1. JER is the solo/original song writing project for internet superstar SKATUNE NETWORK. Their music is exactly what the global ska scene needs.
2. THE BRUCE LEE BAND keeps getting better and better with each release.
3. JEFF ROSENSTOCK released his album “No Dream” at the beginning of 2021 and then 4 months later released an all ska version of the same album that was way better called Ska Dream and that is what this track is from
4. CATBITE’s album last year was very highly anticipated and it did not disappoint, I feel like this is kind of the sleeper hit from that album
5. WE ARE THE UNION released the queer ska soundtrack last year that I keep going back to! It’s so good!
6. SYNERGY CORP is a newer new wave band that released an EP last year that is very good. I hope to hear more (and potentially release something) from this group in the future!
7. MAN-CAT released an EP last year on Related Records and it rules. First release in over 7 years, please get yourself a copy.
.8. CARTEL MADRAS is making the best trap music right now; I don’t care if I might be wrong.
9. SHELBY SWAIN released a Christmas album last year that has put all other holiday music to shame. Honestly this is the only holiday music I ever want to hear ever again.
10. My friend Robbie from PLAYBOY MANBABY released a 7” of short internet songs last year that pretty great, this track is one of my favorites.
11. JAY SHINGLE is a comedian that is mostly known for his Ordinary People Meme’s Instagram or his hard times articles, but what I like most about this guy, is his whisper-vocal, lo-fi, bedroom pop recordings. So I put out a tape for him last year!
12. CHER STRAUBERRY who is a dear friend and inspiration to me, released a record last year of solo bedroom recordings and its easily in my top 5 favorite releases from last year.
13. DIMITRIAM is the one of the many solo projects of Dimitri from GOLDEN BOOTS and he wrote and recorded a tape of great songs last year while his bandmate was on vacation.
14. THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS released a visually brilliant album last year called BOOK and honestly, I haven’t listened to it very thoroughly yet but, this track stands out to me upon 1-2 listens.
15. DINOSAUR LOVE released a mini comic/zine/digital album last year about the oil industry called “Extinction Stinks” and it rules. Only a handful are left so pick one up when you can.
16. YARD ACT released one of my most played EP’s of all time last year; I love everything I have heard from this band so far.
17. AMYL & THE SNIFFERS released a great album last year; this track is very fun and fast. Makes me wish I could see them live.
18. SLEAFORD MODS released a great album last year called “Spare Ribs” I think it’s one of their best works.
19. THE LIPSCHITZ have a very early 2000’s no wave sound that I miss and adore, the LP from last year is really great!
20. I love that since the pandemic SOFT SHOULDER has become JAMES FELLA writing and recording the best/most unhinged music in the bands career.
21. 80HD is a Queer - New York based hardcore/thrash punk band that rules. They released a tape last year that I love.
22. AJ CORTES & THE BURGLARS is one of the many solo projects of an 11 year old punk from Miami, Florida. Everything this kid puts out is good! This LUMPY & THE DUMPERS cover seemed like a great way to end the mix
MY TOP 10 FAVORITE SHOWS I ATTENDED IN 2017:
01/27 – Dear Nora: w/BOUQUET, Stephen Steinbrink and Harmony Tividad at Junior High
03/03 – Related Records Family Reunion: w/Fathers Day, Yairms, AlhhlA, Mooseknuckle Sandwich, Dinosaur Love and Serene Dominic at The Trunk Space
04/08 – Punk Rock Prom: w/Sad Kid, Fathers Day, Rum Drinker, Travis James at Nile Theatre
06/10 – Fathers Day On Fathers Day: w/Puppy & The Handjobs and Saint Dad at Casa Butthole Record Collective
07/29 – Red Pony Clock: w/Mike Montoya, Hi My Name Is Ryan, Saint Dad and Lil Trip at The Trunk Space
08/16 – The Emotron: w/Alhhla, Trash Mullet, West Oasis, Hi My Name Is Ryan and JC Meyers at The Courthouse
09/25 – Dadadoh & The P.O.C.: w/JJCnV, Exxxtra Crispy at The Trunk Space
10/07 – Turqouiz Noiz: w/Mooseknuckle Sandwich and Some Local Spuds at Casa Butthole
10/21 – Hi My Name Is Ryan: w/Human Behavior, Morgan Evans, Mooey Moobau at The Emerald House
11/04 – Endless Bummer Fest: w/Travis James, The Doyénne, HEX WAVE, Man Hands, TOSO, Sunn Trio and Bad Times at The Trunk Space
MY TOP 10 FAVORITE PERFORMANCES I SAW IN 2017:
01/19 – Aaron M Olson’s Musical Tracing Project at Bootleg Theater
02/23 – Olivia Neutron-John at Valley Bar
02/25 – Playboy Manbaby Album Release Show at The Trunk Space
03/03 – James Fella Album Release Show at The Trunk Space
03/11 – Jack Topht at The Trunk Space
04/28 – Dinosaur Love Album Release Show at The Trunk Space
05/06 – Kimya Dawson at The Trunk Space
07/05 – Ladybabymiss & Michelle Embree at The Trunk Space
07/21 – Soft Shoulder Album Release Show at The Trunk Space
12/22 – Chandails at The Trunk Space
Ryan Avery of Related Records is a staple of the Phoenix music scene and we are super excited that he has returned to the city after a short bout abroad (in Los Angeles). In addition to heading up the Related Records cast of oddballs, Avery is a musician and performer in his own right with acts like Fathers Day and Drunk & Horny when he isn’t busy throwing shows, promoting bands on his label, or documenting life in pictures for Disposable Babies.
1. Captain Ahab“I Don’t Have A Dick”
Captain Ahab Is one of my favorite bands to come out of the post-9/11 art punk scene of the early 2000’s and features my friend Jonathan Snipes who later went on to form the Hip-Hop group “clipping”.
2. James Kochalka Superstar“Finest French Soap”
James Kochalka is one of my most influential artists of all time. I feel really lucky to have discovered his music at such a young age and have it shape me and my own song writing abilities. This is from his last full length album which is called “Beautiful Man” and was released on Related Records.
3. Splinter Cake“Sugar And Me”
Tempe has always had a very tight-knit, fluid and “cool” music scene. Always changing depending on what’s the most current hip trend for college aged kids. I have never really been a “part” of this scene but have always appreciated and observed it for as long as I’ve been going to shows (almost 20 years now jeez!) and my favorite time musically was between 2005-2009 which is when all these brilliant experimental/folk/minimal-noise acts started forming (French Quarter, Foot Ox, Tent City, My Feral Kin, Businessman’s Lunch…etc.) But the artist who I feel made the biggest impact on me and definitely went the most underappreciated of them all was Splinter Cake. This song is one of his more straight forward/user friendly songs but if you dig into his catalog (if you are lucky enough to find it now that is) you’ll find such a prolific and brilliant scope of music and all of it is inspiring
4. Drew Danburry“Artex Died In Truth Or Consequences, NM”
For about 8-12 years Drew Danburry was one of the busiest and hardest working artists in the underground music scene. He is another artist who has a huge catalog of brilliant music but it’s mostly centered on pop. I put out a 3-cassette album for a new project of his last year called “The Funny Uncles” but this is my favorite song of his and I feel like everyone can enjoy it.
5. Songs For Moms“Come True (How They All Do)”
I booked a show for this band back in 2009. They played the Trunk Space with a couple of other punk bands, everyone played an okay set and barely anyone came. They were selling CD-R’s and had a few DIY packaged LP’s that they sold for cheap. It’s scenario I’ve seen and experienced SO MANY TIMES but there album “I Use To Believe In The West” is honestly one of the most played records I own. It’s just so good.
This is actually an old Uggamugga song that iji covered for a tribute compilation to Tristan Jemsek that came out in 2011. I love iji and wanted to include them on this list but also love (pretty much) everything Tristan Jemsek does and wanted to include a song from both of them that is more obscure and so this is my own sneaky way of doing that.
7. Rotten Musicians“Eggshells”
This group I actually don’t know that much about. My friend B.C. Sterrett burned me a CD-R of this album of theirs because he was excited about it and he supplied some of the samples they use from his massive (and bizarre) record collection. But I love it and whenever someone asks me for a suggestion on something new to listen to I always suggest this group.
8. Quintron & Miss Pussycat“Spirit Hair”
It was really hard to narrow it down to one Q+P song. But I think this is the best example of their music and one of my favorite songs.
9. Realicide“The Shit Punx Hate Part 2”
Realicide is another brilliant and underappreciated post-9/11 art punk band from the early-mid 2000’s. Their music is very brutal, very raw and often terrifying. This is one of my favorite songs they have written about scene politics because I can definitely relate to feeling like a misfit in a room full of misfits.
10. The Dad“Shadow Babe”
Similar story to Songs for Moms I booked these guys in 2013 with some other punk bands, everyone was alright, barely anyone came, and they just had a couple cassette tapes for sale for cheap. This is from their album “Depression” which is easily the most played cassette tape I own. It’s just so fucking real and fun and simple, and this song in particular is catchy as hell.
White t-shirt on a hanger on the 6th street exit sign off the 110 freeway in Los Angeles. (sadly there is no photo of this)
Here is the track list for a Best of 2015 Mix CD I made.
01. Quintron & Miss Pussycat “Do The Raid”
02. Blur “Ong Ong”
03. American Monoxide “Harmless”
04. Lonesome Leash “One Foot In Front Of The Other”
05. Yairms “Citizen Vain”
06. Cookie Tongue “Remote Control”
07. Mary Ocher + Your Government “Dream X3”
08. Mia Loucks “Happy Halloween”
09. The Atom Age “Wasteoid”
10. Cumstain “I’m Not Mean”
11. Freaks of Nature “Hurtin’”
12. Soft Shoulder “No Occupancy”
13. Space Tourists “Wholefoods Stomp”
14. Butter Knifes “I’m Going To Call The Cops”
15. Bob Kooparos “This Is The New Shit”
16. Treasure Mammal “Miracles”
17. Supa Joint “Weed Money”
18. Hug Of War “My Best Friend From Outer Space”
19. Stitches “Molly Cyrus”
Dan’s “Living Room Tour” last year was incredible, and not just for the obvious intimate setting, mixed with close friends/nice people mixed with food…etc it was because I think Dan understood what so many other solo performers REALLY should learn and that is “say yes to the request!”
When I saw him perform last year in a backyard in Scottsdale, AZ, I would say 98% of his set list consisted of requests and he didn’t once say “sorry, I don’t know that one too bad” or “I don’t play ____ anymore because yada yada yada blah blah blah” like some sort of pretentious music snob who has outgrown their own music!!!!! he played EVERY SINGLE SONG that was requested and although he fumbled over a few of the words/parts of the songs it didn’t matter BECAUSE the people in the crowd wanted to hear it so they could SING ALONG! AND have a great night!
One of my favorite things about 2014 was my friend Emily and I made up and started talking/hanging out again.
Photo by Gabriel King Radley
Here are my top 10 favorite shows I went to in 2014
02-11-2014: Sweat Lodge w/Fathers Day, Wolvves, Dinosaur Love and Shawnte Orion @The Trunk Space - Sweat Lodge played 5 shows in Phoenix, AZ during the month of February I went to 3 of them. This was the funnest/best one. Everyone did an awesome job, Shawnte Orion took some great black and white photos of the night that you can see here.
03-11-2014: Mary Ocher w/Drunk & Horny, Man Cat, Beauty Secrets, Drunk & Horny and Hopehorse & the Grief Triggers @Filmbar - The Filmbar asked me to find local acts to play with Mary Ocher and that was not an easy thing to do, a lot of the most obvious fits couldn’t do it and it is the same month as SXSW which is a total nightmare, so with all of the artists I asked to play I made sure that they could also promise to provide an excellent one of a kind performance and take advantage of the amazing intimate theater… and everyone did something exceptional. I think the most stand out performance though was by Man-Cat.
04-08-2014: INDIE 500 DAY 10 w/Polka Dot Dot Dot, Stephen Steinbrink, Human Behavior, Straight Straws and Man-Cat @The Trunk Space - The whole Indie 500 festival was awesome, pretty much everyone brought their “A” game for all 10 days. But the final night I felt was the best. It was the first time I cried tears of joy at a show in years and it was during Polka Dot Dot Dot’s set which was so amazing. I wish they were still making music together.
06-15-2014: Fathers Day w/Snake Snake Snakes, SOAM, No Dice and Soft Shoulder @51West - This show was really really bizarre, it was the first time ever that I saw all of the different types of people who like Fathers Day interacting with one another and the result was a very bizarre/memorable night for everyone. I think actually most people who went didn’t actually like the show, but I definitely did. Also probably the most memorable SOAM performance ever. I honestly have no idea how he could ever top what he did that night.
08-11-2014: Cumstain w/Fathers Day, Wavelengths, Jawwzz and Button Struggler @Funny World - Every band played a short and high energy set, no fights, everyone donated, touring bands got paid, started on time, didnt run too late. Perfect house show in my opinion.
08-30-2014: Drunk & Horny Orchestra w/Jerusafunk, Dinosaur Love, Mercury Mines and Eli Kluger @Funny World - This was the album release show for Drunk & Hornys “Songs in the key of Stink” 7" and we played with the full 12 piece orchestra. Andrew was pretty sloshed but still held it together and did a great job. Jerusafunk was phenomenal, Dinosaur Love played to a tiny group of people who were hanging onto every word, Mercury Mines is a new band that got added to the bill as a favor to Jason Kron (who runs Funny World) and I was expecting them to suck but they didnt, they were really great! and I cant forget Eli Kluger who killed it with a short comedy set and on the 3-4 songs he sang with the orchestra.
09-08-2014: Mary Ocher w/Numb Bats, Hiccups and Drunk & Horny Orchestra @Filmbar - Mary Ocher’s quick (sorta last minute) US west coast tour/honeymoon show was also at Filmbar, didnt have nearly as many people as her other show earlier in the year but a much more fitting lineup, everyone did amazing and the Numb Bats especially played the tightest set I have ever seen them play.
09-16-2014: Clipping w/Treasure Mammal and Fathers Day @The Trunk Space - Fathers Days set was a lot of fun because most of the crowd it seemed had never heard us before. Treasure Mammal was epic! and Clipping was so inspiring and so incredibly loud and it was my first time seeing people mosh to hip hop which was pretty entertaining.
10-08-2014: Belle & Sebastian @The Orpheum - This show was originally scheduled to be outside at Civic Space Park (i think?) but at the last minute it was moved to the beautiful Orpheum theater because it was cold and rainy. Honestly wasn’t planning on going if it was going to be outside, the orpheum was so much better and totally amazing. Belle and Sebastian played for over two hours and played every song I wanted to hear.
11-21-2014: Man-Cat w/Treasure Mammal, Boss Frog and Pro Teens @The Trunk Space - I am so proud of the animals in Man-Cat, They provided so many extra things to their performance to make it an extra special experience for their album release show. Including a protest, brain washing video being shown by over a dozen television sets…etc it ruled. The Trunk Space was also packed and all the openers did great.
My friend Tyler asked me to make him a mix CD of music from the year 1998 to give to him this coming saturday when his band Death Ray plays. He in turn is giving me a mix of music from the year 1999 (which is my favorite year of music… possibly ever)
anyway, here is what i put on the mix.
Rubber Brothers has been so insanely active in the first 8 months it brings literally everyone else and everything else to shame.
In less than a year Rubber Bros has already physically released over 30 tapes.
Not to mention all the festivals/shows he’s organized this year.
I know Robbie doesn’t do all of this alone, but hes still the guy who makes it happen.
All I can say is, “Damn, I’m impressed”
-JANUARY 20TH - Fathers Day, Playboy Manbaby, Death Ray, Naked Pizza and White Moss @Funny World
-JUNE 16TH - Fathers Day on Fathers Day w/Scorpion vs. Tarantula and Naked Pizza @The Guesthouse
-JULY 20TH - Andy Hiller, Hi My Name Is Ryan, Yairms @Lost Leaf
-JULY 25TH - Cult of The Yellow Sign, Drunk and Horny Orchestra, The Slow Poisoner, Space Alien Donald and Dinosaur Love @Funny World
-AUGUST 30TH - Andy Kaufman and His Grandmother Listening Party @The Trunk Space
-SEPTEMBER 1ST - “Let’s (House) Party.” Night One: w/Man-Cat, Fathers Day & Playboy Manbaby @Funny World
-OCTOBER 22ND - Quintron & Miss Pussycat: w/Zzz and Fathers Day @The Trunk Space
-NOVEMBER 2ND - “10 Years of Cumming Full Circle” Night Two: w/Andrew Jackson Jihad, Treasure Mammal, The Minibosses, Fathers Day, Playboy Manbaby, Hotrock Supajoint and Run-on-Sunshine @The Trunk Space
I know Fathers Day played 5/8 of them. I don’t care. most of the shows i went to this year that didn’t include Fathers Day, were terrible.
All of these shows listed above had the following things
-Solid Lineup / Show Concept
-EVERY artist kicked ass and played their best
-Fun / enthusiastic audience / people in attendance were in the right state of mind to make the show one of the best.
APRIL 13TH - Fathers Day’s set at Clusterfest 2 @ASU PV BEACH AMPHITHEATER - Fathers Day headlined this all day festival at ASU. Their was a bunch of jocks who were crowding the band and trying to start a fight. Douglas Patton made them look like fools and the band played great and all the kids in attendance had a good time. It was definitely one of the best Fathers Day performances of the year
MAY 12TH - Drunk and Horny Orchestra @The Crescent Ballroom - We sounded awesome, played a really good tight hour long set which included lots of vaudeville-esque props and gags. It also felt really good to headline a show at the Crescent Ballroom and for it to be so well attended on Mothers Day.
MAY 31ST - Jason Anderson @The Trunk Space - It had been a long time since there was a Jason Anderson performance in phoenix that felt like this, i mean whenever he performs it always gets people singing along, feeling motivated, feeling good…etc it this show was packed and their was just something extra magical in the air, after the show i heard from multiple people who said something along the lines of “man, i really needed that” and that’s exactly how it felt. it felt good like when you vent to a friend to the point where you are both crying and hugging it out. it was what everyone needed.
AUGUST 15TH - IBN UBO @The Trunk Space - These guys ripped! their drummer was incredible, the vocalist was a real show woman and the guitarist was really intense. They definitely stole the show, everyone in the crowd was freaked out or impressed, not much else to say, they blew us all away.
NOVEMBER 16TH - James Rabbit @The Trunk Space - The show up until James Rabbit played was good sonically but everyone was still stand offish and weird. James Rabbit broke down those invisible walls right away during their first song and kept the whole crowd moving throughout the rest of the night. Tyler took a group of about 20-30 individuals who all seemed like they didnt want to move and turned them into flying jellyfish.
NOVEMBER 15TH - TREASURE MAMMAL GETTING COMPLETELY NAKED @FUNNY WORLD FOR SPACE ALIEN DONALDS BIRTHDAY
Space Alien Donald is the worlds oldest gay Canadian rapper, for his birthday he had a very special lineup of his favorite performers. Treasure Mammal was the headliner for the evening, they brought out all the stops for Donald on his special day. A Barack O Bama blow up doll, a cover of the Smiths “this charming man”, shake weight and full on butt nakedness. The best part was, it didn’t seem weird at all and a grip of other people (boys and girls) started getting naked too in this amazing, fun loving naked dance party in the Funny World living room.
-Making new friends! (hamani hill, migel, jenna...)
-Voodoo Donuts / Ending my Two Year Donut Fast (By the way Voodoo Donuts is something i am looking forward too when i go back up to Portland next week)
-Fathers Day is alive and kicking and making amazing music and recording new material and practicing and playing amazing shows!!!
-I have lived with all my best friends (for the most part)!
-Discovering new local bands and discovering old local bands for the first time and re-discovering local bands again! (mainly Ray Reeves, Skinwalkers, Bolt, JJCNV, James Fella, Haunted Cologne...)
-Playing in LA!
-Lots of house shows!
-Becoming good friends with long time friend/acquaintance JASON SYKES!
-3 ART SHOWS!!!???!!!???
-Hi My Name Is Ryan writes and plays and sings real songs now!
-The Children of Hell played again!
-IGGY IS THE GREATEST HUMAN BEING EVER!
-Salena Got Baptized right before i went home!
-I VOTED FOR JESUS CHRIST!
-My friends and family all became better people and i learned to appreciate them all for reals!
-Going to MEMPHIS!
1. put down that science pole "sci pole summa"
2. andrew w.k. "party til you puke!"
3. captain ahab "snakes on the brain"
4. treasure mammal "you glow girl"
5. quintron "french quarter faggot"
6. the oblivions "i don't wanna live alone"
7. night wolf "bambi jam" [super duper butthole surfer extended mix]
8. james kochalka superstar "south union and beeyatch"
9. they shoot horses don't they? "the bugs"
10. old time relijun "vampire sushi"
11. sugarbush "chinchilla"
12. tiny pies "jail"
13. tiny tim "daddy, daddy... whats heaven like?"
[yeah thats right. i put tiny pies right before tiny tim. i dont even care]
14. the nourishment "man of visions"
15. david ivar herman dune "my brand new bike"
16. all girl summer fun band "later operator"
17. squirrel nut zippers "under the sea"
18. hardy harr! "food and pussy"
19. kids on the couch "apricot"
20. bunny and skitter "chubby"
21. the blue meanies "i, fitznik"
22. madness "benny bullfrog"
23. the chinkees "where's the avenue?"
24. the slackers "please decide"
25. the planet smashers "never drink again"
26. hi my name is ryan "hello, goodnight"
26 tracks = 72 minutes
basically this cd is jamz i cant get enough of lately and songs that i will associate with this summer. i am going to make a bunch of copies and give em to folks that want em that i share good times with this summer. or if you just want a copy. ask. i will try to get you a one.
RYANS BEST PERFORMANCES OF 2005!
11-28-05 - Catorce @The Trunkspace in Phoenix, AZ
it was just me and JRC our whole set was about art theory, performance art, art history and art school. i think it was one of the funniest things i have ever done
12-08-05 - Night Wolf @The Willow House Cafe' in Phoenix, AZ
it was a very crowded poetry night and i read the entire bus book introduction to a soft rock sorta beat on the keyboard. i have never been booed so much in my life and this is also a great achievement for me because literally a tomato was thrown at me.
11-25-05 - Fathers Day @The Trunkspace in Phoenix, AZ
fathers day played unannounced with some cutesy "indie" bands. the crowd was made up of middle school and high school kids. i threw this little girls cigarettes across the room and said "what would your mother say if she saw you smoking?" she replied "my mom buys me these cigarettes" i said "if your mother really loved you she would not be buying you cigarettes!!!!!!". also this is the first fathers day show with the realistic mustache
11-04-05 - Iggy Pop @The Terrace Gardens in Phoenix, AZ
this was the first show where we used the bucket of glass. and it was also such an amazing feeling to play surrounded by plants and flowers. it was really really amazing.
08-06-05 - The Best Friends @Four White Walls in Phoenix, AZ
this was a really great best friends performance. we sang a bunch of great songs. [even a rap] and it was also a really great show. HOORAY PINK AND GREEN PARTY!
02-14-05 - Silverchair @The Willow House Cafe' in Phoenix, AZ
this performance will be talked about years from now. and i am very proud of that.i dressed in a homemade pink nazi uniform and did an hour long "silverchair" set about love, sex, relationships, stalking....etc
RYANS FAVORITE CONCERTS IN 2005!
-The Dick Cheney Experience, Fathers Day, Silverchair, Rome is Ours, The Children of Hell, Hey Look...A Shoe! & Black Feet @Four White Walls
-The Ampheta Meanies @Bannermans [in scotland]
-Organic Junk Fude, Nightmare of the Elf, Silverchair, Ego Plum & The Radioactive Chickenheads @CIA [in california]
-Black Feet, The Dietrichs, Andrew Jackson Jihad, The Pharmacy & Kimya Dawson @The Trunkspace
-The Real Coachella! w/Iggy Pop, Nascar Dads, Night Wolf, Hi My Name Is Ryan, The Best Friends, Triple Nipple, Brodie Hubbard, The Dick Cheney Experience, A Tower In The Woods, Jaime J., Haunted Cologne & Fathers Day @Four White Walls
-The Phenomenauts, The Epoxies & The Aquabats @The Marquee Theater
-Mock Death Orange, Morgans Magic Book Bus, The Nascar Dads, Haunted Cologne & Night Wolf @Four White Walls
-Coitus, I Want to Know What Drum is, Tigerface, Iji, The Dietrichs & The Dada Swing @The Trunkspace
-Pink and Green Party! w/DJ Sense, Night Wolf, Jaime j., The Black Jacket, The Best Friends & Aaron Gerwien @Four White Walls
-Fathers Day, Assacre & Treasure Mammal @The Trunkspace
-Crooks and Nannies @The Trunkspace
-Iggy Pop, Piyush Prakash, Sean, The Coitus, Whitman, Morgans Magic Book Bus, Quem Quaeritis, Fathers Day and The Mysteries Manipulator @The Trunkspace
-Veruca Salt @Club Congress
-Iggy Pop, Night Wolf, G.A.G., Haunted Cologne, Archbishop Jason Polland, Eccoeing Bleu & The Radioactive Chickenheads @The Trunkspace
-The Black Jacket, Collin Spring, At The Spine & Portland Bike Ensemble @The Trunkspace
-Tender Forever & Calvin Johnson @Modified Arts
THE BEST SHOWS I PUT ON OF 2004
-Workshirt Wonder w/The Caustiks, Spaz Kitty, Shitouttaluck and The Dietrichs @The Empty Space
-The Israelites w/Andy Wiggum, The Dietrichs, Workshirt Wonder and The Upsteadys @Phix
-The Dietrichs w/Kat Jones and John Tavarez @Phix
-The Uncanny Summer Ska Extravaganza w/Class Act, Fayuca, Danger Team 7, Out Of Order, Liquid Cheese and Spaz Kitty @The Paper Heart Gallery
-Goldfish Don't Bounce w/Spaz Kitty, Sandpaper Love, Mass. Hysteria and Goldfish Dont Bounce @Phix
-Locking Your Car Doors One Year Anniversary w/The Aladdin Posse', Hey Look...A Shoe!, Aurora Borealis, The Dietrichs, Fancy Pants and Class Act @Phix
-Workshirt Wonder w/Danger Team 7, Fancy Pants, Class Act and I Voted For Kodos @The Paper Heart Gallery
-Class Act w/Nagasaki Love Bomb, Children Of Hell, Brodie Hubbard, Locking Your Car Doors and Fancy Pants @The Paper Heart Gallery
-Skalapolooza 3 w/The Comebacks, Haffo, Fayuca, Class Act, Danger Team 7, The Dietrichs, Workshirt Wonder, Troy's Bucket and The Wiggums @Phix
-The Wiggums w/Danger Team 7, Captain Squeegee & the Soapsuds and I Voted For Kodos @Phix
-Dora Maar w/LYCD: Oldskool, Haunted Cologne and Swallowing Stones @The Phix
-Hale Zukas w/Fathers Day, Haunted Cologne and Art Vandalay @The Phix
-The Dietrichs w/Big Spender, Class Act, The Wiggums and The Debonaires @The Trunkspace
-Emily and Ryan Birthday Show!!! w/Fathers Day, Birthday Indian, Locking your Car Doors, David Ivar-Herman Dune, The Dietrichs, Treephort and Kimya Dawson @The Phix
-Locking Your Car Doors w/Haunted Cologne, Fathers Day, Fancy Pants, The Dietrichs, Baby Coffin and The Radio Active Chicken Heads @Four White Walls
-Haunted Cologne w/Fathers Day and Quem Quaeritis @The Trunkspace
-Put Down That Science Pole w/Birthday Indian and Locking Your Car Doors @Four White Walls
THE BEST SHOWS I ATTENDED OF 2004
-Polysics w/Bark Bark Bark and Peachcake @Solar Culture
-The Dietrichs @The Dietrichs House
-The Kingpins w/Troy's Bucket, Liquid Cheese and The Upsteadys @The Old Brickhouse Grill
-The Aquabats w/Go Go-13 & The Aquabats @The Troubadour
-Quintron AND Miss Pussycat w/T-rex's Wild West Revue @The Great Arizona Puppet Theater
-Friends Forever w/Children Of Hell, My Little Red Toe, Thanksgiving, Foot Village, Dreamhouse and Y.A.C.H.T. @Phix
-Attention To Expression w/Ryan Noble, Matt Embree, Two Drunk N' Poets, Keziah Jones, The Exit & Satori @Phix
-Space Tourists w/Dorks From Space and English Cowboy @The Paper Heart Gallery
-The Moving Units w/The Chinese Stars and Kill Me Tomorrow @Modified Arts
-Jason Anderson w/Treasure Mammal, Galactic Federation of Love and Thankgiving @Modified Arts
-Fathers Day @Market Street Cafe'
-The Aquabats w/Captain Squeegee and the Soapsuds, The Aggrolites and Reeve Oliver @The Marquee Theater
-Hammered Dr. Destructo Reunion Show w/Children Of Hell, Treasure Mammal, Galactic Federation of Love, Oscillating Innards, Ex-Jesus, Rainbow Blanket and My Little Red Toe @The Trunkspace