Events

We promote events in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, especially gigs with bands, DJ nights and film screenings. If you have a venue that we don't know about which you think would work well for our events, please get in touch! 

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Wednesday April 17, 2024
Love's Devotee & WMUH present...

Wolf Eyes (noise/free improv/trip metal legends from Detroit)
with local support
Orphan Donor (grindcore/metal from the Lehigh Valley)
Chelsea Smarr (harp + effects)
subservientdominance (power electronics) 

at National Sokol's #93
613 Hillside Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18015

doors: 7:00pm // show: 7:30pm – 10:15pm

ALL AGES // 21+ with ID to drink

Tickets: $20 + fees

Full info + tickets

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Saturday May 4, 2024
Love's Devotee presents...

Jason Anderson (intimate and anthemic indie-folk from NH/New Brunswick, Salinas Records)
+1 tba

Lit Coffee Roastery & Bakeshop (26 E 3rd St., Bethlehem PA 18015)

doors: 7:00pm / show: 7:30pm
All ages
$10 suggested donation — no advance tickets, pay at the door

Full info

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Saturday June 1, 2024
Love's Devotee presents...

Gwenifer Raymond (Welsh solo fingerstyle guitarist on tour from the UK)
with local support
William H. Travis (indie-folk combo from Travis + co.)
xpoemsx (improvised guitar loops from Eric DeJesus and friends)
Ms. Honey (sweet indie folk from over the river in NJ)

at National Sokol's #93
613 Hillside Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18015

doors: 7:00pm // show: 7:30pm – 11:00pm

ALL AGES // 21+ with ID to drink

Tickets: $15 (fees + tax included)

Full info + tickets

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P A S T 

Sunday March 10, 2024
Love's Devotee and The HEI Network present a live watch party of...

The 11th Annual On Cinema Oscars Special
aka AMATOCON 2024

"It's Movie Time!"

at National Sokol's #93
613 Hillside Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18015

***note updated schedule***

5:30pm – doors
6:00pm – On Cinema trivia spectacular
7:00pm – AMATOCON/On Cinema Oscars Special LIVE

ALL AGES // 21+ with ID to drink

$10 (plus fees)

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Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 7:00pm

Landis Cinema (Buck Hall), Lafayette College
219 N 3rd St, Easton, PA 18042

Lehigh Valley Cinema Club and Lafeyette College Department of Film & Media Studies present: 
Gabbeh, dir. Mohsen Makhmalbaf, 1996, Iran/France, 75 mins, digital

Free screening

A poetic, dreamlike vision from one of Iran's most celebrated filmmakers, Gabbeh portrays the traditionally nomadic Qashqai people of Southern Iran. Makhmalbaf Film House describes the film's narrative: "On the banks of a stream, an old woman and her husband are washing their Gabbeh [a type of traditional Persian rug]. From this carpet comes forth a beautiful young woman—aptly named Gabbeh—who shares her epic tale: she is desperately in love with a mysterious horseman who follows her clan from [behind]. Though her father has agreed to let her marry the man, season after season, the horseman follows Gabbeh—always present, always waiting, howling songs of love after nightfall."

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Thursday, January 25, 2024 at 7:30pm
Theatre 514 (Civic Theatre of Allentown)
514 N 19th St, Allentown, PA 18104

Lehigh Valley Cinema Club presents: 
Keeping Secrets Will Destroy You

Lehigh Valley Cinema Club presents the Pennsylvania premiere of Keeping Secrets Will Destroy You, the visual album of Bonnie "Prince" Billy's 2023 album of the same name, a collaboration between filmmaker Ryan Daly & musician Will Oldham.

Keeping Secrets Will Destroy You, dir. Ryan Daly & Will Oldham, 2023, US, 47 mins

Free screening

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Thursday November 16, 2023
Love's Devotee & LVAC present...

Neil Hamburger (America's Funnyman, Drag City Records)
with special guest Major Entertainer

at National Sokol's #93
613 Hillside Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18015

Doors: 7:30pm

ALL AGES // 21+ with ID to drink

$25 (plus fees)

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Saturday September 30, 2023

Love's Devotee Soul Sound System

sweet soul music dance party
DJs spinning vinyl from 1959–1976

with guest DJs Niteliters LLC 

at National Sokol's #93
613 Hillside Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18015

7:30–11:00PM

All ages welcome
21+ with ID to drink

$5

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Friday June 9, 2023
Love's Devotee presents...

PURLING HISS (Philly shredders, Drag City)
Brother JT (the legendary)
Catatonic Suns (LV space-rockers)

at National Sokol's #93
613 Hillside Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18015

Doors: 7:30pm

ALL AGES // 21+ to drink

$12

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Purling Hiss is the longtime project of Mike Polizze (Birds of Maya, Watery Love), currently joined in power rock trio formation by drummer Ben Leaphart and bassist Pat Hickey. From their first self-titled LP, released in 2009 on Permanent Records, the group has explored the outer fringes of rock cutting a piste across albums and live sets that place in equal measure the experimental and the accessible. Their newest album Drag on Girard (Drag City, 2023) encapsulates this approach: while the compositions are tighter and perhaps more "song-based" than some earlier approaches, the group left ample room for ideas to emerge: "It was an off-the-cuff process where the songs were mostly written but I told everybody don’t worry about it. Let’s have something loose." 

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Lehigh Valley legend Brother JT has recently self-released his 29th(?) album "Shaky Jet Loner", yet another inventive collection of delectable psychedelia and psychedelic delectations. The project began 30+ years ago with two releases on the revered Twisted Village label: 1991's Descent, a snarling, free jazz-skronk inversion of John Coltrane's Ascensions and 1992's Meshes of the Afternoon, which documents the aftereffects of Maya Deren's avant-garde visions on the inner ear. Along the way, countless tunes dropped like manna from the heavens across 7"s, LPs and CD-Rs, including a number for his own imprint Bedlam Records. For this occasion, the Brother JT combo will be joined by bassist Bill Melcher, their first performance together in nearly 20 years! 

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Allentown's Catatonic Suns bury their 90s indie sensibilities underneath blankets of psychedelia. Initially starting as a lo-fi recording project, the group soon blossomed into a full band performing live across the USA and recording their first two albums with producer Matt Molchany at Bethlehem's Shards Studios. Their most recent full-length, Saudade, shows a love for Spacemen 3, My Bloody Valentine, Stone Temple Pilots and all sorts of pre-millennial rock'n'roll mess across ten cuts. 

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Friday May 19, 2023
Love's Devotee presents...

DJ HTSHELL (Love's Devotee honcho)
with special guest ANNO (Washington DC)

POST-PUNK | MUTANT DISCO | SYNTH | BOOGIE
PRE-RAPHAELITE FANTASTICORE
SOVIET FLOOR-FILLERS
and music to dance to...

at SEPARATIST BEER (101 Northampton Street, Easton, PA)
9PM – 12AM
NO COVER
21+

[Note: While Love's Devotee was launched in May 2023, we have previously booked events in Pennsylvania for artists like A Sunny Day in Glasgow, Acid House Kings, Allo Darlin', The Blow, Blues Control, Comet Gain, Dan Deacon, Deer Tick, Elf Power, Eternal Summers, Fred Thomas, Grass Widow, Hockey Night, The Karl Hendricks Trio, King Tuff, Las Robertas, Matt & Kim, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Pants Yell!, Pissed Jeans, Steve Moore, Strand of Oaks, Thanksgiving, Tullycraft, Tyvek, U.S. Girls, Veronica Falls, YACHT, The Yummy Fur, Zola Jesus and many more.]