Photos + Review: Heart Attack Man @ The Fillmore (Minneapolis, MN)

Heart Attack Man (Cleveland, OH), Hot Mulligan (Lansing, MI)
December 14th, 2023
The Fillmore in Minneapolis, MN

I’m just going to say it: Heart Attack Man is going to be the next biggest band in pop punk. Give it some time.

Soon after my time seeing Aqua play at The Fillmore, I was back at the venue again a few days later.  This time to see Heart Attack Man open up for other pop punk stalwart Hot Mulligan.

Flashback to earlier this year, Heart Attack Man came out with a new record, Freak of Nature. There was significant hype around it in the scene which got me to listen to it, and it was an album I really took a liking too. My mind always has pop punk split up into two different types. You’ve got your fast past catchy kind, like Sum 41, Blink 182, and Green Day. Then there’s the more modern midwest emo type, where it’s more centered around emotion (hence the name), slower paced, and singing imperfectly kind of seems to be the point. Hot Mulligan being one of them. I got drawn into Heart Attack Man because they seemed to be the former rather than the latter.

Catchy is absolutely the base of what Heart Attack Man is. “Stick Up” continues to pop into my head on a regular daily basis. Just like the album that came out, my favorite part of the night was the second half of Heart Attack Man’s set. All of those songs were just banger after banger, like “C4,” “Like a Kennedy,” “Fake Blood,” and “Freak of Nature.” 

 The energy was high, crowd surfers were abundant, and the band killed it while looking like they were having the most fun. I can easily picture them in the future playing to the same sort of crowd as they did this night, but as a headliner instead.

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