Chris Reject graciously opened up his LVAC (Lehigh Valley Apparel Creations) warehouse in Allentown for an art/music show. Two bands, two artists. One amazing time.
The first musical guest of the evening was Moonstruck. Felicia Vee assaults the drums as if she is committed to driving them through the floor. Awesome. Thank you Felicia. Very cathartic. Kelsi Page completes this two piece from Bethlehem PA. Kelsi belts it out with her vocals and guitar, giving it everything she has. Rudimentary, dark and gutsy, Moonstruck is an inspiring, DIY band. Just do it.
UltraMantisBlack has just released their debut LP/CD/Digital EP on Relapse Records. The nine song EP with an etched b-side was released on July 9, 2014 and is a mandatory purchase. Ultramantis Black is a wrestler as well as the frontman for this hardcore, Spazz meets Siege meets Deadguy, meets today's death grind mayhem.
Unbeknownst to me, Matt and Brad from Nazareth (the location not the band) and Pissed Jeans (the band not the exhibition of loss of bladder control) and Ultimate Warriors (the band not the pro wrestler) are in ULTRAMANTIS BLACK.
While I am no Jamie Heim behind the camera, the chaos this six piece band puts together makes for a cooperative subject matter.
This was a great event. Two great bands, two great artists, one great show. Inspirational, chaotic, revitalizing.
Moonstruck bandcamp: http://yaymoonstruck.bandcamp.com/releases
Ultramantis Black bandcamp: http://ultramantisblack.bandcamp.com/
Jamie Heim web: http://www.jheimphotography.com/
Jamie Heim fb: https://www.facebook.com/jheimphotography
Dylan Garret Smith fb: https://www.facebook.com/dylangarrettsmith/info
Dylan Garret Smith web: http://www.dylangarrettsmith.com/
LVAC fb: https://www.facebook.com/xLVACx