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Punk In Drublic Returns To Phoenix

1994 was an important year in the resurgence of a punk rock that had gone back underground the latter half of the eighties. It marked a couple seminal albums released that year, including Green Day’s Dookie, Bad Religion’s Stranger Than Fiction and Offspring’s Smash. Another one of those big albums was NOFX’s Punk In Drublic. In the time since its release, the album has crossed the one million threshold and stands a fan favorite in punk circles. Beginning in 2017, it became the name of a punk rock and craft…

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Lagwagon’s Two Nights of Blaze and Double Plaidinum

Getting to see a band once is a pleasure, but getting to see them two nights in a row is a double delight. There have been a handful of times that I’ve been able to watch a band two, or more, nights in a row like that. AJJ and Authority Zero are ones I have in the same venues back to back. The Slackers and Crazy & The Brains are two that come to mind that I’ve pulled off in two nights in two different cities. Regardless of whether the…

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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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Photo Gallery: The Adicts at the Marquee

There are bands that just make the entire set a magical experience. For me, one of the best bands at this is the Adicts. Monkey’s flair and way for the theatrics with various props bring this. Add in the happy faces of Pete Dee to Kiki Kabel while performing to add to the joyous feeling brought out in any given set. For me, it was a top of the bucket list to get the chance to take pictures of one of my favorites in punk rock, The Adicts. Though speaking…

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Concerts To Consoles 

Concerts To Consoles: Episode 38 – Drea Doll and Gaby Kaos

Up on the podcast feed and YouTube, the first new episode of 2020 with the Venomous Pinks’ Drea and Gaby. So, of course, I grabbed Nintendo’s pink mascot Kirby for the occasion and we played Kirby’s Dream Course. Watch as we attempt to play it well while chatting. Topics ranging from the beginnings of the band, the new music label and music this year, expanded touring life, their podcast, and many other fun stories.

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Reunited and It Feels So Good

If you’re lucky, sometimes things come together in a perfect way. Perhaps it is just that right sound with a band out of the gate. Maybe it is getting to see your favorite band reunite in original form. In the case of this night’s show, it was three former U.S. Bombs members coming together once again with a new band, the United X Bombs. Before and after them on this night joined the Venomous Pinks and the Vulturas, out of California, to mark the occasion. The new look Venomous Pinks…

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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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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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Mobility and Energy

Mobility and movement will grab the attention of those seeing it from the corner of their eyes. It is a way to release and use energy. For musicians, a lot of it is energy they feed off from performing music and the audience members. It would be the theme of a most of these musicians on this night from Pointbreak to Death by Stereo. The lineup was packed, with Life and Limb, Elvis Cortez, the Venomous Pinks, and Toxic Energy four more bands playing this Friday night at the Yucca…

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The Allure Of the Small Venue

There is a special feeling to watching bands in a smaller venue. That special feeling grows larger when it ends up a band that has been performing punk rock for the last three decades. In this case, it was my second time capturing that feeling of watching TSOL at the Yucca Tap Room. This night they were accompanied by two spotlights of the Phoenix punk bands, Heavy Breather and the Venomous Pinks. Opening up is a band I haven’t had a chance to tell you about on this site, Heavy…

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