Tag Archives: progressive rock

The Tuk Ten, Day 6: YES – 90215 (1983)

When a band or ensemble endures and stays commercially viable for 50 years, that demands attention. Yes is one of those bands. Of course, since their formation in 1968, many musicians have passed through their ranks. Detractors point to that as a satirical characteristic of the band.  

While the band’s discography is as lengthy as one would expect, there was one recording in particular that rejuvenated the band in the early 1980s and created a new generation of fans that would propel the band forward into the present day.

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The Tuk Ten: Day 3 — District 97, In Vaults (2015)

Some of you reading this may have no idea who District 97 is.  So, for Day Three of The Tuk Ten (rock edition!), let me acquaint you with them. D97 hails from Chicago, Illinois, and have followed an indie rock pathway across the United States and throughout Europe, all on a DIY and crowdfunded model.  This is very much a rock band for modern times. For reasons explained below, In Vaults is definitely in my very own personal Top Ten. 

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Alpha Zero Three is ‘Getting Ready to Run’ to the Studio for Album #2

It doesn’t feel like all that long ago that Phillipsburg-based rockers Alpha Zero Three released their self-titled debut album to the enjoyment of all those who encountered its strong, anthemic hooks.

The band has stayed hard at work since, working on new material for a follow-up and recently providing us with our first taste of the upcoming release.

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Lisa’s Lens: Uriah Heep at Musikfest Cafe

I didn’t know much about Uriah Heep heading into Tuesday night. All I knew is that I signed up for a concert photography class through ArtsQuest, and that the “final exam” was the chance to photograph the band during their Musikfest Café performance that night.

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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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New in 2018: VICTIM’s “The Storm” Offers a Harrowing Look at Addiction

VICTIM is preparing to release its long-awaited, hotly-anticipated album “No Remedy” later this winter — and the band has offered us another glimpse into the record with “The Storm,” a tumultuous track featuring some of frontman Cris Moser’s most deeply personal lyrics.

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The Crowning, Autoerotica Set to Open for Last in Line

Last in Line, the original lineup who performed on the iconic Ronnie James Dio album of the same name, will be headlining Stroudsburg’s Sherman Theatre on November 3 with support from two of the Valley’s biggest hard rock standouts.

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