Punk rock band The Movielife wrapped up their five-week long tour on their home turf of Long Island, New York on April 20th, along with Travis Shettel acting as support. The band is so popular at home that when the evening show sold out, they added a 2 pm matinee set, which, as you could probably guess, also sold out. Luckily, the band didn’t party too hard at the first show and played their second set with a high energy.
The Movielife was celebrating fifteen years since the release of their defining Forty Hour Train Back to Penn album which they played in its entirety, along with their 2001 EP, The Movielife Has a Gambling Problem. It has been a long road for The Movielife that even included a 2003 breakup that lasted for several years. Fortunately, the band members settled things down by 2010 and have been going strong ever since.
What was clear on this evening was that The Movifelife were firmly at home with the rowdy Amityville Music Hall crowd that included fans cartwheeling through the air, and frontman Vinnie Caruana often in the crowd singing with them. Travis Shettel of Massachusetts hardcore band Piebald opened up things and even joined The Movielife on stage for a few songs.
Check out the music video for “Jamestown” off Forty Hour Train Back to Penn.
Cities In Search of a Heart is the most recent full-length released from The Movielife in 2017.