Sunday, October 30, 2011

Anti Nowhere League "Live In The USA" DTS Records (review)

Anti Nowhere League "Live in the USA" DTS Records

The Anti Nowhere League debut LP "We Are... The League" is one of those records that will live on forever with me. It is a part of me. I was 16 in 1982 when "We Are... The League" was released and it was one of a few dozen records that came out in the early 80s that forever changed my life.

This live CD/mp3 album documents the band's visit to the Lehigh Valley PA, when they played Allentown in 2008. If you never bought the debut LP or have been living under a rock and haven't heard Metallica so inappropriately cover Anti Nowhere League's "So What?", you need to get with it and obtain those recordings first in order to better appreciate the live record.

If you are a fan of the Anti Nowhere League, then you know what to expect and know you will enjoy reliving those glory days here. This live recording captures an hour of the band's raucous sound. Lots of classics mixed in with some newer material in a cohesive enjoyable package. Wish this was available on vinyl, but for now, you'll have to check out amazon ($7.99 isn't such a bad deal for 20 songs) or any of the other online sources. The album captures Animal's talents as one of punk rock's legendary front-men and leaves the listener wishing the band was playing Allentown again real soon!

Cat Shack Benefit Show Friday November 18, 2011 @ Burners

Friday, November the 18th, two of the best Lehigh Valley bands will be playing a show at the Burners in Bethlehem to Benefit the Cat Shack. Dead End Drive and Battering Ram will be joined by Mean Streets and Mountain of Skulls. Check it out! All ages!

Rough On Rats Saturday November 12, 2011

Saturday, November 12, 2011, I recommend checking out Rough On Rats, one of my favorite local bands, at Mothers bar in Easton PA.. 

Saturday, October 29, 2011

EYEHATEGOD Saturday, 12/3/2011

My man Skip has outdone himself on this one! EYEHATEGOD has long been one of my favorite bands. Johnny Generic hates it when I play EYEHATEGOD on the Up To No Good Radio show because he thinks he'll end up going to hell even faster than he already is travelling! 

The Murder Junkies show was my introduction to Skip's newest venue, Jimmy's Place in Allentown. That show was fantastic. This will be unbelievable!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Dead End Drive Gig 10/28/11

Check it out. This Friday!

Murder Junkies @ Jimmy's Place Allentown PA 10/21/11

The Murder Junkies killed it at Jimmy's Place in Allentown PA on October 21, 2011. Touring in support of their new LP "Road Killer" on MVD Audio, the band came out and riled up the crowd with their deviant and obnoxious brand of punk rock. 

Kicking things off with the song "Once A Whore" which is also the first song off of the new LP, they won over even the most jaded of punk rockers. Anyone who has known a whore immediately started singing along to the addictive chorus. This song is reason enough to seek out the vinyl or cd or digital download of "Road Killer". Vocalist PP Duvay had the crowd singing along, mimicking his guttural vocals, "Once a whore always a whore, I want to hurt you, I want to kill you".

Dino gave fair warning before stripping completely down to his birthday suit, to climb on Pete Nostalgia Crisis' drum kit to keep the manic beat. Luckily, I was otherwise occupied during the post Murder Junkies set of Dino's solo act/exhibition. After the set was complete, Dino did a drum solo and then made a pair of drumsticks meet their unfortunate demise. After the disappearing act, the drumsticks ended up in the parking lot in the back of the club, where hopefully no one picked them up for a souvenir.

GG Allin's legendary brother Merle kept all entertained with his bass playing and mere presence throughout the night. He was amazed that there were people in the crowd (namely Up To No Good Radio DJ Johnny Generic) older than he!

Guitarist Francis Anthony Superstar, who I have been friends with for decades, who now goes by Sonny Joe Harlan, killed on guitar. I witnessed local legend Larry gushing over how great a guitarist he was. I let Francis know Larry was in YouthQuake, as Francis, err Sonny Joe is well versed in Lehigh Valley punk rock. Francis gushed back as I knew he was a fan of the legendary Lehigh Valley band YouthQuake!

The Murder Junkies gave their fans all the time they wanted, posing for photos and signing autographs. This was one of the best punk rock shows I can remember coming to the Lehigh Valley in a very long time! Thanks to all who showed up and had a very up to no good evening!

Murder Junkies

Merle & Up To No Good Radio

Murder Junkies

Murder Junkies

Sonny Joe "Francis Anthony Superstar" Harlan - Murder Junkies

Merle Allin - Murder Junkies

Murder Junkies

Murder Junkies

Murder Junkies

Murder Junkies

Sonny Joe "Francis Anthony Superstar" Harlan - Murder Junkies

Murder Junkies

Murder Junkies posing with Christina (Up To No Good Radio Model), Dead End Drive & others

Dino (Murder Junkies) and Christina (Up To No Good Radio Model)

Christina's Murder Junkies autographed Up To No Good Radio flyer!

This was an awesome night. A night I will remember for the rest of my life!

Thanks to all involved!
Frank FOE

Slamhounds @ Jimmy's Place, Allentown PA 10/21/11

The Slamhounds brand of debauchery fit in perfectly opening for the Murder Junkies at Jimmy's Place. Bassist Reds, drummer Wilhelm and vocalist/guitarist Dox lambasted the audience with their barroom-blitzkrieg punk rock.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Nostalgia Crisis 10/21/11 @ Jimmy's in Allentown PA

Nostalgia Crisis opened for the Murder Junkies at Jimmy's Place in Allentown PA on 10/21/11. Vocalist/bassist Johnny Loftus (also of The Clap), drummer Petey Clean (also of Wasko Youth) and guitarist Mr. B. ran through their set of classic punk rock cover songs. Highlights of the night included their versions of Sex Pistols and 999 tunes. Nostalgia Crisis always puts on an enjoyable set. Who doesn't like hearing a rousing version of "Homicide"!

Willy of the Slamhounds cheering on Mr. B.

Johnny at the Merch table selling the new Nostalgia Crisis t-shirts, which are a fantastic tribute to the Sex Pistols LP cover artwork.

Johnny and Mr. B.

Johnny and Mr. B.

Nostalgia Crisis

Mr. B.

Johnny Loftus

Johnny Loftus

Johnny Loftus

Nostalgia Crisis

Johnny "The Clap" Loftus

Petey Clean

Pete Wasko

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Nashville Pussy and Supersuckers

Just found out about this club in Reading PA. 
This show on November 16, 2011 is going to rule!

Up To No Good Radio approved Concert Listing as of 10/23/11

Up To No Good Radio – Approved Concert Listing

Get out of the house and support the music you love.

·         Mon 10/24   Plain White T’s @ CROCODILE ROCK ALLENTOWN PA
·         Thurs 10/27 Black Angels & Dead Meadow @ Union Transfer Philly PA
·         Fri 10/28     Trophywife, Tawny Peaks, Mallard, Montpellier @ Secret Art Space Bethlehem PA
·         Fri 10/28     Tubes, Large Flowerheads @ Penns Peak Jim Thorpe PA
·         Fri 10/28     Boris @ Union Transfer Philly PA
·         Fri 10/28     Halloween bash at the Burners (St Bernards) Bethlehem PA – March To Victory, Unite.Resist, Troublesome,
                        Supertruck, Carrying the Fire, Bottomfeeder, American Party Band, Sacred Serenity
·         Fri 10/28     Decapitated @ Reverb, Reading PA
·         Fri 10/28     Zombie Invasion Event benefit for American Red Cross: bands (Worldecay, Cosmic Monster, Taunted By Tomorrow and Karaoke), drink specials, free children’s makeup and $10 (and up) Zombie makeup (Brittni) at Tally Ho, Your Welcome and Mollys.
·         Sat 10/29    The Transmission Now, The Long Morrow, Dave Phlegmball @ Arch Street Hotel, Catasauqua PA
·         Sun 10/30   Willie Nelson and Family @ Penns Peak Jim Thorpe PA
·         Sun 10/30   TFD, Divider, Colony, Amenema, Bastard Thieves @ Secret Art Space Bethlehem PA
·         Mon 10/31   World Inferno Friendship Society,  Melt Banana, Mischief Brew @ Union Transfer Philly PA
·         Tues 11/1    The Sounds @ Union Transfer Philly PA
·         Thurs 11/3   Pixies @ State Theater Easton PA
·         Thurs 11/3   Agnostic Front @ Broad Street Ministry Philly PA
·         Thurs 11/3   Municipal Waste, Common Enemy @ Reverb, Reading PA
·         Fri 11/4       Misfits & Juicehead @ Croc Rock Allentown PA
·         Fri 11/4       Fireside Blues, Brother JT @ Funhouse Bethlehem PA
·         Sat 11/5      Chuck Berry @ State Theater Easton PA
·         Sat 11/5      Black Tusk, Monstro @ Reverb, Reading PA
·         Sat 11/5      Korn @ Tower Theater Upper Darby PA
·         Sat 11/5      Scratch Acid @ Union Transfer Philly PA
·         Sun 11/6     Ace Frehley, The Biters @ Crocodile Rock Café Allentown PA
·         Mon 11/7     Torche @ Johnny Brendas Philly PA
·         Thurs 11/10 Foo Fighters, Social Distortion @ Wachovia Center Philly PA
·         Thurs 11/10 Anthrax, Testament, Death Angel @ Electric Factory Philly PA
·         Sat 11/12    A Flock Of Seagulls @ Gypsies Mount Pocono PA
·         Sun 11/13   PA Music Expo @ Continental Inn Lancaster PA
·         Wed 11/16  Nashville Pussy, Supersuckers @ Reverb Reading PA
·         Thurs 11/17 Cheap Time @ Kung Fu Necktie Philly PA
·         Sat 11/19    Social Distortion @ House of Blues Atlantic City NJ
·         Sun 11/20   Social Distortion @ Sherman Theatre Stroudsburg PA
·         Sun 11/20   H2O @ Barbary, Philly PA
·         Wed 11/23  Hank 3 @ Croc Rock Allentown PA
·         Fri 11/25     Sick Of It All @ Broad Street Ministry Philly PA
·         Sat 11/26    Gwar @ Electric Factory Philly PA
·         Sat 11/26    Judas Priest @ Sovereign Center Reading PA
·         Sun 11/27   Black Sunday Indoor Flea Market & Craft Fair 12 - 6 pm @ Secret Art Space Bethlehem PA
·         Sun. 12/4    Terror, Strength for a Reason etc… @ The Barbary Philly PA matinee (3 PM)
·         Sun 12/4     Allentown Record Convention @ Merchants Square Mall Allentown PA
·         Sat 12/10    Suffocation @ Reverb, Reading PA
·         Sun 12/11   PA Music Expo @ Continental Inn Lancaster PA
·         Wed 12/14  The Slackers, The Pietasters @ Reverb, Reading PA
·         Thurs 12/15 The Slackers, The Pietasters @ Union Transfer Philly PA
·         Sat 12/17    Jim Breuer @ Reverb, Reading PA
·         Fri 12/30     Taking Back Sunday @ Croc Rock Allentown PA
·         Sat 12/31    Plow United, The Crash, 3rd Year Freshman, Jake and the Stiffs @ Note West Chester PA
·         Sun 1/8       Lifetime @ First Unitarian Church, Philly PA (Sold Out)
·         Sat 1/14      Pissed Jeans @ Johnny Brendas Philly PA

Up To No Good Radio Playlist from October 23, 2011

Another great show. Lots of calls, instant messages, emails and we had a record number of online listeners! Bob from FOD stopped by the studio which is always fun. The Walker clan (three of Bob's children) also stopped by. Always a pleasure. Thanks for listening!

Rancid "Up To No Good"
Common Voice "You're a Creep"
Hairy Phlegmball "Force Feed Mikey"
GG Allin & the Aids Brigade "Hanging Out With Jim"
Standard and Poor "What's in the Big Black Bag"
Skull Control "Radio Danger"
D Generation "Prohibition"
Misfits "London Dungeon"
The Lurkers "Cyanide" (pub version)
The Biters "Oh Yeah (The Bitch Wants More)"
The Boys "Kiss Like a Nun"
Naked Raygun "Burning Red"
Social Distortion "Another State of Mind"
Anti Nowhere League "Animal"
Transplants "Gangsters and Thugs"
Dead Boys "Son of Sam"

Murder Junkies "Once a Whore"
Stray Cats "Fishnet Stockings"
Charley Horse "Down to Hell"
Nashville Pussy "Nice Boys" (Rose Tattoo)
Fight "Into the Pit"
Hank 3 "Getting Drunk and Falling Down"
Gwar "Maggots"
Clash "What's My Name"
999 "Nasty Nasty"
Black Tusk "Embrace the Madness"
Gun Club "Ghost on the Highway"
Supersuckers "Money Into Sin"
Maddog Surrender "The Butcher"
Torche "Across the Shields"
The Biters "So Cheap, So Deadly"
GBH "Give Me Fire"
Madball "Give Respect" (SOIA)

Motorhead "Ace of Spades"
The Lurkers "Ain't Got A Clue"
Nashville Pussy "Hate and Whiskey"
Vibrators "I Need A Slave"
Vitamin L "California Uber Alles" (Dead Kennedys)
New York Dolls "Chatterbox"
Hairy Phlegmball "Road Pizza"
The Beatles "Helter Skelter"
Redd Kross "Puss and Boots"
Magazine "Shot By Both Sides"
Buzzcocks "Harmony in my Head"
Devo "Uncontrollable Urge"
FOD "Home Lobotomy Kit"
999 "My Street Stinks"
FOD "Glimmerglass"
999 "Me and My Desire"
Bags "We Will Bury You"

Murder Junkies autographs!

The Murder Junkies autographed the Up To No Good Radio show flyer for model Christina.

Zombie Invasion October 28th Benefits American Red Cross

This Friday you should plan on spending 
your evening on the Southside of Bethlehem. 

There are also shows going on at the St. Bernards
 and the Secret Art Space,
 right around the block from this event.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Dead End Drive 10/21/11

Lehigh Valley legends Dead End Drive played one of their most inspired sets opening for the Murder Junkies on 10/21/11 at Jimmy's Place in Allentown.