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Artist Spotlight: Ratboys

While things are getting postponed or canceled, figured I’d go bring up a band I finally got to see back in October called Ratboys. You may have seen a couple camera shots over on the Psyko Steve Instagram, but I never got around to processing everything I took until now. As a repeated tale from the past two years, they are a band that grabbed my attention over streams. For Ratboys though, it wasn’t just for their music but personality they exude. If I recall correctly, part of that included…

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Jeff Rosenstock And Friends At The Crescent Ballroom

There are artists that just invoke positivity. Not only in their performance, but in their day to day interactions and fans they inspire. You find the crowds in front of them are as supporting and happy as the artist they came to watch. Jeff Rosenstock is that kind of musician, regardless of the negative reflection of the world, albeit true, in his lyrics themselves. So throw in vaccination only requirements, to make people feel safe coming out, and the band themselves bringing Slaughter Beach, Dog and Oceanator with them to…

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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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A Scott and Lo(u)ser In A Living Room

Occasionally really cool opportunities come to a town near you. Having the opportunity to see Scott Klopfenstein, a longtime member of Reel Big Fish and his own project that followed with the Littlest Man Band, just play a living room one Saturday evening is one of those very special opportunities. While I was at Punk Rock Bowling I saw Scott and Chris Graue announce on Twitter they’d be playing a backyard in Phoenix. I was excited just with a little matter of sorting out attending the day they came to…

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An Acne Superstar Release

I’ve always thought if I had a couple million dollars, part of my goal would be to get a few local bands recorded and promoted out to the larger audience they deserve. One of the best examples of that would be Acne Superstar. This idea has roots in after the band took a little break from performing, when their lead singer, Nav, went to Florida for a summer. They played their first show after a couple months, once again standing out from the crowd that night. It had me questioning…

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I’d Call This A Mega Tour

There are concert lineups you don’t know how they came together, but you are happy they did. One of the more surprising in the past couple years for me, but makes sense after a minute to think about it, was Reverend Horton Heat, Fishbone, and Strung Out. While not as genre crossing, another three big names I didn’t expect to tour together would be the one from this night with Rise Against, Descendents, and the Menzingers at the Arizona Federal Theatre. More surprising is trying to figure out who headlines…

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A Rebel Open Mic

It’s been over a year since I last took pictures at a venue of live music. The past year and a couple months have presented drastic changes in the way life has been for all of us. Though now vaccinated and I carry my mask around too, I have been edging my way back into getting out to live music. The past year has created points of anxiety I had not anticipated or have experienced like this before. Heading out to the Rebel Lounge open mic has been helpful in…

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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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Photo Gallery: The Adicts at the Marquee

There are bands that just make the entire set a magical experience. For me, one of the best bands at this is the Adicts. Monkey’s flair and way for the theatrics with various props bring this. Add in the happy faces of Pete Dee to Kiki Kabel while performing to add to the joyous feeling brought out in any given set. For me, it was a top of the bucket list to get the chance to take pictures of one of my favorites in punk rock, The Adicts. Though speaking…

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