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PHOTOS: Independence Drive at the WSCI Radio Summer Concert Series

With August drawing to a close, WSCI Radio hosted Independence Drive for the final show in its 2016 Summer Concert Series on Saturday afternoon.

The three-piece, who fuse styles like alternative, funk, and reggae, set the mood right for another beautiful Saturday afternoon in Bethlehem, creating a laid-back vibe by way of some summery tunes.

The show was also the second performance for Independence Drive’s new bassist, Art Rivell, who meshed well together with drummer Ryan Mangle and frontman/band founder Ian Althouse. Althouse, who handles the band’s guitar duties, showcased impressive technical skill throughout the set, which consisted of new, unreleased tracks and older selections.

Thanks to WSCI Radio for having us out once again. Don’t forget to check out the station’s New York City bus trip with Blacktop Mojo on Sept. 8.

WSCI Radio Sponsors Sept. 8 Blacktop Mojo Bus Trip to NYC

Up-and-coming Texas hard rockers Blacktop Mojo are playing in New York City on Thursday, September 8, and Bethlehem’s WSCI Star City Indie Rock Radio wants to make sure you can get there.

WSCI is sponsoring a bus trip to New York next Thursday, providing fans of Blacktop Mojo with the ultimate meet and greet experience in celebration of the band’s trip to the Northeast. Fans will get to hang out with Blacktop Mojo as they ride into the city with the band, starting with the trip’s departure from WSCI’s Studio 73 – 1667 Woodfield Dr. in Bethlehem – at 2 p.m. The bus will head to the World Trade Center 9/11 Memorial, and will then make its way to The Red Lion, located at 151 Bleecker St. in Greenwich Village, to catch Blacktop Mojo’s 8 p.m. performance.

Tickets are $40 and include admission to the evening’s show. The bus will fill on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, check the event out on Facebook or call (484) 387-8191.

LVU Super Saturday: Acoustic Kitty Project and Sugar Hill Jazz House

Our Super Saturday at Lehigh Valley Underground has been eventful so far. It started (after retrieving my camera from my parents’ house) with Acoustic Kitty Project, the latest band to play as part of WSCI Radio’s Summer Concert Series. Carter Lansing and company performed for over an hour, playing songs from their current release, “‘Shine,” as well as yet-to-be-released material. Lansing also took some time out for a quick interview, soon to air on WSCIRadio.com.

A little while later, I sprinted — in my car, not on foot — over to Allentown for the grand opening and ribbon cutting of Sugar Hill Jazz House. Located at 39 S. Ninth St., Sugar Hill Jazz House features staff and performers in authentic 1920s attire and a stellar barbecue menu from Chef Jay King, who owns the venue with wife Mary Shearin and Mark Smith. The grand opening received support from the Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Hamilton District Main Street Program, and local politicians including Sen. Pat Browne, Rep. Peter Schweyer, and Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski.

We’re not finished yet! In a little while, we’ll be at the Ice House in Bethlehem for Tape Swap Radio’s latest installment of the IceHouse Tonight series. Tonight’s show begins at 8, and of course, you can expect updates here and via Facebook Live.

It’s Another LVU Super Saturday!

To prove that I wasn’t kidding about keeping this post-Musikfest party going, my day is about to get completely out of hand.

First, I have to go to Jersey this morning to get my camera back. My brother borrowed it from me with the intention of covering Musikfest last Sunday, but then he got food poisoning, so… yeah.

After that, here’s where I’ll be all day…

12 p.m.: Acoustic Kitty Project at the WSCI Summer Concert Series in Bethlehem (private recording party)

4:30 p.m.: Sugar Hill Jazz House Grand Opening, 39 S. 9th St., Allentown

8 p.m.: Tape Swap Radio Presents: Couch Slut, TILE, Manbeast, and Swimmers Lungs at the Ice House, 56 River St., Bethlehem

I welcome you to join me at the public events, and I also encourage you to check in with Lehigh Valley Underground on Facebook Live throughout the day for updates from this wild, Super Saturday. Photos and recaps will also be made available here throughout the weekend. See you on the road!

Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week: July 25-31

Not For Coltrane is the tip of the iceberg this week.

You might expect the week before the start of our nation’s largest free outdoor music festival to be the calm before the storm. That is not the case.

What a stacked lineup we have for you with this week’s…

Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week!

Mon., Jul. 25 | 10 p.m.
Not For Coltrane
The Funhouse, 5 E. 4th St., Bethlehem
Admission: FREE
Description: Michael Duck performs originals, covers, and surprises to start the week.

Tues., Jul. 26 | 6 p.m.
Burn Halo, Malicious Intent & Husk
Venue: The Gin Mill & Grille, 1750 Main St., Northampton
Admission: $10 advance/$12 door
Description: A triple threat of hard rock highlights your Tuesday night.

Thurs., Jul. 28 | 7 p.m.
September Silence and Deprived at The Originals Music Series
Chicago Restaurant, 1179 Airport Rd., Allentown
Admission: FREE
Description: The Originals returns to Chicago with another great night of rock.

Fri., Jul. 29 | 10 p.m.
VoirVoir with Jonathan Monument
The Funhouse, 5 E. 4th St., Bethlehem
Admission: $4
Description: Switch things up midweek with a double dose of indie rock.

Sat., Jul. 30 | 7 p.m.
Trapped in Static at the WSCI Radio Summer Concert Series
Tally Ho Tavern, 205 W. 4th St., Bethlehem
Admission: $5
Description: The New Yorkers add more interstate flavor to South Bethlehem.

Sat., Jul. 30 | 7 p.m.
Shawn Cav Ensemble Record Release Show
The California Drum Shop, 343 Rauch St., Bethlehem
Admission: FREE
Description: Shawn Cav and his eponymous group will be celebrating the release of “Glass Houses.

Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week: July 18-24

It’s been a very active couple of weeks here at Lehigh Valley Underground. In the past nine days, we’ve covered four shows, a private recording party, and an ENTIRE FESTIVAL.

No reason to stop now, is there? Especially when you consider these…

Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week!

Fri., Jul. 22 | 9 p.m.
The Gas House Gorillas
TD Community Stage on the Air Products Town Square, ArtsQuest Center, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem
Admission: FREE
Description: Enjoy a great time on your Friday night with a genre-busting performance.

Sat., Jul. 23 | 2 p.m.
The Stoop
Venue: 1953 W. Township Line Rd., Blue Bell
Admission: $5
Description: A stacked lineup, food, vendors, slam poetry, and great times await at the DIY venue.

 Sat., Jul. 23 | 7 p.m.
WSCI Summer Concert Series presents MAYVE
Tally Ho Tavern, 205 W. 4th St., Bethlehem
Admission: $5
Description: The Long Island quintet is next to take the stage for WSCI.

Sun., Jul. 24 | 4 p.m.
Acoustic Kitty Project
American Spirits Roadhouse, 1090 State Route 173, Asbury, NJ
Admission: FREE
Description: Celebrate a summer afternoon with an interstate adventure as you join AKP at the American Spirits Car & Truck Show.

PHOTOS: Roi & the Secret People at the Tally Ho Tavern (WSCI Summer Concert Series)

Our day-long Roi & the Secret People party continued with a special kickoff show at Bethlehem’s Tally Ho Tavern Saturday night, as part of the WSCI Summer Concert Series.

The evening was opened by Carter Lansing, frontman of outlaw country group Acoustic Kitty Project, who performed selections off of the band’s album, “Shine,” alongside newer songs.

Then, it was time to RSP, who rocked the Tally Ho with tunes from its two albums, “Dog St.” and “Phoenix,” as well as select tracks from frontman Mike Roi’s older efforts.

The WSCI Summer Concert series continues through August with local, original talent. The lineup is as follows. For tickets and more information, follow this link.

Sat., July 23: MAYVE
Sat., July 30: Trapped in Static
Sat., Aug. 6: Sing, Bird of Prey
Sat., Aug. 13: The Walking Tree
Sat., Aug. 20: Acoustic Kitty Project
Sat., Aug. 27: Kill the Broadcast

PHOTOS: Roi & the Secret People Private Recording Party

It’s a Roi & the Secret People two-fer!

In advance of tonight’s WSCI Summer Concert Series show at Bethlehem’s Tally Ho Tavern, the band held a private recording session for its close friends and supporters at Studio 73 in Bethlehem.

Those in attendance were treated to an interview to be broadcast on WSCI in the near future, followed by an eight-song live set to be released alongside the band’s upcoming single, “Hungry.”  A video consisting of official and fan footage from the event will accompany the release.

We’ll be in attendance for Carter Lansing to kick things off at the Tally Ho, tonight at 7 p.m. We’ll see you there, but for now, enjoy a few photos!