieces
The Everglows – She’s a Mystery
UVTraveler – When the Sun Gets In Your Eyes
John Hufford – Hideaway (Promote next Monday)
Lauren Marsh – Dear Love
AVYLON – Don’t Look Back
Elwood James Band – Black Cherry
Joe Scheller – Two Weeks Notice
Sunsets North – out_of_CTRL
Slumlord Radio – Bullwhip
Doctor Ransom – Hook & Cross

PHOTOS: The Originals Music Series Returns With Carefree Constant and Julius

The official start of fall is less than a week away, and it’s a good time to make a new run. For The Originals Music Series, they did so by inviting Carefree Constant and Julius out for the first show of the season.

Carefree Constant took the stage first. The Whitehall-based foursome have put a progressive spin on the reggae rock genre, which lends a heavier edge to the band’s sounds and provides good contrast and variety from the group’s more laid back tunes.

Next up was Julius, who always brings a fun energy to the Club Gravity stage. The singer-songwriter reliably rocked setlist staples like “Sunlit Day” and “Better Life,” while mixing in new and unreleased tracks.

Want more rock? Starting Thursday, September 29, The Originals Music Series will return to a weekly schedule at Club Gravity inside Chicago Restaurant. Keep tabs on the Series’ Facebook page for details!