Sad Summer Festival 2022

Wed Jul 20 2022

1:30 PM

Crofoot Festival Grounds

1 S. Saginaw St. Downtown Pontiac Pontiac, MI 48342

$49.00 - $99.00

All Ages

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Journeys & The Crofoot Present
Sad Summer Festival 2022

  • Waterparks

    Waterparks

    Pop Punk

  • Neck Deep

    Neck Deep

    Pop Punk

  • Mayday Parade

    Mayday Parade

    Pop Punk

  • State Champs

    State Champs

    Pop Punk

    Albany, New York-based pop-punk band State Champs began in 2010, basing their quick-paced and emotive sound on the influence of masters of the genre like Fall Out Boy, the Story So Far, and New Found Glory. Based around singer Derek Discanio's wailing vocals, the band was filled out by guitarists Tyler Szalkowski and Tony Diaz and bassist William Goodermote; they were eventually joined by drummer Evan Ambrosio. After a demo circulated, the band released the Overslept EP in late 2012, and followed with full-length The Finer Things in 2013. An acoustic revamp of The Finer Things -- The Acoustic Things EP -- was released in late 2014. A year later, the band released their second LP, Around the World and Back, on Pure Noise Records. The album would prove to be somewhat of a breakout for State Champs, reaching number 30 on Billboard's Top 200 and laying the foundation for two years of hard touring. They issued a deluxe version of the same album with a DVD and a number of bonus songs in early 2017.

  • Hot Mulligan

    Hot Mulligan

    Pop Punk

  • Against The Current

    Against The Current

    Emo

    The answers to our biggest questions hide within.
    By turning inward, Against The Current conjure the purest manifestation of their sound, balancing the
    tension of gloriously anxious guitars, propulsive beats, and soaring vocals. The trio—Chrissy Costanza
    [vocals], Dan Gow [guitar], and Will Ferri [drums]—fearlessly face flaws head-on, alchemizing insecurities,
    doubts, and personal struggles into anthems meant to empower. Notching nearly 1 billion streams and
    selling out shows on multiple continents, they unabashedly and unapologetically lean into rock as a vehicle
    for raw catharsis on their 2021 fever EP [Fueled By Ramen].
    “A fever is when your body heats up to get rid of an infection,” observes Chrissy. “At the time, we were
    heating up. There was a lot of stress and tension. The past year actually ended up burning out the
    infection. We had the answers inside; we just had to look for them. First, we learned how to trust
    ourselves. We’ve been in this band together since we were 15-years-old. We’ve toured the world, and a
    lot of our success has come from the three of us. We started to acknowledge that. By getting rid of
    everything wrong, we burned down the old Against The Current and recreated our vision of Against The
    Current. At the same time, we jumped into the deep end and went straight back to rock. It was all or
    nothing.”
    Rebirth came instinctively for the group. Since 2011, they’d emerged as a fiery force. Between the critically
    acclaimed In Our Bones [2016] and Past Lives [2018], Against The Current teamed up with League of
    Legends for “Legends Never Die,” clocking more than 500 million streams as the theme for the 2017
    League of Legends World Championship. Following an emotional 2019 gig in London, the band returned
    home and recorded with producer Matt Squire [Panic! At The Disco, Ariana Grande, All Time Low]. After
    initial sessions in person, the musicians switched to Zoom at the onset of the global pandemic with Chrissy
    in Los Angeles and Dan and Will in Orlando.
    Together, Against The Current made a collective decision.
    “Past Lives has a lot of great songs, but it was a little more dressed up,” states Will. “This was really just
    the three of us and Matt. We learned more about ourselves and the direction we wanted to go in.”

    “When we started, we were listening to a lot of the artists we grew up on like Taking Back Sunday, blink-
    182, and Green Day,” adds Dan. “It felt pretty natural for us to go this way.”

    Closing out the year, they returned with “that won’t save us,” racking up millions of streams right out of
    the gate and earning acclaim from FLOOD Magazine and Billboard. Kicking off 2021, “weapon” received
    praise from Dork, Upset Magazine, and more. Rock Sound hailed the track as “absolutely massive,” and

    Alternative Press promised, “Against The Current are ready to make a fiery and fierce comeback.” Co-
    written with Justin Courtney Pierre of Motion City Soundtrack, Sam DeRosa, and Jon Lundin, the follow-
    up “again&again” [feat. guardin] only maintained their momentum as it threaded together an overarching narrative hinted at by the preceding music videos.
    “For the first time, we connected all of the visuals with these strong motifs such as the door, the fire, and
    the key,” Chrissy continues. “We worked with the same creative director Jade Ehlers on everything, and
    we’d never done that before. We realized these ideas applied and carried over to the rest of the EP. It was
    really about seeing the answers in your own reflection.”
    Elsewhere on fever, the single “jump” glides back and forth on a hummable clean guitar riff before
    snapping into a sweeping chorus as she urges, “Don’t be afraid of wanting something more. Just jump.”
    “In a lot of ways, I wrote it to give myself the advice I needed to hear,” Chrissy admits. “At the end of
    2019, I had a lot of fear going forward. We didn’t have a manager for six months, and I was self-managing
    the band. I was nervous that I was going to do the wrong thing for the band. Creatively, we were going
    back into the rock vibe again. Personally, I moved to Los Angeles mid-pandemic with very little notice. I
    took two suitcases and left. I needed to just take the risk and jump. The chorus is my internal monologue.
    I’m screaming at myself. At some point in our lives, we all need to hear that. Things don’t just fall into your
    lap. You have to chase them.”
    In the end, Against The Current did just that on fever.
    “When you hear this, we hope it’s familiar, but fresh and exciting at the same time,” Will concludes. “We
    took everything we learned and put it to use to hopefully give audiences something different they’re not
    getting anywhere else.”
    “In some ways, this is a debut,” Chrissy leaves off. “We have so many inspirations from the past, but we
    merged those with what currently inspires us to create something new. We finally figured it out. You can
    burn down the past version of yourself and become who you think you are now. This is undeniably Against
    The Current.”
    BOILER
    By turning inward, Against The Current conjure the purest manifestation of their sound, balancing the
    tension of gloriously anxious guitars, propulsive beats, and soaring vocals. The trio—Chrissy Costanza
    [vocals], Dan Gow [guitar], and Will Ferri [drums]—fearlessly face flaws head-on, alchemizing insecurities,
    doubts, and personal struggles into anthems meant to empower. Notching nearly 1 billion streams and
    selling out shows on multiple continents, they unabashedly and unapologetically lean into rock as a vehicle
    for raw catharsis on their 2021 fever EP [Fueled By Ramen].
    Rebirth came instinctively for the group. Since 2011, they’d emerged as a fiery force. Between the critically
    acclaimed In Our Bones [2016] and Past Lives [2019], Against The Current teamed up with League of
    Legends for “Legends Never Die,” clocking more than 500 million streams as the theme for the 2017
    League of Legends World Championship. They introduced fever with“that won’t save us,” racking up
    millions of streams right out of the gate and earning acclaim from FLOOD Magazine and Billboard. Kicking
    off 2021, “weapon” received praise from Dork, Upset Magazine, and more. Rock Sound hailed the track
    as “absolutely massive,” and Alternative Press promised, “Against The Current are ready to make a fiery
    and fierce comeback.” Now, they burn everything down and build it back up stronger than ever with the
    fever EP and more to come.
  • The Summer Set

    The Summer Set

    Alternative Rock

  • Magnolia Park

    Magnolia Park

    Emo

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Sad Summer Festival 2022

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