Band Profile


Hometown: Bridgewater, New Jersey Current Label: Unsigned or Unknown Websites: MySpace Profile
Band Members: Dave Franklin - Vocals
Pete Tabbot - Guitar
Matt Riga - Drums
Nate Gluck - Bass
Vin Villanueva - Guitar

Vision Bio:

You're in the middle of Anytown, USA, shoulder to shoulder with the restless masses in some steaming club that's definitely breaking every occupancy rule in the local fire code. Around 11 p.m., five otherwise anonymous idiots grab their instruments and stumble onto the undersized stage. With the first power chord, the crowd goes into frenzy, flailing arms and diving off the stage in a state of chaos unseen in these parts of Middle America. By night's end, the band is spent, the crowd is battered but ecstatic, and the local police have donned their riot gear.

Vision has converted the masses in this tradition for the last 19 years. Whether playing for 2,500 in New York or 50 in Toledo, Vision has offered its brand of high-energy hardcore punk, raising a stiff middle finger to the passing bandwagon. The band has performed with countless national acts in the U.S. and Europe, being voted one of the 10 Best Live Bands by Thrasher magazine. With nearly two decades of fat riffs, melodic hooks, in-your-face vocals and introspective lyrics under their belt, Vision are one of the few bands that churn out kick-ass tuneage with zero regard for mall culture, stereotypes or pop icon wannabe bullshit.

Despite the convenience of industry trend and million-selling punk bands, Vision refuses to be pigeonholed into one musical genre or another. Drawing its sound primarily from late 70's punk and mid-to-late 80s hardcore, Vision incorporates a melting pot of musical influences and styles. Whether it's The Alarm, Black Sabbath, Bob Marley or Jethro Tull, Vision's favorite wax is a small indicator of the diverse musical taste and talent each member brings to the band.

But don't be mistaken...After 19 years of chaos and controversy, Vision has not lost the aggression or integrity of its hardcore roots. With several full-length CDs, EPs and many compilation records under their belt, Vision respond to musical mediocrity of the modern world by saying fuck trends and fuck expectations...Fuck the bandwagon - enter Vision.

One Comment

  1. Cassandra6/30/2010 10:17 PM | Permalink

    Vision is one of my boyfriends all time favorite bands and Im trying to have them play at his 30th birthday party in N.Jersey this Sept. Any idea how to get ahold of the band members to make them an offer? We corrisponded via Myspace, but they have not logged in for some time.


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