Ear Full: New Visions Pre-Halloween


The Calm before the Creep

New Visions hosts Pre-Halloween Party

You can see the signs everywhere you look in the 570; everything is starting to get a little bit spookier. Halloween décor is being summoned out of their boxes and pumpkins, scarecrows and ghosts are readily positioned to greet eager trick-or-treaters and other ghoulish guests. Kick off the Halloween season with four great local music acts performing at New Visions Studio & Gallery, 201 Vine St., Scranton, on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 8 p.m. The Pre-Halloween event will feature four up and coming local bands; Terror On The Screen, To Hell With This, CPA and Days In Transit.
“We’ve stuck with our homegrown bands,” said New Visions owner Adam Weitzenkorn. “These are four bands that we’ve had play here before, that we are very comfortable working with and that we’re really trying to help find their place in the local scene. This show may even be the first time that some of these bands are playing together. We try to keep similar sounding bands together, which is becoming increasingly difficult to do, because everyone sounds so different and you can’t describe them. For instance, Terror on the Screen is a tough band to categorize; they have a metal name, a punk look and a rock sound. They bring the people out and they are a fun, versatile band. It’s one of those local bands that really has their stuff together and can really go somewhere.”
Weitzenkorn picked Saturday the 13th because it was close enough to Friday the 13th and worked better with the Gallery’s scheduling (Weitzenkorn and his partner Melanie Boisseau are expecting a baby “any minute now”). The dare-to-scare theme continued to gain momentum with the band names pretty much speaking for themselves (Terror, To Hell, etc.) and CPA planning on performing a full Halloween set, possibly featuring songs by horror punk legends, Misfits.
For those people that want to keep shock-rocking more in October, New Visions also have announced details for their Halloween show where, according to the show’s press release, “three amazing bands can tear your face off with sound and a devilish movie can melt your eyes right out of your freakin’ head.”
On Saturday, Oct. 27, Silhouette Lies, Midnight Mob and Sucker will join forces to rock the dark night. After the music is finished for the evening, there will be a movie presentation of the original 1968 horror classic, Night of the Living Dead.
Don’t miss either chance to see some local music so good, it’s downright scary.
— tom graham

The Pre-Halloween Concert takes place at New Visions Studio & Gallery, 201 Vine St., Scranton, on Saturday, Oct. 13. Featured music by Terror On The Screen, To Hell With This, CPA and Days In Transit. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $7 at the door. For more information, call 878-3970 or visit www.NewVisionsStudio.com.