Rich Howells

Could Crocodile Rock Cafe in Allentown reopen? Owner has new plans in the works

Could Crocodile Rock Cafe in Allentown reopen? Owner has new plans in the works

With a lack of club-sized venues and concerts for all ages in Northeastern Pennsylvania, many local concertgoers drove to Allentown for years to see rock, metal, punk, pop, and hip-hop acts at the Crocodile Rock Cafe. After 14 years of memorable shows and pizza served at its adjacent restaurant, however, the downtown club’s mounting issues […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Dr. Dog at the Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks in Bethlehem, 09/25/15

PHOTOS: Dr. Dog at the Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks in Bethlehem, 09/25/15

The Yuengling Summer Concert Series at the Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks in Bethlehem that was opened by Cake in July was brought to a close on Friday, Sept. 25 with a solid performance by Philadelphia indie rock band Dr. Dog, marking the band’s only regional appearance on their current tour. The celebrated group has released nine […]

 Jason Riedmiller

CONCERT REVIEW: Mushrooms, aliens, and simulated nudity – Flaming Lips get weird at Bethlehem’s Musikfest

CONCERT REVIEW: Mushrooms, aliens, and simulated nudity – Flaming Lips get weird at Bethlehem’s Musikfest

After set opener “The Abandoned Hospital Ship,” Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne told the crowd gathered at the Steel Stage on the official opening night, Aug. 7, of Bethlehem’s Musikfest, “We may be the only band ever to be late because we were waiting for one of our giant mushrooms to get dressed, but it’s […]

 Jess Meoni

CONCERT REVIEW: Duran Duran evolve beyond ’80s nostalgia in lively Bethlehem SteelStacks performance

CONCERT REVIEW: Duran Duran evolve beyond ’80s nostalgia in lively Bethlehem SteelStacks performance

Crawling from the depths of spandex and hairspray, one English band brought the beat back for one night at Bethlehem’s Musikfest. The crowd anticipated the intoxicating arrival of the 1980s new wavers with both nostalgia and $7 dollar wine coolers under the dewy glow of SteelStacks on Thursday, Aug. 6. A thick fog engulfed the […]

 Tyler Miles

CONCERT REVIEW: Modest Mouse move Bethlehem SteelStacks crowd with booze-fueled perfection

CONCERT REVIEW: Modest Mouse move Bethlehem SteelStacks crowd with booze-fueled perfection

You never know what to expect from Modest Mouse frontman Isaac Brock until he’s already atop the stage before the crowd, either too inebriated to remember his lyrics or crushing his set with a clear, strong voice and that extra oomph. Luckily for those at the Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks in Bethlehem Monday night, Brock showed […]