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They Put the Dent in Twin Ponies

New Year’s Eve isn’t the only night that brings out a bunch of great music. The Eve of New Year’s Eve brings out just as much fun. I went over to Yucca for the awesome dudes in Dent and Twin Ponies releasing their new split. They know how to book a show, because Bear Ghost …

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Tiny Space, Large Amount of Folk

There is a lot of great music that I get out to. One that hasn’t seen anytime on this site since it launched a few weeks ago would be the Folk Punks. The Pueblo, one of the smaller local venues here, played host to this genre’s energetic group of music fans and musicians. I don’t …

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A Festivus For the Rest Of Us!

With holidays approaching, the amount of shows slows down. Looking at the calendar I saw one that jumped out at me, with Harper and the Moths playing this pre-Christmas Eve night so I jumped on it. Turns out I ended up at a birthday show that I didn’t know the birthday guy, but he clearly …

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Rocking For Angela

Whenever friends and music come together for a cause, you can always expect excellence. My friend Angela, had an accident earlier in the year that created a domino effect of multiple nodules by her thyroids. It was deemed not to be cancer, but she has been in pain from it and surgery was a must …

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A Wedding Punk-iversary

Twenty Five years is a long time, and an amazing achievement. Tonight’s show was a celebration of two good friends, Barry and Isabel, celebrating twenty five years married. I did forget to ask what has made it work well for so long, but I have to imagine it is that punk rock spirit in it. …

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‘Tis the Season For Jared and the Mill

I don’t know how I’ve managed to do it being a Phoenix resident my entire life, but the second annual holiday show for Jared and the Mill is the first time I’ve seen the band. I’ve seen Jared play in things like the Phoenix Rock Lottery, and I’ve had a couple people give high recommendation …

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The Tenth or Fourteenth Anniversary Squeegeeing By

Captain Squeegee is about fourteen years old, but that didn’t stop them from celebrating their tenth Anniversary tonight. How the math works out is that it has been about ten years since they stopped using the Soap Suds moniker on their name. The last release with that name on it was “Behind the Metal and …

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A Little Bit Rockabilly, A Little Bit More

I went in thinking I was catching a Rockabilly show, and I left realizing there was a broader range of music in the Rebel Lounge. The one known quantity of the night of for me entering was Manual Sex Drive, and I simply presumed I was choosing a Rockabilly night for my Saturday. While two …

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AWS Can Be More Than One Band

The abbreviation of AWS can stand for more than A Wilhelm Scream. That didn’t cross my mind until Adrian, Assuming We Survive’s lead singer, pointed out they have a way to get into their next music video by using the hashtag “#aws” with a selfie with any of the band in it. That turned into …

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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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