Review: The Wayside Shakeup – Hometown Burndown

Artist: The Wayside Shakeup
Single: Hometown Burndown
Release Date: Summer 2017
Genre: Americana/Rock

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Lisa’s Lens: Trouble City All-Stars at Tunes at Twilight

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.

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Artist Q&A: Jeremiah Tall

Photo credit: Jessica Pohl

Roots rocker Jeremiah Tall will come to Bethlehem next Friday, April 28 as part of the 2017 Southside Arts & Music Festival, presented by ArtsQuest. The Bucks County native will perform at 7 p.m. at the Touchstone Theatre, and will include selections from his 2015 release, “Where the Lore Began.”

Jeremiah took some time out to answer our questions. Check it out below, and don’t forget to see him perform next Friday!

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The Quinn Spinn: Apr. 3, 2017

We begin April excited about new music and ready to share it with you! Hear a mix of brand new music with some favorites from our upcoming guests. Plus, get ready for all new Stupid News and Somethin’ Good.

Thanks to The Valley Ledger and Tuk Law Offices for their continued support!

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PHOTOS: Roi and the Secret People and The Roux at The Funhouse

Roi and the Secret People have had a big 2016, marked by high-energy performances throughout the Lehigh Valley. Saturday night at The Funhouse in South Bethlehem was no exception, as the Easton-based quintet ended its year on a positive, once again proving why they are one of the region’s most exciting rock acts.

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Founder’s Picks: Best Song of 2016

First, let me start by saying that this category, like all of them, could have gone a number of ways. For example, I could have chosen a song with the grit of Roi & the Secret People’s “Hungry.” Just as tempting was the prospect of choosing VoirVoir’s youthful anthem, “I Wanna,” or virtually any track from Rofo Audio. In the end, however, I went a bit south to Philly, where The Wayside Shakeup released their single, “Stay Up,” earlier this year.

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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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Musikfest Five-Point Preview: Day 6

As part of our partnership with, we’ve decided to make today a Schoof Schpecial here at Lehigh Valley Underground. Dustin will be at the festival today, and we want to encourage you visit his site later on for the latest from Musikfest. Of course, we’ll be back to recap his findings and link you to them later.

So, that’s where he’ll be. But specifically, where should you be? Well, we have a few suggestions for you to try…

Musikfest Five-Point Preview
Day 6 – Aug. 10, 2016

Quimby Mountain Band | 5 p.m.
Red Stag Pub Liederplatz (North)
Description: The popular Jersey roots rockers cross the state line to jam at ‘Fest.

The Moondogs | 5 p.m.
Stage: Volksplatz (North)
Description: Expect an excellent mix of classic covers, contemporary tunes, and originals when the Moondogs howl.

Billy Bauer Band | 7 p.m.
Stage: Red Stag Pub Liederplatz (North)
Description: Keep jammin’ on the North Side with one of Bethlehem’s own.

Dina Hall | 8 p.m.
Martin Guitar Lyrikplatz at Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas (South)
Description: Join the Lehigh Valley folk legend for an intimate set.

Here Come the Mummies | 9:30 p.m.
Stage: Air Products Americaplatz (South)
Description: You came to South Side, so why not stay there for some fun all the way from Egypt?

There’s more where that came from! Check in with every morning throughout Musikfest for a full free stage lineup!

QSLehighValley: May 26, 2016

The Quinn Spinn’s return season is complete with this all-new episode of #QSLehighValley, sponsored by The Valley Ledger. We offer you our heartfelt thanks alongside these local tracks for sticking with us and making this season a success. We’ll keep #BuildingBetter together!

Track listing:
REVEL 9 – All I’ve Become (Opening theme)
This Way to the Egress – This Side of Jordan
Lauren Marsh – Promise
Avi Wisnia – Rabbit Hole
Julius – Sunlit Day
AVYLON – Don’t Look Back
Rofo Audio – Hushed
Duke Maroon – The Man Who Laughs
Autoerotica – Slip Away
Alpha Zero Three – Take Me Over
JingerKroa – Echo
The Wayside Shakeup – Stay Up

BONUS VIDEO: The Wayside Shakeup Performs ‘Stay Up’

Many of us on the music scene can relate to a song like The Wayside Shakeup’s “Stay Up.” We’re often out late, doing what we love, meanwhile someone waits patiently (or impatiently) at home for us to finish for the evening. As someone who had a special lady waiting for me as I attended the band’s show at MilkBoy last Friday, this song certainly speaks to me.

Naturally, then, you can imagine my excitement when they transitioned into the new single during their set. I was so taken in by the moment that I just had to hit record!

Consider this just a sample of the band’s great live show, which you need to make sure you see if you haven’t yet. They’re as tight a band as you’ll hear on the indie scene and, as an added bonus, they’re super cool to work with!