Fright Barker & Sons – Musikfest – Bethlehem, PA – 8/3/18

Once again the ever most energetic, wild, and unpredictable Fright Barker & Sons played Musikfest to a packed crowd.  For anyone not familiar with Fright Barker & Sons, they are one of the most charismatic rock and roll, swing, jive band around.  Having played Musikfest multiple times now, it isn’t just returning fans, but new… Read More Fright Barker & Sons – Musikfest – Bethlehem, PA – 8/3/18

The Slicked Up 9’s – Musikfest – Bethlehem, PA – 8/3/19

A yearly staple to Musikfest’s free concert stages is swing, blues group the Slicked Up 9’s.  Forming during their years at Lehigh University, the Slicked Up 9’s would stay together for over 20 years and played numerous shows throughout eastern PA and beyond.  However, nothing compares to their yearly return to the streets of Bethlehem… Read More The Slicked Up 9’s – Musikfest – Bethlehem, PA – 8/3/19

Voodoo Threauxdown featuring Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue / Galactic / Preservation Hall Jazz Band / New Breed Brass Band – Musikfest – Bethlehem, PA – 8/2/18

Bethlehem, PA was transformed into New Orleans, LA during Musikfest’s opening night on August 2nd and for those that have never visited New Orleans or Bourbon Street, the Voodoo Threauxdown tour filled in that gap.  The tour, which is headlined by Trombone Shorty featured Galactic, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, New Breed Brass Band, and with… Read More Voodoo Threauxdown featuring Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue / Galactic / Preservation Hall Jazz Band / New Breed Brass Band – Musikfest – Bethlehem, PA – 8/2/18

Skanksgiving 2019 – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ – 11/30/19

I believe it started in 2013, and at that time it was two nights, but Starland Ballroom started a yearly tradition that I don’t think anyone would’ve thought it would last for 6 years.  The yearly tradition became known as Skanksgiving,  It would become a yearly show all the ska fans would count on to… Read More Skanksgiving 2019 – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ – 11/30/19

Fright Barker & Sons – Musikfest – Bethlehem, PA – 8/7/19

Fright Barker & Sons brought their energetic rock ‘n’ roll, devilish swing, and jumping blues back to Musikfest once again.  Even though the rain put a hold on the performance, it didn’t stop the crowd from coming or Fright Barker & Sons from giving them what they want, which was a fun and memorable performance. … Read More Fright Barker & Sons – Musikfest – Bethlehem, PA – 8/7/19

Swing That Cat – Musikfest – Bethlehem, PA – 8/11/19

On the last day of Musikfest local Philadelphia/New Jersey swing band Swing That Cat played to a packed house at the Frank Banko Alehouse.  Packed house is also in a literal sense, because there was a wait to get inside the theatre in order to see their performance.  Unfortunately, I was one of those fans… Read More Swing That Cat – Musikfest – Bethlehem, PA – 8/11/19

Brian Fallon / Caitlin Rose – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ – 4/29/18

Local artist Brian Fallon made his triumph return to Starland Ballroom, but this time in support of the second release Sleepwalkers.  For tour support he brought singer and songwriter Caitlin Rose who opened the show with a warm reception.  Caitlin’s music fitted perfectly into the night, with her folky country sound, the crowd seemed memorized by… Read More Brian Fallon / Caitlin Rose – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ – 4/29/18

Vinnie Caruana / The Vansaders / Latewaves – House Of Independents – Asbury Park, NJ – 11/25/17

For over two years, House Of Independents has been bringing phenomenal shows to Asbury Park, NJ.  To celebrate they put on a free show featuring local bands Rocky & The Chapter, Levy & The Oakes, Latewaves, and The Vansaders.  Headlining the celebration was The Movielife’s Vinnie Caruana.  Also for the 2 year celebration, all PBR… Read More Vinnie Caruana / The Vansaders / Latewaves – House Of Independents – Asbury Park, NJ – 11/25/17

Brian Fallon In Store – Vintage Vinyl – Fords, NJ – 2/10/18

On February 9th, Brian Fallon released his sophomore solo album Sleepwalkers.  An album that as some say, returning to his “Gaslight” sound due to Ted Hutt being behind the console. Upon first listen, Sleepwalkers does have a little of that Gaslight Anthem sound, but why wouldn’t it, Brian was the singer.  If you wanted to you could find the… Read More Brian Fallon In Store – Vintage Vinyl – Fords, NJ – 2/10/18

Swingin’ Utters / Western Settings / Darius Koski / The Preps – Milkboy – Philadelphia, PA – 11/10/17

On the coldest day in November, Milkboy hosted a packed line up of great music that warmed up everyone in attendance.  Opening the show was local West Chester, PA band The Preps.  Celebrating 20 years being a band, The Preps have been playing the surrounding area with their pop-punk sound from big to small venues… Read More Swingin’ Utters / Western Settings / Darius Koski / The Preps – Milkboy – Philadelphia, PA – 11/10/17