Digger / Don’t Sleep / Goddamnit / Nowhere Roads – The Gas House Dance Hall – Catasauqua, PA – 5/17/19

Besides the major cities in the Lehigh Valley, i.e. Bethlehem, Allentown, and Easton, sometimes the surrounding Lehigh Valley towns also throw on great shows.  That was the case for the tiny town of Catasauqua on May 17th.  The newest venue, The Gas House Dance Hall which also has dance lessons and a great coffee at Blocker’s Coffee, hosted another show with local legends Digger.  The show was an album release concert of sorts with Digger celebrating their last released album Keystone being pressed on vinyl for the first time by Black Shirt Music.  For this show Digger played more than the usual songs from the album with guitarist Garrett Hoskins on second guitar and who also contributed to the album when it was originally released.  Garrett would end up leaving Digger after the album was released, but seeing all the members that created Keystone playing together again made the night special.  The show opened with hardcore group Nowhere Roads which features members of Wisdom in Chains, Floorpunch, and Edgewise and Philly’s Goddamnit followed. Before Digger played, newest band of Dave Smalley, Don’t Sleep, played an arousing set to all in attendance.  The Gas House may not have a big stage or the capacity for bigger shows, but they have more shows coming up and is a great place for bands to play at.  This is something the Lehigh Valley has been missing and it is great to see a venue this size filling the void.





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