Stef Chura

Bootleg Theater Presents

Stef Chura

Moaning, Shannon Lay (Feels)

Sat. July 22, 2017

8:30 pm

Bootleg Theater - Bar Stage

Los Angeles, CA

$8.00

This event is 21 and over

Stef Chura
Stef Chura
Stef Chura's debut studio album, Messes (out 1/27 on Urinal Cake Records), is born of her years of experience playing around the Detroit, Michigan underground, setting up DIY shows in the area, and moving around the state-nearly 20 times. "Right when it starts to feel like home / It's time to go," she sings literally on its opening cut, "Slow Motion," a twisty, dim-lit guitar pop song where she curls and stretches every word. There are worlds of emotion in the ways Chura pronounces phrases with twang and grit, alternatingly full of despair, playfulness, and abandon. Chura calls her music "emotional collage," eschewing start-to-finish storylines in favor of writing intuitively about feelings, drawing from experiences and references related to a certain sentiment.
Through intricate guitar work and warm, textured production, Messes finds her trying to make sense of life's ups and downs. "It's about emotional mess, not physical mess," Chura says. "The title track is about knowing that you are going to do something the wrong way, but you're doing it anyway because you want that experience. I've had to do a lot of things the wrong way in order to figure out how to live my life."
Moaning
Moaning
"Heavy on reverb and angst, Moaning's "Misheard" starts out like an outtake from an early Minus the Bear track, settling in to a morose verse ending in "I just miss her." We feel you, homie. The chorus is where Moaning yells with fist clenched at the heavens, letting the distortion rip for a heavy, and heady, section before settling back into the dirge and purge. Music is therapy, clearly.

https://soundcloud.com/moaningmusic/misheard

Stream this heartbreaking and gorgeous, indie-leaning track below for the first time below, and make sure to cry along with them at a gig near you." - Noisey
Shannon Lay (Feels)
Shannon Lay (Feels)
Shannon Lay of Feels
Venue Information:
Bootleg Theater - Bar Stage
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90057
http://www.bootlegtheater.org/