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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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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 Photo Gallery 

Photo Gallery: Mustard Plug & The Toasters

I’m back digging into my backlog of photos once again, with a night of Ska music to remind us of the good times before. This tour brought two staples and favorites of the genre, The Toasters and Mustard Plug, tag team headlining duties. Dave and Mustard Plug were their usual charismatic and fun selves taking top billing this night. Bucket singing songs from the Toasters that are so remembered they ended up more like singalongs with this crowd. I would be beside myself not to mention this tour introducing me…

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Photo Gallery: Ska Parade 30th Anniversary Tour

January 25th was a night of many awesome and hard music decisions in Phoenix. However, my attention went to the collection of amazing and fun ska bands celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Ska Parade radio show. Bowcat were our sole locals that kicked off a night that just felt like a celebration of the genre. Joker’s Republic was the only band new to me and I was blown away. If you’ve never seen Hans Gruber and the Die Hards, then you owe it to yourself to when things resume.…

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Concerts To Consoles 

Concerts To Consoles: Episode 49 – Dane, Katie, and Steven of Bowcat

I’ve been working to get them on since near the beginning of Concerts to Consoles. Now you can watch on YouTube or listen on podcast services as BowCat​’s Dane, Katie, and Steven join me for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe! Chatting goes from the band, to Supernova Ska Festival, moshing in the skanking pit, favorite new ska lately, and to even question if fourth wave ska even exists?

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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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Concerts Photo Gallery 

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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Concerts 

Super Rad!

There are bands that are just pure joy. That joy can come to an audience through the lyrics they write, the way they perform, or just in how they treat their fans. For me, the Aquabats bring all of those kind of joys. Not only that, they were the second ska band I got into after discovering the genre. The song that first grabbed my attention was the one about school lunch and a celebrated food, “Pizza Day.” I have been attending their performances for the past fifteen years, not…

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Concerts 

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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