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

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.

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Unfortunately, former editor Steve Connelly has graduated. Where is he now? He might be doing something related to that PR degree he got in 2019. Maybe he finally opened that sports bar named after one of his photos, the Blurry Zamboni. Or he might just be eating chicken tenders and couch surfing. Anything’s possible. If you really want to know, follow him on Twitter @slc2o.

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