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Beach Weather @ The Roxy 12/4/16. Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13) for www.BlurredCulture.com.
Beach Weather @ The Roxy 12/4/16. Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13) for www.BlurredCulture.com.

The first band to open for Against The Current at The Roxy was Beach Weather. Having released an EP earlier this year (“What A Drag”), the band, fronted by Nick Santino (formerly of Rocket To The Moon), has been touring around the world to get their high energy, pop-rock sounds out to the masses.

This was my time first hearing this band’s music. That was not the case for the group of girls who were standing next to me up at the lip of the stage. Clearly, they were there to catch the evening’s headliners (three of them had the Against The Current VIP placards wrapped around their necks), but they were all pretty spot on singing along to a handful of Beach Weather’s infectious pop/rock melodies.

They may be a “new band”, but you could tell that each player on stage was a seasoned veteran. Nick Santino and company energized the venue. When he wasn’t crooning into the microphone, Nick utilized the entire stage to rip guitar chords in front each section of the crowd. Reeve Powers on the far side of the stage from where I was positioned exuded and effortless cool as he plunked out steady bass lines. With his shoulder length, straight black hair, and without my glasses, it kinda looked like Jared Leto was playing bass (take a look at a few photos and tell me that I’m wrong!). Behind the drum kit was Austin Scates, whose eyes, and playing, locked fiercely onto his fellow players as they faced and approached him during drum fills.

Their melodically cool, pop rock compositions, and their equally cool stage presence, will serve them well in 2017. I’m looking forward to hearing more of their music.

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