If you only get your music from corporate radio and MTV and its satellites, there is a real limit to the kinds of female voices youre likely to hear. Usually it breaks down to bratty-yet- vulnerable (Britney, Christina), brassy-yet-vulnerable (Pink, Avril Lavigne), and vulnerable-yet-more vulnerable (Vanessa Carlton, Michelle Branch).
While Agnostic Front has flirted with the kind of metal-infused punk that the likes of Biohazard and Hatebreed have brought to sludgy extremes, the band playing at the Croc featuring founding members Roger Miret and Vinnie Stigma should stand out from the testosterone wheel-spinning and Cookie Monster vocals that will otherwise dominate, at least judging from recent old school-style recordings such as 2001s Dead Yuppies (Epitaph).
Hatebreed, Biohazard, Agnostic Front, Throwdown, Full Blown Chaos, 7 p.m. Monday, all-ages show, Crocodile Rock Cafe, 520 Hamilton St., Allentown, 610-434-4600. Tickets: $16; $18 at the door.