An emerging folk-punk band from the East Coast, Alex Mery and The Townsmen produce songs that echo throughout small venues and open mikes as they make a name for themselves in eastern Pennsylvania. The band consists of frontman Alex Mery (guitar/vocals) with percussion support from Matt Anderson.Watch the video
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It’s another day, which means it’s time for another Play of the Day from our friends in radio, The Balcony Show.
Are you ready? We’re ready!Hear Tuesday’s Play of the Day
It was a Monday night in Nashville. And, just like any night in Music City, variety was all around us — even in the same room.See the photos
If you’re like us (or Rebecca Black), you won’t want this weekend to end. Fortunately, you have a great Sunday night entertainment option ahead of you at Godfrey Daniels in Bethlehem.
Throwback Thursday Philly is an online publication started by music writer Caitlin Phillips which, in addition to “chronicling the city’s unique connections to the music industry,” highlights current artists by giving them a platform for interviews and new music.
The Band of Rivals played a pair of Den Sessions of new songs: “Her,” a low-key, groovy lament of days gone by, and “The Devil and Daniel Johnston,” an up-tempo foot-stomper that recalls the best of vintage country and folk. Both songs feature the five-piece at their tightest, with Sean Cos’s soulful baritone and Abbey Mertz’ versatile violin leading the charge on both tunes.
We’ve included the video for the latter below. For the full Throwback Thursday Philly piece, follow the link.
Artist: Alex Mery & The Townsmen
Album: Safely On Your Way (Demo) (LISTEN)
Released: Fall 2016
Genre: Folk Rock
John Hufford is the quintessential indie folk artist: just a guy and his guitar, telling stories of love and life. This is reflected brilliantly on Hufford’s 2014 release, “Person.”
Hufford’s guitar work is mostly minimalist on the five-track effort, opting instead to place emphasis on the stories and imagery brought forth in his lyrics. A song like “This Lethal Edge” is a perfect example, as its picking intro leads the listener to focus on the dangerous love Hufford speaks. “To Know the Deeper You” drives this style home further, as it presents Hufford’s longing curiosity to learn about and relate to the object of his affection.
Another bright spot – in a literal and figurative sense – is album closer “Your Hand is in Mine (Freedom).” This is a distinctly more upbeat tune, perhaps with the intent of capturing the wonderment and liberation of being alongside the one you love.
This Lethal Edge
To Know the Deeper You
Your Hand is in Mine (Freedom)
Autoerotica (pictured) shares a bill with the debuting Alpha Zero Three on Thursday night.
Debuts, outdoor festivities, and more await you in the Lehigh Valley this week. It may have been cold last night, but things are bound to heat up with these…
Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week!
Thurs., May 19 | 7:00 p.m.
Alpha Zero Three Debuts at The Originals Music Series
Venue: Chicago Restaurant, 1179 Airport Road, Allentown
Description: The upstart band highlights a night of hard rock alongside Autoerotica, Dissension Rising, and Site Unknown
May 20-21 | 7:30 p.m.
Levitt Pavilion Preview Weekend, Presented by the Lehigh Valley Music Awards
Venue: Levitt Pavilion at SteelStacks, 1st St., Bethlehem
Description: The outdoor free concert series kicks off for the summer with performances by Jordan Kenzie and James Supra on Friday, and Jacqui Armbruster and Lou Franco on Saturday
Sat., May 21 | 8 p.m.
Soul Folks and Not for Coltrane
Venue: Godfrey Daniels, 7 E. 4th St., Bethlehem
Admission: $10 suggested donation
Description: Bethlehem’s mainstay folk venue features two high-energy local acts.
We’re going country on today’s edition of The Quinn Spinn as we welcome special guest and Season 6 contestant on NBC’s The Voice, Audra McLaughlin. Audra joins us to talk about her experience on the show, her anti-bullying efforts, new music and more!
REVEL 9 – All I’ve Become (Opening theme)
John Scargall – Two Face Factory
Meghan Cary – Sing Louder
Audra McLaughlin – Tennessee Cowboy
Audra McLaughlin – You Lie (Reba McIntire cover)
Michael Meade – I Don’t Mind
Gene P. Kelly – High Life
The Stunt People – Carried Away