St. Paul & The Broken Bones / Ratboys – Zoellner Arts Center – Bethlehem, PA – 9/15/17

St. Paul & The Broken Bones came to historic Bethlehem, PA and awoke a sleepy crowd with their soulful sound.  Opening the show were their friends from Chicago, IL the Ratboys.  Ratboys played a fun and comical set showcasing their indie rock sound with singer Julia Steiner informing the crowd the meaning behind songs.  This wasn’t the first time Ratboys played Bethlehem and won’t be their last.

St. Paul & The Broken Bones have been touring the world and playing every city since their debut album Half The City.  With the start of their fall tour, St. Paul & The Broken Bones kicked off their tour in little Bethlehem, PA.  Playing for almost two hours, St. Paul ran through almost all their songs from both albums, Half The City and Sea Of Noise.  Included in their set was a Van Morrison and Radiohead cover also.  It wasn’t until about the eighth song that the crowd made there way to the open floor and danced away the rest of the night.  From there, singer Paul Janeway made his rounds through the seated crowd during “Broken Bones and Pocket Change” where he walked along banisters, rolled on the ground, and threw his shoe away.  Ending the show with two encores, St. Paul & The Broken Bones greeted Bethlehem with a memorable show that we can only hope they bring back around again to our little sleepy town.

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