[Recap] Notoriously ageless Duran Duran kick off Musikfest’s Preview Night
Aug26

[Recap] Notoriously ageless Duran Duran kick off Musikfest’s Preview Night

1980’s teen idols Duran Duran started off Musikfest’s 2015 Preview Night with timeless gusto last night at the festival’s main Steel Stage in Bethlehem, PA. This is the second time the band has played Musikfest, the first being to a sold-out show at Musikfest’s then main stage, River Place, in 2000. The band came out to a booming 4,489 member crowd with their hit “The Wild Boys” which was received well, however what I heard...

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Snoop Dogg Lights it up at Musikfest – Photo Recap
Aug21

Snoop Dogg Lights it up at Musikfest – Photo Recap

Snoop Dogg rolled into the main stage of Bethlehem’s Musikfest in a cloud of smoke.  The 5000+ fans in attendance enjoyed about an hour of Snoop’s hits – a brief but memorable concert, which Snoop promises won’t be his last in the Lehigh...

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[Recap] 20th Gathering of the Vibes 2015
Aug20

[Recap] 20th Gathering of the Vibes 2015

There were so many things about this year’s Gathering of the Vibes that made it special. For starters, the festival turned 20 celebrating two decades of peace, love and music. Founder Ken Hays noted that he would have never dreamed his vision of a musical gathering would have made it this far. Read more of my interview with him, here. Milestones were a big theme this year as it took place shortly after the Grateful Dead’s 50th...

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[RECAP] This Weekend Was Beyond Peachy! On Montage Mountain
Aug19

[RECAP] This Weekend Was Beyond Peachy! On Montage Mountain

Images by Steven Philips // Writing by Alexis Sanfiorenzo We headed back up to Montage Mountain for the second time this summer to welcome the annual return of Peach Fest this past weekend. We were overjoyed to see that the damage done to the mountain and water park a few weeks ago by Camp Bisco was diminished and back to normal again! Hopefully Peach didn’t leave the mountain as disastrous, for water park season pass...

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Stevie Wonder Pops Up In Philadelphia
Aug18

Stevie Wonder Pops Up In Philadelphia

Philadelphia woke up to a treat yesterday morning with the news that Stevie Wonder would play a free pop up concert in Dilworth Plaza next to City Hall. It seems like all of Philadelphia got the news because Dilworth Plaza was packed an few hours before the scheduled 3:00pm start time. People waited with excited anticipation in the scorching 95 degree sun to get a glimpse of the legend.  Finally Stevie Wonder appeared and immediately...

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The Flaming Lips Preach the Joys of Love, Drugs, and Rock and Roll at Musikfest
Aug18

The Flaming Lips Preach the Joys of Love, Drugs, and Rock and Roll at Musikfest

The Flaming Lips brought their traveling psychedelic party to Bethlehem on Friday night, officially kicking off the 10-day festival on the big stage on the South Side.  (Duran Duran had played the night before as part of a “preview night” – so maybe the Lips were sloppy seconds?)  Singer Wayne Coyne preached all about the joys of Love, Drugs, and Rock and Roll throughout the course of 1 ½ hours of music and celebration.   The...

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