Celebrating the release of their debut album, Righteous Punk, Roseburg played a sold-out show with friends Manic. and Death and All His Friends at The Rise in Orem, UT on February 21st , 2020.
The venue hosted a sold-out crowd of fans, many of whom had been following the band from their beginnings in 2018. A fair amount had also been with the band since they released a surprising single, called “RIP,” with a feature from Kellin Quinn of Sleeping with Sirens. The fans in the crowd were mostly Utahns, but a few had travelled from other states to support the band. There’s a lot of love in the Roseburg scene.
Manic. opened the show, jokingly proclaiming himself to be “the acoustic guy” of the night’s
lineup. Based in Nashville, he has a handful of singles currently available to stream and a full
project currently in the works. Manic. was a seasoned professional comfortable with working
the crowd and even acted as tech for the bands playing after his set. Anyone with a taste for
mild pop-punk would enjoy his singles “Gone” and “Through”.
Following Manic.’s stripped-down set was Salt Lake City-based Death and All His Friends. This was their first live show as a band, but with the energy they brought to the stage, the crowd wouldn’t have known except that the vocalist informed them halfway through the set.
They knew how to please a crowd, getting them to jump and scream to every song. The band’s most recent single, “Alone,” dropped the night of the show, with a few songs played live that are soon to be released. If you enjoy strong basslines, loud drums, or alt-pop acts such as ARIZONA, you need to give “Alone” a listen.
After both acts were finished, it was time for Roseburg to take the stage and celebrate their
debut album release. The set was the longest one the band had ever played, complete with a mid-show speech about what Righteous Punk means to the band. Their energy on stage
radiated off onto the crowd. The fans gave their energy right back to Roseburg, singing lyrics, dancing, and holding phone flashlights up in the air. The set had a well thought out ebb and flow and made for a great end to the night. Though fans were sad when the show wrapped up, there’s more to look forward to as Roseburg hits the road in March for the first leg of their US tour.
Photos and article by Joslin Keim