Word to the wise, before you listen to Talia Stewart’s new album, Confessional: get ready to feel strong emotions. Between the topics explored via Stewart’s jazzy, sultry alto and the album’s hard-hitting and robust soundscapes, you’ll come out having experienced a no-holds-barred exploration of human expression.Listen to ‘Confessional’
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Vacation was fun, and we do have a pile of emails to dig through upon our return. Not to mention, we have some other features and reviews hanging out there that we plan to get to this week.
In the meantime — and before we completely, willingly say goodbye to summer — we want to re-visit August one last time with some of the most popular tracks that comprised our UMC20 playlists throughout the month. Give yourself a listen to these while we take a chance to catch up!
Artikal Sound System – Time
The Spring – Victoria
TIOGA – Break Me In
Moonroof – Trojans
Lion’s Mouth – High Achievers
The Parasocial Club – Sunny Day
Rayne and Jaki Nelson – High Wasted
Evan Cline – Part of Me
Seth Witcher – A Game of Love
Elisabeth Beckwitt – Baggage
Leah Voysey – Keep It to Yourself
Max Swan – Steady
Maria Hassel – Anxiety
Kendal Conrad – Come to Your Senses
Joseph Gallant – Better Buzz
Stephanie Ryann – Travelers
Burn the Treaty – Murky Moon Sky
Kiki Halliday – American Tragedy
Eric & the Soo – Goulais Bay
Billy Bauer Band – Better Days
On Saturday night, the party was on at Nashville’s EXIT/IN.
The occasion? The Hip Abduction was in town, making a stop on their tour to celebrate their fourth full-length independent release, To the Ends of the Earth.See the Photos
It’s probably a good time to mention that we’re going to be on vacation next week. So, aside from this being the last new UMC20 playlist of the month, it’s the last update period until September. We’ll hit you with the best of August when we get back the day after Labor Day.
(Don’t worry, though. We’re cooking up some fun for you while we’re gone. More on that later in the week!)Listen to UMC20
Let’s end July by taking a trip back up to Pennsylvania, to one of the most versatile and inventive musicians I’ve ever had the opportunity to meet.Hear Wednesday’s Daily Spinn
Here’s a band that, personally speaking, I hope will make music together once again.
One of Talia Stewart’s hallmarks as an artist is the notion of women’s empowerment. With that in mind, she has delivered on “Look Ma No Hands,” the first glimpse of her forthcoming album, set to release later this year.Hear the Single
A dash of neo-soul underscores strong reggae rhythms and pop sensibility on “Young Lion,” the latest single from Philly-area alt-R&B group Jutaun.
It’s been one year since Valley-based original rock band The Hook started their DIY journey. Since then Carlos, Chris, Youssef and Joe have performed 60 shows throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey, wrote, recorded, produced and released a 15-track debut LP, “Moonshine & Honey,” raised hundreds of dollars in support of suicide awareness — and more is on the way.
This October, The Hook is taking their debut album to new heights with a trip across the country to the Pacific Northwest for their first-ever tour, A Taste of Moonshine & Honey. With seven dates on the books (and counting) in Washington and Oregon, from Vancouver to Bend, The Hook has their four-eyes set on introducing their sound to the Pacific Northwest and bringing this journey full circle to frontman Carlos Barata’s second home. This June, LVU and Fig Bethlehem shed some light on The Hook’s roots in the region. This summer, The Hook will officially roll out their complete tour schedule on Facebook, Instagram and readysetgethooked.com.
“We’re incredibly excited to share our music in Washington and Oregon,” Barata said. “As a new band, 3,000+ miles away, we’re just blown away, honored, and grateful for how receptive folks in the Pacific Northwest have been. We’re really excited to take “Moonshine & Honey” to new places, and make new friends and fans along the way.”
Friday featured the outdoor debut of our Out to Lunch Music Series on the South Bethlehem Greenway, and a picture-perfect spring day was accompanied by tones just as pleasant