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A Gathering of None // Live @ Dingbatz // 7.13.18

Article and Photos by: Steven Principato

 

Clifton, NJ — Co-headlining the “Summer Slasher Fest” alongside horror rocker Argyle Goolsby on this appropriate Friday the 13th, A Gathering of None took the stage before a packed house.

Following an opening parade of Misfits inspired horror themed local punk acts, A Gathering of None had little trouble keeping the crowd’s undivided attention and energy, despite a more progressive and ’90s alt-rock inspired sound. Feeling like a necessary and eclectic departure from horror punk, what seemed to be the musical theme of the night, A.G.O.N. stood out from the lineup in a most impressive manner. Hailing from Franklin, Mass. the band belted out a collection of fan-favorites underneath the subtle crooning style of front man TB’s vocals, while the the four-piece rhythm section displayed their impressive musical chops before a packed house.

Wrapping up the show and leaving mere scraps for their co-headliner to work with, one might feet a new appreciation and respect for such a band that clearly knows and respects their roots, and isn’t afraid to rock-out with some finesse for a change.

Steven Principato
Steven Principato is our resident music historian and unofficial metal corespondent. Besides trying not to get his photo gear smashed in the pit, you might otherwise find him obsessing about obscure musical details. It happens to be Steven's eventual goal to be on stage IN the concert photo rather than the one taking it.

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