Hailing from Seattle, The Dip has come back to the East Coast to fulfill your 1960s blues and rock n roll dreams. Frontman Tom Eddy’s vintage crooner vocals paired with a killer horn section featuring “The Honeynut Horns,” produces a sound that is simultaneously nostalgic and fresh. They just released their 2019 album, The Dip Delivers–their first full album since the release of their self-titled album in 2015. Their sound is crisp and soulful, with the right amount of familiarity that makes you feel like you just dusted off one of your dad’s high school records. For a taste, check out their video for their #1 song on Spotify with over 6 million views: “Sure Don’t Miss You.” More notable listens are “Atlas,” “Slow Sipper,” and “Advertising.”
Listening to them online only gives you a small piece of what this band is capable of live. The first time I saw them live, they filled the tiny backroom at Boot and Saddle with the full force of their seven-piece band. It seemed unbelievable to me that a band with so much energy and a flawless set was playing at such a small venue. I saw them for a second time at World Cafe Live, and again was amazed by their killer stage presence. Their energy and danceable songs had everyone in the room dancing like they were at prom in the 60s. Afterwards, my face hurt from smiling so much.
Now, I wouldn’t post about a concert happening in Bethlehem, PA, (which is about an hour away from the city) if it was for any other band but The Dip. This band isn’t your average alternative millennial show you’ll see at small venues across the city. The Dip puts on a show that is completely unique to the modern music scene, and it’s just a hell of a good time. To top it all off, this concert is FREE, so it’s definitely worth the trip. I wouldn’t miss seeing them perform live, especially for free, because they’re on the road to selling out much bigger venues.
Friday, July 12th
Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks
645 E. First Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015
More info here.