Sunday, July 29, 2012

Up To No Good Approved Events Listing as of 7/29/12 and the video for Teenage Bottlerocket "Headbanger"

Up To No Good Radio Approved EVENTS Listing 

Mon 7/30  Prong @ Reverb Reading PA

Wed 8/1 Toadies, Helmet @ The Trocadero Philly PA

Fri 8/3 Bouncing Souls, Menzingers @ Crocodile Rock Café Allentown PA

Fri 8/3 Misstallica @ Reverb in Reading PA

Fri 8/3 Chem D, Bridge Under Fire, Sunsets North, We Are In Envelopes @ Mothers Bar & Grill Easton PA

Sat 8/4 Mighty Mighty Bosstones @ The Trocadero Philly PA

Sat 8/4     Scofflaws @ KungfuNecktie Philly PA

Sat 8/4 Mayhem Fest: Slipknot, Slayer, Motorhead, Anthrax, High On Fire @ Montage Mountain Scranton PA

Sun 8/5 MGMT @ Musikfest Bethlehem PA

Sun 8/5 Strung Out @ Union Transfer Philly PA

Sun 8/5 Cannibal Corpse, Job For A Cowboy, Exhumed, Goatwhore @ Troc in Philly

Tues 8/7 Sebadoh @ Union Transfer Philly PA

Thurs 8/9     This is HC 2012 - Terror, Earth Crisis, Ringworm, Maximum Penalty, Mindset, Naysayer, Lifeless, Build & Destroy, The Storm @ Union Transfer Philly PA

Fri 8/10 This is HC 2012 - Suicidal Tendencies, Cro Mags, Cold World, 100 Demons, Death Threat, Harms Way, Power Trip, Praise, Wrong Answer, Beware @ Electric Factory Philly PA

Fri 8/10 Acacia Strain. Oceano, Impending Doom, Like Moths To Flames, For All Those Sleeping, Close To Home, Volumes, Hands Like Houses @ Crocodile Rock Allentown PA

Sat 8/11 PUNK ROCK PICNIC COPLAY PAVILLION COPLAY PA – Damn Dirty Apes, Slamhounds, Dead End Drive, Maddog Surrender, Flag Of Democracy, Welter, David Phlegmball, Maestro Please, Chem D, The Noid.

Sat 8/11 This is HC 2012 - Gorilla Biscuits, Lifetime, H20, Title Fight, Bane, Grey Area, Vision, Horror Show, Rival Mob, Rotting Out, Skin Like Iron, Stick Together, No Tolerance, Twitching Tongves, Code Orange Kids, Oblivion, Empire Of Rats @ Electric Factory Philly PA  (obviously sold out)

Sat 8/11 Scott Reynolds, (formerly of ALL / The Pavers ), Fred Mascherino (of Taking Back Sunday, The Color Fred, Terrible Things) Toy Cannons (featuring Pete Cortner formerly of DAG NASTY) @ Reverb Reading PA

Sun 8/12 This is HC 2012 - Blacklisted, Breakdown, In My Eyes, Floorpunch, Crown of Thornz, Negative Approach, Killing Time,  Wisdom In Chains , Nails, Hard Skin, Gehenna, Will To Live, Agitator, Rude Awakening, Born Annoying @ Electric Fact. Philly

Wed 8/15     Janes Addiction @ The Mann Philly PA

Wed 8/15      Def Leppard, Poison @ Hersheypark Stadium Hershey PA

Thurs 8/16     Agent Orange @ The Balcony @ The Trocadero in Philly PA

Fri 8/17 Fear Factory, Rumpelstiltskin Grinder, Ninetail, Screams Of The Insane, March To Victory @ Reverb Reading PA

Sat 8/18 Grand Funk Railroad @ Sherman Theater Stroudsburg PA


Sun 8/19 Dan Vapid and the Cheats @ KungFUNecktie Philly PA

Sun 8/19 White Wizzard, Icarus Witch, Widow, Power Theory, Mindmaze, Infernal Opera, Blyndsyde @ Jimmy’s Place Allentown PA

Sun 8/19 Five Finger Death Punch, Killswitch Engage, Trivium, Pop Evil, Emmure, God Forbid, Battlecross @ Festival Pier @ Penns Landing Philly PA

Fri 8/24 Teenage Bottlerocket @ the Barbary Philly PA

Fri 8/24 Mentors @ M Room Philly PA

Sat 8/25 Sublime with Rome, Cypress Hill, Pepper @ Festival Pier at Penns Landing Philly PA

Sat 8/25 Otep @ Crocodile Rock Café Allentown PA

Sat 8/25 Wino & Conny Ochs @ North Star Bar Philly PA

Sat 8/25 Zombie Night Apocalypse featuring: Sapremia, Nightfire, Blasphemous, March to Victory, Decaysia, Purveyor, Creators End @ Jimmy’s Place Allentown PA

Tues 8/28     J. Geils Band @ Allentown PA Fairgrounds

Wed 8/29     Steve Vai @ Sherman Theater Stroudsburg PA

Thurs 8/30 Poison Idea, Anti Nowhere League @ Union Transfer Philly PA

Fri 8/31 Negative Approach, Radical Discharge, Animalhaus, Pleasant Living, Tight Fits at Deopt 360W Cottage PL York PA

Sat 9/1 Rock Allegiance Tour: Stone Temple Pilots, Three Days Grace, Seether, Buckcherry, Daughtry, Fuel, Puddle of Mudd, Redlight King, Black Stone Cherry, Foxy Shazam, Otherwise @ Hershey Park Stadium

Sat 9/1 Sinister Realm, Vilifi, Forgotten Legacy, Caustic Method, Ethereal Collapse, Murder Castle @ Jimmy’s Place Allentown PA

Wed 9/5 Sun O))) @ Union Transfer Philly PA

Thurs 9/6 Kreator, Accept @ The Trocadero Philly PA

Fri 9/7 Mission of Burma @ Union Transfer Philly PA

Fri 9/7 Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine @ Trocadero Philly PA

Sat 9/8 Jesus and Mary Chain @ Union Transfer Philly PA

Sat 9/8 Stingy Jack, InDisguise, The Kinslayer (Nightwish Tribute), Pool Of Thorns, Deprived @ Jimmy’s Place Allentown PA

Tues 9/11 Bob Mould (performing Sugar’s “Copper Blue” + other Bob Mould projects) @ Union Transfer Philly PA

Sat 9/15 Hatebreed, Whitechapel @ Electric Factory Philly PA

Sat 9/15 Bloc Party @ Tower Theater Philly PA

Sat 9/15 Navigating The Decline, I Am The Trireme, Remember These Lies, Seeds Of Perdition @ Jimmy’s Place Allentown PA

Sun 9/16   Hatebreed, Whitechapel @ Starland Ballroom Sayreville NJ

Wed 9/26      Down, Pentagram, War Beast, Haarp @ Electric Factory Philly PA

Thurs 9/27 Melvins @ Crocodile Rock Café Allentown PA

Thurs 9/27 Afghan Whigs @ Electric Factory Philly PA

Fri 9/28 Morbid Angel, Dark Funeral, Grave @ The Trocadero Philly PA

Sat 9/29 Fall Music Festival 2012, 15 bands on two stages including Damn Dirty Apes, Blyndsyde, Decaysia, March To Victory, CA/CD (AC/DC tribute), Apocryfiend, Anticosm, Barbarism, Black Fate, Hell Freeze, volleyball, boating, swimming, price includes beers and soda @ Quarry Beach Hideaway, Wind Gap PA

Sat 9/29 Tsunami Fest @ Reverb Reading PA
Saturday lineup - Biohazard – Cro Mags -Vision Of Disorder – One Life Crew – Dirty Rotten Imbeciles – The Casualties – Strength For A Reason – No Turning Back – The Mongoloids – Vehement – Serenade – Bottomfeeder – Choose Your Weapon -Reason To Fight – Pleasant Living – Ante Up – x Sluggernaut x

Sun 9/30 Tsunami Fest @ Reverb Reading PA
Sunday lineup -  Sick Of It All – H2O – Agnostic Front – Madball – DYS – Animal Haus – Backtrack – Dysphoria – Born Low – Lifeless – Sai – Nam – Sicker Than Most – Not Till Death – Homewrecker

Thurs 10/4    Ravonettes @ Union Transfer Philly PA

Fri 10/5 Adam Ant @ Troc Philly PA

Fri 10/5 Propaghandi, Comeback Kid@ Union Transfer Philly PA

Sat 10/6 Impaler, Infernal Opera, Limb By Limb, March To Victory, Neldoreth, Fiakra @ Jimmy’s Place Allentown PA

Fri 10/12 Gwar @ Electric Factory Philly PA

Sat 10/13 Swans @ Union Transfer Philly PA

Thurs 10/18 Lagwagon, Dead To Me, Flatliners, Useless ID @ The Trocadero Philly PA

Fri 10/19 Misfits, The Attack @ Trocadero Philly PA

Sat 10/27 Dinosaur JR. @ Union Transfer Philly PA

Sat 10/27 Rumplestiltskingrinder, Sinister Realm, Decaysia, Buzzherd, Deprived, Fiakra, Cover Her Face @ Jimmy’s Place Allentown PA

Thurs 11/1 Social Distortion @ Starland Ballroom Sayreville NJ

Sat 11/3 Social Distortion, the Biters @ Electric Factory Philly PA

Wed 12/12 Nada Surf @ First Unitarian Church Philly PA

Get Out and have some FUN!!!

Up To No Good Radio July 29, 2012 Playlist, Download mp3, Listen online PLUS Biters photos

Reds, FOE and Generic in the studio!!!
Rancid "Up To No Good"
JFA "My Wife" (The Who)
U.S. Chaos "Eye For An Eye"
Viletones "Rebel"
PCP Highway "Sweet Talker" (Sister Double Happiness)
Effigies "Body Bag"
DOA "I Live In A Car"
Die Toten Hosen "Dirty Pictures" (Radio Stars)

Biters at Reverb in Reading 2012

Biters at Reverb in Reading 2012

Biters at Reverb in Reading 2012

Biters at Reverb in Reading 2012

Biters at Reverb in Reading 2012

Biters at Reverb in Reading 2012

Biters at Reverb in Reading 2012

Biters at Reverb in Reading 2012

Biters "Oh Yeah (The Bitch Wants More)"
Social Distortion "Through These Eyes"
Replacements "More Cigarettes" 
Cock Sparrer "Where Are They Now"
Exploited "Hitler's On The Charts Again"
Vibrators "Pretty Vacant" (Sex Pistols)
Angelic Upstarts "Let's Speed"
D Generation "No Way Out"
Hounds & Harlots "You're Out"
Dead Kennedys "Buzzbomb"
Speedealer "We Are Diseased"
Negative Approach "Ready to Fight"
Huntingtons "No Luck Again"
Dead Milkmen "Bitchin' Camaro"
Teenage Bottlerocket "Headbanger"
Special Duties "Rise and Fight"
Suicidal Tendencies "Cyco Vision"
Trenchfoot "Days Like These"
Uniform Choice "Screaming For Change"
Original Sins "Out of my Mind"
Hounds & Harlots "Last Call"
AOD "AOD vs. Godzilla"
Oiltanker "No Remorse"
Shonen Knife "Beat on the Brat" (Ramones)
Vibrators "Sheena is a Punk Rocker" (Ramones)
In Between "Lyons Mill"
Viletones "I Hate You / Without You"
Revilers "Sick of Being Sick and Tired"
Strong Intention "Rat Factory"
Nuclear Death Terror "World Enslaved"
Extinct Government "Android"
Protes Bengt "Paskstamaning"
Descendents "Suburban Home"
Buzzcocks "I Believe"
James Brown "King Heroin"
Angelic Upstarts "I'm An Upstart"
Chron Gen "Jet Boy Jet Girl"
New York Dolls "Puss and Boots"
Slaughter and the Dogs "Who are the Mystery Girls"
Bad Religion "American Jesus"
Wretched Ones "Lipstick on your Collar" (Connie Francis)
Viletones "Screaming Fist"
Angry Samoans "Highway to Hell" (ACDC)
Madness "One Step Beyond"
Motorhead/Wendy O "Stand By Your Man"
Downlow "Change of Pace"
Blanks 77 "Chelsea Girls"
Dickies "Mental Ward"
Hairy Phlegmball "Cheap Beer"

Thanks for listening.
Thanks for sharing our love of this music.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

US Chaos, Freddy Pompeii of the Viletones, Revilers, Doomed to Obscurity, Missile Toads Live @ Kung Fu Necktie July 21, 2012 Review

You can obtain a limited edition of this print here.

When I create the Up To No Good Radio Approved Events listing, there are shows that I would like to go to and then there are shows I HAVE to go to. This was indeed one that I had to attend!

This was my first gig at Philadelphia's Kung Fu Necktie. $2 beer specials (for my Up To No Good fellow DJ - Reds) and $1 bottled water (for the rest of us) made the drinking easy. Street parking was readily available. The small bar held the 70-100 people almost perfectly. The only minus, my wife was extremely disgusted with the "ladies" room. 

I was looking forward to witnessing Black Hole Records executives perform in their Christmas punk band Missile Toads for my first time live.

 If you haven't heard "Santa's A Boozer", done to the tune of the Dead Boys' "Sonic Reducer", or "Reindeer In The Night", done to the tune of Blitz's "Razors in the Night" you need to get with the program!

Next up was my first live introduction to Philadelphia's Doomed to Obscurity

DTO have a great driving punk sound. Tight live performance. You can tell Doomed To Obscurity know what the hell they are doing. Vocalist Billy Garvey put on a hell of a show, even in an obvious state of physically rebuilding after coming down a few stories off of some scaffolding.

Doomed To Obscurity

Doomed To Obscurity

Revilers, debut LP (reviewed here) is undoubtedly one of my favorite punk releases of 2012. Refreshing, strong and pointed (blunt) are words I would use to describe Revilers. The record is a split release among Black Hole / Patac / 4subculture / Contra Records.






The 7"s Revilers have released are just as mandatory as the LP.


Dave who provides the pounding beats for Revilers offered up this advice about listening to Up To No Good Radio. As we were chatting outside the Kung Fu Necktie, the rest of his band noticed how the sweat he produced from rocking the beats left an obscene residual visual on his pants, resulting in the following ID for Up To No Good Radio.


Got to talk to Andy of Revilers outside the Kung Fu Necktie and found out he was in a few bands and our paths had to have crossed at some point, as one of  his previous bands played Scarlet's in Bethlehem PA. He was kind enough to do this ID for Up To No Good Radio. We talked straight edge, hardcore, Youth of Today, 7 Seconds, Uniform Choice and East Coast contrasted with West Coast.


Committed to the cause? Yes, there is a Revilers tattoo on the back of that skull!!!

For those completely out of the punk rock loop, the Viletones were a Toronto based Canadian punk band that began in the late 70s. There at the beginning, Freddy Pompeii is a punk legend.

Freddy Pompeii

I have been freakishly blessed this year, seeing bands that I never would have thought I'd get to see in my lifetime, never mind in 2012. Cock Sparrer, Cockney Rejects, Corrosion of Conformity ("Animosity" era lineup - well, I actually have seen this lineup about a dozen times during the "Animosity" era, but was glad to see it again) and at this gig, Freddy Pompeii of the Viletones and U.S. Chaos.

Freddy Pompeii of the Viletones

Sure, Nazi Dog is not singing with this band, but getting to hear the Viletones tracks live, with excessively loud guitar, played by the original guitarist (Freddy Pompeii) was a privilege I will never forget.

Freddy Pompeii of the Viletones

Joey Jap handled the vocal duties with ease, treating classic tracks like "Screaming Fist" as if it were the late 70s and this was the beginning of something great, rather than 35 years later. So many bands today go through the motions, leaving the impression that their performance is just the same old rehashed, soiled and tired ideas. Freddy Pompeii of the Viletones is fresh in 2012!

Freddy Pompeii of the Viletones

Dave was the original drummer of Negative FX. What a brilliant surprise addition to the evening's memories. Negative FX is another band I never got to see live. Negative FX had great influence on me. Dave was kind enough to provide Up To No Good Radio this ID. Dave also provided this ID as the drummer for both Freddy Pompeii of the Viletones and Negative FX.

Freddy Pompeii of the Viletones

Freddy Pompeii of the Viletones

Freddy Pompeii of the Viletones

Freddy was gracious enough to record the following ID for Up To No Good Radio.

Freddy Pompeii of the Viletones

Freddy Pompeii of the Viletones

Freddy Pompeii of the Viletones

Freddy Pompeii of the Viletones

U.S. Chaos is a legendary, early 80s hardcore punk band from New Jersey. If you don't know them, you need to become acquainted with this part of your punk rock history. Another treat tonight, was that Rene of Blanks77, who is also the younger sister of deceased U.S. Chaos guitarist Gary Reitmeyer, was ripping it up on guitar with U.S. Chaos.

U.S. Chaos

U.S. Chaos
U.S. Chaos

U.S. Chaos

U.S. Chaos

This night was filled with great bands and great friends. Got to see some bands I have been wanting to see for decades for the first time, got surprised by meeting the original Negative FX drummer and running into Steven from Circle of Sh&t, who provided this Up To No Good Radio ID. He also informed us that Circle of Sh^t is ready to play again if they can convince Brubaker to come out of hiding.

Up To No Good

Pretty sure Reds knows every lyric to every U.S. Chaos song. $2 Schaefer beers didn't hurt his memory! 
U.S. Chaos
 Skully even sang the theme song, "Schaefer is the one beer to have when you're having more than one!"
U.S. Chaos

Seeing Rene I had a flashback to when I interviewed Blanks 77 after one of their shows in a Philly squat many years ago for FOE #29. You go!

U.S. Chaos

Here Skully's ID for Up To No Good Radio here. 

U.S. Chaos

Jack from U.S. Chaos advises you to sit tight and listen to Up To No Good Radio! Hear his ID here.

U.S. Chaos

This curfew show ended far too early for me. I really wanted to see U.S. Chaos play "American". Sadly, no encore. Hopefully I don't have to wait until I'm 70 to see U.S. Chaos again. Maybe we can get them to the Lehigh Valley.

Up To No Good Reds finally got to see U.S. Chaos!!!