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A Couple of Punks Solo It

This was a night catching one of my favorite touring friends, and seeing more of the great younger musicians in our punk scene. There was a good energy to the room. A lot of fantastic musicians I don’t usually see play by themselves, just usually with their appropriate bands. Three of the four didn’t even …

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It Gets Worse, But Not This Night!

Tonight was one of those nights where the magic of social media helps you discover a band somewhere else in the country, and when they finally come to your home city you make sure to go see them play. It Gets Worse is that band for me on this Tuesday night. They originally followed me …

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Spoken Word With a Punk Legend

When the name Henry Rollins is brought up, most people will immediately think of Black Flag. While the legendary punk group is among his long history of talents and bands, he has branched out into the fields of writing, speaking, and acting. Some of my favorite Henry Rollins acting roles include lending his voice to …

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Young Punks On the Rise

Here is a show making amends for not seeing Doll Skin sooner, despite all the good rumblings I’ve heard all year about this group of young punks. Following their Instagram you will find some awesome pictures with some big musicians, and, of course, the Fat Mike one drew my attention. They’ve been out touring and …

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Expanding On Rockabilly With Tim Polecat

It is a known fact that I love my Punk and Ska at the front most, but I am a lover of many music genres from the Nerdcore to the Folk. My knowledgebase of other genres are where I falter more than that of the first two mentioned above. This is a night that I …

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Even Mondays Bring Great Music

The band that I last saw between a top five favorite artist of mine, Frank Turner, and the super talented, Beans on Toast, was the headliner tonight. Skinny Lister who toured with Frank was the ones traveling the U.S. atop the tour. They impressed last time in that amazing sandwich of musicians at the Press …

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A Grand Ol’ Punk Show

This was a freaking fun night of music. The show was loaded to the brim with seven bands, four of our locals and three touring bands. We even saw No Gimmick spare no expense for the endeavor with a handmade banner. With that large line up came an early start to the show at 6:45. …

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Because Fuck Cancer

This was a night for Hunter Keener, and helping those like him, who have to deal with fighting Leukemia at a young age. The show organized by Ross to celebrate Hunter having his last treatment, and raise money for other families who deal with this at the Phoenix Children’s Hospital. This was a night of …

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This Side of Buckeye

This night was a fulfillment of seeing one of the big local Phoenix bands when I was just finding music, listening to The Edge 106.3 in my car with my recently printed driver’s license. The Phunk Junkeez are self-described “alterna-rock rap hybrid.” I would put them in the alternative styles of the Rage Against the …

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The Monday Night Killer Trio

This show has been on my most anticipated list since I first heard Aimee Interrupter announce it at Warped Tour. How could a line up with both Bad Cop/Bad Cop and the Interrupters ever disappoint? It cannot, did not, and got even better with Bowcat added on top.   If you’re wondering what Bowcat is, …

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