Lost in Society and Dollys combined forces for a record release show in Asbury Park. Lost in Society just recorded ‘Modern Illusions’ and Dollys just recorded ‘Low Year’ it was a perfect match held in one of Asbury Parks coolest places Convention Hall. The show was on the second floor balcony area of Convention Hall which is an amazing space. It’s a huge long hallway with a full bar off to the side. The stage was setup against a wall with a huge window that oversees the Asbury Park bosrdwalk. There was plenty of room for everyone to watch listen dance and sing. Lost in Society and Dollys also had Gods another Asbury Park favorite along with Kyle Trocolla and Derek Rossi from OC45 playing a couple of acoustic sets.
Panic State Records held their 7th Anniversary show at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ with a killer lineup headlined by Catch 22. This stacked lineup included a reunion show with The Youth Ahead along with Lost in Society, With the Punches, Sammy Kay, Rebuilder, Teenage Halloween and World/Inferno Friendship Society.
Catch 22 is a really cool ska, punk, reggae band who hails from dirty Jersey. Some of them have younger kids who travel with them and hang out on stage while they perform. It’s awesome to watch the band have so much fun while their kids are dancing along with them.
Every single band brought excitement and energy to their fans especially With The Punches. The bodies just kept coming and coming over the rail fighting and singing their way into the security guards arms.
The Youth Ahead came out to play a reunion show, I remember being at their last show played years ago at Starland Ballroom. They performed just as good as they did back then.
I first saw World/Inferno Friendship Society a couple of months back opening up for The Bouncing Souls during their Home For The Holidays shows. I just love bands that have fun on stage and include the crowd into what they are doing.
Lost in Society is one of my local favorites, they always play around town and jump on all the fun shows. With a new Lp coming out I’m sure we will be seeing them a lot over the next few months.
Sammy Kay and Rebuilder played some cool acoustic sets as well, both home town favorites.
The youngest band of the night was Teenage Halloween who impressed me beyond my imagination. Frontman Luke Hendericks was on point with his song and play.
Lost in Society has been one of my favorite local Asbury Park bands who seem to keep striving towards bigger and better things. They are incredibly energetic on stage and pump out some cool punk songs to go along with their punk ass personalities. They have some cool stuff coming up like a new record “Modern Illusions” coming out February 26th 2016. There song “I Want To Know” is available now via streaming at Substream Magazine
They have some awesome shows coming up and was added to an already amazing lineup for the Panic State Records show Jan. 30th at Starland Ballroom with Catch 22.