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The Crowning: Live at City View Sound

Hailing from Stroudsburg, PA, The Crowning was formed in the summer of 2017 by Micah Martin, Ty Nordstrom, and Walter Lee. Having met just a month prior, they quickly realized they had something unique and immediately headed into the studio.

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The Beautiful Distortion Says ‘Merry Christmas… or Else’ with ‘We Three Kings’ Lyric Video

Ugly sweaters. Santa hats. Drinks by a roaring fire. Dave Doll with angel wings attached to his trademark white suit.

These are the wonders your eyes will behold in this new, seasonal lyric video from The Beautiful Distortion.

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JingerKroa Set to Launch their Debut EP, “Admit One”

JingerKroa, one of Pennsylvania’s top rock artists, is set to launch their new EP, “Admit One,” to follow up on their first demo album, “Pick A Prize.”. The unique four-piece rock band, conceived in 2011, has promised to again deliver a unique blend of rock to hard rock sounds, saturated with memorable hooks, harmonious riffs, chest pounding rhythms and irrepressible vocal orchestrations.

“We are excited about the response to our earlier released single, ‘Slaughterhouse,'” drummer Mikestro said. “The entire band has worked really hard since our debut album, and we can’t wait to give our fans more of what they love — pure and original rock.”.

This EP is produced by Dave Reiser of Hard Rock Studios, an assistant under Eddie Kramer (Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, Carlos Santana). With thick layers of high-energy instrumentation and fronted by J.Goth’s trademark style and signature voice, the album promises to rock the world.

“This is an EP that rocks the soul and uplifts the spirit within the listener,” said J.Goth. “’Admit One’ is totally contagious, and you will surely crave more of it after the first listen. It is a sickness with no antidote. This is the genius of JingerKroa.”

The four-piece band, consisting of J.Goth, Mikestro, Unkl Nicky (guitar), and HillBilly (bass), has exploited its members’ diversified musical backgrounds, uniting their creativity to bring a new sound to the rock genre. J.Goth’s unique style also gives the band a musical paintbrush that delivers a heavy dose of authority for intense power chords, as well as a solemnness in more sensitive moments.

To stay up to date on JingerKroa’s EP release and 2017 tour dates, connect with the band at www.JingerKroa.com.

PHOTOS: 3 Pill Morning at The Gin Mill & Grille

Who says Tuesday isn’t a great night to rock?

Folks at Northampton’s Gin Mill & Grille last night were ready to hear the melodic hard rock sounds of 3 Pill Morning. The melodic Minneapolis four-piece is currently on tour, and their Lehigh Valley stop was nothing short of electrifying.

The night began with an opening acoustic set from singer-songwriter Steve McDaniel. McDaniel performed a set of mostly covers, peppering in a few originals that stood tall among classics from artists like Johnny Cash and more.

Then, it was time for 3 Pill Morning to take the stage. The band’s high-octane performance resonated well with those in attendance as they performed a mix of selections from their debut, “Black Tie Love Affair,” and their upcoming release, “Never Look Back.”

Artist Q&A: Jeff Stebbins of 3 Pill Morning

Tonight, Minneapolis-based hard rockers 3 Pill Morning invade the Lehigh Valley to perform at Northampton’s Gin Mill & Grille. Doors open at 5 p.m. for what is sure to be a great night of rock.

Lehigh Valley Underground caught up with Jeff Stebbins, vocalist of 3 Pill Morning, for thoughts on tonight’s show and the band’s upcoming album, “Never Look Back.”

For those in our area who might be unfamiliar, how did 3 Pill Morning originate?
3 Pill Morning got started in Minneapolis with members of several different existing bands joining up and jamming together.  A project was soon formed and have continued to push it into the touring act that we are now.  It’s been a hell of a process, but we are excited to see all that hard work pay off!

You guys deliver high-energy, melodic hard rock. What artists have influenced your sound?
We’ve all got a variety of musical influences ranging from the Chili Peppers and Incubus, to Slipknot and Guns & Roses.

In 2012, you released your debut album, “Black Tie Love Affair,” which garnered attention from the likes of Revolver and Billboard. Looking back, what made that album so successful?
I think with that album we really became better songwriters and really focused on telling the story in a memorable way. We had an idea for the type of album we wanted to create, and we really wanted there to be something for everyone.

Also to your credit, you’ve toured with a who’s who list of modern hard rock, including groups like Shinedown, Sevendust, Buckcherry and, one of my personal favorites, Hollywood Undead. Talk about your touring experience.
It’s been great to hit the road with those bands and learn what it takes to really make it in this business. Some of those bands have really become friends and given us a lot of great advice and feedback to help our career. Plus, who doesn’t love playing in front of killer crowds?!

Tell us a great story from the road!
I think one of the most memorable moments, from a crowd perspective, is the first time we were thousands of miles from home and the entire crowd was singing one of our songs. It was completely unexpected, and to have that moment and see how impactful a great song can be keeps us fueled to do bigger and better things every day.

You’re preparing to release your sophomore album, “Never Look Back.” What can we expect from this record?
This album is definitely more aggressive and has an edge to every song on it. We really captured the emotion of each song, and these songs are real experiences and things that everyone can relate to in this crazy world. We’re really excited for everyone to experience it!

How have you guys evolved in the past four years, from “Black Tie Love Affair” to now?
I think we’ve become a lot more seasoned in the business itself, but have quickly realized the only people that can make things happen are us and our fans. Our new album is exactly what we wanted to write. Our fans are behind us 100% and, because of that, things are really taking off!

Recently, you released the album’s first single, “Electric Chair.” What has the response been so far?
Incredible. We felt like we had a good one with “Electric Chair,” and to get the feedback we have from fans and friends has been everything we’d hoped!

You’re coming to the Lehigh Valley, playing tonight at Northampton’s Gin Mill & Grille. What can we expect from this night of rock?
It’s going to be a party and a high-energy rock show. When we come to town, we want everyone to have a great time and make sure it was worth their while to come out and support the live show. We promise to make it an awesome 3PM experience!

Anything else you’d like to add?
You can preorder our album “Never Look Back” now, and definitely get out to see us on the road.  We’ll be touring nonstop, so don’t be shy!

Review: 3 Pill Morning – Electric Chair

Catch 3 Pill Morning at Northampton’s Gin Mill & Grille on Tuesday, June 21. Tickets and more information here.

Artist: 3 Pill Morning
Release: Electric Chair (LISTEN)
Upcoming Album: Never Look Back
Genre: Melodic Hard Rock

3 Pill Morning is preparing to release its new album, the completely crowdfunded “Never Look Back,” in July. If its lead single “Electric Chair” is any indication, the money donated to the band by its fans is turning out to be well-spent.

The Minneapolis-based rockers – who have toured with the likes of Shinedown, Buckcherry, Hollywood Undead, and many more – hit us right away on “Electric Chair” with an urgent guitar riff that leads perfectly into a loud, high-energy track that is sure to keep heads banging.

Vocalist Jeff Stebbins delivers a memorable performance, highlighted by lyrical content about reaching the point of no return. The catchy melody is accompanied by a big sound brought forth by Jon Stephenson on guitar and Ryan “Riplee” Lee on bass.

Rightfully so, we’re excited to hear what the rest of “Never Look Back” has to offer. 3 Pill Morning has created the hype by releasing its opening track, a song as supercharged as its title suggests.