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Negative Scanner’s brings Halloween fright

Photo by Alberto Vazquez
Photo by Alberto Vazquez

Three Midwest bands shook Gardner Lounge with energy and noise on Friday, Oct. 30. Ames-based band Pelvis started off the night with their blend of emo and post-punk, followed by notorious Minneapolis partiers, France Camp. They took the stage with handmade papier-mâché pumpkin masks on their heads. Unsurprisingly, the pumpkins couldn’t withstand the intensity of France Camp’s beachy garage rock and the masks’ remains were littered on the stage shortly after they started playing. Finally, Chicago’s Negative Scanner plowed through a set of powerful post-punk. Singer, Rebecca Valeriano-Flores’s, bellowing voice matched the spooky feel of the Halloween weekend. At the end of the set, Valeriano-Flores came out covered in fake blood and her face hidden by a black shroud. She was like a punk version of Sia as a powerful howl rang out from her hidden face.

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