The Mysterious Mr. Grimm Goes to One Centre Square

Photo credit: Andrew Zastko Photography

The following is an account of VICTIM and Another Day Dawns’ show at Easton’s One Centre Square on Friday, August 18, received in a mysterious email from someone who referred to himself only as “Mr. Grimm.” We enjoyed the mysterious Mr. Grimm’s account of the evening, so we decided to give it a whirl here on LVU. Let us know what you think!

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Spin Me Round Bringing Some ‘Chill’ to Summer July 14

Spin Me Round, the record store/performance space where we spent Record Store Day inside of the Phillipsburg Mall, is back at it with an epic, in-store lineup on Friday, July 14.

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LVU Wants to Know Who You’re Coming to See at Hard Rock Rebellion

We are completely prepared for Friday night’s Hard Rock Rebellion to be a ridiculous night of rock and roll. We hope that you are, too!

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PHOTOS: May-riffic Music Festival, Day 2

Our May-riffic weekend continued into Sunday, with variety being the theme of the day. Sunday’s lineup ran the gamut of rock and roll, providing a little something for everyone.

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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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Review: The Road Sodas EP

Artist: The Road Sodas
Album: Self-titled
Released: Mar. 17, 2017
Genre: Hardcore Punk

AC, drummer for Nazareth punks The Road Sodas, forever has the distinction of being the featured artist in our 500th post, an interview with LVU contributor Ambrose Tardive.

On St. Patrick’s Day, he and his bandmates distinguished themselves further, this time as one of the heaviest, grooviest punk bands the Valley has seen in recent memory with the release of their self-titled EP, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Nate West.

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#WeekendRewind: Record Store Day at Spin Me Round

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.

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Review: Houston and the Dirty Rats – RAT EP

Artist: Houston & The Dirty Rats
Album: RAT EP (LISTEN)
Released: March 5, 2017
Genre: Rat Rock/Punk

Phillipsburg punk band Houston and the Dirty Rats has come forth with a strong first impression in its introductory six-track statement, the recently-released “RAT EP.”

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Interview: A.C. (The Road Sodas)

A.C. – drummer for Valley bands Grass and the recently reunited Road Sodas – is a natural story-teller; there’s a sexy rasp to his voice, and a swagger to his delivery. He’s a wildcard, but in a lovable, cinematic way. I asked him a few questions about the return of the Sodas. His answers are presented here minimally edited, in his own excited, run-on style.  

– AT

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The Quinn Spinn, Sponsored by The Valley Ledger: Nov. 28, 2016

This episode of The Quinn Spinn, sponsored by The Valley Ledger, features some new tunes among some older favorites as we say goodbye to November and hello to a holiday season.

Also, learn what one young man did to celebrate his Bar Mitzvah, and why pizza is not an acceptable form of ID.

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