Friday, January 21, 2022

FOE Volume 39 Issue 1


Follow this link for a downloadable or viewable PDF of FOE zine Volume 39 Issue 1

    FOE Volume 39 Issue 1

Follow this link for a flip/zine version where you can turn pages online. Best viewed on a wonderful full sized monitor. Really sweet. Try it.

    FOE Volume 39 Issue 1

Either way you will find interviews with:

  •     Chris Dodge (Spazz, Trappist, Slap A Ham...)
  •     Chesty Malone and the Slice Em Ups
  •     Jason Mckown (Duffy's Cut, Violent Society, artist)
Plus best of 2021 lists and thoughts on music and life.

Cheers,
FOE

Saturday, December 18, 2021

FOE zine #1 published 1984

 Would you like to read FOE zine #1, published in 1984?

After you click the link, you will be taken back to a time when things were much different. 

Cut and past zines. 

Typed on an actual typewriter. 

Photos were photocopies of photos developed at the local drug store from film.

Cheers,

FOE


Saturday, October 30, 2021



That I'll be standing in the back has been disproven. 
Thanks to Mr. B., Reds and Tracy. 

 

Monday, August 23, 2021

DEATH METAL POWER FROM BEYOND

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Various Artists
"Death Metal Power From Beyond"
Horror Pain Gore Death Productions
Released: September 24, 2021


I love compilations! HPGD Productions is scheduled to release a worldwide compilation of some of the genre's brightest lights. 

The timing on this is perfect. My son, who is almost 40 years younger than I has recently discovered death metal on his own. So he has been digging deep. So I am inspired.

My favorites on this are the tracks from Cemetarian, Coffins, Inisans, Cadaveric Incubator and Seraphic Disgust. You will undoubtedly have your own favorites!

PUTRISECT (US)

ANATOMIA (JAPAN)

CEMETARIAN (US)


NOMINON (SWEDEN)

INFAMOUS GLORY (BRAZIL)

LEPROPHILIAC (SPAIN)

RECKLESS MANSLAUGHTER (GERMANY)

RUIN (US)

UNDERGANG (DENMARK)

COFFINS (JAPAN)


INISANS (SWEDEN)

INISANS

MORTUARY (MEXICO)

CADAVERIC INCUBATOR (FINLAND)

CADAVERIC INCUBATOR

RIBSPREADER (SWEDEN)

SACRIFIXION (GERMANY)

SERAPHIC DISGUST (US)

SERAPHIC DISGUST

Discovering bands I haven't heard previously, that kick in any genre, has been a five decade long passion of mine. I thank HPGD for putting this together. I love it.

Cheers,

FOE

HPGD DEATH METAL POWER FROM BEYOND


Saturday, June 12, 2021

Face to Face at Pat Garrett Amphitheater

 FOE's POST-PANDEMIC GIG JOURNAL

Face to Face / Don't Panic / Big Green Limousine


Pat Garrett Amphitheater, Strausstown PA

June 6, 2021

Missed the Less Than Jake show that happened at Pat Garrett Amphitheater on Friday June 4, 2021. Missed the Slackers play at Levitt Pavilion on Saturday June 5, 2021 in Bethlehem for free. Was not going to miss Face to Face!

I have been a fan of Face to Face since Doc Strange first sent me their first LP. I have seen Face to Face multiple times and would see them again and again.

The Pat Garrett Amphitheater has become on of my favorite venues. Great food and drink with reasonable prices. Great sound, atmosphere and the show started and ended promptly. 4 star venue.  

Face to Face killed it. They were excited about the venue too. Played a lot of early material. Announced they will be releasing a new album on Fat! I actually skanked around a bit even though I just found out I am older than singer/guitarist Trever Keith by three years. Time flies. I would go see Face to Face every time they played within driving distance.







My friend Bix couldn't make the show, so I texted him a photo of the Face to Face merch table and picked him up a shirt.


I didn't know either of the openers before the show. Which is fine as I am an old man and do not keep as close a tab on the scene as I did 30-40 years ago. Glad I got to see both bands and have become a fan.

Don't Panic are from Northeast Poconos area of Pennsylvania and play a professional, energetic blend of power pop and pop punk. At times they remind me of Smoking Popes, Hagfish, early Weston and Bowling for Soup. I even bought their "See Through It All" album on vinyl! I've listened to it multiple times this week. Great listen. I will most likely get to see them at least two more times this year. They will be opening for the Queers (name dropped in their song "Summer of 99") in Easton Pennsylvania and then again opening for Bowling For Soup in Harrisburg.






Opening band Big Green Limousine have been around for 20+ years, so yeah, I may be out of touch. Philly or Phoenixville or elsewhere in Pennsylvania is their locale. They rocked. Don't understand why I didn't know about them. They carried themselves like they've been around 20+ years, packing a punch to their punk and rock. 





This was a great day. Met a ton of cool people, including Brandon Gepfer who is assisting with running these shows as is my old friend Frank Phobia. I got to see one of my all time favorite bands in Face to Face as well as enjoying two new bands! I ate the biggest and best street taco I've ever consumed and washed it down with some homemade sweet tea (pretending I was down south, sweet tea is one of my favorite things about the south). The weather was perfect and the Sunday show ended soon enough that I got home at a reasonable hour (Face to Face went on shortly after 7:00 PM) and I didn't have to burn a vacation day on Monday due to missing my eight hours of sleep. 

I got to see the show with my magnificent and lovely daughter. That's the best. 

Life.

Cheers,
FOE








 






Sunday, May 23, 2021

The Ultra Kings DuLuxe

 FOE's POST-PANDEMIC GIG JOURNAL

The Ultra Kings DuLuxe

Taylor House Brewing, Catasauqua PA

May 22, 2021


First gig of the post-pandemic era was suitably, the reliable, the always a good time, The Ultra Kings.
This was a spur of the moment gig.
I had just finished up yard work, checked my phone and the event that I liked a few weeks ago came up on my feed. The Ultra Kings, Smokehouse Food Truck, outside... first step, my lovely wife was in as we hadn't eaten dinner yet and she loves the Ultra Kings too. Then the text to Reds UTNG. Reds and Mr. B were down and would meet us there.

Love the Rockabilly Master, guitarist and vocalist Rick. As soon as I show up, he dedicates a song to me and the festivities are under way! 

Next up, brisket on top of fries. So freakin' good. Chatted with they lead man of this family run food truck company (Smokehouse) about the Yankees season. 



Purchased the latest Ultra Kings CD "Lucky Store" plus a sweet XXL t-shirt!



Live outdoor music, family, friends, food, drinks. Perfect way to kick off the post-pandemic live music endeavor!

Cheers,
FOE






Saturday, April 10, 2021

FOE's Post-Pandemic Gig Journal

 FOE's POST-PANDEMIC GIG JOURNAL

I started going to concerts in 1982.

I've always been bummed that I never kept a journal or list of every band I've ever seen.

Well, I've not been to a proper gig in over a year, due to COVID. 

So what better starting point to begin documenting the musical experience than post-pandemic. I can always do a BC (Before COVID) list and try to wrack my brain to remember all the bands I've seen along the way.

Cheers,

FOE

Click the links below for gig write ups!

June 6, 2021 Face to Face @ Pat Garrett Amphitheater

May 22, 2021 The Ultra Kings DuLuxe duo @ Taylor House Brewing, Catasauqua