Lehigh Valley with Love Hosting Comedy Benefit on March 1

Lehigh Valley with Love is bringing more laughter to The Ice House on Thursday, March 1 – the first event in a new, four-part series of comedy fundraisers.

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Two Rivers Roller Derby Celebrates Fifth Year, Announces Membership with Women’s Flat Track Derby Association

Two Rivers Roller Derby (2RRD), celebrating its fifth year, is proud to announce its apprentice graduation and acceptance as a full member league into the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), the international governing body for the sport of women’s flat track roller derby.
As a new full member of the WFTDA, Two Rivers Roller Derby joins the ranks of over 400 all-female, skater-owned-and-operated leagues worldwide that have united to lead the sport of women’s flat track roller derby. After successfully completing the WFTDA Apprentice Program, 2RRD will now enjoy the benefits of full WFTDA membership, including the ability to compete in sanctioned games that qualify for WFTDA ranking.
Two Rivers Roller Derby 2018 Home Bouting Schedule
All home bouts played at Bethlehem Municipal Ice Rink, 345 Illicks Mill Road

Saturday, June 16 vs. Enchanted Mountain Roller Derby
Saturday, July  7 vs. Central Jersey Roller Vixens
Saturday, Sept. 15 vs. Jersey Shore Roller Girls

More dates to be announced.
Two Rivers Roller Derby is an all-women’s flat track roller derby league serving Eastern Pennsylvania and Northwest New Jersey. 2RRD was launched in 2013 to provide a positive environment for members to achieve their full potential in the sport of roller derby through good sportsmanship and athleticism. 2RRD strives to positively promote the sport of roller derby through teamwork and respect for one another, our fellow derby leagues, our community, and ourselves.
2RRD’s mission is to provide a haven of athleticism, sportsmanship, and fun in which to play the best possible roller derby.
For more information, please visit www.tworiversrollerderby.com.

PHOTOS: Fig Bethlehem Fall Issue Launch

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.

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Neil Grover Makes Us Go ‘Whoa’

Artist: Neil Grover
Song: Whoa
Released: Aug. 14, 2017
Genre: Pop/Rock

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Civic Theatre Opens ‘Angels in America’ May 5

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.

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LVU Wants to Know Your Favorite Local Songs

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!

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Gamer’s Delight: Maverick da Roninn Previews ‘Gamers Interlude 2’ Mixtape

Whether you’re a gamer or a hip hop fan, local rapper Maverick da Roninn just released something you’ll appreciate.

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Tickets Now Available for Eric Gubich Comedy Benefit

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.

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Here’s How LVU Will Support the Scene in ’17

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!

Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week: Dec. 19-25

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
Admission: FREE
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
Admission: FREE
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.