PHOTOS/VIDEO: Destination West Duo at The V-Spot in Scranton, 12/12/17
A week before the NEPA Scene Rising Talent Finals Showcase at The V-Spot in Scranton, vocalist/guitarist Mike Baresse and bassist Bob Hallock of Scranton hard rock band Destination West took the stage as a duo for a night of covers and an original song or two on Tuesday, Dec. 12.
With both musicians also playing in local Pearl Jam tribute act Lost Dogs, they of course covered the Seattle grunge rockers as well as Alice in Chains, Stone Temple Pilots, Nirvana, Foo Fighters, John Lennon, Audioslave, The Doors, Aerosmith, Highly Suspect, and Greta Van Fleet.
D West also played an acoustic version of their new original song “Die Tomorrow,” which will be on their next album. Formed in 2002, the group’s previous record, “Abandon All Reason,” was released in 2011, so it was good to hear new music from them after so long. The bluesy “Die Tomorrow” may be getting its own music video in the New Year but, for now, everyone can watch NEPA Scene’s video to get an idea of what the new tune will sound like:
“‘Die Tomorrow’ is a love song, really, from my point of view or maybe a love that once was, but it’s also about not letting it pass you by – seizing the moment, seizing the day,” Baresse told NEPA Scene.
“‘Skydive off the edge of your love, get angels jealous above.'”
by Rich Howells
Rich is an award-winning journalist, longtime blogger, practicing poet, adequate photographer, and podcast co-host. He is the founder and editor of NEPA Scene.