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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 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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Favorite Musician Discoveries of 2020

The understatement for a lot of us is that the year 2020 has been mostly downs with a couple ups. I’m here to help improve that with awesome artists I have discovered through the year. A couple of the musicians on the list were before quarantining and lockdowns, but they count in my book. Majority I found through the past eight months of livestreams and streamed concerts. I know for many of you, it is a lukewarm prospect to go watch these streams while you miss the live experience. However,…

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Photo Gallery: The Avengers at Wooden Tooth Records

I’ve been sporadically digging into my photos, discovering ones that may got lost in the shuffle of everything I do. That was usually do to how much I ran around and tried to take photos before this pandemic put a stop to live shows for the time being. However, there was a cool event at the Wooden Tooth Records in Tucson that I never got around to posting. I actually stopped there to catch the show on my way to the SidePony Festival in Bisbee. They had the legendary Bay…

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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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Photo Gallery: Le Tour DeVore 5

I’m back to going through photos from my backlog. This time going to January to the Le Tour DeVore. Jason DeVore, of Authority Zero, brought through a star studded cast of Howi Spangler, of Ballyhoo, Chris DeMakes, of Less than Jake, Gabo, of Fayuca, and Russ and Chris, of Meager Kings to the Yucca Tap Room. The tour entirely acoustic, giving people the opportunity to see these guys play their band’s songs and their own. That included an early peak at Chris’s first solo project live. Getting the chance to…

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