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Against the Current, Poughkeepsie’s sensational pop and rock stalwarts, stormed the stage at the Varsity Theater this past Saturday with an explosive performance that is sure to have left the full audience completely in shock. Chrissy Costanza and crew (that being Dan Gow & Will Ferri) have seen a steady and deserved rise in popularity over the past decade-plus for good reason, and for the Nightmares and Daydreams Tour they brought heavy-hitting support with Australia’s Yours Truly and Trophy Eyes, each recognized for their own take on heart-on-your-sleeve punk music.

The night started off with a lively set from Yours Truly, who had the crowd dancing and singing along to their catchy tunes. Frontwoman Mikaila Delgado had those in attendance wrapped around her finger as she went through hit after hit from the band’s back catalog. Yours Truly’s catchiness was absolutely off the charts as - something that will come as no surprise to their die-hard fans - they truly filled the venue and set the tone for the rest of the night.

Next up was Trophy Eyes, who brought a heavier, hardcore-leaning sound to the stage. Their set was hardcore pandemonium, an affair that had the crowd moshing and jumping along to their balls to the wall songs. The band’s 40 minute set was made up of a mix of hits off their past few albums, but also several new cuts like "Blue Eyed Boy" (their opener), "What Hurts the Most", and "Kill". Lead singer John Floreani gave everything he had, starting their set reserved (by their standards) and screaming pretty much every single word he could by the end, vehemently imploring the crowd to connect with him.

But it was Against the Current who truly stole the show with their dynamic setlist and high-energy performance. The band took the stage with their hit song "That Won't Save Us" and immediately had the crowd on their feet, and based on the volume in there, sounded like they already knew every single word to it by heart. They cruised through some more hits off their recent EP fever, and played a live rendition of brand new single “good guy”. Their performance was a testament to their talent and ability to demonstrate just how powerful live music can be. The juxtaposition of Costanza’s powerful, nearly-operatic vocals with tight musicianship makes for a show as explosive as it is heartfelt.

If you're a fan of pop rock or just looking for a high-energy live show, the Nightmares & Dreams Tour is a tour you won't want to miss. All three brands bring a different form of captivating, electric energy, sure to leave any music listener, no matter their tastes, with a night they will remember for some time.

Joseph Dunst

Photojournalist - Minneapolis  

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