Lemuria

Lemuria

Bethlehem Steel

Wed, October 31, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

PhilaMOCA

Philadelphia, PA

$15.00

This event is all ages

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Lemuria
Lemuria
Lemuria is an American Indie Rock band. They formed in 2004 in Buffalo, New York, in the landing of an apartment stairway above the greatest diner in the world, Amy’s Place. 15 years of touring, 4 albums, and dozens of 7"s later, the band is much different than it was when it began; Lemuria changes with the varying and dynamic interests of its constituents, and avoids being pigeon holed at all costs. “Recreational Hate” is, along this avenue, something different. The songs can be traced to a past, present, and future existence of the band, running in every direction, but always coming home to a definitive observational point of reference. “Recreational Hate” is the next book in a fantasy series. It’s the surprise 6th act in a never ending performance. It hints of familiarity in a place where the guidelines have been abandoned, and anything is possible.
Bethlehem Steel
Bethlehem Steel
Bethlehem Steel invite you to Party Naked Forever, both figuratively and quite possibly literally. The Brooklyn trio of Rebecca Ryskalczyk (vocals/guitars), Jon Gernhart (drums) and Patrick Ronayne (bass), have created a record that breaks free from the anxiety, unhealthy relationships, and medicinal dependence to simply be itself; powerful, deeply personal, and untamed. There’s no holding back, Party Naked Forever is raw and bold, and Ryskalczyk’s songs are triumphantly pushed to their breaking point.

Formed out of an old friendship between Ryskalczyk and Gernhart, Bethlehem Steel came to be in Brooklyn, but its roots lie further North in Buffalo. The city and the stresses that come along with it led to the record’s cathartic moments, but it’s heart rests upstate, punctuated in dirty guitar lines, somber lyrics, and Ryskalczyk’s impeccable control. Her songs are honest and vulnerable, balanced by a muscular fury and scornful aggression. Party Naked Forever is an exploration of the things that keep Ryskalczyk up at night and voicing her concerns without a care of consequence. It’s the sound of truly being alive.

The record is named in honor of the late great Dave Weaver.
Venue Information:
PhilaMOCA
531 North 12th St.
Philadelphia, PA, 19123
http://www.philamoca.org/