PHOTOS: Ceramic Animal and Pool Radio at SteelStacks

A cool and rainy night was no match for us, as we prepared to head down to SteelStacks to catch a hotly-anticipated night of indie pop from Ceramic Animal and special guests, Pool Radio.

My car battery, on the other hand, was almost just enough to stop the party for LVU before it started.

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Review: Tentative Plans – Still

Artist: Tentative Plans
Album: Still (EP)
Released: July 7, 2017
Genre: Dreampop

With their latest EP “Still,” Ambler-based indie pop duo Tentative Plans has a collection of six mostly-mellow tunes which address the changes and challenges of love.

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Pool Radio Makes a Dreamy Splash with ‘Pool II’

Artist: Pool Radio
Album: Pool II
Released: Aug. 25, 2017
Genre: Synth Pop

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PHOTOS: MAYVE at the Tally Ho (WSCI Summer Concert Series)

MAYVE, a rising synth pop quintet, drove all the way from East Islip, Long Island to take part in the WSCI Radio Summer Concert Series at South Bethlehem’s Tally Ho Tavern.

For certain, we hope that they’ll join us again.

The young, energetic five-piece presented super-tight tunes that marry 80s New Wave and modern alternative rock, gaining themselves new fans and making a statement in the Lehigh Valley.

If you missed it, replays of the show will air on WSCI Radio. You can also enjoy our view from behind the lens below.

Review: The Wayside Shakeup – Private Party EP

Join us tomorrow on SoundCloud and iTunes for QSLehighValley, where we will be joined by Rob Volansky of The Wayside Shakeup. Also, check out our review of the band’s newest single, “Stay Up.”

Artist: The Wayside Shakeup
Album: Private Party EP (LISTEN)
Released: 2015
Genre: Funk/Rock

Those who know The Wayside Shakeup know that they’re a versatile group of guys, each with distinctive musical tastes. Their most recent EP, “Private Party,” sees them use their talents to delve into the world of funk with the savvy of genre veterans.

This EP will get you up and moving from the start, beginning with the fast and fun title track. Indeed, “Private Party” sets the tone for a good time to come before heading into the groovy dance rock tune, “Silence is Your Soundtrack.” We then flow quite easily into the sunny “Finally Looking Up,” which laces jazz undertones and a fun chorus together to make even the biggest skeptics feel optimistic.

Things get very interesting on EP closer, “Wear You Down,” a six-and-a-half-minute romp that, in addition to funk, gives nods to 80s synth pop and Wayside’s trademark roots rock. This track is truly a journey, with a spacey, acoustic-based bridge that builds to the EP’s sonically climactic, feel-good ending.

If you haven’t been, now is a good time to begin following The Wayside Shakeup. The band proves on its “Private Party EP” that it has only just begun to tap into its potential. Let this EP serve as an introduction to their capabilities.