The slight chill in the air suggests that fall is upon us, which made Thursday night a great one for our partners at Fig Bethlehem Fall Issue Launch Party.
Artist: Neil Grover
Released: Aug. 14, 2017
Beginning Friday, May 5, Civic Theatre of Allentown patrons will witness the 20th anniversary return of Angels in America, one of our nation’s most iconic theatrical works.
Here at Lehigh Valley Underground, it is our job to connect artists to one another. Just as important is our ability to discover new local music.
We’ve devised a way to make both of those things happen simultaneously — by having you tell us, for your peers to see, what you’re listening to!
Whether you’re a gamer or a hip hop fan, local rapper Maverick da Roninn just released something you’ll appreciate.
Last week, we told you about an April 2 comedy night at Bethlehem’s Ice House to benefit local man Eric Gubich, as he embarks on a battle with Ewing’s sarcoma.
Happy New Year! As we approach 2017 with a sense of vigor and excitement, we want to take our support of the music scene and surrounding community to the next level. Of course, we still plan to do the things you’ve come to expect from Lehigh Valley Underground, but there are new and exciting opportunities to do it bigger and better than ever before.
As we’ve reflected on what we’ve done to this point, we’ve come up with some ways to stay true to the whole “New Year, New Me” thing. Without further ado, here are our New Year’s Resolutions:
- Put out even more of the good stuff: In 2016, Lehigh Valley Underground was good for about 450 posts, which certainly accounts for a lot of words, photos, and videos. The crazy thing? There’s still so much more we can cover. We’ll be combing the scene early and often to give you even more fresh, daily content in the coming year. We’re shooting for at least two posts per day in 2017, which means you can expect to hear and see something new about 730 times throughout the year.
- Add voices to the conversation: To help us complete the previous goal, we want to hear from more of the people on our music scene. It’s our mission to welcome new contributors into the fold in 2017, and we want to invite writers, photographers, and local music enthusiasts to share their passions with the LVU audience. Contact us here if you want to join the team!
- Let’s put on a show: In 2016, we sponsored a couple of great nights of live music. We want to do more of that this year, and that includes putting on a showcase (or several) ourselves. The great part about this goal is that we’re already working on the first one, and there stands an excellent chance that you’ll be hearing more about it very, very soon…
- Work with our community: Lehigh Valley Underground wants to be a better community partner this year. This includes partnering with local organizations to support their causes, as well as helping more local businesses spread the word about what they’re up to. Again, some of these projects are already in the works, and we hope to share them with you all soon. Meanwhile, if you want to work with us in any capacity, be sure to reach out.
That seems like a good starting point to us, and it gives us something to strive for throughout the year (and look back upon, when it comes time for year-end reflection). Hold us to these resolutions, and please, let us know some of yours in the comments!
We’re a bit heavy on events during the week, while not offering much this weekend. That’s because Christmas is Sunday, and people (including us) will be traveling and wanting to(?) spend time with their families this weekend.
Still, you can hit your scene on weeknights with these fine…
Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week!
Wed., Dec. 21 | 7:30 p.m.
December Improv Comedy Jam
Venue: Godfrey Daniels, 7 E. 4th St., Bethlehem
Description: Step out of your shell and test your improv comedy chops with The Flighty Ducks and some of your neighbors.
Thurs., Dec. 22 | 8 p.m.
Chris Cummings Standards Trio
Venue: Porters’ Pub, 700 Northampton St., Easton
Description: Settle into your holiday weekend by enjoying Porters’ monthly jazz residency series.
Fri., Dec. 23 | 7 p.m.
Festivus with McGarnagle, Chelsea Smarr, and Nocht the Only Ghouls
Venue: Coffee House Without Limits, 707 N. 4th St., Allentown
Admission: $5 donation to The Human Fund
Description: Local anti-folk heroes McGarnagle lead the way for Friday’s holiday festivities.
Local musicians, like all creative freelancers, are entrepreneurs, each with a brand and a business to build. No matter your creative field, Tuk Law Offices wants to help you establish your brand.
Art is all around us, and it comes in many forms. It can happen just about anywhere, and this week is no exception.
Don’t believe us? Well, then check out these…
Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week!
Thurs., Sept. 29 | 6 p.m.
Abdu Ali and Joy Postell
Venue: Consolidated Cardboard
Admission: $7-10 donation; 21+ BYOB
Description: Really want to #GoUnderground? Start your weekend early with a house show featuring out-of-state artists!
Thurs., Sept. 29 | 7 p.m.
Experimental Jazz with the Bryan Tuk Complex
Venue: Coffeehouse Without Limits, 707 N. 4th St., Allentown
Description: Consider it a JazzFest preview as Bryan Tuk brings a four-piece to expand musical boundaries.
Sept. 30-Oct. 2
Venue: Cedar Beach Park, Allentown
Description: Enjoy three stages of entertainment, vendors, artwork and more, all weekend long!
Sat., Oct. 1 | 2 p.m.
Scott Marshall & Marshall’s Highway
Venue: Pinnacle Ridge Winery, 407 Old Route 22, Kutztown
Description: Join our friends for some music that’s good for the soul. Speaking of soul…
Sat., Oct. 1 | 8 p.m.
Not For Coltrane & Soul Folks
Venue: Unicorn Theater, 417 Front St., Catasauqua
Description: Come enjoy the moving folk music of Not For Coltrane and the harmonic bliss of soul folks for a truly memorable listening room experience.