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UMC20: Halfway Through September (Sept. 15, 2020)

To give you a little bit of inside baseball, one of the pleasant consequences of curating a weekly playlist is that it gives us 20 automatic slots to feature artists, week in and week out. When your inbox looks like ours does these days — still, and probably forever, catching up from being out of town — that’s nothing short of a blessing to get this music featured.

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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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Musikfest Five-Point Preview: Day 2

JD & the Straight Shot returns to the Lehigh Valley tonight!

It’s the first Saturday of Musikfest! We hope that opening night went as swimmingly for you as it did for us.

We still have a long way to go, and a lot of music to enjoy. Let’s get right to it, then, with today’s…

Musikfest Five-Point Preview
Day 2 – Aug. 6, 2016

The Mellowells | 1 p.m.
FLYLVIA Plaza Tropical (North)
Description: The indie rockers (and multi-time ‘Festers) make the trek from Lancaster.

Jutaun | 2 p.m.
Stage: FLYLVIA Plaza Tropical (North)
Description: From R&B, to pop, to rock, these South Jersey boys can do it all.

Dave Fry Acoustic Trio | 4 p.m.
Stage: Red Stag Pub Liederplatz (North)
Description: Enjoy a relaxed Saturday afternoon with the Lehigh Valley folk legend.

 JD & the Straight Shot | 7 p.m.
Air Products Americaplatz (South)
Description: In case you missed them in April, come down and see what the “Ballyhoo!” is about.

The Amish Outlaws | 8:30 p.m.
Wells Fargo Festplatz (North)
Description: I’m biased, of course, because these dudes helped me cement my Valley legacy. Aside from that, however, this is guaranteed to be a can’t-miss, epic party.

There’s more where that came from! Check in with DustinSchoof.com every morning throughout Musikfest for a full free stage lineup!

Talking Heads Tribute to Recreate 1984 Concert Film in Bethlehem

On Saturday, Sept. 17, Talking Heads tribute band Start Making Sense will recreate director Jonathan Demme’s critically-acclaimed concert film, Stop Making Sense, on stage at Lehigh University’s Zoellner Arts Center.

Tickets cost $25 for grand tier and balcony seating, $35 for orchestra seating and $40 for pit seating. Tickets are available online now at Zoellner Arts Center’s  website.

Stop Making Sense, released April 24, 1984, was filmed during the group’s three-night stand at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood. Utilizing innovative camera techniques, the concert features the influential Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band performing such hits as “Psycho Killer,” “Burning Down the House,” and their New Wave take on Al Green’s “Take Me to the River.”

Start Making Sense singer Jon Braun promises a “once in a lifetime” concert experience for fans.

“We’re very excited to be recreating Stop Making Sense in a live setting,” Braun said.”(The film is) widely regarded as one of the best concert films of all-time. It’s going to be quite a challenge, but we’ve been wanting to do this for a long time.”