Words and Photos by Oliver Fitzgerald

Nashville is home to many great venues that host a variety of acts. One of the most historic venues, The End, is beloved by both local and visiting bands due to the engaging crowds it brings and its intimate setting. This past Sunday, following the 2019 Epitaph release of their single, “Split,” the New Jersey-based rock band, Save Face stopped in Nashville on their two-month-long US tour.

For those not familiar with this band, Save Face was formed in 2012 out of New Jersey and have often been described as having an emo/alternative rock sound. This high energy group of musicians brought not only a setlist of hits to The End, but an engaging crowd that sang along to every word of their set. From playing hits off their 2018 release Merci, such as “Bad,” to some of their more recent songs, like “Bummer,” the band maintained their energy and the crowd gave it right back. Tyler Povanda, their vocalist, took a moment to put down his guitar to focus solely on vocals during their My Chemical Romance cover of “Teenagers.” This rendition not only brought waves of nostalgia, but a refreshing feeling of understanding as these musicians outwardly showed some of their influences.

This New Jersey band played a show that maintained The End’s reputation of intimate shows and friendly faces.


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