Looking for some Saturday plans? How about supporting The Beautiful Distortion and two bands from upstate New York, coming to Catasauqua’s Blue Monkey Sports Bar and Restaurant (1092 Havertown Rd.) for a triple threat of live music.
First and foremost, it’s important to point out how absolutely spectacular the weather was on Sunday. Pleasant temperatures and sunny skies were complemented by a gentle, yet glorious late summer breeze that made being outside the ideal activity for anyone with a pulse.
Add in various forms of Sangria and the folk-punk stylings of Alex Mery & The Townsmen, and you have yourself a perfect Sunday afternoon.
Artist: Alex Mery & The Townsmen
Album: Folklore (LISTEN)
Released: June 2017
After two weeks on the road together, hundreds of miles logged, and countless memories made, Alex Mery & The Townsmen and Zach Russack brought their Southern Exposure Tour home on Sunday.
This has been the experience of a lifetime.
Distressed chalk work? Nah. This sign is a result of torrential downpours and a thunderstorm that hit Philly tonight right as I was parking our truck/trailer a mile away from the venue for our evening performance. This is all probably a result of my aforementioned “decent weather” from my accounts of Day #11. Now, let’s rewind…
Taking an alternative approach to the hip hop genre, Maverick da Roninn is one of the hardest working artists in the Lehigh Valley, in any genre. He’s preparing to release his “Gamers Interlude 2” mixtape this summer, and, since the time of our interview, has dropped “Revenge of the Nice Guy.” #ROTNG
Maverick da Roninn joins us to talk about his upbringing, influences, and what it takes to keep the fans paying attention.
REVEL 9 – All I’ve Become (Opening theme)
Rawboss ft. Jael Johnson – Pieces
Maverick da Roninn –Shoma!!!
Maverick da Roninn – Game Over
Cee-Rock “The Fury” – YOWZAH
Don Jazz – All Day
Kara Hartzell & Zach Russack – Meadowlands
Alex Mery & The Townsmen – Lay Down Arms
Today was a long trek across most of Ohio and PA, from Cincinnati to Harrisburg. We stopped along the way to replenish our souls with Cinnabon, but otherwise, we drove straight through smushed into the good ol’ Chevy Silverado. Being in such close quarters for the past eleven days has been enlightening. Aside from ridiculous traffic earlier in the tour, we didn’t have any troubles on this particular venture, and honestly have experienced some pretty fantastic weather throughout. Upon arriving at Zeroday Brewing however, that changed. The skies dumped a fun amount of rain right on us as we unloaded our gear.
Once we set up, and dried off a little, we had a comfortable show. Knowing that we are back in PA and had a supportive crowd there, along with some familiar faces and friends, was a refreshing experience for all of us. We enjoyed some craft beer along with the appropriately named “Large Ass Pretzel”. We also added some flavor to our show with special guest singer Cat Cirotti and a duo between Alex Mery and Zach Russack.
Tonight, we hit Philly as we head closer to home. Honestly, I’m experiencing bittersweet emotions as the end of our grand adventure is coming to a close. We have all shared some amazing moments together, and I will miss spending every day exploring, playing music, and just enjoying life with these fellas, but it’s also time to return to normalcy.
BUT, enough of that sappy business. Onward and east toward Philly we go!
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Today, we spent a few hours in the car traveling through the rest of West Virginia and Kentucky, before finally arriving in Ohio. We had a double-header today in Cincinnati, starting out with a gig at Sitwell’s Coffeehouse. This intimate, low-key environment was a perfect start to our day, with a few light tunes accompanied by delicious food.
Howdy, y’all! Zach and Alex here again, coming to you now from the vast, woodsy expanse of West Virginia, where we’re pretty sure we saw a grand total of five towns once we hit the WV border from Nashville. But what sights they were! Being in all that open country and winding highways reminded the two of us of driving through Vermont. What a beaut!