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

The Pietasters – Musikfest – Bethlehem, PA – 8/4/19

For the second year in a row, The Pietasters graced Bethlehem’s Musikfest with their ska, soul, punk sound that had the crowd dancing for the whole set.  Compared to last year, the stage for this year was more fitting for the Pietasters, lower to the ground and not on a hill.  This allowed for singer… Read More The Pietasters – Musikfest – Bethlehem, PA – 8/4/19

Weezer / White Reaper / Ceramic Animal – Muikfest – Bethlehem, PA – 8/5/19

Love them or hate them, one thing I think everyone can agree on about Weezer is that they are a fun band to see live.  First half of 2019 was a busy year for Weezer, Teal album, which was all cover songs, and the long awaited Black Album was released.  2020 will then see the… Read More Weezer / White Reaper / Ceramic Animal – Muikfest – Bethlehem, PA – 8/5/19

Abandoned Pennhurst State School And Hospital – Spring City, PA – 7/14/18

The infamous Pennhurst State School and Hospital, what can be said about this renowned institution that hasn’t been said.  Books have been written about it, movies have been produced about it, countless documentaries, music, and of course the talks of if turning the institution into a haunted attraction was the best way to preserve the… Read More Abandoned Pennhurst State School And Hospital – Spring City, PA – 7/14/18

The Early November / Have Mercy / Owel – Theatre Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA – 10/19/19

A band like The Early November needs no introduction.  For almost 20 years they have consistently put out superior music, to the point where with each release the listener thinks, how will they out do this album?  Somehow they do, and it can’t be said that they don’t challenge themselves when it comes to it. … Read More The Early November / Have Mercy / Owel – Theatre Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA – 10/19/19

Vans Warped Tour 2018 – The Pavilion At Montage Mountain – Scranton, PA – 7/26/18

In 2018 it was announced that Kevin Lyman, founder and owner of Vans Warped Tour, would be ending the festivals after 24 years.  The “punk rock summer camp” would be no more.  Warped Tour was one of it’s kind, no other traveling festival lasted this long, let alone would there ever be another one like… Read More Vans Warped Tour 2018 – The Pavilion At Montage Mountain – Scranton, PA – 7/26/18

St. Paul & The Broken Bones / & More – Sherman Theater – Stroudsburg, PA – 10/26/19

For St. Paul & The Broken Bones, the Sherman Theater date was the last date of their extensive tour since the release of their latest album Young Sick Camellia, which was released September of last year.  Singer Paul Janeway stated that since it was the last date of the tour, it was going to get weird… Read More St. Paul & The Broken Bones / & More – Sherman Theater – Stroudsburg, PA – 10/26/19

Incubus / JJ Wilde – Musikfest – Bethlehem, PA – 8/7/19

Before Incubus embarked on their “20 Years Of Make Yourself And Beyond” tour, their last regular setlist show was performed in front of thousands of excited fans at Musikfest.  Before Incubus took the stage, the outside venue was already filled nicely for opening performer JJ Wilde.  The Canadian artist and her backing band played for… Read More Incubus / JJ Wilde – Musikfest – Bethlehem, PA – 8/7/19

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