Concerts To Consoles 

Concerts To Consoles: Episode 47 – Corey Skowronski and Brandon Kellum

Last currently scheduled episode, for a little, of Concerts to Consoles up on YouTube and podcast feeds now! I couldn’t ask for any more positive and uplifting of guests than Brandon Kellum, of American Standards, and Corey, of both American Standards and Life and Limb. Check out as we play Cruis’n World on N64 as a way to still get out during quarantine times and chat. Be sure to think of SER Soundworks if looking for a place to practice, records, or even live stream yourself in these times as…

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Concerts To Consoles: Episode 41 – Logan Miracle and Kody Rattler

On the podcast feed and Youtube, Concerts to Consoles brings part Pokémaster Kody Rattler and Logan Miracle of After The Calm! With that, we tackle the camera skills to capture Pokemon in Pokemon Snap. We chat about the band’s beginnings, 2019 favorite albums, the detriments of the normalization of hard drugs in music, touch on the infamous Penis Man(har har), and plenty more!

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Concerts To Consoles: Episode 31 – Theron Turner and Chris Parker

Theron and Chris from our local hardcore band, The Dead Beat Hymns, join me on the latest Concerts To Consoles. This episode we tackle Scott Pilgrim Vs the World on the Playstation 3. The conversation talks their music beginnings, the band, and a bit of comic book talk.

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Concerts 

Going In Blind

Most of shows I go to accompanied by the breadth of music I catch tend to never lend to a full surprise. I always know a minimum of one band on a bill. Rarely is it where I haven’t the slightest clue on a show. However, in the case of Touché Amore and tour bill of Jerome’s Dream and Dangers, I went in completely unfamiliar. It was exciting watching bands I had no idea what to expect from beginning to end with a passionate crowd bolstering the energy in the…

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One Hell of a Bash

The amount of music festivals popping up over the past couple years has grown exponentially. A few stationary ones continue to grow, such as The Fest and Punk Rock Bowling. Meanwhile, the format of craft brew tasting mixed with music from a few of your favorite bands has begun to be the predominant model for the newer ones. This year in the stead of the annual Sabroso festival, Arizona and Phoenix residents were treated to the first ever Bash Festival headlined by Rancid. Joining them for this stop was the…

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Concerts 

Mobility and Energy

Mobility and movement will grab the attention of those seeing it from the corner of their eyes. It is a way to release and use energy. For musicians, a lot of it is energy they feed off from performing music and the audience members. It would be the theme of a most of these musicians on this night from Pointbreak to Death by Stereo. The lineup was packed, with Life and Limb, Elvis Cortez, the Venomous Pinks, and Toxic Energy four more bands playing this Friday night at the Yucca…

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Artist Spotlight Concerts 

Artist Spotlight: Broloaf

In this artist spotlight, it is one that occasionally brings their own spotlight since I found them, Broloaf. They are a band put together by random chance for a contest. Lucky for us, they decided after the competition to keep these members together to continue spreading the fun. Broloaf is a band with East Coast Hardcore influence and WWE flair. They write songs mocking the bro culture to the style of that genre. Well performed, as the music experience and talent of the band members shines at any given performance.…

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Concerts 

Hot Pockets and A Farewell

As life goes on, we continue to grow and change. Our interests jump around and with that we tend to make changes to adapt. With bands, that sometimes ends up the case too. When a member of a favorite band decides it is time to make that kind of change. This night was part that, as Mitch performed on drums for the last time with a band I discovered thanks to him, American Standards. Of course, anytime you pair their energy with that of Playboy Manbaby it’s going to be…

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Concerts 

Sweet Discoveries

Despite what a few people might think, there are bands out there I have yet to discover. For one, there are bands always popping up while others end for one reason or another. I suppose you would refer to it as the ebb and flow of the music scene. In the case of this night at the Lunchbox, I returned to catch a band with no social media presence and one with that I had seen before. With them I found two local bands I had never seen. The musicians…

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