Seaway, Grand Rapids, 5/8/19 @ The Stache
I attended a show at The Stache on May 8th, which is a separate room connected to The Intersection up in Grand Rapids, MI. I have been a long-time listener of Seaway, a Canadian-based pop punk band. I first saw them back in 2015 when they were touring with Sense Fail, Bayside, and Man Overboard. Since then, I have been dying to see them again in concert and was super stoked to hear about their Fresh Produce Tour around the United States. Along with them they brought bands by the name of Young Culture, Heart Attack Man, and Free Throw.
Young Culture opened up the night. A new band to the scene with a lot of energy. Recently signed on to Equal Vision Record Label. They just released an EP earlier this year titled (This is) Heaven and hosted a CD release show for it back in February.
It was my first time listening to any of Young Culture’s music and despite it all being new to me it still felt like it was home. Though they had many instrumental interludes sprinkled throughout their songs, they still had a very strong sense for the drive that comes with a lot of pop punk music. Their lead singer Alex Magnan seemed to have the most energy of them all. He was constantly running around the stage. It was refreshing to see a band that didn’t just stand and sing into the mic.
Heart Attack Man
Heart Attack Man was second in the lineup that night. They recently released an album titled Fake Blood and also played a release show right after coming off of this tour in Ohio.