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Jeff Rosenstock And Friends At The Crescent Ballroom

There are artists that just invoke positivity. Not only in their performance, but in their day to day interactions and fans they inspire. You find the crowds in front of them are as supporting and happy as the artist they came to watch. Jeff Rosenstock is that kind of musician, regardless of the negative reflection of the world, albeit true, in his lyrics themselves. So throw in vaccination only requirements, to make people feel safe coming out, and the band themselves bringing Slaughter Beach, Dog and Oceanator with them to…

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Boston to Berkeley Tour Returns For A Sequel

The first Boston to Berkeley Tour took place in 2017. Five years ago everyone was in amazement that these two punk rock powerhouses came together to tour. On that one, it was with the legendary The Selector and Kevin Seconds for the Phoenix stop. Flash forward to this past Tuesday and both Dropkick Murphys and Rancid are back at it for a part two with the amazing Bronx in tow. As you figured from above, opening up is one of the most energized bands in punk rock with the Bronx.…

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Punk Rock Bowling 2021: Day 0 and 1

Turns out there are ways to make two and a half years feel like forever. Of course, the idiot in the White House spewing nonsense daily was a regular attack on our mental well being. Then in 2020, our favorite musicians touring and festivals came to a grinding for the safety of one another with Covid 19 on the spread. Those of us being morons about wearing masks and keeping quarantined had a year and a half of streams by those same artists and a few of the festivals, including…

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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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Artist Spotlight Concerts Editorial 

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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Concerts To Consoles 

Concerts To Consoles: Episode 48 – Duck of Joystick

Back with a new episode from Self Quarantine and with my first remote guest in the Concerts To Consoles history. This episode brings Duck, from Joystick, remotely on the show from NOLA. As we catch up with each other, talk about the band and quarantine activities, we try the trick or treating JRPG style of Costume Quest on the Xbox 360. Find it on YouTube, the Twitch archive, and podcast services now!

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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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Photo Gallery: Escape From the Zoo at Big Surf House

What a time to start getting caught up on photos I have taken. Right now we are show less live, but plenty of online streams by a lot of our favorites. Though while shows were happening and we weren’t being asked to self-quarantine, there was an excellent folk punk show at the house known as Big Surf. In town, we had the Folk Ska Punk band, Escape From the Zoo. Joining them again on this tour would be Marissa, Jesse Sendaja’s sister, solo and this time with additionally with her…

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Concerts 

Holiday Traditions

Around the end of the year there are usually a few traditions that everyone tends to have. A lot of those tend to revolve around various holidays that come together around the end of the year. A lot are wonderful and usually a few can have those familiar family frustrations. However, there is the Authority Zero tradition that may not always land on New Year’s Eve, but it always close to it. Continuing a solid streak of bolstering the lineup with fantastic locals, the bill included ZeeCeeKeely, Black Mountain Moonshine,…

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Concerts 

A Reel Big Soup

Third wave ska was born out of the punk scene in the late eighties, combining the sound of old school ska with the upbeat and fast paced nature of punk. Of those within the genre, there is only a pair I have watched in double digit. One of those tattooed on my arm, Less than Jake, and the other is Reel Big Fish. I used to joke they were a band that I couldn’t miss. That I always ended up at their Phoenix stops regardless of remembering they were playing.…

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