Following Vein’s set, bands that played with Have Heart during their tenure begin to take the stage. Up first: Shipwreck A.D., a metallic hardcore Massachusetts-based band from the mid-‘00s, whose singer, JD Dowling, is featured on The Unbreakable from Have Heart’s debut, The Things We Carry. Shipwreck opens with fan favorite Footsteps, and bring a personal touch to the show, with Dowling speaking about how he met Have Heart vocalist Patrick Flynn in 2003, and built a friendship that would take both of their bands around the world.
Up next are Richmond, Virginia’s straight-edge lifers, Down to Nothing, who have been at it for over 15 years. They play songs from throughout their entire discography and get consistently emphatic reactions. Whether playing classics from their first full-length, 2003’s Save It For the Birds, or their latest, 2013’s Life On the James, DTN clearly remain a force to be reckoned with in today’s hardcore scene.