The Wonder Years “Came Out Swinging” At The Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival Check Out Photos of The Wonder Years, Have Mercy and save face Performances On Blurred Culture
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ-
“… One of the best things about living in the South Jersey / Philadelphia area is the music scene. Not only do we have great music, but we also have great music fans who are full of energy and enthusiasm, especially when it comes to local bands. While The Wonder Years are a National touring band, they’ve developed an extensive network of loyal fans in their home town of Philly who show up at their shows ready to throw down. The Wonder Years are known as a pop-punk band but clearly have a style all to their own, pushing the boundaries of the genre while creating a musical place only they occupy. Having a reputation for high energy / intense shows The Wonder Years are Dan Campbell on lead vocals, Matt Brasch on guitar and vocals, Casey Cavaliere on guitar and vocals, Mike Kennedy on drums, Josh Martin on bass and Nick Stienborn on keys, guitar and vocals. The Wonder Years latest album Sister Cities dropped in 2018 via Hopeless Records.
During sound check Dan Campbell talked with the security detail in front of the stage, letting them know that the crowd surfing could get extreme, and that their crowd is usually a good-natured bunch; It didn’t take long to find out. The Wonder Years took the stage to “Sister Cities”, the title track of their latest album igniting the crowd, the dominant bassline and tight harmonies coupled Campbells dominant vocals compelling the crowd to flow over the barrier.
In between songs Dan Campbell talked with the crowd about the Philly South Jersey connection, and that playing in Atlantic City felt like being home, his delivery so sincere you could feel the connection between him and his fans almost like old friends being reunited. The Wonder Years continued working through their set, the intensity continuing to build, the crowd getting louder and louder as the constant flow of crowd surfers crashed the barrier.
The Wonder Years played a total of eighteen songs during their set and closed the night with “Came Out Swinging” off the bands 2011 album Suburbia I’ve Given You All and Now I’m Nothing, a banging fast paced punk ballad. Local band, local crowd and a spectacular set by The Wonder Years! The opening artist for this set were Have Mercy and save face , both played great sets that the crowd really got the crowd up and moving …”