Zach Wade & The Good Grief Open The Show At Movin’ On

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Movin’ On 2017 is finally here, but before acts like Clean Bandit and Two Door Cinema Club rock the Penn State crowd, alternative band Zach Wade & The Good Grief got things started on the side stage at the semester’s end concert.

The Battle of the Bands-winning group is known for its performances at McGarvey’s Bar in Altoona.  According to the group’s Facebook page, “we get up to get down. Plain and simple. A positive wave looking for willing participants.” Formed in 2015, the band’s major opportunity came Friday as openers for acts like All Time Low.

The band’s set featured a number of originals during the half hour performance.

From Zach Wade & The Good Grief’s digital album, @ the bitter end, that dropped on Bandcamp in January of 2017, they played a number of hits like “Halfway Man” and “From a Coma.

One of the last songs performed, “Something Happened,” was dedicated to Brent Kling, a band member that passed away in December.

“We’ve all been through a lot,” lead guitar player and backup vocalist Rogan Allen said on stage.

The set came to a close with a performance of “I’ll Survive” with a big portion of the crowd filtering in and cheering on the band for its final song of the act. A number of fans that had traveled to see the central PA local favorite, chanting as the members left the stage after a energetic act.

Photo By: Lexi Shimkonis
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