The Top 3 Lehigh Valley-area concerts this week bring a little prog rock, art rock, and country rap to the neighborhood. First is a Grammy-winning prog rock group that got their start in the late ‘60s who have released over 22 studio albums, many of them certified platinum, multi-platinum, or gold. Next, A NYC tribute group taking on songs from Radiohead’s entire catalogue. And last, a prolific country rapper that has spent some time on Eminem’s Shady Records, bringing his style of hip hop to the Sherman Theater stage.
When: 8 p.m. Thursday
Where: Wind Creek Event Center, 77 Wind Creek Blvd., Bethlehem
How much: $49.50-$79.50
Tickets: ticketmaster.com 610-297-7414
Musical style: Progressive rock, art rock, symphonic prog
Known for hits like: “Owner of a Lonely Heart,” “Roundabout,” “Love Will Find a Way,” “Leave It,” and, “Long Distance Runaround.”
Honors: They received five Grammy nominations between 1985 and 1992, winning for Best Rock Instrumental Performance with their song “Cinema” in ‘85. They had a number one hit with the single “Owner of a Lonely Heart” in 1983, and they hold the record for most performances at New York City’s Madison Square Garden in the ‘70s. They’ve released over 22 studio albums, with seven of them being certified platinum or multi-platinum, and four of them gold. In 2017 they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Check them out if you like: ELO, Genesis, Jethro Tull, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, King Crimson, Pink Floyd, Goblin
There, There — Tribute to Radiohead
When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Musikfest Cafe, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem
How much: $15-$25
Tickets: https://www.steelstacks.org/ 610-297-7100
Musical style: Alternative, art rock, experimental
Known for hits like: Covers of Radiohead songs including, “Fake Plastic Trees,” “There, There,” “Paranoid Android,” “Idioteque,” and, “Karma Police.”
Meet the band: There, There formed in 2017 in NYC and perform covers of Radiohead songs from deep cuts to classis hits. They take on the band’s catalogue with songs that range the entirety of Radiohead’s decade’s long career.
Check them out if you like: Radiohead, The Smile, Portishead, My Bloody Valentine, The Pixies, Sonic Youth, Blur
When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday
Where: Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg
How much: $27.50-$32.50
Tickets: https://www.shermantheater.com/ 570-420-2808
Musical style: Rap, hip hop, country rap
Known for hits like: “Till it’s Gone,” “Best Friend,” “Pop the Trunk,” “Daddy’s Lambo,” and, “You and Me.”
Meet the band: Yelawolf first started gaining attention when he was signed to Interscope Records in 2010 where he released the album, “Trunk Muzik 0-60,” featuring guests like Gucci Mane and Wu-Tang Clan’s Raekwon. In 2011 he signed with Eminem’s record label, Shady Records, releasing his second studio album, “Radioactive” which debuted at number 27 on the Billboard 200. He continued releasing albums on Shady Records until 2019 when he independently put out his sixth studio album, “Ghetto Cowboy.” In April, 2021 he put out four weekly releases: “TURQUOiSE TORNADO,” “Slumafia,” “Mile Zero,” and, “Mud Mouth.” In 2012 he founded his own record label, Slumerican.
Check him out if you like: Eminem, Machine Gun Kelly, Kid Rock, Post Malone, Macklemore, Travis Barker, Kendrick Lamar
Jay Honstetter is a freelance writer.