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M3F 2022: Day Two

With the first day of M3F under my belt, I was more excited going into the second day. I had already discovered so many new to me musicians and bands that it created a bigger anticipation for the second day. The sun was out this time that added warmth and to that feeling that it was going to be a good day.  As for the festival, it did live up to that growing anticipation and the bar set by the day prior. First of the music would be another solid…

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M3F 2022: Day One

The now by the name M3F festival has been running since 2004. The three in the name originally coming from McDowell Mountain Music when it started in Scottsdale in view of the McDowell Mountain range. Since then, it has only grown and grown, moving into bigger digs in downtown Phoenix at Margaret T Hance Park. It only made sense for them to remove the direct name of McDowell Mountain and rename to the acronym of M3F. My first attending of the festival was in 2016 where I watched Beck for…

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Doll Skin’s Hometown Show

There are shows you circle on your calendar as must go. After the last year and a half, that has only further magnified those you miss seeing live and those you just have newly discovered. Doll Skin was of those I had circled from the moment it was announced. They are such an excellent band to watch live. For bonuses on the night, that would be getting to catch Winterhaven, An Awful Mess, and Rio Wiley additionally. Opening up was a bouncy and fun band called Winterhaven. This is the…

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I Fight Dragons Back In Phoenix

Music is one of the biggest joys in life. It takes us on journeys about personal lives to where the societal changes need to happen. It goes down the roads of humor, but sometimes serious and direct. In the world these days, the bands that bring that positive joy are what we need most. I Fight Dragons fits that bill with music and motivating lyrics while an engaging on stage presence from all five members. Bolstering this bill was Acne Superstar and Badger Springs from right here in Phoenix. Up…

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Concerts To Consoles: Episode 40 – No Lungs

The new Concerts to Consoles marks the one year anniversary of doing the show and podcast! For it, we have the masters of stories and tangents with No Lungs and Austin! Plus for the third time, rolled out Super Smash Bros Ultimate to play as Sam and Ryan show they are the most skilled of the group. Watch it on YouTube and Twitch or listen on podcast services!

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Concerts To Consoles: Episode 39 – Acne Superstar

What’s that? A brand new Concerts to Consoles on the YouTube and podcast feeds with Acne Superstar! The band shows they are champs with the Sega and Treasure classic Gunstar Heroes, especially Ryan. Watch or listen to us chat about family origins, get a little political, why I think getting photo passes is like another version of dating, music origins, favorite stage banter in the Phoenix scene and more!

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A Day at the Sidepony Express

A little over a year ago, this festival out of town was brought to my attention. Even though I knew one of the organizers, it was not until I formally met another that it truly sunk in to go. Unfortunately, last year had an overlap of our local Phoenix Ska Punk Bowling and bad combination of not taking Monday off for the longer road trip. However, this year, I took the plunge down to Bisbee and the Sidepony Express Music Festival. Sidepony Express is a festival on its 8th year…

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Concerts To Consoles: Episode 36 – Ben Anderson

This episode has the NES back out and playing the classic DuckTales with Radio Blonde’s Ben Anderson. Watch as we take on that challenge and hear the always awesome moon level music. We talk about his music past, travels, my past, 80/20 Records, and plenty more!

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Concerts To Consoles: Episode 34 – The Maybe Next Years

Watch, or if you prefer listen on the podcast feed, as the Maybe Next Years pay the show a visit. We take on racing and the challenges of Trials Evolution while chatting on many topics from concert adventures to Mountain Dew.

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Concerts To Consoles: Episode 33 – Ryan Miller and Zelda Nohansen Hyrule

Up on podcast services and YouTube, the latest episode of Concerts to Consoles. Joining me on this one is Ryan Miller, of Celebration Guns, and Zelda. Watch as we tackle the latest title from Tarsier Studios and Nintendo, The Stretchers, and chat!

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