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

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

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy – Musikfest Cafe – Bethlehem, PA – 6/7/18

Closing out this year’s RiverJazz Festival in Bethlehem, PA was the biggest, baddest band around, Bid Bad Voodoo Daddy.  The band ripped through their swinging hits as band leader Scotty Morris smiled onto the crowd.  Celebrating 25 years being a band with all original members, which isn’t an easy feat, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy played… Read More Big Bad Voodoo Daddy – Musikfest Cafe – Bethlehem, PA – 6/7/18

Lucky Chops / Madaila – Musikfest Cafe – Bethlehem, PA – 4/26/17

Last year during Musikfest, Bethlehem’s week long music festival, on one of their many free concert stages an energetic brass band from New York blew away the crowd with their sound and stage presence.  Fast forward to 2017 and Lucky Chops made a stop back into Bethlehem in support of their latest E.P. Walter with an over… Read More Lucky Chops / Madaila – Musikfest Cafe – Bethlehem, PA – 4/26/17

Preservation Hall Jazz Band – Highline Ballroom – New York, NY – 4/25/17

New Orleans came to New York and for that we are forever grateful.  The city of New Orleans is a magical, cultural, musical, and mysterious place.  Nothing can replicate it, sorry Popeyes.  However, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band can tour with it, well the music at least, and make you feel like you are down… Read More Preservation Hall Jazz Band – Highline Ballroom – New York, NY – 4/25/17

St. Paul & The Broken Bones / Aaron Lee Tasjan – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA – 3/7/17

Before they go down under to Australia and then hit the summer festival circuit, St. Paul & The Broken Bones embarked on a mini east coast run with a stop at a sold out show in Philadelphia at the Union Transfer.  Opening for the show was Aaron Lee Tasjan, supporting his latest release Silver Tears from New… Read More St. Paul & The Broken Bones / Aaron Lee Tasjan – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA – 3/7/17

Cherry Poppin’ Daddies / Slicked Up 9’s – Sellersville Theater – Sellersville, PA – 1/3/17

20 years ago the world had a swing revival, and leading this revolution was Cherry Poppin’ Daddies and their compilation album Zoot Suit Riot.  Even though Cherry Poppin’ Daddies aren’t a traditional swing band, their album threw them into the limelight.  Their album is a collection of their swing songs from previous albums with five unreleased songs… Read More Cherry Poppin’ Daddies / Slicked Up 9’s – Sellersville Theater – Sellersville, PA – 1/3/17