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LISTEN: Broken Bones Matilda Sings of Young Love and Insecurity on ‘Everafter’

Broken Bones Matilda

Somber reminiscence: a fitting mood for the current day.


Shout ‘Em Out: What’s Your Favorite City… Outside of Your City?

We haven’t shown Chicago much love, and we had this photo laying around, so why not? #GoCubsGo

January is a good time to finish preparations for the year ahead. Loads of musicians are actively seeking to book out their calendars, loading up on summer festivals and dates that will take them to new and exotic locales throughout 2019.

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Lessons Learned for the Serious Original Musician

Since launching The Quinn Spinn five years ago, I have come across hundreds of independent musicians in the Lehigh Valley and beyond. No matter the genre, experience level, or location of the artist, one common theme has emerged for musicians or industry professionals trying to achieve lasting success.

In all phases, professionalism is key.

I’ve been thinking a lot about this notion lately. As I talk to more musicians — some of whom are eager to spread their wings past their comfortable confines and take a shot at “making it” — I’ve given thought to some important notes to keep in mind as you chase your dreams.

Check out the list below, and feel free to add any I missed in the comments.

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Catching Up with Slingshot Dakota

On Saturday night, indie pop duo and hometown favorites Slingshot Dakota return to Bethlehem for a special night of music at SteelStacks. The bill also features Chicago’s Ratboys and the Valley’s own Sing, Bird of Prey. Tickets can be found here.

Carly Comando, who comprises the band alongside husband Tom Patterson, chatted with us to talk about the band’s busy 2017, which has so far included an international tour that went all the way to the UK, and their post-summer plans.

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PHOTOS: The Southern Exposure Tour Comes Home

After two weeks on the road together, hundreds of miles logged, and countless memories made, Alex Mery & The Townsmen and Zach Russack brought their Southern Exposure Tour home on Sunday.

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On the Road with Alex Mery & The Townsmen: Day #12 – Ah, The City (Philadelphia)


Distressed chalk work? Nah. This sign is a result of torrential downpours and a thunderstorm that hit Philly tonight right as I was parking our truck/trailer a mile away from the venue for our evening performance. This is all probably a result of my aforementioned “decent weather” from my accounts of Day #11. ┬áNow, let’s rewind…

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