After a majorly transformative summer in my personal and professional life, I felt compelled to use The Quinn Spinn’s 8th anniversary to share some revelations that have come to me as a byproduct of my own creative journey. That journey began with this podcast and the desire to have an impact — the desire to feel as though I am contributing something to the world, beyond checking society’s boxes.
This road-less-traveled has brought forth so many incredible moments. At the same time, it has brought about unique challenges that appear at the intersection of the hustle and my presence in other areas of life. As I’ve ridden those waves, I’ve come to a point where I understand what it truly means to create and spread abundance, and how that serves life’s bigger picture.
It’s been an amazing ride to this point, and there is still much more to come. Thank you for being along for the journey.
Full stop: as a recovering English major, I hate using clichés.
However, sometimes the simplest way to get a point across is also the best, and the phrase “remember where you came from” hits home this week.
Bursting onto the scene and through your speakers, Pennsylvania-based hard rockers StillCraft have arrived with their debut single — one which takes us through one of life’s toughest seasons.
Hear it First!
For those who may have missed the memo on Facebook… we’re not in Nashville this weekend. In fact, we’re back home, where this all started in Bethlehem, PA.
This is where Musikfest — the nation’s largest free outdoor music festival — is currently taking place. Back in the day — like, a year ago, even — we’d be all over this thing. All day. Every day. For 10 days every August, nobody played harder in the paint than us. Don’t even @ me, bruh. But if you do @ me, do it with style!
Granted, 800+ miles worth of distance has made doing that a little bit harder this year. But, when in Rome, we will do as the Romans used to do. Or, something like that.
That includes mapping out where you need to be today, if you’re in the same vicinity as us and want to hear some brilliant artists for the price of Free.99. Also, because it’s good to be back, we’re going to focus this solely on artists from the region we call home, to give you just a taste of the Keystone State’s best.
Let’s kick it old school with a…
Musikfest Five-Point Preview: Saturday, August 10
See the Hot Spots
Last week, we featured a conversation with Jason Wegfahrt, studio director of non-profit Real Recording Studio in Bethlehem, PA.
Eight years after opening their doors, Bethlehem, PA’s Real Studio has remained one of the Northeast’s best-kept musical secrets.
If studio director Jason Wegfahrt and production manager Jason Reif have anything to do with it, that’s about to change.
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).
For those of you back home looking for weekend plans… this Saturday’s Naughty or Nice Cocktail Crawl in South Bethlehem is officially sold out.
Now under the Underground Music Collective banner, the Lehigh Valley Underground First Friday Concert Series continues in December with a mix of new faces and familiar First Friday veterans.
We’ve had a wild ride together so far, haven’t we?