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Avon Ladies is Facebook braggin’ on its new set of songs, saying the music is “10x faster, 20x louder and infinitely times more violent” now. With hype like that, how will we ever maintain sanity over the next 48 hours… without breaking shit while we wait?
Weird TV, Avon Ladies, Nihilism, Andy Nutrition and the Sherms
…with more event info HERE.
Sound Kontrol / 25th St. and Chambers St., Phx / Sunday, Feb 20 / 8pm

Avon Ladies is Facebook braggin’ on its new set of songs, saying the music is 10x faster, 20x louder and infinitely times more violent” now. With hype like that, how will we ever maintain sanity over the next 48 hours… without breaking shit while we wait?

Weird TV, Avon Ladies, Nihilism, Andy Nutrition and the Sherms

…with more event info HERE.

Sound Kontrol / 25th St. and Chambers St., Phx / Sunday, Feb 20 / 8pm

Punk legend Poly Styrene Dies at 53

Poly Styrene, the singer of proto-punk band X-Ray Spex, has passed away after a battle with spine and breast cancer.

 Via her website today, it was announced, “We can confirm that the beautiful Poly Styrene, who has been a true fighter, won her battle on Monday evening to go to higher places. “

On tour from Olympia-goddamn-Washington… FAMILY STONED & PITTED YOUTH

I could tell you about this Thursday night’s show at The Tribe - (FAMILY STONED & PITTED YOUTH w/ Nihlism, Dogbreth, Pigeon Eggmen) - but won’t have to because the crowd has worked itself into such a Facebook Frenzy that the rest of this story pretty much writes itself too…

"Nihilism is gonna be so loud in that basement I’m stoked!" - Danny Pupillo

"Invite your goddamn friends." - The Tribe

"I did! Who is Dogbreth? What do they sound like?" - Nicholas Nappa

"Phx poppunk." - The Tribe

"The game is in double OT, 5 seconds left on the clock, Your team is down by 2. Then suddenly you’re open, you get ready to take a 3-pointer that would win the game, the stadium turns completely silent. And then you stop yourself. You realize that the crowd is gone. The bleachers are completely empty. You turn around and see that your teammates have also vanished. You’re the only person left in the entire stadium. You push the hoop over, it’s made of cardboard. You’re scared now. Then you see Jason Richard Kron across the court, naked. He’s seemingly hairless and in a daze. He sort of limps over to you as if something is weighing down is left side. He hands you a flier for THE FAMILY STONED (WA) & PITTED YOUTH (WA) w/ NIHILISM, DOGBRETH @ Tribe. You ask him where everyone went, where he came from, and where he got the flier. He doesn’t answer any of your questions…” -Tristan Jemsek

"Cum tomorrow." - The Tribe

FAMILY STONED & PITTED YOUTH w/ Nihlism, Dogbreth, Pigeon Eggmen | Thursday, April 28 @ 8pm | The Tribe (2238 N. 24th St, Phoenix) | $5

 

 

 

I’ll be the first to admit I’ve never forgiven GG Allin for overdosing before he could fulfill his promise to kill himself on stage. Not that I’d hold that against his former band, The Murder Junkies, now on tour in support of its 2011 release Road Killer.

After spending a chunk of the 1990s as a Allin tribute act of sorts, Murder Junkies (featuring original members Merle Allin and Dino Saches) reformed in recent years with renewed enthusiasm, completing several tours - including a stint as opening act for Hank Williams III - and releasing its first full-length in well over a decade.

And while the decision to call themselves G.G. Allin’s Murder Junkies this tour go-around may be debated in some circles - (Misguided sentimentality? Crass commercialism? Who gives a shit?) - there’s no denying these well-worn punks are staying true to the late GG’s credo: “you don’t get what you expect - you get what you deserve.”

- Pete Petrisko

The Murder Junkies 20th Anniversary Tour - with locals Christfucker, Roughin It, Mongoloids, and Awful Noise.

Chasers (8005 E. Roosevelt St, Scottsdale) | Thursday, May 12 @ 7pm | $10

Here’s some hump day happiness to help you make it through this week alive.

Your subtle revenge at work today is watching this punk rock anthem, by the lads of Mighty Boosh, on company time.

Which brings us to the next point… The lyrical content in this live performance clip is NSFW, so you may want to wear headphones while exacting your subtle revenge, unless you work where it’s still acceptable to play humorous punk rock anthems about repeated acts of defecation loudly.

"This is a concert put on by friends of Travis Allen to help raise money for his cremation and services. We loved Travis in life and we want to help his family now that he has passed. Please join us to help out."
Allen Family Benefit | Saturday, July 16 @ 7pm | The Rogue (423 N. Scottsdale Rd)
Travis Allen was one of the good ones, and the light of the downtown Phoenix community shines a bit less bright without him. Do what you can to help, like attending an awesome show this Saturday…
More info on this, and related, benefit event(s) can be seen HERE.

"This is a concert put on by friends of Travis Allen to help raise money for his cremation and services. We loved Travis in life and we want to help his family now that he has passed. Please join us to help out."

Allen Family Benefit | Saturday, July 16 @ 7pm | The Rogue (423 N. Scottsdale Rd)

Travis Allen was one of the good ones, and the light of the downtown Phoenix community shines a bit less bright without him. Do what you can to help, like attending an awesome show this Saturday…

More info on this, and related, benefit event(s) can be seen HERE.

If you were a punk rock Phoenician back in the heyday, now there’s a place where you can relive your rotten youth.
Punk in Phoenix is, “dedicated solely to “punk/new wave” music that came out of Phoenix & it’s surrounding suburbs. It started in the 70’s with The Consumers! It’s history is colorful, unique, and would hard to be believed unless it actually happened. It did!”
Mad Gardens? Check! The Metro? Check! Roads to Moscow? Check!
Add to that a slew of photos featuring local characters from the past, obligatory youtube clips (Killer Pussy, anybody?), and old show fliers circa late 70s - mid 80s… all being collected/shared in one group.
And it’s on the Facebook, no less. 
Check it here:  PUNK IN PHOENIX 

If you were a punk rock Phoenician back in the heyday, now there’s a place where you can relive your rotten youth.

Punk in Phoenix is, dedicated solely to “punk/new wave” music that came out of Phoenix & it’s surrounding suburbs. It started in the 70’s with The Consumers! It’s history is colorful, unique, and would hard to be believed unless it actually happened. It did!”

Mad Gardens? Check! The Metro? Check! Roads to Moscow? Check!

Add to that a slew of photos featuring local characters from the past, obligatory youtube clips (Killer Pussy, anybody?), and old show fliers circa late 70s - mid 80s… all being collected/shared in one group.

And it’s on the Facebook, no less.

Check it here:  PUNK IN PHOENIX 

Got twenty bucks burning a hole in your pocket and don’t know what to do? Wait til this weekend to say goodbye to that extra Andrew Jackson…

Friday, August 12 @ 7pm | Chasers (8005 E. Roosevelt St, Scottsdale) | All Ages | $10 (before 8pm, $12 after) | More event info HERE!

Saturday, August 13 @ 7pm | Plaza de Anaya (524 W. Broadway Rd, Suite 107, Tempe) | $10 (in advance, $15 at the door) | More show info HERE.