Slingshot Dakota – Musikfest – Bethlehem, PA – 8/3/18

Slingshot Dakota has become a staple band to see at Musikfest for fans and onlookers.  Comprised of husband, Tom Patterson, and wife, Carly Comando, the duo put on an electric performance each year.  Tom’s drumming is chaotic that you wonder if his drums will break at any minute.  Just watching him perform is like seeing… Read More Slingshot Dakota – Musikfest – Bethlehem, PA – 8/3/18

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

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

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

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

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