October 28, 2009

On the Beat: Oct. 29-Nov. 3

New York's Charetta play Six Flags on Friday
Vampy leading lady Angelina Del Carmen gives these pop-goth New Yorkers - headlining Six Flags Great Adventure’s (1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson) Dead & Local stage tomorrow night – the eye candy it takes to be Flyleaf, and the melodies, too. Also for fans of Otep, Evanesence, trick-or-treating as your favorite “Twilight” character and fishnet gloves. Sets start at 7:30 p.m. Free with admission to the park. All-ages. Runs In the Blood preview Charetta (Album Now Available On iTunes) | MySpace Video
Captured! By Robots invades Bordentown on Thursday.
Walt Disney’s worst nightmare has come true – the anti-“It’s a Small Word.” What you got here is a single-manned animatronic puppet punk band built in the spirit of the now budget boat ride performed with the storyline of a cast of living trash cans aimed at human domination through an invisible audio gas of bad ’80s covers. It’s really a sight to see, horn section and anti-Earth comedy sketches, in all. The live show - landing at our own music loony bin, The Record Collector (358 Farnsworth Ave., Bordentown), tonight - looks like the Herbie Hancock “Rock It” video brought back to life. The cyborg lead singer and robot engineer, JBOT, was in ska whacko’s Skankin’ Pickle and The Blue Meanies, but you’ll fine third-wave skanking from these metalheads. Something to YouTube, really. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $10 in advance, $12 at the door. All-ages.
Intoxicated demon’s JD from Black Label Society and Monster Magnet’s Atomic Bob get sauced on Jack Daniels-soaked, metal-leather at The Stone Pony (913 Ocean Ave., Asbury Park) tonight. Show starts at 7. Tickets costing $15 include a free copy of Cycle of Pain’s new CD. All-ages.
Three reasons to go to Championships Sports Bar and Grill (931 Chambers St., Trenton) tomorrow night to see this fiery Hamilton trio: Totally hot tattooed babe on bass, the lead singer feels Scott Weiland’s pain and addiction – to grunge-era rocking and rolling that is - and because a frozen smoothie of Motley Crew, Misfits, Smashing Pumpkins and Kiss is tangy as hell. Show starts at 8 p.m. The Big Apology, headline. Running With Karma, Picto, Makeshift Lullaby, Not Really and Tempting Christ round out the bill. Tickets cost $10. 21-plus.
The New Hope, Pa., dos e’ do-ers bring Phish jams and Jamiroquai funk to McGuinn’s (1781 Brunswick Pike, Lawrence) Mischief Night bash tomorrow night. Show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets cost $5. 21-plus.
The Philly songstress’ cowgirl blues seem to ease the pain in my ears from all these metal bands infecting my column each week. Soothing, small-town, singer-songwriting stuff with slight Bjork influences found in the “A Thousand Words” orchestration. Like sitting by the fake fire at Crackle Barrel with a cup of hot coco – or the hamlet’s quaint record store, The Record Collector (9358 Farnsworth Ave., Bordentown tomorrow night. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Caleb Hawley and John Schmidt open. Tickets cost $10 in advance, $12 at the door. All-ages. The thought-to-extinct Whiskey-punk outfit featuring ex-members of The Frantic, Signal Effect, BurnWest and None More Black recently sucked down a formaldehyde social in its attempt to rise from the dead their bar-blues, country-concoction of Bruce Springsteen and The Gaslight Anthem for the area’s wildest costume party in The Mill Hill Basement Halloween night. Show starts at 9 p.m. Rare appearances from Nashville’s Sound and Shape and Trenton punk rockers The Great Explainer and The Ruining are also set to play. Misfits cover band, Horror Biz, plays, too. Tickets cost $5.
The Trenton brute-metal beast’s zombified translation of Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” – on tap for Championships Sports Bar and Grill’s (931 Chambers St., Trenton) Thriller Night, Saturday – is habit forming … if you crave the braaaaiiiinnnnns of a murdered moonwalker! The place to be if you like Pantera and “Saw” movies, hate sleeves and are impervious to headaches. Show starts at $8. Eyes of Suffering, Exhaling Decay, Sicker Than Most, Tomorrow Never Dies and The Worst Is Yet to Come play, too. Tickets cost $8 in costume, $10 without. 21-plus.
Pixie sticks, Lemonheads, Gin Blossoms and sweet guy-girl pop-core tug of wars make the Trenton band’s MySpace bouncer, “What Good Am I,” an infectious alternative to the mayhem of Halloween – where they’ll headline McGuinn’s Place (1781 Brunswick Pike, Lawrence). Show starts at 9 p.m. The Shakers play, too. 21-plus.
This Fab Gore do Beatles songs from the living dead’s perspective. Here’s the lyrics to “Hey Jude” … whoops … “Hey Food”: “Hey food/I need you bad/just like King Kong, don’t need a sweater/remember, when I am eating your heart/I’ll rip you apart to eat you better.” “Ate Brains a Week” is another chuckler. But the coup d’├ętat to all Zombeatles shows is, “All I Need Is Brain.” The Wisconsin group – infecting The Record Collector (358 Farnsworth Ave., Bordentown) Halloween night – gained worldwide notoriety when its “Hard Day’s Night of the Living Dead” video was picked by Rob Zombie as one of the freak’s top YouTube Halloween video picks of 2007. And in case you were wondering, the guys let Eat Breast into the group so they can spell Dingo Scarr for his flesh-feeding frenzy. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. The Gomers play, too. Tickets cost $15 in advance, $17 at the door. 18-plus.
The Garden State catamaran creeps onto Six Flags Great Adventure’s (1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson) Dead & Local stage Saturday night with an engine gassed up on full-throttle Americana and a hard-nosed girl on leads with heart – and a little Ann Wilson, too. Sets start at 7:30 p.m. Free with admission to the park. All-ages.
Jamie Jasta is hate-breeding again with his Stillborn Records - this time giving life to these nu-core straight-edgers, headlining Championships Sports Bar and Grill (931 Chambers St., Trenton) Sunday afternoon. Like their temporaries in Every Time I Die and Bury Your Dead – who they’ll jump on tour with next – TWWK attack like a rabid dog with a taste for flesh, but throwback to Hatebreed’s poly-poignant early days and the fix-the-system-or-die spirit of Earth Crisis and Warzone. Show starts at 2 p.m. In Wake of The Plague, Total Ruination, Dreams of Dahmer, Descent the Architect, Locked Together In Hatred and The Necrophiliac Yacht Club play, too. Tickets cost $10 in advance, $12 at the door. All-ages.
The power-popping Squeeze guitarist headlines The Record Collector (358 Farnsworth Ave., Bordentown) Tuesday night. Tempting, huh? Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $35 in advance, $38 at the door. All-ages.
Scott Frost’s On The Beat concert listing appears in The Trentonian every Thursday. If your band is playing around town, email the On the Beat webline at djscott111@aol.com.

October 25, 2009

Halloween: Hip-Hop Fright Fest

It's Halloween! So here's a few Halloween rap tracks to get all ghoulie over!