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5 Can’t-Miss Indie Rock Shows in Bethlehem

February 25, 2020 | Written by Ben Youngerman, ArtsQuest Marketing Manager

Indie rock is sort of like artisan food: finely crafted for those with extra refined taste. If you have a palate for great tunes, we’ve handcrafted an exquisite lineup of concerts for you. With these five shows coming soon, it’s a great time to be an indie rock fan in Bethlehem…

Carbon Leaf – 3/5 – buy tickets

Carbon Leaf’s music is independently written, recorded and produced from the band’s studio in Richmond, VA. Pulling from folk, Americana, roots and rock traditions, Carbon Leaf has been putting out music for 25 years.

WXPN Welcomes Guided By Voices – 4/24 – buy tickets

Robert Pollard founded Dayton, Ohio-based indie rock band Guided By Voices in 1983. With an incredible 29 studio albums and 19 EPs, they are uninhibited explorers of the four Ps: pop, punk, psych, and prog.

The Mountain Goats (solo) – 6/4 – buy tickets

The Mountain Goats’ founding member John Darnielle plays solo versions of the band’s nearly 30-year catalog!

Bright Eyes: SteelStacks Summer Concert Series – 6/16 – buy tickets

Bright Eyes’ expansive catalog has traversed genre, sound, and countless players; unpolished demos or fuzzy folk, electrified rock or country twang. After nearly a decade on unofficial hiatus, the boys are back once more under their new label, Dead Oceans.

The National at Musikfest – 7/31 – buy tickets

During their sixteen year career The National have sold over 1.7 million albums worldwide, they have established themselves as mainstays of arenas and festivals with sold-out performances and headlining slots around the world. Their most recent album and accompanying film ‘I Am Easy To Find’ was met with critical acclaim, and 2017’s ‘Sleep Well Beast’ won Best Alternative Music Album at the Grammy Awards and achieved #1’s in the UK, Ireland, Portugal and Canada.

For a full list of upcoming shows, visit SteelStacks.org & Musikfest.org!