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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 Skankin Good Time!

This was a show wrap up that started before I knew I had caught Covid 19. I had finished processing the photos the following Sunday night from the show and as I started to sit down to write the following day, the symptoms of Covid 19 started setting in. Given the early symptoms included sinus pressure, it created conflict with my ability to focus on writing about this wonderful night of Ska at the Yucca Tap Room.  However, as I see the tail end of the symptoms I wanted to…

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A New Day

It was a night of nervous excitement for me. It was my first return to the Marquee Theatre in over a year and it was a day getting hyped by listening to the brand new Authority Zero album Ollie Ollie Oxen Free. There was anticipation in the air, not just from myself, but from everyone excited to see the night’s show after the past year and a half. It took a little for the spark to ignite, but that Marquee audience burst to life once they started to get comfortable…

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Punk In The Arizona Waterpark

I have spent over a year watching live music through a computer monitor, my phone and occasionally on my TV. Due to the spread of Covid 19, live events were put on pause to try to reduce the spread. While for me, I have enjoyed the live streamed events and the more intimate interactions I have got with musicians it just wasn’t the same for many. It wasn’t the same as the energy you get from a room of friends made through the love of belting those lyrics back at…

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A Miles to Nowhere Practice

The past over ten months has been the longest I’ve gone without physical live music in over a decade. It has been a more insular time as trying to quarantine due to Covid 19, mask up when I go grocery shopping or anywhere near others, and where we have had to go to other outlets to get that music fix. For me, that outlet has been the thousands of musician and concert streams that have been organized or simply on a whim gone live the past ten plus months. One…

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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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