The Lower Aetna Album Release Show

The Forest View Movement & Steady Hands (Solo)

Thursday, August 15, 2024
Doors: 6pm | Show: 8:30pm
$15 advance | $20 day of show

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Sean Huber, best known as the drummer of the beloved & defunct band Modern Baseball, has been releasing music with his bandSteady Hands since 2013. Back for the first time since 2018 with new album “Cheap Fiction,” Huber pays homage to all of the deities youʼd expect someone with a New Jersey birth certificate and a dog named Bruce to worship, with rollicking saxophone and piano over tales of hard-on-their-luck neighborhoods, and stadium-rock-ready guitar zaps over odes to the misrepresented people of Florida. He grapples with lapsed religion like so many with Irish names have done before him. And he fits in real nicely with the modern heroes of Philadelphiaʼs punk scene, blending the best of heartland rock and straight-up punk with his own penchant for the tropical. Huberʼs lyrics tell stories of a very real world where people in power use it for evil, the people who need help donʼt get it, but the person at home makes life beautiful despite it all, and there are plenty of friends to commiserate with. He found inspiration in the world around him, including history and politics books. The album reflects his belief in balance and his ethos that all great comedy is based on truth.
The Lower Aetna began as a lonely dream in a quarantined apartment at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Sick with the then-novel Coronavirus and desperately in need of a new creative outlet after his previous project Honeyjar announced an indefinite hiatus, songwriter Dylan Gallimore found himself at the beginning of what turned out to be a lifelong journey. That journey is The Lower Aetna, Gallimoreʼs ongoing, ever-evolving experiment in genre and storytelling. Upon quietly launching The Lower Aetna alone in his apartment and wrapped in an afghan knitted by his mom, Gallimore immediately enlisted the help of singer Kayla Rae Molocznik, his Honeyjar bandmate and childhood best friend. Naming the project after the South Jersey lake where he spent much of his childhood, Gallimore created The Lower Aetna to be a permanent place for retreat, escape, and shameless, uninhibited creative exploration. The bandʼs 2022 debut, Waiting For God To Turn On The Lights, is a stadium rock concept album that examines the threat that online conspiracies pose to families. With songs written from the perspectives of multiple members of a fictional suburban family, Waiting For God To Turn On The Lights investigates what can happen to a family when one their loved ones gets sucked into the dangerous and deranged world of online conspiracies. On The Lower Aetnaʼs follow-up, 2024ʼs Pine, Gallimore draws inspiration from his experiences as a queer man, as well as his youth in South Jerseyʼs sprawling Pine Barrens. Pine follows a cast of queer characters living quiet lives in the archipelago of small towns that speckle the Pine Barrens, all desperate for something—lost love, a human touch, a memory of better days, or even just a flicker of hope that things might be better tomorrow. Pine finds The Lower Aetna balancing folk and alt country influences with classic rock instincts. The record features contributions from members of Modern Baseball, Steady Hands, Darla, and Honeyjar, plus Philadelphia pedal steel legend Mike “Slo Mo” Brenner. For The Lower Aetna, what once started as a desperate dream for escape has blossomed into a full-fledged, ever-evolving, life-long creative project, with each record representing a standalone chapter in a longer, ever-unfolding book about the complexities of the human condition and the shadows within us all.
The Forest View Movement is an alternative group based out of southern New Jersey, right outside of Philadelphia. What originally started off as a bunch of high schoolers jamming in a basement after school quickly became a full-fledged band after singer/songwriter Zack Treusch was introduced to the group through a mutual friend. Their relationships with one another soon became that of a brotherhood. Together, members Anthony Drzal, Justin Drzal Jr., Joe Reader, & Zack Truesch immediately began writing original music and finding gigs at any local venue that would have them. Since forming in 2015, The Forest View Movement has released a demo album and three EPs. They have crafted their live sound and have played at various venues across Philadelphia, New Jersey, Delaware, New York, and even Austin, Texas during the annual South By Southwest Festival. They also performed multiple times at the University of Delawareʼs annual charity event, “UDance” – one that brings out thousands of people to raise money for pediatric cancer research. Currently, they are in the process of recording a full-length album and scheduling live performances!