The night of March 28th, 2018 began with all of us 'certifed MVMT junkies' relaxing like royalty in the downstairs bar and lounge area of The Attic in downtown Ybor City of Tampa, FL. As we went our separate ways before the show began and openers Signal Fire hit the stage, The Movement members strolled by to greet our familiar faces. They always make the time. A large group of us were all out in full force to make the two-night event a complete sell-out and total success!
Needless to say, we were left with our "jaws on the floor like a shark elevator".
The attic is perfectly named: it's dark, with large visible silver pipes, but also chandeliers for a touch of class. Opening for The Movement was Signal Fire, a band that has been on my radar for quite some time, so I was ecstatic to see them in such an intimate setting. Their set was great and put us all in the right mindset. After their set, the Signal Fire guys just chilled with the crowd as everyone prepared for the main attraction. Then, it happens: "Siren" starts and the second floor small loft is shaking like turbulence on a plane. Next up was one of my favorites, "Rescue", followed by 18 other tracks. As if it wasn't already raging enough, midway through, the band dropped their latest release – a single called "Cool Me Down". Between Josh's one-of-a-kind voices, Gary's clean and precise banging, Ross's surgeon-like attention to detail or Jay's slick and thick basslines, The Movement brings it live every single time. Needless to say, we were left with our "jaws on the floor like a shark elevator". That's just The Movement vibe...
Catch the guys in a city near you on their spring tour!
Photography by Jay Cohen