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The Four Eyed Horsemen Assemble In Phoenix

One of the most consistent streams over the year and change without live shows was the Four Eyed Horsemen. The four that make up this group are MC Frontalot, MC Lars, Mega Ran and Schaffer the Darklord. The once a month streams were easily top of the pile in production. The effort put into the monthly themes, green screen and real backdrops and costumes further reinforced this. They were something that I could rely on while Covid shut down live concerts that always gave me smiles, laughs and times to…

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Celebrating Ten Years of Playboy Manbaby

The first time I saw Playboy Manbaby it was stumbling into them on stage at the Long Wongs location near Apache and McClintock. I was at Tempe Tavern and the friends I was hanging out with decided let’s jump over to see what was a walk down the street. What first drew me to them was immediately the brass section. That accompanied by the misidentifying them as another ska band in an otherwise starved local Ska band scene in 2012 in Phoenix. However, the tunes they played were punk with…

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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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Photo Gallery: SkaterCon 5

SkaterCon 5 marks the last live music I was able to capture before we all went into self-quarantine mode. For that, I am happy because it stands one of my favorite events in Arizona. It is wonderful that it was able to go off without a hitch once again this year. That is from the professional skaters to the skating competitions to the live music, it is an excellent amalgamation of things coming together for the sole goal of celebrating skating. This year brought music from McRad, 16, Boneless Ones,…

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One For the Bucket List

Bucket lists are things made to keep track of events, activities, or actions we want to achieve in our lives. Sometimes they are ever rotating things in and out and other times remaining pretty stationary in who sits on the top. Since I started doing photography with a DSLR camera, concert photography has created a bucket list of bands I want to photograph. One of those would be Youth Brigade, the Stern brothers who not only have left a mark with BYO Records and Punk Rock Bowling, but on East…

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Putting the Politics In Punk

I’ve seen it mentioned that with the current political climate, starting from 2016’s election, it would bring on a new generation of great political punk. However, I’ve always felt that was a misnomer. Punk bands have continued to rail against the political parties and policies. It is part of what is rooted in the beginnings of the genre and continues to permeate the songs from many punk bands to this day. It is scarier that songs from the infancy of the genre stand pretty accurate to modern day politics. That…

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Concerts 

I Know You Well

Co-headlining tours are becoming more frequent with time. It is two large or popular bands coming together, alternating headliner spot each night. These tours are, most of the time, of the same genre and fan bases. Though one outlier comes to mind when Anti-Flag and Reel Big Fish teamed up. However, even in that case it brought a killer show and introduced me to Pkew Pkew Pkew. So when it was announced Face to Face and Lagwagon were doing this thing, I was ecstatic. Of course, even with two known…

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Concerts To Consoles 

Concerts To Consoles: Episode 32 – Manoz Zuziaz

This episode brings by the punks of Manoz Zuziaz to tackle the caveman competitions of Caveman Games on the NES. Watch was we chat about the band’s beginning, Chelsea’s past and current music projects, and try to get Jaime’s favorite non-DIY venue out of him.

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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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