Phoenix New Times

06 Pandemic Poll - AZPX SkateRock installment

Rob Locker of local skateboard/record label/promotion company AZPX does what many folks only wish they could do - release records by great local artists past and present like Junior Achievement and the Smoky Mountain Skullbusters and throw shows by skate rock greats like JFA. Here’s what Locker has to say about the ‘06…

Top 5 Subject: The 5 best live performances of music I have attended this year. I went to a ton of shows this year but there are 5 particular performances that really stood out. Before I get going, I want to thank Mr. BJK for regarding my silly opinions as worthy tripe for his blog….I am pretty sure he assumed I will do a biased SkateRock list…and he is right. Secondly, I wouldn’t be doing this if it wasn’t for my mentor, MVC aka ‘The Professor’-OG bassist for JFA. Thirdly, SkateRock doesn’t mean it’s a band of skateboarders. SkateRock is a state of mind which propels you to go skate.

I ain’t gonna spew no dates ‘cause I can’t remember them.

3. Greenhaven at Chaser’s 8th anniversary show. Man, I went to see Nebula that night, they cancelled. I shot over to Chasers to catch Greenhaven’s set and was not disappointed! Nebula who? The only band I saw all year where everyone in the 300+ audience knew EVERY word to EVERY song. If these guys don’t receive the best local release for 2006 “The Last Powerful Second”, I’m moving to New Mexico.