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Photos: New Found Glory at Newport Music Hall

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: New Found Glory at Newport Music HallPhotos by Matt Ellis.
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Venerable Late 90’s pop-punkers New Found Glory stormed into town 
Saturday as the “From The Screen to Your Stereo to Your Town Tour” hit 
the Newport Music Hall.

Opening up the evening were the hugely impressive all female rock band, Doll Skin, who quickly got the early attendees on side with an enjoyable set packed with huge vocals and massive guitar hooks.

The uninspiring punk-by-numbers sounds of Illinois five-piece, Real Friends, didn’t quite hit the the same levels as Doll Skin, but served as adequate noise to keep the growing crowd entertained as they waited for the evening’s main event.

This current tour sees New Found Glory pay homage to the silver screen as a cinema backdrop overlooked the band. They performed an expected collection of fan favorites but largely focused on a handful of movie cover songs pulled from their recently released EP, From The Screen to Your Stereo.

From the first minute to the last, the band — comprised of Jordan Pundik, Chad Gilbert, Ian Grushka and Cyrus Bolooki — were constantly on the move as they jumped their way through punked up versions of “Eye of the Tiger,” “Kiss Me,” “The Power of Love” and, one for the kids in the crowd, a cover of “Let it Go,” from the movie Frozen.

Of course, the band found time to play their own songs, finishing up the evening with a rollocking version of smash hit, “My Friends Over You.”

Matt Ellis is a freelance photographer who covers bands that visit the city and the Columbus Crew MLS team. More about Matt can be found on his Instagram.

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