Punk rock fans seeking entertainment on Saturday evening, Jan. 5, may find what they‚??re looking for at New Visions Studio & Gallery (201 Vine St, Scranton).
A gallery news release reads, ‚??Are you ready to mosh, slam dance, and skank? I freakin‚?? hope so, ‚??cause New Visions is having a punk show.‚?Ě Bands playing include Feds, Halfling, and Mundo from Scranton and Bad Answers from Clarks Summit. Doors are at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $7 at the door.
New Visions owner Adam Weitzenkorn said the art gallery tries to host two to four music shows a month, usually attracting 40-50 attendees, sometimes more.
‚??Music is an art form too,‚?Ě he explained.
He said of the upcoming show, ‚??It‚??ll be a good turnout and a good mix.‚?Ě
James Barrett, vocalist and bassist for Bad Answers, described the venue as possessing a ‚??positive atmosphere,‚?Ě and he said the band enjoys performing there. He said other venues Bad Answers played at in the past include the former Eleanor Rigby‚??s in Jermyn and The Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, opening for Mustard Plug, Flatfoot 56, The Toasters, and Phone Calls from Home.
Barrett described his band as alternative punk rock. Its members reside in Clarks Summit, including Barrett, Jerry Connor on drums, and Terry Hurst Jr. on guitar, all Abington Heights High School students, and Joe Wilga on guitar, a recent Lackawanna Trail High School graduate.
According to Barrett, Bad Answers formed in 2010, made its first recording, the ‚??Ashes EP,‚?Ě in 2010, and is currently in the process of recording a new EP. He said they mostly play original songs, sometimes adding a cover to a live performance when time permits.
Connor said if ‚??the crowd gets into it‚?Ě during a live performance, the band has met its goal. He said New Visions is his favorite venue to play at, and the band usually receives positive feedback from fans there.
‚??You get some of the coolest people to come out there,‚?Ě he said, adding that the vintage video games, comic books, and art on display add a lot to the atmosphere.
He said he‚??s especially looking forward to the upcoming punk show because the band gets to perform with Halflings, ‚??a really good punk band.‚?Ě
‚??I‚??m excited,‚?Ě he said. ‚??It‚??s going to be a good time.‚?Ě
Feds, Halfling, Bad Answers, Mundo: Jan. 5, doors 7 p.m., show 7:30 p.m., New Visions Studio & Gallery (201 Vine St, Scranton). $7.