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A Neighborhood Gathers for WayneFest 2021

Wayne Newton lived in Phoenix. Yes, Mr. Las Vegas and known for his iconic look performing music Wayne Newton. For a part of his childhood he grew up in the Coronado District of Phoenix. He attended North High School before moving again to set him up for all the grandeur of Las Vegas. Why bring this up? That is because WayneFest is a celebration named after him and a get together of the neighborhood he once lived in. It started in 2018 making it one of our newest festivals in…

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Punk Rock Bowling 2021: Day 3

The last day had finally come of Punk Rock Bowling 2021. It felt like my endurance had improved from the past two and half days on my feet, a welcomed sign. Nonetheless, I was taking on chances and giving my feet and my possible ankle sprain a little more time off to rest. Then it was dashing down to put in a little food and catch the main stage openers one more time to finish this punk rock vacation of a weekend. The Twits I heard they were the youngest…

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Every Show Joe: A Documentary Project

Can’t say enough how humbled I am, that my friend Meredith put together her college documentary project on Every Show Joe. That’s a first documentary I know to focus on anything about me. It features members of Playboy Manbaby, The Venomous Pinks, Reason Unknown, Bear Ghost, and, heck, even Chris Murray. Hopefully you check it out!

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Favorite Musician Discoveries of 2020

The understatement for a lot of us is that the year 2020 has been mostly downs with a couple ups. I’m here to help improve that with awesome artists I have discovered through the year. A couple of the musicians on the list were before quarantining and lockdowns, but they count in my book. Majority I found through the past eight months of livestreams and streamed concerts. I know for many of you, it is a lukewarm prospect to go watch these streams while you miss the live experience. However,…

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Photo Gallery: Mustard Plug & The Toasters

I’m back digging into my backlog of photos once again, with a night of Ska music to remind us of the good times before. This tour brought two staples and favorites of the genre, The Toasters and Mustard Plug, tag team headlining duties. Dave and Mustard Plug were their usual charismatic and fun selves taking top billing this night. Bucket singing songs from the Toasters that are so remembered they ended up more like singalongs with this crowd. I would be beside myself not to mention this tour introducing me…

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Photo Gallery: Ska Parade 30th Anniversary Tour

January 25th was a night of many awesome and hard music decisions in Phoenix. However, my attention went to the collection of amazing and fun ska bands celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Ska Parade radio show. Bowcat were our sole locals that kicked off a night that just felt like a celebration of the genre. Joker’s Republic was the only band new to me and I was blown away. If you’ve never seen Hans Gruber and the Die Hards, then you owe it to yourself to when things resume.…

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Concerts To Consoles 

Concerts To Consoles: Episode 49 – Dane, Katie, and Steven of Bowcat

I’ve been working to get them on since near the beginning of Concerts to Consoles. Now you can watch on YouTube or listen on podcast services as BowCat​’s Dane, Katie, and Steven join me for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe! Chatting goes from the band, to Supernova Ska Festival, moshing in the skanking pit, favorite new ska lately, and to even question if fourth wave ska even exists?

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Concerts To Consoles: Episode 48 – Duck of Joystick

Back with a new episode from Self Quarantine and with my first remote guest in the Concerts To Consoles history. This episode brings Duck, from Joystick, remotely on the show from NOLA. As we catch up with each other, talk about the band and quarantine activities, we try the trick or treating JRPG style of Costume Quest on the Xbox 360. Find it on YouTube, the Twitch archive, and podcast services now!

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Concerts 

A Streak of Ska

Most of the year the amount of ska shows is not too concentrated. It usually lends to me making sure to support every ska show in hopes it will bring more. However, we had a strange week in July. There was a stretch of four ska shows in a five day span around Phoenix. That third show was the fun as hell bringing The Holophonics into town joined by Bowcat, Rundown Roommates, and Los Lerpes. Kicking things off first was a three piece Los Lerpes. Down a man, we saw…

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The Uplifting and The Dark

Tours revolving around the anniversary of an album are one of the current trends. It is likely because a lot of the bands these days that we follow and love are sticking together longer. One of those bands just happens to be Streetlight Manifesto, who is celebrating the 15th anniversary of the album “Everything Goes Numb.” Along for the ride on this tour were, Kitty Kat Fan Club and Mephiskapheles. Up first is one of the newest bands on Asian Man Records, Kitty Kat Fan Club. The streak of great…

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