Punk rock fans seeking entertainment Saturday evening, Jan. 5 may find what they're looking for at New Visions Studio and Gallery, 201 Vine St, Scranton.
A gallery news release stated, Are you ready to mosh, slam dance and skank? I freakin' hope so, 'cause New Visions is having a punk show.
Doors are scheduled to open at 7 p.m. and the show will begin at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $7 at the door. Bands playing include: Feds, from Scranton; Halfling, from Scranton; Bad Answers, from Clarks Summit and Mundo, from Scranton.
Adam Weitzenkorn, New Visions spokesperson, 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, he explained.
He said of the upcoming show, It'll be a good turnout and a good mix.
James Barrett, vocals and bass for Bad Answers, described the venue as possessing a positive atmosphere, and 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 Theatre in Stroudsburg.
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 in 2011 and is currently in the process of recording a new EP. He said it plays mostly original songs, sometimes adding a cover to a live performance when time permits.
Connor said if the crowd gets into it 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, he said, adding the vintage video games, vintage 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.
I'm excited, he said. It's going to be a good time.