Tonight’s Concert Picks: Loretta Lynn at Keswick Theatre, Public Enemy with Whodini at Liacouras Center, Arlo Guthrie at Scottish Rite, Matt Duke at Steel City, Graham Parker & The Rumour at TLA

The “First Lady of Country Music,” Loretta Lynn, will be gracing the stage at Keswick Theatre this evening. The Appalachian songstress’s last album, 2004’s Van Lear Rose, is one of more than sixty studio records Lynn has released since her first #1 hit in 1967, “Don’t Come Home A-Drinkin (With Lovin’ On Your Mind).” Tickets for tonight’s all-ages performance can be found here. Below, check out Lynn’s performance of “Coal Miner’s Daughter.”

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Philly’s First All-Rap Spectacular

Were you at Philly’s First All-Rap Spectacular? We found this poster (above) for a show at The Spectrum on July 5th, 1986 featuring Run DMC, the Beastie Boys, LL Cool J, Whodini and Jam Master Jay on the DogIsland tumblr and we couldn’t resist sharing it.


Halloween Music Video Countdown: Whodini’s “Haunted House Of Rock”

We continue our Halloween Music Video Countdown today with this novelty rap treat from Whodini, an early to mid-80’s rap group from Brooklyn (before Brooklyn was overtaken by indie-rock hipsters). They had some hits back in the day with songs like “Friends,” “The Freaks Come Out At Night,” and “Five Minutes Of Funk.” They also had a novelty song that made the Halloween mixtape rounds with “The Haunted House Of Rock,” a synth-driven jam about a haunted house of rock where inside, there was “music bein’ played by The Grateful Dead,” and “Dracula was killin’ those Bloody Mary’s.” My favorite line from the song: “The Invisible man/where could he be? We know he got inside the party free.” There’s not much on the video to see; it’s a still shot of the cover of the 12-inch single. But the song, a rap equivalent of “The Monster Mash” still manages to hold up after all these years since its release in 1983.