Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Skindustry Expo 2016


Skindustry Expo
March 11-13 2016

UTNG (FOE, Reds and Johnny OG#1) will be DJing the Skindustry Tattoo Expo again this year! Come hang out at the Sands Event Center in Bethlehem PA March 11-13, 2016. 

More information:



Skindustry Expo online: http://www.skindustryexpo.com/


Quillian Tattoo: http://www.thequillian.com/





Listen to and download past UTNG Radio shows: http://frankfoe.blogspot.com/p/up-to-no-good-radio.html


Sunday, January 31, 2016

Joe Hannah's Barbarians

Joe Hannah's Barbarians
aka Joe Hanna's Barbarians

This is a piece of 1998 Lehigh Valley PA (Nazareth to be exact) history.

Should have come out on the Lehigh Valley Archives. But didn't.

Hardcore noise released July 4, 1998. 

SS: Vocals
Soles: Guitar
Brad: Drums
Randy: Bass

Enjoy.


Cheers, 
Frank FOE

Slingshot Dakota Paycheck from Break


SLINGSHOT DAKOTA
"Break"
Topshelf Records
Due out: March 11, 2016

Take a listen to the lead off track "Paycheck" from Slingshot Dakota's upcoming LP "Break".



Slingshot Dakota is from Bethlehem PA. Drummer Tom formerly played drums in the Ick way back when and actually had a record out on my label FOE. Carly Comando plays an 88-key digital piano through multiple effects pedals and provides vocals for the band. 

I f#@king love this song and can't wait to hear the LP! Pre-order the LP here http://www.topshelfrecords.com/products/566270

The vinyl 12" will be available in three variations:
Clear with Violet and Pink Splatter (ed. of 100) - already sold out pokey
Black (ed. of 300)
Translucent Violet (ed. of 600)

SLINGSHOT DAKOTA TOUR DATES
03.05.16 - Washington, DC @ Breaking Even Fest (w/ Iron Chic, Timeshares + more)
03.15.16 - 03.20.16 - Austin, TX @ SXSW
03.21.16 - Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone (w/ Wildhoney, Expert Alterations, Diet Cig)
03.22.16 - Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar (w/ Diet Cig)
03.23.16 - Indianapolis, IN @ HiFi (w/ Diet Cig)

04.01.16 - Brooklyn, NY @ Aviv 
04.02.16 - Philadelphia, PA @ Everybody Hits 
04.03.16 - Long Island, NY @ Amityville Music Hall 
04.05.16 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
04.06.16 - Charlotte, NC @ The Station 
04.07.16 - Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
04.08.16 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
04.09.16 - Gainesville, FL @ Boca Fiesta
04.10.16 - Orlando, FL @ Olde 64
04.12.16 - Lafayette, LA @ JP's
04.13.16 - Houston, TX @ Walter's Downtown
04.14.16 - Austin, TX @ Monkey Wrench
04.15.16 - Fort Worth, TX @ 1919 Hemphill
04.16.16 - Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves 
04.19.16 - Phoenix AZ @ Rebel Lounge (w/ Laura Stevenson, Crying and Chris Farren)
04.20.16 - San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe
04.21.16 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Hi Hat
04.22.16 - Fresno, CA @ Peeve’s Public House
04.23.16 - Berkeley, CA @ 924 Gilman
04.24.16 - Sacramento, CA @ Cafe Colonial
04.26.16 - Portland, OR @ Family Reunion
04.27.16 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

05.01.16 - Omaha, NE @ Milk Run
05.02.16 - Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
05.03.16 - Bloomington, IN @ The Void
05.04.16 - Columbus, OH @ Donato’s
05.05.16 - Cleveland, OH @ Mahall’s basement
05.06.16 - Rochester, NY @ The Bug Jar
05.07.16 - Toronto, CANADA @ D-Beatstro
05.08.16 - Montreal, CANADA @ Quai des Brumes
05.10.16 - Winooski, VT @ Monkey House
05.11.16 - Dover, NH @ Crawl Space
05.12.16 - Allston, MA @ O'briens Pub
05.13.16 - Providence, RI @ AS220’s Main Stage
05.14.16 - Bloomfield, CT @ Bloomfield Village Pizza





Cheers,
Frank FOE

Best Pop 2015

BEST POP 2015


Kind of a catch all category for me. Pop, new wave, punk that was too polished for the punk list, indie rock, country, anything I kind of think everyone should dig (pop). I've been buying pop records since 1971. 

These are the ten best pop albums according to Frank FOE as of January 2016. I added the clarifying date as I am sure over the next twenty years, I will discover dozens more pop albums that I missed during the calendar year 2015.

The purpose of this list is to reflect, to possibly introduce these records to someone who possibly missed them in 2015 and to share my love of music.

I rated these by two factors: how many times I actually listened to the record and how creative I found the release.

This is the stuff that helped make 2015 as good as it was.

1. Beach Slang "The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us"





2. Grimes "Art Angels"






3. Devo "Hardcore Live"





4. New Order "Music Complete"





5. Modest Mouse "Strangers to Ourselves"





6. Biters "Electric Blood"





7. Various "Sons of Anarchy volumes 2 & 3 - Seasons 5-6"





8. Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard "Django and Jimmie"






9. The Joykiller "Music For Break Ups"






10. Made Violent "EP"




Cheers, 
Frank FOE

Best Hardcore 2015 http://frankfoe.blogspot.com/2016/01/best-hardcore-2015.html

Best Punk 2015 http://frankfoe.blogspot.com/2016/01/best-punk-2015.html
  
Best Noise 2015 http://frankfoe.blogspot.com/2016/01/best-noise-2015.html

Best Metal 2015 http://frankfoe.blogspot.com/2016/01/best-metal-of-2015.html

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Best Hardcore 2015

Best Hardcore 2015


There are a lot of genres within what I call hardcore. Being nearly 50, I love the old but appreciate the new and get confused where the hardcore and metal line is drawn. Or where the noise line is drawn. This is a mashup of anything I consider hardcore. Forget the definitions if you like and just treat this as great albums to put on when you are in a mood.

These are the ten best hardcore albums according to Frank FOE as of January 2016. I added the clarifying date as I am sure over the next twenty years, I will discover dozens more hardcore albums that I missed during the calendar year 2015.

The purpose of this list is to reflect, to possibly introduce these records to someone who possibly missed them in 2015 and to share my love of music.

I rated these by two factors: how many times I actually listened to the record and how creative I found the release.

This is the stuff that helped make 2015 as good as it was.

1. Violent Reaction "Marching On"



2. Battalion of Saints "Battalion of Saints"



3. Agnostic Front "The American Dream Died"




4. Lifeless "Dream"




5. Chain Rank "Up Against the Wall"




6. The Flag of Democracy 3-pack of split 7"s
F.O.D./Ex Friends
F.O.D./Dead Milkmen
F.O.D./Merda




7. Poison Idea "Confuse and Conquer"



8. Discourse "Sanity Decays"





9. Die Choking "III"



10. Wisdom in Chains "The God Rhythm"




Cheers,
Frank FOE


Best Punk of 2015 here: http://frankfoe.blogspot.com/2016/01/best-punk-2015.html

Best Noise of 2015 here: http://frankfoe.blogspot.com/2016/01/best-noise-2015.html

Best Metal of 2015 here: http://frankfoe.blogspot.com/2016/01/best-metal-of-2015.html

Best Noise 2015

Best Noise 2015

There are a lot of genres within what I call noise, for lack of a better term. These artists pushed the sonic boundaries. This is a mashup of anything I lovingly consider noise. 

These are the ten best noise albums according to Frank FOE as of January 2016. I added the clarifying date as I am sure over the next twenty years, I will discover dozens more noise albums that I missed during the calendar year 2015. Check my list of the Top 100 of 2015 to see how these fit in with the less noisy records.

The purpose of this list is to reflect, to possibly introduce these records to someone who possibly missed them in 2015 and to share my love of music.

I rated these by two factors: how many times I actually listened to the record and how creative I found the release.

This is the stuff that helped make 2015 as good as it was.

1. Brothers of the Sonic Cloth "Brothers of the Sonic Cloth"




2. Carved Up "Matador"




3. Pigs "Wronger"




4. Cherubs "2 Ynfynyty"




5. Primitive Man "Home Is Where The Hatred Is"




6. Cowards "Rise To Infamy"




7. Torche "Restarter"




8. Lightning Bolt "Fantasy Empire"




9. Coneheads "LP1 - 14 Year Old High School P.C. Fascist Hype Lords Rip Off Devo For the Sake of Extorting Cash From Helpless Impressionable Midwestern Internet Peoplepunks"




10. Corrections House "Know How To Carry A Whip"




Cheers,
Frank FOE

Best Punk 2015 List here: http://frankfoe.blogspot.com/2016/01/best-punk-2015.html

Best Metal 2015 List here: http://frankfoe.blogspot.com/2016/01/best-metal-of-2015.html




Best Punk 2015

Best Punk 2015

There are a lot of genres within punk. This is a mashup of anything I consider punk (yes hardcore is a different list). Additionally, I had some thinking to do as there were a lot of older releases reissued in 2015 (reported on a different list) and also material that was issued in 2014 digitally but on vinyl (preferred format) in 2015. Also so many collections issued. So, you know, just check these out and don't go all punk rock elitist on me. 

These are the ten best punk records of 2015 according to Frank FOE as of January 2016. I added the clarifying date as I am sure over the next twenty years, I will discover dozens more punk albums that I missed during the calendar year 2015. Check my list of the Top 100 of 2015 as there are about two dozen punk releases that made that list. 

The purpose of this list is to reflect, to possibly introduce these records to someone who possibly missed them in 2015 and to share my love of music.

I rated these by two factors: how many times I actually listened to the record and how creative I found the release.

This is the stuff that helped make 2015 as good as it was. 

1. Sonny Vincent and Rocket From The Crypt "Vintage Piss"




2. Zex "Fight For Yourself"




3. Teenage Bottlerocket "Tales From Wyoming"



4. The Flag of Democracy 3-pack of split 7"s
F.O.D./Ex Friends
F.O.D./Dead Milkmen
F.O.D./Merda






5. The Brainstems "No Place Else"




6. Night Birds "Mutiny at Muscle Beach"




7.  Cosmic Psychos "Cum the Raw Prawn"




8. Various Artists " PUNK AID 4 -  AUTISM: BREAKING THE SILENCE"





9. Timmy's Organism "Heartless Heathen"



10. Droogettes / External Menace Split 7"



Cheers,
Frank FOE

Check the list of Best Metal 2015 here: http://frankfoe.blogspot.com/2016/01/best-metal-of-2015.html