“Songs From Somewhere Else,” the latest release from Aaron English, is a unique compilation of songs composed and recorded over a period of several years and countless miles.
I spend a fair amount of time listening to music. Regardless of style or genre, it takes talent to create your own music. It also takes courage, determination, and a belief in yourself to share it with the rest of the world. It takes a special kind of talent to draw you in with just the music. No catchy, deep, bare-your-soul lyrics. No political statements. No “love gone wrong” tales. Just music.
When I think about Dear Anna frontman Lorenzo Bubba, I think hard-driving, in-your-face, play-it-loud rock and roll. When I listen to “Hips & Lips,” the bands’ latest single, I find that Lorenzo and Dear Anna deliver as promised.
Brooklyn, NY-based singer/songwriter Brian Dunne has a New Tattoo.
Actually, it’s a new single released Nov. 30 called “New Tattoo.”
Taylor Shae had a busy and productive year in 2018. With a full-length album and a couple of singles to her credit, this Longmont, Colorado teenager is making her presence felt throughout her home state and beyond.
When diving into Oceans Over Airplanes, I started out simply wanting to review their latest single, “Colour.” Released in late 2018, “Colour” showcases OOA’s brand of emo/alternative rock in a way that begs you to listen to more. Driven by an outstanding drummer in Joseph Bickham, this Northwest Indiana band delivers a great blend of powerful vocals from bassist Tony Pagorek and a very solid sound from guitarist Mike Anderson.
Don’t go home too early. As the January edition of LVUFirstFriday winds down, the Funhouse Southside will provide the late night musical entertainment with Half Alright. Following the early performance by Doyle and the Deubs, the band will hit “stage” at 10:30pm and keep things going until 1:30am.
If you missed our earlier lineup announcement, the remainder of the schedule is below. We’ll see you on the Southside tonight !
EZ Money (20 W. 4th St.), 5-6:30 p.m.
Domaci (21 E. 3rd St), 5:30-9 p.m.
One-Year Anniversary Celebration ft. Ophelia
Molly’s Irish Grille and Sports Pub (4th and New St.), 6-9 p.m.
The Funhouse (5 E. 4th St.), 6-8:30 p.m.
Doyle and the Deubs with Shawn Cav
The Banana Factory (25 W. 3rd St.), 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Godfrey Daniels (7 E. 4th St.), 7:30 p.m.
Ward Hayden and the Outliers (visit GodfreyDaniels.org for ticket info)
SouthSide 313 (313 E. 3rd St.), 9 p.m.-midnight
As always, thanks to our community partners at SouthSide Arts District, Banko Beverage Co., and Comfort Suites Bethlehem for helping us keep community programming going in our hometown every month.
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Back home in Pennsylvania, the New Year brings some “new” faces to the Lehigh Valley Underground First Friday Concert Series, coming this Friday, January 4 and presented by Underground Music Collective and SouthSide Arts District.
After releasing their debut EP “Brain Potion” in March, Kutztown, PA’s Scruft got right back to work and their latest effort drops today. “The Curse of the Scruft” is a unique blend of punk and psychedelic rock, and is a nice follow-up to their earlier release.
Flagship Romance is an alternative folk duo currently based in Truth-or-Consequences, New Mexico. Originally from Jacksonville, FL, this husband and wife team has been making beautiful music together for quite some time, releasing their debut EP, “The Fudge Sessions,” in 2013. Since, they have since released another EP and two full-length albums. Their latest, “Tales from the Self-Help Section,” was released in August of 2017.