The Murder Junkies
Moonmen From Mars, A Killing Tradition, Room Full of Strangers, The Robinsons
1042 N. Mills Avenue
Orlando, FL, 32803
This event is 21 and over
The Murder Junkies
The Murder Junkies were the last backing band of notorious punk rock performer GG Allin. After Allin's death, his brother and bassist Merle Allin, guitarist William Weber, and drummer Dino Sex decided to continue the band without GG. They recruited a new singer Mike Denied, and have released the album Feed My Sleaze. The band tours sporadically and has gone through several line up changes.
The most comtemporary singer has been J.B. Beverley, a musician from the Washington DC area who fronts two other bands, The Little White Pills and The Wayward Drifters. Jeff Clayton of Anti-seen has also toured with the Murder Junkies during some of the 1990's and during the 10th and 11th anniversary of GG's death.
Moonmen From Mars
Interactive multimedia punk/horror-core band from Orlando via the Moon via Mars via Zeta Reticuli.
Room Full of Strangers
“Perfectly primed with enough percolating primo punk attitude to do you through, Room Full of Strangers crank out the kind of dirty distorto rock ’n’ roll that Mother used to hate.”
~ Jeffrey Morgan (authorized biographer of Iggy Pop & The Stooges)
Since 2008 the crowned kings of Whatever Punk have been racking up road miles, crossing the pond and appearing at festivals such as SXSW, CMJ, Mondo NYC, and CBGB. However, Room Full of Strangers has recently switched up their commande du jour by resuming their U.S. touring activity with a literal bang, while performing at what some would call a riot.
The setting, Washington D.C, during perhaps the most controversial presidential inauguration in history, at a five-day outdoor concert/protest in Franklin Square Park. This rectangular 5-acre park was framed by burning vehicles, riot police and wafting clouds of tear gas while a concert played on. A concert that Room Full of Strangers personally sponsored, which became ground zero for a cultural revolution, media maelstrom and a safe haven for thousands of beleaguered people. Shortly thereafter the Strangers released a single/video titled Modern Media, in response to the limited coverage on the riots in D.C. during the inauguration; which premiered on Huffington Post, JBTV and millions of households via Time Warner, Brighthouse and other cable TV outlets.
Now, that the smoke has cleared Room Full of Strangers is poised to release the highly anticipated follow up to their critically acclaimed Bad Vacation LP. However, the Strangers forthcoming 2018 release titled Plastic for Packaging, a snotty jab at dystopia, and the music industry will be distributed worldwide through The Orchard. Additionally, Andy Gesner, whose resume’ includes work with notable bands such as The Pixies, of Montreal and The Coathangers will distribute a series of the Strangers videos through network TV; making the release more of a multimedia event than a traditional LP release.
In addition to the Strangers new release and touring schedule, the band will also be featured in several documentaries; the first being on the late Stiv Bators (Dead Boys, Lords of the New Church), directed by Danny Garcia of Chip Baker Films (The Rise and Fall of The Clash, Looking For Johnny, on Johnny Thunders and Sad Vacation, on Sid & Nancy). And the second titled Boy Howdy! The Story of CREEM Magazine, directed by award-winning documentarian Scott Crawford (Salad Days). In this doc Room Full of Strangers will be profiled alongside rock ’n’ roll and punk luminaries such as Iggy Pop, Debbie Harry, Patti Smith, John Lydon (Rotten) and Wayne Kramer of the MC5.
Despite being akin to, and influenced by the artists they will be featured with in these documentaries, the Strangers continue to blaze a trail and are doing so in their own way and on their own artistic terms.