THE UMBRA TOUR
GRAYSCALE with GIRLFRIENDS, CEMETERY SON, and YOUNG CULTURE
The Catalyst Club
REVIEW AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY JAIME SCHULTZ
On November 18th, The Umbra Tour hit The Catalyst Club in Santa Cruz, CA. This tour featured Grayscale, Girlfriends, Cemetery Sun, and Young Culture.
Opening up the show was Young Culture, a band from New York. They had a great live energy, and the crowd, although small was very interested and involved with their music. There was a lot of fan interaction and a high level of energy from the crowd.
Next up was a local band, Cemetery Sun. A good portion of the crowd already knew who they were since they are local to the Bay Area. They performed a great mix of new and old songs and had a great reaction from the fans. At one point during their set they brought up a fan and had the crowd join in to sing happy birthday.
The next act to perform was Girlfriends, this is a newer band formed by Travis Mills, formally known as T. Mills, and Nick Gross who is known for being a member of Goldfinger and the founder of Find Your Grind. Although Girlfriends is a new act, they have been able to build a fan base rather quickly and have a great selection of songs to perform. The majority of the crowd knew who they were, and there was a great interaction between the band and the fans.
Lastly was the headliner, Grayscale. The band is from Philadelphia and the tour was titled for their new album, Umbra. They performed a long set full of their hits and the fans went wild and visibly had a great time. They performed songs, like “Bad Love,” “Babylon,” and “Painkiller Weather.” Overall the show was great, and all the bands brought the energy in this intimate setting.