Concerts

The Overlapping Tastes

If you told me there would be a tour with Reverend Horton Heat, Fishbone, and Strung Out on it, I would have given you an askew response. I think highly of all three bands, but together on one stage I wouldn’t imagine. However, it makes complete sense after a little thought. There are a bunch …

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DIY Punk At the Rats Ass

The DIY scene goes hand and hand with the punk scene. Many come in the form of homes turned into venues. A couple DIY spaces are official establishments that cater to a broader range like 924 Gilman and our own local Trunk Space. One of the better ones to pop up was the Rats Ass. …

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Punk, Punk, and More Punk

It was a night that brought together friends from everywhere. Our usual scene of friends joined by those we love when they come to town. For me there was new music and friends to meet with Year of the Fist too. This midweek show was one of the reasons I wish I didn’t have work …

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There Was Cake

I know a lot of Gemini that love music. The next of the June birthday shows was for my great friend Tommie. This one was packed full of friends in bands and her boyfriend, Donnie, opening up in We Might Be Wasted. Unfortunately, I was wrapping up the last of the Punk Rock Bowling pictures …

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A Little Bit Rock ‘n Roll, A Little Bit Horror

It isn’t often I see the same out of town band twice within a month. When they leave a great first impression though, of course, you will find me back. Redneck Nosferatu were rolling through town once more, this time at the Yucca Tap Room. They were joined by Buried in Red, Creepsville 666, and …

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Taking In Some Horror Punk

Discovery is one of the special ingredients of life. Tonight I was familiar with one of the bands, but didn’t do any research on what to expect from the other two. What I discovered was two more bands with personality. You can add Cadaver Dabba Doos and Redneck Nosferatu to that list alongside Creepsville 666 already …

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Making St. Patty’s Day Pink

One of the longer running punk bands in the valley are the Venomous Pinks. Over the last couple months the hard work they have been putting has been paying out dividends. They are now signed to a label, Squid Hat out of Vegas. They have an opening slot on the main stage of this year’s …

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Double Whammy

What do you do when there is a bunch of music in one night? If you’re me, you try to find the best way to hit as much as you love and enjoy it. For tonight, probably one of the best examples of how I earned my nickname, I hit up two separate shows almost …

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Favorite Local Albums of 2016

People like lists I hear, so I’m putting together two. The first of which is to spotlight some of my favorite music released in the past year in Phoenix that I managed to catch. I struggled to keep it a best of ten, so I made it fifteen. I’m sure it may come to a …

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Creepy Birthday To You

Stealing a little lyric from the “Theme from a NOFX Album” and slightly modifying it, Creepy Don is not really so creepy. This was the night to celebrate his birthday though in the most appropriate way, a punk show. The line-up included his band, We Might Be Wasted, amongst a great packet of musicians. Although, …

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