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Musikfest

Musikfest
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  • Does gluten-free mean fun-free at Musikfest?

    Within the mobs of gyrating, beer-quaffing, fried-dough-gobbling festers descending on Bethlehem this week, there's always one sour-faced guy spoiling everybody's good time. That is me. In case you're wondering, the sour face is because that's not beer...
  • Bethlehem pop punk duo emerges from DIY scene

    For years, bands in the area have played house-show venues such as the former Secret Art Space and Pirate's Cove — unknown to many. Among those to emerge from the area's DIY scene is Bethlehem's indie pop punk duo Slingshot Dakota. "How do you...
  • Local folk singer Brittany Ann says farewell at Musikfest show

    Forks Township singer-songwriter Brittany Ann will be saying farewell to the Lehigh Valley when she takes the stage at Musikfest on Monday. On Tuesday, she plans to move to Asheville, N.C., where she will work for the national service organization...
  • Southern Hospitality a rising roots/blues supergroup

    A fleeting, magical moment at a Florida music festival led to a collaboration that has had fans of roots and blues music raving ever since. It happened three years ago at a post-festival party jam session hosted by a club that sponsored the festival....
  • Wild Child has enthusiastic and eclectic sound

    "Alohop": a music genre featuring a combination of singer-songwriter vocals with ukulele and hip-hop. This is the genre that Austin, Texas, band Wild Child falls under, jokes violinist and lead vocalist Kelsey Wilson. Wild Child uses ukulele, violin,...
  • Random thoughts on Musikfest's first night: Awkward opening, first band, traffic (already)

    Random thoughts on the first day of Musikfest 2014 The kickoff for Musikfest 31st year Friday was slightly awkward. To start a 10-day outdoor festival, Musikfest moved opening ceremonies indoors – from the Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks stage to...
  • 50 years and still moody

    Most music fans of a certain age know about the Moody Blues. But for those who don't, they are difficult to describe. "We've been called everything: psychedelic, acid, underground, alternative and silver rock," says drummer Graeme Edge in a phone call...
  • The mysterious familiarity of King Paris

    As the festival's home of world music, Musikfest's Volksplatz venue has been a place to experience a smorgasbord of international sounds including African rhythms, Celtic harmonies and Siberian surf punk. On Saturday night, the sound of the subcontinent...
  • Nashville indie rock band finds inspiration in the Great Lakes

    Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Lake Ontario and Lake Erie — the five great lakes of North America are what inspired the name of a four-piece indie pop rock band from a state that has no Great Lakes. Daniel Ellsworth and the Great...
  • Avett Brothers give a kick to rootsy rock

    Fans who come to see the Avett Brothers expecting the stripped down, acoustic performance that was the folk-rock group's trademark for its first decade are in for a whole new experience. Brothers Scott and Seth Avett and Bob Crawford now have plenty of...
  • Blues rocker George Thorogood, celebrating 40 years, to play Miller Symphony Hall in Allentown

    Hard-playing blues-rocker George Thorogood, who is marking 40 years in the business and who headlined Bethlehem's Musikfest last year, will return to the Lehigh Valley to play a far more intimate venue. Thorogood — best known for his 1983 hit...