On Friday, June 23 at Chicago Restaurant and Club Gravity, the Third Annual Lehigh Valley Musicians Social took place. My colleague Pitbull and I were filled with anticipation and excitement for the night’s events. As always, when you plan a party (because yes, this was a party), there is always a bit of nervousness, hoping that everything goes as planned without any hiccups.
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Before you head out to celebrate your independence, recognize that you have the freedom of choice. There is a lot to choose from on the scene this week and, as always, there’s a little bit of something for everybody.
See for yourself with our latest offering of…
Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week!
Several years ago, I went to my first Backyard Bands competition at the Allentown Fair. I didn’t know what to expect since it was my first time, but this band blew me away! I walked away wanting more, and that’s what you will experience at one of their shows.
Their amazing musicianship, on and off the stage, is something to be commended. Add that to their stellar vocals and unique style, and you have a six-piece monster of rock! With the different influences and talents that each member brings to the table, they fit together like a perfect puzzle.
Summer officially begins on Wednesday. Coincidentally, it seems like the action across our music scene – and the entertainment scene as a whole – is also heating up.
See which tickets are hot around the Valley, as we bring you our…
Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week!
The first Friday of 2017 marked a celebration two years in the making.
On January 7, 2016, first impressions and fresh starts hung in the cold winter air as I packed my car. I didn’t have a whole lot to bring with me – just some Quinn Spinn shirts from our previous run, a laptop, and my brand new, never-before-publicly-unveiled Lehigh Valley Underground banner. Launch Day was still a week and a half away, but that didn’t matter. I was excited. This time was different.
Thursday marked the 2016 conclusion of The Originals Music Series, and the Fyre & Ice Show-sponsored showcase went out with a (head)bang, featuring Next to None and Another Day Dawns on a night of high-energy, aggressive tunes.
Last Saturday was a beautiful day for an All-American good time. That’s what Slatington Volunteer Fire Company provided its town’s residents with the fourth annual Slatington Bike Night.
This “night” actually began at noon, and featured food, beer, vendors, bikes, cars and, of course, music. Our friends at The Fyre & Ice Show put the day’s entertainment together, with five local bands rocking a blend of covers and originals throughout the day. First up was Wicked Beaver, who featured a setlist of familiar classic rock hits to get things warmed up.
Next, Bethlehem-based Eighteenth Hour came to the stage, switching things up and turning heads with their well-crafted rock originals.
By the time Eighteenth Hour concluded, it was the middle of an laid-back weekend afternoon. Our musical lineup had just the thing for such a relaxing atmosphere: father-daughter duo AVYLON, who came through with some new originals and a jukebox of covers.
Crowds had begun to gather in larger numbers as AVYLON’s set went on. While this was, no doubt, because of the duo’s acoustic stylings, it was also due to the fact that the ever-popular CA/CD — an AC/DC tribute band, as you might guess — was up next. The band’s renditions of songs like “Thunderstruck” and “Dirty Deeds” were on-point, as was its onstage presence throughout the set.
Finally, as night has begun to creep its way into Slatington Bike Night, those who stuck around were in for a real treat, as Long Island-based REVEL 9 had made their way to the Valley for the occasion. It was my first time seeing the hard rockers — unbelievable, considering their song, “All I’ve Become,” has been my podcast’s theme song for two years — and they did not disappoint! With blazing guitars, REVEL 9 presented songs off of its two albums, “The Razorblade Diaries” and “The Reality Crush,” as well as unreleased tracks and a couple of well-timed covers. Frontman DJ Pearlman even stuck around afterwards to give CDs to the kids who had stayed to rock out, ensuring a love of music in the next generation.
With the day in the books, there was a good feeling in the air. It was one of gratitude, and of a unity through music. Thanks to The Fyre & Ice Show for including us, and for putting the day’s great lineup together.
The cameras are revved up – can you rev up a camera? – for another great week of shows here in the Lehigh Valley! A weekly showcase returns on Thursday, and the possibilities are limitless all weekend with these…
Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week!
Thurs., Sept. 15 | 7 p.m.
Julius and Carefree Constant at the Originals Music Series
Venue: Chicago Restaurant’s Club Gravity, 1179 Airport Road, Allentown
Description: Our bread-and-butter gig returns for the fall, presented by the Fyre & Ice Show.
Fri., Sept. 16 | 6 p.m.
We Have Ghosts, Kate Dressed Up & Kyle Gischel
Venue: Coffeehouse Without Limits, 707 N. 4th St., Allentown
Description: Two Philly bands join a local singer-songwriter for a diverse night of live music.
Sat., Sept. 17 | 10 a.m.
Venue: Easton Farmers Market, Center Sq., Easton
Description: Enjoy some fresh produce, as well as acoustic covers and originals with your morning coffee.
Sat., Sept. 17 | 3:30 p.m.
The Bastard Sons of Burt Sugarman
Venue: Weyerbacher Brewing, 905 Line St., Easton
Description: Keep it in Easton as Mike Roi, Carter Lansing, Pentley Holmes, and Shane Reimer perform solo acoustic versions of their songs and tell the stories behind them.
Sun., Sept. 18 | 2 p.m.
Tribute to 50 Years: John Mayall & the Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton
Venue: Allentown Masonic Temple, 1524 W. Linden St., Allentown
Description: Friar’s Point Band and special guests pay tribute to the British Blues Invasion of 1966.
To usher in the Facebook Live era of The Quinn Spinn, Lehigh Valley Underground is honored and privileged to announce long-time Good Friend of the Show DJ Pearlman as the first guest of our official podcast’s new season on Monday, September 19 at 6 p.m. ET.
You might know DJ from Long Island-based hard rock juggernaut REVEL 9, and followers of The Quinn Spinn will recognize him for a number of reasons. Not only is DJ always a fun interview – here’s proof – but his band’s song, “All I’ve Become,” has kicked off every piece of Quinn Spinn programming in existence since September 2014.
DJ’s upcoming appearance on the show also comes at the perfect time: REVEL 9 will be entering the Lehigh Valley on Saturday, September 24 to once again perform at Slatington Bike Night. Taking place from 12-8 p.m. and sponsored by our good friends at The Fyre & Ice Show, Slatington Bike Night promises to feature food, fun and, of course, awesome music. LVU will be in attendance all day long. So really, DJ’s interview on The Quinn Spinn’s season premiere is just the start of a wild week for us!