Saturday, July 11, 2009

Live Photography :: mewithoutYou at Slim's in San Francisco

Photographic Evidence
by Marc Beaulieu

Slim's in San Francisco - 6/23/2009

Photographs in this series by Marc Beaulieu

Philadelphia's mewithYou - are an talented experimental rock band with songs characterized by spoken-word vocals and free-ranging drums, bass, and guitar. Members include vocalist Aaron Weiss, guitarist Michael Weiss, bassist Greg Jehanian and drummer Rickie Mazzotta. They tour in a 40 foot 1976 MC8 Charter bus that reads "Altus Bulldogs" and runs on vegetable oil.

"A Glass Can Only Spill What It Contains"
from the album Brother, Sister

RSL Music Blog Photo Album
mewithoutYou live from Slim's

THEMES -Aaron Weiss writes lyrics about issues such as unity or division in the church, suicide, money, war and love. The Weiss Brothers are of Jewish descent and many of their songs explore Judeo-Christian themes. The Weiss brothers were also raised in a Sufi household—their mother had converted from the Episcopal church, and their father from Judaism. Due to the Christian themes of Aaron Weiss' lyrics, they have been categorized as a Christian band, although in interview, A. Weiss has stated he doesn't think they are a Christian band. Their lyrics reflect a personal relationship with God, and are not evangelistic. Other lyrical themes explored include suffering and self-doubt.

mewithoutYou play The Middle East tonight
Tickets are Sold Out

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