To close our Best of 2016 video series (a joint LVU-Dustin Schoof production), Dustin and I each shared our favorite overall moment from our individual travels through the music scene in 2016, as well as what we’re looking forward to the most in the New Year. My responses are below. Of course, you can catch Dustin’s over at DustinSchoof.com. Mine is below.
I say something to this effect in the video below, but it bears repeating: Thank you all for being the motivating force behind all of this. When LVU launched in January, I could not have imagined it taking off to the heights it has reached. Now, I am optimistic that we will soar even higher together in the New Year.
Please be safe tonight, and have a happy and successful 2017.
You’ve already seen our picks for best festivals and live performers. Now, Dustin and I return to tell you who we think put out the best albums in 2016.
Coming to you from the minds of local music Mega Powers Lehigh Valley Underground and DustinSchoof.com: The Best of 2016 video series.
I must say, it’s hard to pick “favorites” sometimes. This is one of those times, because there have been a ton of great festivals around the Valley this year.
First, let me start by saying that this category, like all of them, could have gone a number of ways. For example, I could have chosen a song with the grit of Roi & the Secret People’s “Hungry.” Just as tempting was the prospect of choosing VoirVoir’s youthful anthem, “I Wanna,” or virtually any track from Rofo Audio. In the end, however, I went a bit south to Philly, where The Wayside Shakeup released their single, “Stay Up,” earlier this year.
Despite the lack of a new release from Will Smith, 2016 has been a pretty great year for Philly music. What are my “best of” choices for 2016? Find out below. Read more
With the official start of the holidays just a week away, we’re preparing for this time of year to be one of reflection. It’s a good time to take stock of where we’ve been, are, and hope to go.