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SIMGE On The Scene: Screaming Females & Lost in Society Headlined Convention Hell

Phil Shepherd November 2, 2015 Live, Reviews No Comments

Ghouls, goblins and creatures of unknown origin traveled to Convention Hell on Halloween to take in not only a great night of music, but attend a great party as well. Dark City Entertainment put together a beast of an outing complete with props, lighting and lots of smoke machine to give it a nice eerie and spooky vibe.  I do not know the final head count, but there had to be at least 600 party goers filling the cavernous room in Asbury’s Convention Hall.  Very cool event.

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I was busy all night long  grabbing portraits of the costumed revelers as they walked in, but of course as soon as the music started I made sure to grab a songs worth of photos from each band to share with you.

Staying with the local acts covering a popular band theme the night opened up with members of Yawn Mower and Ether Sunday rolling through a set of Nirvana. Members of the Parlor Mob and the Bouncing Souls combined for a set of Hall and Oates, well I think there were lots of Oates, struck a nerve in the crowd and had everyone singing along and even a few slow dancers were milling about.

Des and the Swagmatics gave us one of the most soulful sets of Stevie Wonder ever heard. The one I was most curious about was Dentist. They gave us their own spin on Green Day and it turned out great. Screaming Females powered through a set from old time punk rockers X. I have heard so much about them, but this was the first time I had seen this New Brunswick trio.

Closing out the night Lost in Society, dressed in perfect outfits, cranked through a set of The Clash. Can’t get much better than that.  If you were not in attendance for this extravaganza, circle the date for next year now. I was not at the 2014 party, but I certainly will make the 2016 one.

A few choice selections from the evening:

Nirvana (Ether Sunday/Yawn Mower)

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Green Day (Dentist)

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Hall and Oates (Parlor Mob/Bouncing Souls)

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Stevie Wonder (Des and the Swagmatics)

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X (Screaming Females)

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The Clash (Lost in Society)

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