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Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week: Oct. 3-9

Although October started as a cold, rainy mess, we hope that your weekend wasn’t a washout!

Either way, you can start anew with a fresh month’s first batch of…

Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week!

Wed., Oct. 5 | 5:30 p.m.
uMan ERA’s Ace Frehley Pre-Party
Sherman Theater’s Sherman Showcase Lounge, 522 Main St., Stroudsburg
Admission: FREE
Description: Visit our friends to the north, uMan ERA, and score some Ace Frehley tickets for that night’s main stage performance.

Thurs., Oct. 6 | 9 p.m.
Open Mic Night, Hosted by Carter Lansing
Venue: Pearly Baker’s Alehouse, 11 Center Sq., Easton
Admission: FREE
Description: You never know who  is going to show up to an open mic in the Valley. It could even be… you!

 Sat., Oct. 8 | 4 p.m.
The Moondogs Howl at Oktoberfest
Venue: 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem
Admission: FREE
Description: The Moondogs Rock-toberfest in their return to SteelStacks!

Sat., Oct. 8 | 7 p.m.
Romantic States, Billy Mack Collector & The Wildlings

Venue: Consolidated Cardboard, Allentown
Admission: $7-10 donation
Description: A DIY show for the indie rock enthusiast.

Sat., Oct. 8 | 10 p.m.
Shawn Cav Ensemble

Venue: Pearly Baker’s Alehouse, 11 Center Sq., Easton
Admission: FREE
Description: Have a Super Saturday of your own, and complete it with this nightcap of jazz fusion and instrumental grooves.

QSLehighValley: Mar. 3, 2016

This week, we are joined by Joe Longo from Poconos-based band uMan ERA. Learn about the band’s process, its first two albums, and the work they’re doing on completing a new record this summer.

Plus, we speculate a bit on what the Foo Fighters’ “announcement” might be.

Track listing
REVEL 9 – All I’ve Become (Opening theme)
The Revere – The Portrait II
Duke Maroon – Heart Attack
uMan ERA – 3 Steps Back
uMan ERA – Apocalyptic Rock
JingerKroa – Coward
Shottarhymes – Make You Feel
Lauren Marsh – Wildfire

Review: uMan ERA – One Blue Sky

Join us for an all-new QSLehighValley this Thursday on SoundCloud and iTunes, when Joe Longo from uMan ERA chats with us on the show!

Artist: uMan ERA
Album: One Blue Sky (LISTEN)
Released: 2015
Genre: Rock

You can be sure of one thing when you listen to Pocono-based uMan ERA. They will rock you. That’s exactly what happens as you listen to the band’s latest effort, “One Blue Sky.”

The eight tracks that comprise “One Blue Sky” will surely stack up in a rock fan’s collection alongside some of the genre’s giants. It all starts with a “Detroit Rock City”-esque drum beat on album opener, “Johnny Thunder,” whose guitar work from frontman Joe Longo showcases the band’s combination of hard rock energy and blues emotion. “Apocalyptic Rock” is a particularly high-octane song fit for an action movie soundtrack, with blazing guitar riffs and vocals just maniacal enough to convince you that the world might be coming to an end.

Certainly, an interesting moment is the album’s title – and longest – track, which clocks in at a whopping eight minutes and 23 seconds. It progresses from early blues metal riffs that seem to bear the weight of the world, and heads into the territory of a searching, yet optimistic mid-tempo anthem, delivering the message that our world can, in fact, live and work together under “One Blue Sky.”

Certainly, there are many stellar moments on “One Blue Sky” that are a credit to the songwriting and arranging ability of Longo and company. This is an album meant to be turned up to 11, and its tracks surely will provide listeners with unforgettable moments during the band’s live set.