Headeye – Old School with a New Twist

There’s new music out there from Headeye and, it’s something you really need to hear – like, now. The best way to describe this new, Double A-Side single is refreshingly different in a really good way. As I listed through both tracks, I started drawing comparisons to some “Old-School” sounds with a surprisingly new feel. It was sort of like Yes meets Frank Zappa and Warren Zevon. It’s almost as if Rick Wakeman dragged the two of them into the future to write about the social media world we live in today.

“Facebook Booty Call” and “Disappear Now” aptly describe the day-to-day journey through social media. In an almost comical way, “Facebook Booty Call” is all about just what the title says. You get the feeling they are talking – singing – about trying to “hook up”, probably based on a profile picture. After all, who reads captions and comments anyway ? And, of course, there’s the successful hook-up, which probably does happen from time-to-time. “Disappear Now” is more about what many of us probably feel as we scroll through our news feed and that sometimes annoying feature – your memories. As he (Jason Hedrington) tells Facebook repeatedly to “Shut Up !”, I think to myself, “Yeah, I feel that way all the time”.

This latest release from an upcoming album is a follow-up to an earlier single -“Ja Aber Nein” – and the B-side – “Andy”. The first single – “Shadyside” and the B-side – “Irish Melody” are also a part of the big picture coming soon. A three-part release is scheduled over the next several months and features a little something for everyone – and then some. The digital release is planned for Cyber Monday, the CD should be out in time for the holidays and part 3, the vinyl, is targeted for some time around April, 2021.

There’s much more to this project than just “here’s some music, give it a listen”. The album is a collaboration with an all-star cast from around the Lehigh Valley as well as 3 others from Europe. In speaking with Jason, he described the general theme as “Space Rock” or “Headphone Rock” with a story to tell. He wanted to do what was “Best for the music” while “making it unique. Art and music that no one else is doing”. To that, I would say “Mission accomplished”. Unique, interesting, refreshingly different and well worth looking into. The entire project is being recorded and produced by John Paul DeBard at Studio 73 and a full list of all musicians involved can be found under news archives on the website. I highly recommend you not only listen but, take the time to explore the entire website for the full experience on what is yet to come. Here’s the link. Enjoy ! https://headeye.org/home

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Weekly Live Music “HOT SPOTS” – 11/5-11/8/20

This weekend features the opening of Bethlehem’s Christmas in the Quarter on Friday thru Sunday and Easton’s Bacon Fest on Saturday and Sunday. There will be live music both places and you’ll find the lineups and a whole lot more right here. You can get your events listed every week by simply letting me know your schedule for the weekend by Wednesday. You can use the “contact us” form on the website, Facebook messenger or lvvoicesofthevalley@gmail.com. Joanna Bea & Mike ET, Two of a Kind, Band of Brothers, The Ginger Schnappes and Jabber Jaws Bar & Grill have recently joined the growing list of artists and venues who want to be found. You can, too. It’s easy and it’s FREE.

The open mic nights that are happening over the weekend are tonight (THURSDAY) at ShawneeCraft Brewing (Walter Lee – host) and Bowers Hotel (Phil Stahl – host), both at 7pm. SUNDAY’s Open Jam at the Shanty on 19th is a 3pm start and features host John Cannavo with a full backline.

THURSDAY5pmKendal Conrad, Artisan’s Wine & Cheese Cellar and Sarah MottSun Inn Courtyard. 6pmSeth WitcherPalette & Pour and Jimmy LeaheyRock Bottom Grill. 7pmSnow Betz, The Shanty on 19th.

FRIDAY5pmClaudia & LilianaSun Inn Courtyard and Scott HarringtonLost Tavern (Hellertown). 6pmTwin HillInsurrection Distillery, Mike MetzgarLuckenbach Mill (Christmas in the Quarter), Stef & MikeLeather Corner Post and Z SoloPen Argyl Legion Post 502. 6:30pmA Girl & A GuyWeyerbacher Brewing Co and Mark & RalphThe Iron Mule. 7pmAt the ApolloRivals Sports Bar, Kate & Those GuysSeven Sirens Brewing Co, Shaun LallyEaston Wine Project, Kendal ConradHouse & Barn, Steve McDanielDerailed Taproom, GT3Bookstore Speakeasy, Street Box StrummerShawneeCraft Brewery, Jake KaligisThe Shanty on 19th and Two of a KindOne Ten Tavern. 8pmSmooth Retsina GlowFunhouse Southside.

SATURDAY10amBacon Fest with Reservoir Hill Band (10am), Acoustic Kitty Project (noon) and Jake Thistle (2pm). NOONBC ComboAlba Vineyards. 1pmSmooth Retsina GlowSetter Ridge Winery. 2pmMike Greer & CoStrawberry Family Restaurant. 2:45pmPets 4 Vets at Hardball Cider featuring Brian Dean Moore singing the anthem (2:45pm), The Bobby Clark Band (3pm) and The Cody Templeton Band (5:45pm). 3pmStarting TomorrowSun Inn Courtyard. 4pmChristmas in the Quarter with McConney (4pm) and Eliza Rush (6pm) at the Luckenbach Mill. 5pmThe Ultra Kings, Taylor House Brewing Co. 6pmFran MayvilleInsurrection Distillery, Kendal ConradSoul Joel’s Comedy Club and Off the RoadThe Overlook. 6:30pmMichael PatrickThe Iron Mule. 7pmBoondock BaronsJabber Jaws Bar & Grill, Mark & Ralph – Black & Blue, Vinyl Persuasion – The Shanty on 19th, Smooth Retsina GlowFegley’s Allentown Brew Works, Band of BrothersSteel Pub, Doyle & the DudesEaston Wine Project, Lonesome FoundShawneeCraft Brewing Co and Ginger & the Schnappes, Palette & Pour. 7:30pmKashmir Steel Pub. 8pmThe MoondogsSeven Sirens Brewing Co, John Cannavo & Lou FrancoLakeside Bar-Restaurant, DoseOriginal Pocono Pub and Snow BetzFunhouse Southside.

SUNDAY9:30amBill IhlingSaucon Valley Farmer’s Market. 10amBacon Fest with Brad Hinton & Paul Wilkinson (10am), The Craig Thatcher Trio (noon) and Seth Witcher (2pm). 11amThe Ginger DuoArtisan’s Wine & Cheese Cellar. 2pmZiggyShawneeCraft Brewery and Two of a KindBlue Mountain Vineyards. 3pmSean & CassandraInsurrection Distillery. 4pmChristmas in the Quarter with Amber Peirce (4pm) and Mark & Ralph (6pm) at the Luckenbach Mill. 6pmJaycie & MichaylaTrails End Pub and Chris ColaiacoSeven Sirens Brewing Co. 8pmShaun Lally & Claudio PintoFunhouse Southside.

The weather looks great for a November weekend. There are several outdoor events so, take advantage of the sunshine and warm temps and go see some live music. Christmas in the Quarter, Bacon Fest and Pets 4 Vets at Hardball Cider all have more than just live music to offer and all require tickets for entry. Check their Facebook pages for more info and to purchase tickets. There’s also a whole lot of free music to enjoy so, take a look, pick a spot and go support live music and the venues that continue to keep the music scene in the Lehigh Valley alive !

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Live Music – Setting the Stage for Christmas in the Quarter

Christmas in the Quarter comes to life this Friday, November 6, in Bethlehem’s Industrial Quarter. Live music, presented by Voices of the Valley, is one of the many attractions that are a part of this two-month long celebration of the holiday season. Mike Metzgar will kick things off for us at the Luckenbach Mill on Friday at 6pm. Saturday will feature Bill McConney (4pm) and Eliza Rush (6pm). On Sunday, Amber Peirce will take the “stage” at 4pm and The Mark & Ralph Acoustic Duo will close out week one at 6pm.

Of course, live music is not the only thing happening in The Quarter. The historic buildings will be outlined in lights and the trees decorated in the holiday spirit. There will be kids crafts and activities and photo opportunities for everyone. There will be holiday art exhibits both indoors and outside as well the Putz Exhibit. There will even be Christmas Cottages for rent for up to 5 (five) people. Stop by the outdoor movie screen and take in a show from Christmas’ past. And, what would a holiday celebration be without pop-up Holiday shopping ? Take care of all your gift-giving needs while enjoying all that Christmas in the Quarter has to offer. Cave Brewing Company will be on sight at the outdoor bar pouring your favorite craft beers. They will also be taking orders for 16oz cans and 32oz Crowlers at their Bethlehem brewery location or local delivery. They will be joined by Kilimanjaro Distilleries and Xplorer Spirits for all of your adult beverage needs. Food trucks will be on site in case you get a little hungry. The hours of operation are 2pm-8pm Thursday through Sunday (excluding this Thursday, 11/5) from Friday, November 6 through Sunday, December 27, 2020. For tickets and more information, visit http://www.historicbethlehem.org.

There will also be a food drive during the month of November to benefit two (2) local food banks. Donations of canned goods and non-perishable items are needed and every donation will receive a coupon for 20% off your holiday shopping at the pop-up locations.

#historicbethlehem #christmasinthequarter #holidaylights #familyactivites #popupshopping #livemusic #localmusic #supportlocal #CaveBrewing #beergarden #craftbeers #VoV #voicesofthevalley

Bandcamp Friday – Are You Getting All You Can From It ?

Since the outbreak of the pandemic, Bandcamp has offered an opportunity to help independent artists everywhere by waiving their sharing fees for a day. Each month, on the first Friday, you pay nothing to Bandcamp for any sales that occur during the 24 hrs from midnight to midnight, Pacific time. Processing fees charged by your bank, PayPal, Venmo, etc are separate.

I see this as another opportunity to help support local music. If you have your music on Bandcamp, go to our Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/lvvoicesofthevalley – and drop your links in the comments. Let’s all support each other by following on Bandcamp and, if you like what you hear, buy a song or an album on Friday to help out. Tomorrow afternoon, I will publish the entire list of links so they are easy to find and easier to share. We’ll do this again every month while the opportunity is there. We can all use a little help so, let’s all come together and make Bandcamp Friday work for us !

#localmusic #localartists #originalmusic #supportlocal #bandcampfriday #follow #share #VoV #voicesofthevalley

VOV2020-#9 – A Local Artist Playlist on Spotify

It’s the final Friday of the month and time to show a little appreciation for the ones who create their own music. This is number nine in a series of Spotify playlists that are made up of all local artists from in and around the Lehigh Valley. If you have new music, or an older tune you would like to have included you can send your information through the “contact us” form on the website, Facebook messenger or lvvoicesofthevalley@gmail.com. The playlist will be published on the final Friday each month. Don’t forget to hit that “like” and “share” button on Facebook.

This months’ playlist features new music from Stacy Gabel, Kendal Conrad, Neil Grover, Chris Dryfoos, Smooth Retsina Glow, Chris Colaiaco and, yes, myself. Also included on this playlist are Stefanie Johnson, Darin Jellison, Sister Salvation, Crooked Ways, The Romani Brothers, Frank Porter, Leah Marie Fuls and the Billy Bauer Band. Listen and enjoy at the link below.

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Weekly Live Music “HOT SPOTS” – 10/29-11/1/2020

October is certainly going out with a bang weather-wise. Don’t let that stop you from finding the right spot to enjoy some live music. There are several places doing their part to keep the music scene alive, rain or shine and, in spite of the current limitations. Here are just some of the places that consistently provide a place for us to perform and for others to relax and enjoy the many great artists here in the Lehigh Valley and beyond. The Iron Mule, Easton Wine Project, Weyerbacher Brewing Co, Black & Blue and Rivals Sports Bar – all in Easton, PA. The Funhouse Southside, Seven Sirens Brewing Co and Artisan’s Wine and Cheese Cellar, all in Bethlehem and the Shanty on 19th in Allentown. Further north you have places like Insurrection Distillery (Lehighton), ShawneeCraft Brewing Co (Shawnee on the Delaware) and the Trails End Pub (Tannersville). I’m sure I am missing a few but, let’s show these places we appreciate what they do by getting out and supporting them.

There are still a few open mic nights you can take in if you are looking for a place to play a few songs of your own. Tonight at 7pm you can head to ShawneeCraft Brewing Company up north (Walter Lee – host) or the Bowers Hotel (Phil Stahl – host). On Sunday at 3pm is John Cannavo’s Open Jam – with full backline – at the Shanty on 19th St. If you intend to participate, it’s probably a good idea to bring your own microphone. Let’s take a look at this weekends’ lineup. Some places my still not have the room to bring the music inside so, check ahead just in case. If you would like your events promoted here each week simply let me know by Wednesday evening through the “contact us” form on the website, Facebook messenger or lvvoicesofthevalley@gmail.com. Don’t forget to like and share us on Facebook.

THURSDAY5pmLorenzo Branca, Artisan’s Wine & Cheese Cellar. 7pmJake Kaligis, Shanty on 19th. The final Food Truck Thursday at South Mall Allentown is a rain or shine event but, live music with Mark & Ralph has been cancelled.

FRIDAY5pmKendal Conrad, Lost Tavern (Bethlehem), Shaun Lally, HiJinx Brewing Co and Mark Presti, Artisan’s Wine & Cheese Cellar. 5:30pmLight My Fire, Steel Pub. 6pmJoanna Bea & Mike ET, Insurrection Distillery, DMC Duo, Invertase Brewing Co, Copper Fields, Yergey Brewing Co and Two of a Kind, Hofford Mill/Gorge Eatery. 6:30pmMichael Patrick, Artie’s Bar & Grill, Jonny Cornelius, The Iron Mule and Silk & Steel, the Shanty on 19th. 7pmSkylar Love, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co, Z Solo, Trails End Pub and Jean Navarr, Easton Wine Project. 7:30pmThe Contact Collective, Seven Sirens Brewing Co. 8pmThe Stray Seeds, The Funhouse Southside.

SATURDAY12:30pmJanci & Berry, Four Sisters Winery. 2pmAcoustic Keys, Black River Farms Winery and Halloween at the Shanty on 19th featuring The Als with Jimmy Leahey (2pm), The Grey Man Group (4pm) and Two Pints (7pm). 4pmBig Fuss, Invertase Brewing Co. 5pmSecond Wynd, Artisan’s Wine & Cheese Cellar and Splintered Sunlight, Steel Pub. 6pmZ Solo, Pour House Neighborhood Bar & Grill and Scott Erickson, Insurrection Distillery. 6:30pmJaycie & Michayla, The Iron Mule. 7pmLeah Marie Fuls Duo, Easton Wine Project, Mark Cernese & Nick Lindsay, Fegley’s Allentown Brew Works and The Shaun Lally Band, Rival’s Sports Bar. 8pmKendal Conrad, Gallows Hill Spirits, Sunsets North, Seven Sirens Brewing Co, The Chelsea Lyn Meyer Band, Fossil’s Last Stand and The Wonton Soups, The Funhouse Southside.

SUNDAY11amSteve Johnson, Artisan’s Wine & Cheese Cellar. 1pmStef & Mike, Stoney Run Winery. 2pmTim Harakal, Lost Tavern (Hellertown), Kendal Conrad, Black River Farms and Walter Lee, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co. 3pmDMC Duo, Insurrection Distillery. 5:30pmChris Gaiakis, The Iron Mule. 6pmJaycie & Michayla, Trails End Pub. 8pm –Brothers Braun Show, The Funhouse Southside.

Coming tomorrow: the Voices of the Valley Local Artists Playlist #9 on Spotify with some brand new music and some old favorites. If you have music you would like added to future playlists, I will publish them on the final Friday of each month. Use the same contact methods listed above. Also, if you are on Bandcamp, send me your links. They are, once again, waiving all fees on Friday, November 6 and I will post your links on Monday. I will also start sharing those links once per month starting in December.

#livemusic #localmusic #localvenues #supportlocal #weeklyhotspots #spotifyplaylists #bandcamp #VoV #voicesofthevalley

Christmas in the Quarter – LIVE Music and Much More

Historic Bethlehem Museum and Sites will be hosting Christmas in the Quarter from November 6, through December 27, 2020. There will be a wide range of activities for the entire family every Thursday through Sunday from 2-8pm. For complete details on everything Christmas in the Quarter has to offer and ticket information visit https://historicbethlehem.org/christmas/activities/christmas-in-ciq/.

Live music performances, presented by Voices of the Valley, will be held on the second floor of the Luckenbach Mill every Thursday & Friday 6-8pm and Saturday & Sunday 4-8pm. We will be featuring many of your favorite solo and duo acts from all over the Lehigh Valley as well as an open mic on December 19 & 20 from 4-6pm. You’ll see performances from Mike Metzgar, Ben Tyler, Amber Peirce, Bill McConney, The Mark & Ralph Acoustic Duo, Frank Porter, Nick Lindsay (The Audio Files), Michael Reisman (Acoustic Mayhem), Jack Pierone, Eliza Rush, Matt Dellecker, Stacy Gabel, The Druckenmillers, Chris Dryfoos, Darin Jellison, Payton Renee, Stef & Mike, Dave Reber, and possibly a few special guests. The open mic nights will be hosted by Ralph Pagano. Due to Covid-19 concerns we must ask anyone who wishes to participate in the open mic nights to bring their own instrument and microphone. There may also be a few performances held outdoors in the heated shed. The complete music schedule will be hosted here next week and the coming weekends schedule will also appear in the Weekly Live Music “HOT SPOTS” every Thursday.

Among the other activities you can look forward to are Holiday Pop-up Shopping, Holiday Photo Opportunities and Kids Crafts and Activities on the first floor of the Luckenbach Mill. The Holiday Art Exhibit will be held on the second floor of the Luckenbach Mill. There will also be an outdoor art exhibit, The Putz Exhibit (in the Springhouse), Holiday decorated trees, the lighting of the historic buildings, food trucks, the Cave Brewing Company Winter Beer Garden & Gift Wrapping with Marche Maison (November 21), Spirits of the Holidays with Wardog Spirits & Black River Farms (December 5), Thrift Gifts Workshop with Domaci (December 6), Cooking Bake-Off and Demonstrations with Young Chefs Academy, Luminaria (December 12) and a Youth Ballet Performance (TBA). You can also reserve a Christmas Cottage for up to five people to enjoy. The November Food Drive will benefit two local food pantries and donations can be dropped off here. All donations will receive a 20% coupon for shopping at the Industrial Quarter, the Visitor Center and the Museum Store.

Make plans during this holiday season to come join us in the Industrial Quarter and help support the Historic Bethlehem Museum and Sites, the local food pantries and the local musicians who will be providing the entertainment throughout then next two months. Keep it tuned right here for weekly updates on the activities and the live music schedule for each weekend. Like and share us on Facebook to stay up to date on all the live music and other events here in the Lehigh Valley.

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Weekly Live Music “HOT SPOTS” – 10/22-10/25/20

This weekends’ lineup will tell you that the music scene in the Lehigh Valley is alive and well. There are many places listed here that deserve a lot of credit for that. Many of them are struggling to stay open during this difficult time yet, they continue to support live music every weekend. And, of course, there are the musicians who are out there performing every weekend. Without them, there would be no music scene. And where would we be without you, the readers, the music fans, the ones who are in the seats supporting the venues and the musicians. Thank you all for the support in helping keep the music scene alive and well.

If you want your shows listed here, it’s easy and it’s free. Just send me your information by Wednesday each week and I will make sure your events are promoted. You can use the “contact us” form on the website, Facebook messenger or lvvoicesofthevalley@gmail.com to send your info. And, don’t forget to “like” and share us on Facebook.

The SUNDAY afternoon open mic at Camels Hump Farm has ended for the season but, there is still John Cannavo’s Open Jam at the Shanty on 19th at 3pm on SUNDAY. There are also three open mic nights tonight (THURSDAY). Ringer’s Roost starts at 6pm while ShawneeCraft Brewing (Walter Lee – host) and the Bowers Hotel (Phil Stahl – host) both get underway at 7pm.

THURSDAY 4:30pmMark & Ralph, South Mall. 6pmStray Seeds, Shanty on 19th. 6:30pmGrateful Duo & Caleb Estey, Porter’s Pub.

FRIDAY5pmMelody Cruz, Lost Tavern (Hellertown) and Two of a Kind, Radical Wines. 6pmZ Solo, Pocono Brewery, Billy Bauer Band, Bell Hall, Kennedy Bound, Insurrection Distillery, Brosky & Cannavo, Shanty on 19th, Stray Seeds, Hop Hill Brewing Co, Cody Wiley, Seven Sirens Brewing Co and Fritz & Friends, Strawberry Family Restaurant. 6:30pmMark & Ralph, Weyerbacher Brewing Co, Lou Pompilio, The Iron Mule and Pentley Holmes, Farmhouse Bistro. 7pmKendal Conrad, Stable 12, Michael Patrick, Tavern 519, Stevie Vicks Acoustic Duo, Easton Wine Project, GT3, Bookstore Speakeasy and Dose, Rivals Sports Bar. 8pmBear Sloth, Funhouse Southside.

SATURDAY11amMoondogs, Macungie Memorial Park. 12:30pmJanci & Berry, Four Sisters Winery. 1pmTwo of a Kind, Country Junction and Hayley Jackson, Seven Sirens Brewing Co. 2pmWill Kiss Band, Hamilton Kitchen & Bar. 3pmSmooth Retsina Glow, Perkasie Farmers Market and Carlos, HiJinx Brewery. 4pmBilly & Chris, Lost Tavern (Hellertown) and Mike Greer & Co, Strawberry Family Restaurant. 5:30pmUltra Kings, Weyerbacher Brewing Co. 6pmMark & Ralph, Insurrection Distillery, DMC Duo, Shanty on 19th, Britt & Kenny, Memorytown, Kendal Conrad, Bru Daddy’s, Seth Witcher, Hotel Bethlehem and Stef & Mike, Hop Hill Brewing Co. 6:30pm Laurie Vosberg, The Iron Mule. 7pmZ Solo, Black & Blue, Rebekah Leigh, Fegley’s Allentown Brew Works, Stray Seeds, Seven Sirens Brewing Co., Chuck Schubert, Easton Wine Project and The Weekenders, Rivals Sports Bar. 8pmBig Shaboozie, Funhouse Southside.

SUNDAYNoonThe Bear Creek Music Festival featuring Highway 61 Revival, Dead Friends, Trouble City All Stars and Cathy & the Spoon. Tickets and information at http://www.bcmountainresort.com/play/events/fall-music-fest . Also at noonMichael Patrick, Terhune Orchards. 1pmJanci & Berry, Brook Hollow Winery, Jimmy & the Parrots, Hardball Cider, Smooth Retsina Glow, Setter Ridge Winery and Pentley Holmes, Sorrenti Vineyards. 2pm, Frank Porter, Crooked Eye Brewery and Kendal Conrad, A’Dello Vineyards. 3pmTwo of a Kind, Insurrection Distillery. 4:30pmJeff Crossen, Weyerbacher Brewing Co. 5:30pmMark & Ralph, The Iron Mule. 6pmTim Harakal, Seven Sirens Brewing Co. 8pmPublic Displays of Rejection, Funhouse Southside.

Pictured are just a few of the businesses that continue to support live music every weekend. Of course, there are others that do so as well. There are some newcomers to the music scene as well who recently added live music or will be in the near future like Strawberry Family Restaurant in Pennsburg or The Flying V in Bethlehem. Let’s help them grow and continue to be places musicians and music fans can go in these difficult times. As always, we ALL appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you each weekend.

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Weekly Live Music “HOT SPOTS” – 10/15-10/18/20

It’s Thursday ! Let’s get the weekend started tonight ! There’s a whole lot of live music in and around the Valley. Choose your spot and go listen to some music. Don’t see your show listed here ? Just let me know by Wednesday and I’ll be sure to include you. Go to Voices of the Valley.net and use the “contact us” form, send me your schedule through Facebook messenger or email me at lvvoicesofthevalley@gmail.com. Get heard, be seen and keep the music scene alive !

Open mic nights this week – THURSDAY6pm, Ringer’s Roost and 7pmShawneeCraft Brewery (Walter Lee – Host) and Bowers Hotel (Phil Stahl – Host). SUNDAYShanty on 19th (John Cannavo -Host) and Camels Hump Farm (Bill Medei – Host), both at 3pm.

THURSDAY 5pmKendal Conrad, Artisan Wine & Cheese Cellar, Seth Witcher, Hamilton Kitchen & Bar, Mark & Ralph, South Mall. 6pmTim Harakal & Thomas Ostrow, Wooden Match and Rod Michael, Shanty on 19th. 6:30pmGrateful Duo & The Cirotti Trio, Porter’s Pub. 7pmThe Lou Franco Project, Desiderio’s Stone Tavern.

FRIDAY5pmStef & Mike, Easton Public Market, Radio One, Lost Tavern (Hellertown) and Twin Hill, Insurrection Distillery. 6pmDianna Noelle & Billy Trexler, Shanty on 19th. 6:30pmUptown Band, Steel Pub and Bill Shannon, The Iron Mule. 7pmZ Solo, Trails End Pub, Mark & Ralph, Triple Sun Spirits, Smooth Retsina Glow, Rivals Sports Bar, Kendal Conrad, Easton Wine Project and Chris Colaiaco, Seven Sirens Brewing Company. 8pmFather Yod, Funhouse Southside.

SATURDAYNoonHops4Hope at Lost Tavern (Hellertown) with Melody Cruz (noon), Tim Harakal (1pm), Billy Bauer (2pm), TNT Trio (3pm) and Trouble City All Stars (5pm). 12:30pmJanci & Berry, Four Sisters Winery. 1pmShaun Lally, Stooges. 4pmGeer Box, Rock Creek Tavern. 5pmTeacher & Poet, Insurrection Distillery. 6:30pmKendal Conrad, Weyerbacher Brewery and Jaycie & Michayla, The Iron Mule. 7pmStefanie Johnson Band, North Catty Park, Audio Files, Fegley’s Allentown Brew Works, Lovelace the 70’s Band, Steel Pub, Kyle Yankowy, Easton Wine Project and Smooth Retsina Glow, Soma Downtown Grill. 7:30pmThe Wonton Soups, Seven Sirens Brewing Company. 8pmMosey Beat, Funhouse Southside.

SUNDAY9amMark & Ralph, Jake’s Flea Market. 3pmMatt Miskie, Insurrection Distillery. 5:30pmMIchael Patrick, The Iron Mule. 6pmThe Moondogs, Murphy’s Hideaway and Cassandra Rose, Seven Sirens Brewing Company. 8pmUrban Achievers, Funhouse Southside.

See someone you like ? Go support them. See a place you like like to eat and have a drink ? Go support them and listen to some great music while you’re there. Either way, go out and support the live music community this weekend. These are all local businesses and local musicians and they need your support during these difficult times. Let’s all do our part to keep the music scene in and around the Lehigh Valley alive and well. Thanks for your continued support. Don’t forget to hit that “like” button and share on Facebook !

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Weekly Live Music “HOT SPOTS” – 10/8-10/11/20

Another weekend is here and it’s filled with live music in and around the Valley. There are six open mic nights if you would like to get out and play a few tunes yourself. They are – THURSDAY6pmRinger’s Roost. 7pmShawneeCraft Brewery (Walter Lee – host) and Bowers Hotel (Phil Stahl – host). FRIDAY5pmJack’s SliceBenny’s Blues Jam. SUNDAY3pmShanty on 19th (John Cannavo – host) and Camels Hump Farm (Bill Medei – host). There is a car show at Strawberry Family Restaurant with live music all day (1-8pm) on SUNDAY and, of course, plenty of live music to choose from at some of your favorite spots.

Would you like to see your shows promoted here each week ? It’s free, it’s easy and it only takes a minute. Whether you are a band, a solo artist or a venue that hosts live music all you have to do is let me know your schedule by Wednesday evening each week. You can use the “contact us” form on the website, Facebook messenger or lvvoicesofthevalley@gmail.com. And, don’t forget to like and share us on Facebook.

THURSDAY1pmSeth Witcher, Northampton Community College (event for students). 5pmMark & Ralph, South Mall, Mike Pilgermayer, Beltzville Bar and Grill and Mike Sherer, Jack’s Slice. 6pmSteve Brosky, Shanty on 19th, Lou Franco & John Cannavo, Desiderio’s Stone Tavern and Johnny’s Jukebox Band, Shappell Park. 7pmZ Solo, Cinder Inn.

FRIDAY5pmSmall Axe, Lost Tavern (Hellertown). 6pmIan Althouse, Seven Sirens Brewing Co, IV Stone, Strawberry Family Restaurant, Kendal Conrad, Pat’s Pizza, Kennedy Bound, Insurrection Distillery, Island Time & Swamp Guard (John Lennon Tribute), Yergey Brewing Company and Honey & Nutz, Shanty on 19th. 6:30pmThe Contact Collective, The Iron Mule and Mike Frank & Friends, Circa. 7pmDMC Duo, Easton Wine Project and Lonesome Found, ShawneeCraft Brewery. 8pmBaBa, Funhouse Southside and Smooth Retsina Glow, Bridge Inn.

SATURDAY2pmSupra/Ayers Band, Weathered Vineyards and Off The Road, Riverside Barr & Grill. 4pmAJ Croix and the Devil’s Right Hand Band, Invertase Brewing Co and Deal Duo, Hijinx Brewing Co. 4:30pmShot of Southern, Strawberry Family Restaurant. 5pmCody Templeton Band, Hardball Cider. 6pmUltra Kings, Taylor House Brewing, Derek Jones, Insurrection Distillery, Z Solo, Pocono Brewery and The Dynamic Duo, Shanty on 19th. 6:30pmScott Messina, The Iron Mule. 7pmEarth Song, ShawneeCraft Brewery, Kendal Conrad, JJ Rattigan’s, A Girl & A Guy, Easton Wine Project and Smooth Retsina Glow, Blueprint Brewery. 7:30pmContact Collective, Seven Sirens Brewing Co. 8pmDoyle & the Dudes, Funhouse Southside.

SUNDAYNoonKendal Conrad, Jay’s Local. 1pmMark & Ralph, Strawberry Family Restaurant (car show), Michael Patrick, Federal Twist Vineyards and Audio Pilot, Shady Brook Farms. 2pmJonny Cornelius, ShawneeCraft Brewing. 2:30pmMoondogs, Inn at Birch Pines. 3pmRob Ballonoff, Insurrection Distillery. 5:30pmGT3, The Iron Mule. 6pmNeil Grover, Seven Sirens Brewing Co. 8pmLorenzo, Funhouse Southside.

As always, thank you for supporting the local music scene and Voices of the Valley. Go out and enjoy some live music this weekend. Be kind to your servers, bartenders and musicians and keep local music alive and well in the Valley.

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