Category Archives: live music

‘Better Late Than Never’: Shane Reimer and Them Spicy Boize EP Worth the Wait

One of the wonderful things about the internet is you can span the globe in your search for great new music and still keep your finger on the pulse of your roots. Lately, there has been some pretty special music coming right from home in eastern Pennsylvania.

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Cubbage Covers The 1975

2019 figures to be a big year for Pennsylvania pop-soul-jazz outfit Cubbage. The band — led by the introspective songwriting and always-smooth, versatile vocal abilities of Anthony Cubbage — has new music on the horizon, and is never shy when it comes to rolling out their favorite modern covers.

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Hey Monea: Plenty in the Tank

Day two of Hey Monea’s “Nothing In The Tank” Tour brought the Canton, Ohio trio to New Hope, PA on Friday night. While New Hope is not exactly where UMC laid its roots, it was close enough to the Lehigh Valley to be on my own “Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week” list.

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February’s #LVUFirstFriday Lineup Set to Heat Up the Homeland!

Back home in PA, we have something to heat up the dead of winter: the February 2019 installment of the Lehigh Valley Underground First Friday Concert Series, a joint production between Underground Music Collective and SouthSide Arts District, with support from Comfort Suites Hill to Hill Grille (Bethlehem, PA).

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Shout ‘Em Out: What’s Your Favorite City… Outside of Your City?

We haven’t shown Chicago much love, and we had this photo laying around, so why not? #GoCubsGo

January is a good time to finish preparations for the year ahead. Loads of musicians are actively seeking to book out their calendars, loading up on summer festivals and dates that will take them to new and exotic locales throughout 2019.

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Don’t Quit Your Day Job: It May Help Your Music Career

Throughout the course of my own independent music endeavors — from The Quinn Spinn, through Lehigh Valley Underground, right to the present day with UMC — life has been a balancing act. And, if I’m being honest, there have been times where it has made me feel like varying aspects of my professional life were at war with one another.

If you’ve felt the same way — or, even if you feel the same way right now — then it’s very important that you read the article linked below.

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