Broloaf at The Yucca Tap Room

Here are some photos of Broloaf by Mikey Kaos. He didn’t write a review, but it appears that they were taken at Yucca Tap Room sometime in the past year and they had a blast. Other bands on the bill are unknown, but you can likely spot members in the crowd getting completely covered in confetti, beer, and whatever substance was coming out of the dong (see photos 12 & 13). As illustrated by this photo set, Broloaf really knows how to throw a great party and should probably tip whomever has to clean up after them very well. Let’s hope for lederhosen next time!

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Photos: 2017 Phoenix SkaterCon International – Part 2

A few more Phoenix SkaterCon International pics from this years event with Since We Were Kids, Dead Fucking Last, a few of the one and only JFA, and the man himself Adam Richards. You can see Rob Locker hosting the Q&A with JFA like a pro.

 

–Mikey Kaos

 

 

 

Photos: 2017 Phoenix SkaterCon International – Part 1

A few pics from the Phoenix SkaterCon International warm-up show that went down at Joe’s Grotto featuring Dephinger, The Earlygrabs and The Father Figures. Photos from the event coming soon! Thanks again to Adam Richards for an awesome event!

–Mikey Kaos

2016 Punk Rock Bowling: Day 2 by Mikey Kaos

 

After surviving and enjoying the hell out of day one it was back to the Plaza to start off day two catching Noise which was great because they were awesome on the big stage the day before. After melting a bit by the pool it was time to head over to the festival and get things going.
Negative Nancys were first up on the stage and like I have said many times it is great getting to see bands that I have never had a chance to see or are new to me. Loved being able to check them out and I hope they make it to AZ sometime soon. Be Like Max were up next and these dudes know how to work a crowd with their Ska/Punk sound and the singers desire to get as close to the crowd as possible. Nothing gets a crowd going like that kind of thing. Night Birds took the stage next and kept that energy going, these guys are so good live, seriously I hope to catch them again in the near future. If you get a chance to then be sure you do.

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Review: Phoenix Skatercon 2016!

Back in February the Pressroom hosted one of the coolest events in a while here in PHX and it was a Skaters dream. The 1st annual PSI (Phoenix Skatercon International) went down and it was an event not to miss if you love skating, music, legends and almost everything imaginable related to skateboards and the culture it has inspired for decades.

 

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PEARS – “Green Star”

PEARS – “Green Star”

Pears
Green Star
Fat Wreck Chords (2016)

 

Officially released by Fat Wreck Chords on April 1st this 16 track piece of awesomeness is already a favorite of many people I know including myself so this is less of a review and more of a “go buy this now!” kind of deal.

Pears have followed up their 2014 debut LP “Go to Prison” with something that proves the hype and talk around the band the past 2 years was well warranted. Almost every music site I frequent has been giving rave reviews and kudos to this new release and everyone I know that has bought it absolutely loves it. Although it is early in the year this will easily go down as one of the best albums of the year…I believe it is that damn good. Check out The Flu, Cumshots and Partridge which are three of my favorite songs. Give it a listen and see for yourself.

An amazing band, especially live, have released an amazing album and I encourage you to pick it up or at least check it out.

They’ll be in town May 27th at The Nile Theater. Pears! Check the album out here!

 

-Mikey Kaos