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Concerts To Consoles: Episode 27 – Reason Unknown

Now up on YouTube and the podcast feeds, Reason Unknown guests on this episode going old school arcade gaming with the Simpsons Arcade! Find out where the band all began, they met each other, and perspectives on the lack of venues in the West Valley from some guys from the West Valley.

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A Fat Wreck in the Desert

The compilation is a time honored tradition to find new music on the music labels you know. Labels have been doing it for decades now, giving you a sampling of artists and tracks off of their latest release. There were countless labels with each their own, like Punk-O-Rama and Fat Music for Fat People. A time honored tradition these days by many labels that have transitioned to doing comps digitally. In a similar fashion, you can find a few labels putting together a tour package of their latest album releasing…

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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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Frantic Fun and Discovery

One of the pleasures of life is pure discovery. Going out to a place you have never been or taking a hiking trail that just caught your eye off the freeway. It brings a pure joy to seeing and experiencing the new things you took the chance to investigate. In the case of the night’s show, it was Retirement Party that was that discovery, coming through with Prince Daddy and the Hyena plus our local Troubled Minds. The guys of Troubled Minds are deservedly popping up more on the shows…

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A Night Full of Character

Character is the mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual. They are what tend to separate you from your friends. They come out in many forms, from personality to what you wear. This is a word you could use to describe this lineup at the Marquee.   In a night full of character, it started a little bittersweet with the last set by GodSpeedBall. One last fast paced punk rock performance on the big stage a good way to go out. Their on stage performance transferred from the small…

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Concerts To Consoles: Episode 24 – Adam Blaylock

This week Concerts to Consoles crosses over with the A Guy, A Car, And A Podcast, as Adam Blaylock joins me from also the band Evening The Score. We chat up his music roots including with old school Phoenix punk rockers, Two Dimes, Batman, Kevin Smith, and he asks questions of me on things like the origins of the Homemade Shaker and my approach to a few of these Every Show Joe projects. Check out what ended up the longest episode to date since the conversation just kept going while…

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Twenty Five

I can count on one hand the amount of local bands that I followed in high school that still perform today. Of that handful, there is one that has elevated to an international success and I keep purchasing every release to date. That band is Authority Zero. When I first found them, it was twenty years ago when I got my driver’s license and started finding my taste in music. The first lineup I knew was Jason DeVore, Jeremy Wood, Bill Marcks, and Jim Wilcox. I made every effort to…

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Concerts To Consoles: Episode 23 – Birth of Monsters

Up now on the podcast feed and YouTube is the latest Concerts To Consoles! Birth of Monsters​ joins me for playing as a few monsters in Rampage and a few others in the Midway Arcade Origins collection on Xbox 360 this time. Watch and listen as we chat about their music origins and around the Phoenix scene, plus what was my all time favorite concert I’ve attended? All on this episode.

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Double the Party, Four Times the Show!

Merriam-Webster defines party as a social gathering. For many, that is how most would define a concert or show. You could literally say we have double the party with both Pity Party and Dog Party on night’s bill. This is probably an obvious joke that has run its course over the time of their tour with Bad Cop/Bad Cop. No matter, it makes for a nice attention getter to talk about their stop in Phoenix with the added awesomeness of our local Venomous Pinks. Opening up was our local women,…

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