Rosetta, North

Rosetta

North

Wednesday · October 25th

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 11:00 pm)

$10.00 - $15.00

Rosetta
Rosetta
Rosetta is a post-rock/metal band from Philadelphia. Self-described as "metal for astronauts". Founded in 2003.

Rosetta is serious music made by unserious people. Having lasted through 12 years, over a thousand shows in 26 countries, and the world’s worst vans, they’re still looking for the intersection of heavy and beautiful – and getting grumpier in the process.

Rosetta formed in Philadelphia in 2003. Their first two full lengths, 2005’s The Galilean Satellites and 2007’s Wake/Lift, pulled together elements from 90s hardcore, drone, doom, and atmospheric sludge metal. Informed as much by the minimal sonics of Stars of the Lid as by the crushing weight of Godflesh, the band’s experiments had a spaced-out and exploratory feel, appropriately dubbed “metal for astronauts.” With the release of A Determinism of Morality in 2010, the band traded improvisation for a tighter and meaner sound. Leaving the space themes behind, the album focused on retaining melodic sophistication while honing a confrontational urgency.

After concluding a decade-long partnership with Translation Loss Records in 2013, Rosetta went fully independent and quietly released The Anaesthete, a self-funded, pay-as-you-wish download on Bandcamp. A literal overnight success, the album paid for itself in 24 hours and remained the top-selling release on Bandcamp, in any format, for nearly a month after its release. The Anaesthete was a turning point, the darkest and most conceptual album of the band’s career, a slab of nihilistic despair in the face of the co-optation of independent music by corrupt commercial industry.

In 2014, Rosetta made their first-ever lineup change, adding Eric Jernigan of longtime tourmates City of Ships on guitar and vocals. As a five-piece, they recorded 2015’s Quintessential Ephemera, a many-layered collection of songs at once existential and deeply hopeful. Containing some of the band’s most moody and yet accessible work to date, it still has an upward force to it that delivers an appropriate counterpoint to the darkness and disintegration of The Anaesthete. After a 12-year journey, Quintessential Ephemera is a rebirth.
North
North
North is a post sludge-metal band founded in 2005 from Tucson, Arizona.

Line-up (March 2014):
Evan Leek : Bass/Vocals
Zack Hansen: Drums
Matt Mutterperl: Guitar

Line-up (June 2012):
Kyle Hardy: Vocals
Kyle Szostek: Guitar
Matt Mutterperl: Guitar
Evan Leek: Bass
Zack Hansen: Drums

Line-up (Sept 2008):
Kyle Hardy: Vocals
Ty Engle: Guitar
Matt Mutterperl: Guitar
Evan Leek: Bass
Zack Hansen: Drums

Line-up (May 2007):
Ty Engle: Guitar
Matt Mutterperl: Guitar
Evan Leek: Bass
Zack Hansen: Drums
Venue Information:
Lola's Saloon
2736 W 6th Street
Fort Worth, TX, 76107
http://www.lolassaloon.com/