PHOTOS: The Groove Merchants and Hambone Relay’s Funky Friday

The energy was raucous and the musicianship was on-point late Friday night at The Funhouse, which was packed near capacity to hear the soulful sounds of Hambone Relay and The Groove Merchants.

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The Groove Merchants Are Planning an Epic Friday Night

Since before LVU’s inception, we’ve followed the career of The Groove Merchants. A chance encounter with this big-sounding blues band about a month before Launch Day has made us fans ever since.

This Friday, a lot more people will have the opportunity to share in the funky five-piece’s soulful sounds.

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Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week: Mar. 20-26

One thing you’ll notice below: This weekend is stacked!

Some of this week’s talent is homegrown. Other artists will be visiting us from other locales near and far with unforgettable performances. Regardless, all of these performances are sure to be…

Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week!

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Review: Church Girls – Thousand Lives

Artist: Church Girls
Album: Thousand Lives
Released: January 2016
Genre: Indie rock/post-punk

See Church Girls headline the Fowler Blast Furnace Room this Friday at SteelStacks. Details in this week’s Can’t-Miss Shows!

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PHOTOS: Alex Mery & The Townsmen at The Funhouse

Visitors to South Bethlehem’s Funhouse were treated on Thursday night to a versatile folk-punk performance from local trio Alex Mery & The Townsmen.

The trio, who are among the Lehigh Valley artists just confirmed to be performing at the Launch Music Conference & Festival in Lancaster this April, performed for more than three hours, mixing their originals with a bevy of modern and from-the-vault covers.

Frontman Alex Mery and bassist Kara Hartzell also took part of each set to perform solo selections, adding more diversity to a night of great tunes.