Lehigh Valley-based roots rockers The Hook are in the midst of a busy spring. In addition to releasing their full-length debut, “Moonshine & Honey,” last month, the foursome is also featured in our Voices column in the spring edition of Fig Bethlehem (as depicted above).
Through all of this, the band is still finding time to give back.
New York native Christian Evanko, who we had the pleasure of meeting last month as part of an outstanding DIY showcase at Color Me Mine Lehigh Valley, is back with a bright new sound alongside his bandmates in The Stash.
Artist: The Hook
Album: Moonshine & Honey
Released: March 12, 2018
On Monday, The Hook will release their debut, full-length album, “Moonshine & Honey” — and they want to celebrate with you in a big way!
Last week, we told you how much we enjoyed our first trip to Tunes at Twilight. This week, it was Lisa’s turn to head to the Sun Inn Courtyard for some warm summer fun.
What do you do when you find yourself out of town on a Saturday night, but you still want to cover a show?
I had that question answered for me this week. I knew that I was going to be in the Philly area this weekend for some personal life stuff. As I looked through my Facebook events, I noticed that our friends Roi and the Secret People had an upcoming show at The Grape Room in Manayunk.
From there, I knew I had plans.
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!
With August drawing to a close, WSCI Radio hosted Independence Drive for the final show in its 2016 Summer Concert Series on Saturday afternoon.
The three-piece, who fuse styles like alternative, funk, and reggae, set the mood right for another beautiful Saturday afternoon in Bethlehem, creating a laid-back vibe by way of some summery tunes.
The show was also the second performance for Independence Drive’s new bassist, Art Rivell, who meshed well together with drummer Ryan Mangle and frontman/band founder Ian Althouse. Althouse, who handles the band’s guitar duties, showcased impressive technical skill throughout the set, which consisted of new, unreleased tracks and older selections.
Thanks to WSCI Radio for having us out once again. Don’t forget to check out the station’s New York City bus trip with Blacktop Mojo on Sept. 8.
Combine a funky groove with slick hip-hop verses and reggae rock undertones, and you have “She Bad,” the new single from Philadelphia’s Wetbrain.
The band draws well from an eclectic blend of influences on “She Bad,” ranging from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, to Kendrick Lamar and Chance the Rapper. This is Wetbrain’s first collaboration, with the band receiving support on the track from local rappers and friends Rone and Russell Kutys. Together, the artists combine with catchy verses and clever lyrics to make “She Bad” a fun and enjoyable track for the summer.
Check it out below, and stay tuned for Wetbrain’s upcoming EP this fall.