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Sat, Jul 13


The Gem

Bears Have Hearts / The Man and The Machine / Stealing Society / So Colloquial

Bears Have Hearts / The Man and The Machine / Stealing Society / So Colloquial
Bears Have Hearts / The Man and The Machine / Stealing Society / So Colloquial

When + Where

Jul 13, 2024, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

The Gem, 66 N Main St, Spring City, PA 19475, USA


Bears Have Hearts:

Matt Nice - Drums, Sean Farren - Guitar, Alex Hawkins - Vocals, Ash Hicks - Bass Guitar, Andy Liaskos - Guitar

The Man and The Machine:

The collaboration between Ken Blum and Jim Sweeney, collectively known as The Man and The Machine, began as a remarkable journey despite the geographical separation of 300 miles between them. Hailing from Philadelphia, PA, their shared passion for music ignited during a period of uncertainty and chaos, driving them to create despite the challenges. Despite their initial lack of experience with digital audio workstation (DAW) software, they embarked on a creative exploration that yielded something truly unique, injecting freshness and hope into their compositions.

In 2023, The Man and The Machine reached a significant milestone with the release of their EP "Bender" and the single "Citywides." These releases showcased not only their raw talent but also their ability to capture the zeitgeist of the moment. Building upon the thematic threads established in previous works such as "Thirty5" and "Gaslight" from their album "Social Distancing," these new offerings resonated with listeners, drawing them into The Man and The Machine's musical universe.

Stealing Society:

Stealing Society, the Philadelphia-based band, began back in 2016 and in 2021, they released their debut EP, "All by Chance".

The group filmed a music video for the single, “Evanescent Love”, at Castle Roxx in Manayunk, PA and released it in spring of 2022. It amassed over 20,000 views in the first weekend of release.

They played a handful of shows in the months following the EP release, and in December 2022, band members Joey Sita and Colin Vaughn rebuilt the group, which is now backed by drummer, Alex Buyser, and guitarist, Jake Biondi, with additional lead and backing vocals provided by David Melendez.

This new All-Star lineup has played dozens of shows since they reformed in May of 2023, ranging from full original sets to 4 hour cover shows to stripped down acoustic gigs. With brand new originals awaiting release and an ever-growing list of crowd-favorite covers from the 90's/2000's rock/emo alternative era, Stealing Society packs the energy for what every venue needs.

So Colloquial:

Two-piece band based in West Chester, PA.

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