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Underground Stories

Subterranean Venue located squarely in Downtown Lansdale

Ain No Cussin’ My Game.

Heartless represents a different breed of street rap. Instead of layering his tunes with profanity ridden lyrics, he firmly places himself in the profane free world of hip-hop (a small but growing subsection). The reasoning [...]

Putting the Gods on Notice.

Comic book rockers, Stereotytans, part cos-play, part hard rockers, arrive to conquer and subject Lansdale to their rule at the Underground on June 22nd.  Stereotytans tell the unscripted story of the actual Titans, no not [...]

Moving on Up

What’s the state of live music? Brendan Johnson, front man and cofounder of the band Stella Ruze, believes it’s due for a revival. The brilliance of a live show persists through its vibrant unpredictability. At [...]

Salt Meets Sweet.

https://www.buzzsprout.com/157236/691736-annie-stokes-on-balancing-the-environment.mp3 Vanessa Borg nicknamed Annie Stokes the “Dark Songstress” due to the direct emotion pulled from her music. Her music pulls at the heart, strummed from one guitar and one voice evoke yearning, sadness, [...]

Honkytonk Hoedown.

https://www.buzzsprout.com/157236/697152-katie-and-brendan-curly-of-bourbon-express-talk-shop-on-album-making.mp3 Fresh off their release of ‘Cry About It Later,’ Katie and Brendan Curley discuss working with talented producer Eric “Roscoe” Ambel. According to Brendan, Roscoe’s approach lends well to Bourbon Express’s direct and [...]

ReMake America Great.

https://www.buzzsprout.com/157236/679594-bill-gottshall-and-the-stories-behind-the-songs.mp3 Every musician casts their gaze through the lenses of their inherent space. The Underground’s thus showcased a variety of “grinders,” some established high flyers, and of course, your singer-song writers. However, we’ve never [...]

Karma. Lots of It.

Karmalatta, a Philadelphia area based alternative rock band, pops out catchy, and, sometimes, high octane, ditties that will have you singing along. Songs like “Just My Mind,” traverse a progression rarely heard in modern music, [...]

Demons and Angels

https://www.buzzsprout.com/157236/670578-carolyn-hilliard-and-donny-donovan-of-dinosoul-discuss-relationships-and-music.mp3 Donny Donovan learned her music the old fashion way, by picking up a guitar and grinding it out. Carolyn Hilliard gained her expertise growing up as a trained musician and vocalist across various [...]

Vintage.

Monica Rizzio didn’t pick up a guitar until her early 20s. Her family relocated to Cape Cod, Massachusetts from Texas when she was young. Always fond of Country – Americana and Bluegrass sounds, Rizzio found [...]

Bootstrapping Flows

Humans are an incredible species. Some men are driven by greed, some men are driven by power. Others are driven by creativity. That’s the short of what drives Lil’ Lappy to create his bubblegum hip [...]

Rock Returns.

Glam-noir returns to the Underground. Serving a second stint, sexy Simone Strange harks back tributes to Siouxie & the Banshees. One part visual, one part audio, Voltheque leads the way in a three act night. [...]

The Day Gene Smith Died.

Precision and depth enunciate the complex arrangements of the Gene Smith Band.  Noted as one of the best live acts of the area, the band curates unique moments in carefully arranged songs each night. To [...]

True Blues.

Harmonica and guitar. And the Blues. It’s a bygone sound reproduced in true, authentic fashion by two local men, Chrissy Beshore and Jacob Henry of East Texas Tramps. Meet Dry Eye Blues, a tune with scratchy, [...]

Playing Close to Home!

World renowned jazz drummer Tommy Campbell plays his first performance at a Philadelphia area venue in 30 years this Friday and Saturday night at the Underground in Lansdale.  Campbell, the nephew of Hammond organ pioneer, [...]

Whiskey and a Guitar

The Bottlerockets, they’re not your regular country band. After bursting onto the scene in the ‘90s, their twangy country sound fused itself to high voltage punk, something unique and novel for the time. But this [...]

So the Story Goes…

There’s something about brass that soothes the soul, lures one into a placating state of passion and arousal. It exfoliates the mind. RGM Project sounds big. RGM Project is big. They perform as a full [...]

Positive Power

Honeychrome fulfills a “higher calling.” Chad Lewine built his ethos two fold. First, Lewine shares a deep love of pop music, especially Michael Jackson. Jackson, who if you recall, never one for the standard, trite tropes [...]

Soulful Magnetism

“Music almost broke us up,” Christian Brandt recalls. Passion cuts both ways. However, for Christian and Sarah Brandt, it’s largely been an invigorating experience. Christian Brandt all but gave up on music. Regularly falling victim [...]

Industrial Strength

There’s no ounce of decency too sacred for Dizzolve’s post-industrial metal to melt. Best described as a KMFDM sound inverted in the calculated etchings of a pre-glamrock Marilyn Manson universe, it’s pure adrenaline, and pure [...]

Lansdale Original!

Max Kraus got into bass when he was young, real young. His father steered him away from the violin for the equally physically demanding instrument of the bass. And so started his love affair with [...]

Bear Invitation.

Crisp, with crackling guitar, ‘Run My Mouth’ illustrates the indie-pop depth of Spirit of the Bear. Formed initially as a duo out of Youngstown, Ohio, this group draws parallels to Passion Pit with sprinklings of [...]

Vocal Engagement

The tone of a lead singer can shape the chapel of the band. Consider Caleb Michael and Elaine Rasnake as a perfect expose in the encapsulating entrancement of vocalists. Caleb Michael knows this too well. [...]

A Life’s Journey.

The Rush Barn Band guitarist Jeremy Behe recalls biking across the country. All 5’11” and 285 lbs of him did it! Behe with his buddy captured an opportunity to dip their rear and front tires [...]

The Parsnip Invasion.

Remember Myspace? Well, Geremiah Giampa does! In July of 2006, Giampa frantically uploaded custom tracks under a now familiar pseudonym. Angling for low budget demos to build a band, and build a fanbase, Giampa leveraged [...]

Talent Wanted.

Lansdale should be so lucky to house a talent like Buddy Harris. The man is funny, smart, has brilliant vision (I think it’s 20/20), and can make your grandmother cry just by saying a few [...]

Open up Your Big Mind.

'A good group of friends,' Bryan Till describes the local Montgomeryville band, Big Mind. Speaking to the reggae – jazz influence, Big Mind takes pride in collaboratively composing each tune. Hunched away in a circle, band [...]

Blues Rock Returns.

Blues has a house in Lansdale. On August 26th, we welcome two bands with more than sixty years’ experience between both. Blue Jay Slim and the Tone Blasters features a trio who’ve played in every [...]

“Absolutely amazing! The drag show was on point! The venue was nice, the staff was nice, and the whole night was amazing.”

“You have a GREAT spot here for live music! I made the trip up from Lower Bucks to see INEVITUS. It was worth the trip! Awesome atmosphere, great beers on tap, fantastic sound & that barrel wall is AMAZING! I will definitely be back!”
“Went to the first drag show hosted there. The space is perfect for such shows. Though I won’t make the mistake of sitting in the corner again. Loved the venue and staff! Now to get a job there during shows.”

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