Monday, August 10, 2009

Sketching in Stereo - "Flailing After Dark (Live)"

Check out more videos from Sketching in Stereo HERE

Thursday, May 14, 2009

France Vs France Farewell Show :-(

We have grown rather close to France Vs France over the past couple of years here at AZoverload, so it's with a heavy heart we say goodbye.

You can check them out tomorrow night (Friday) at The Yucca Tap room. 8 pm FREE SHOW!!! with Black Carl, Long Live Logos, and The Market.

Here's that cool video I went on and on about (I just had to post it again)
France vs France Get into the fight

Stop by their Myspace and show them some love. They are great guys and we wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors.


AZO's Derrick Playing Friday Night at Last Exit

AZO co-host Derrick Espadas will be playing Friday night with his band Thriftstore Throwdown at the Last Exit in Tempe.

Last Exit has re-opened after recently changing hands!

Thriftstore Throwdown will be taking the stage around 9pm. Check them out and call into our show next Wednesday (noon to 1:30pm AZ) to give Derrick shit (718.508.9456)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Miniature Tigers on MTV2

Just saw a tweet from Miniature Tigers @charliebrand that their video for "Cannibal Queen" will be on MTV2's Subterranean this Thursday.

Too cool. This is one of my personal favorites, and I am way stoked for Miniature Tigers. Check it out!!!

Show them some love HERE

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Ear Candy's Nate Anderson is Awesome

Ear Candy's Upcoming Events:

Saturday 4/11 - My Fest
Sunday 4/12 - Ear Candy Egg Hunt
Thursday 4/16 - Copper Canyon Elementary Instrument Drop-Off
Thursday 4/16 - 3rd Thursday with The Edge 103.9
Friday 4/17 - Ear Candy Emerging Artist Series at Hard Rock Cafe
Friday 4/17 - An Evening of Pride
Saturday 4/18 - Record Store Day
Saturday 4/18 - Colgate Country Showdown
Friday & Saturday 4/24-25 - McDowell Mountain Music Festival
Thursday 4/30 - North Scottsdale Music Series
Friday, Saturday & Sunday - 5/1-3 - Hoodstock

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

No Humpday Promo Show Wednesday

We will not be podcasting Wednesday, April 1, but we will be back next week. If you're missing us severely, just thumb through our archive and listen to past shows.

You can also subscribe to us on iTunes!

See you next week!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Name That Band

AZO and Affirming the Consequent's Derrick Espadas will be playing Sunday night at The Rock in Tucson. His new band still doesn't have a name, and they are going to let the crowd decide at The Rock.

Which do you prefer?

1.)Sensory Automatic
2.)Thriftstore Throwdown

You can leave your comments on this post, but be sure to check them out at The Rock Sunday night. You can get tickets cheap from Derrick (502.282.9465), and the band will be delivering those tickets Friday and Saturday.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Planning a trip to SXSW?

We just noticed that SXSW has posted full schedules on their website Here.

March 13th, there will be an I <3 AZ show at the Modified Arts (Kinch, Back Ted-N-Ted, Matthew Reveles, Tugboat, and Holy Rolling Empire will be performing). This show is helping out local bands that are going to SXSW. Local bands/musicians making the trek this year to perform:

What Laura Says
Miniature Tigers
Dear and the Headlights
Howe Gelb
Meat Puppets
Digital Leather
Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers
Golden Boots

Are you planning a trip this year?

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Speak About Yourself in 3rd Person Thursdays!!

This is a copy and paste repost for the cause from Mandy's Blog:

Mandy would like to invite YOU (and I do mean any and everybody) to join "Speak About Yourself in the Third Person Thursdays"!

This is a concoction perpetrated by Mandy and a few of her friends recently that has increased communication and given Mandy and her friends something to look forward to prior to the weekend. Since Mandy and her friends have found so much joy and entertainment in "Speak About Yourself in the Third Person Thursdays", Mandy and her friends feel that there might be others out there who would also enjoy such peculiar revelry.

It has also been suggested that Mandy and her friends might even take over the world, one person at a time, with "Speak About Yourself in the Third Person Thursdays"

In case you would like to know exactly how "Speak About Yourself in the Third Person Thursdays" got started...

History of "Speak About Yourself in the Third Person Thursdays"

One Thursday, while at work, Mandy was carefully ignoring a conversation between Karen and Rebecca that was, in fact, pertaining to Mandy. Mandy heard her name repeatedly, and became slightly annoyed that Karen and Rebecca were speaking about Mandy loudly enough that ignoring them became insufferable. Finally, Mandy decided to interject the conversation while speaking about herself in the third person. Then Mandy announced that she was going to continue to speak about herself in the third person, thus ending the conversation with shared laughter.

When Mandy and Rebecca left work, Mandy continued to speak about herself in the third person, effectively annoying Rebecca. Then, trying to return the favor, Rebecca also started speaking about herself in the third person. This continued for several hours. By the end of it, Mandy and Rebecca decided that they should turn the initiative into a repetitious event. Thus, "Speak About Yourself in the Third Person Thursdays" was borne.

After a few weeks of "Speak About Yourself in the Third Person Thursdays", Rebecca suggested that we should invite Cassy (a friend who wanted in on a little of the fun that Mandy and Rebecca tended to create) to join our duo and create an actual group event of it. Cassy was keen on the idea, and happily joined in on the amusement. Then a couple of weeks later, Mandy decided that 2mara should also join the group (citing 2mara's witty conversational skills), and she proved to be a greatly exciting addition to the group.

Thus, the currently existing "Speak About Yourself in the Third Person Thursdays" group.

We do have a couple of rules that have been introduced. There's not much to it, but, of course you do have to speak about yourself in the third person. Also, you speak about the person that you are directing the comment to in the fourth person. I know. It's not included in the name. Somehow we felt that "Speak About Yourself in the Third Person and Address the Person You Are Speaking to in the Fourth Person Thursdays" was a little long, and we didn't want to go overboard.

Also, it is not a requirement to speak to everyone in the third person on "Speak About Yourself in the Third Person Thursdays". We tend to keep it in the group, but if you feel it necessary, get out there and express yourself!

Last of all, if you are speaking to another group member on "Speak About Yourself in the Third Person Thursdays" and forget to speak about yourself in the third person, there is a repremand... You will be flogged on the third Thursday of the Third month at 3:33.

That is all! Mandy hopes Mandy, Rebecca, Cassy and 2mara will be hearing from you soon!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

France Vs. France: Get Into the Fight (video)

I have been going on and on about this video, just making Derrick sick. He should really just suck it up and fix his damn computer so he can see it. It hadn't occured to me to post it here until just now.


Check it out!

France vs France Get into the fight

Let me know about your favorite AZ band videos, so I can post them early next time

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


Last week on our Humpday Podcast, I mentioned that there were places to download some free music from some great local bands. I thought I would be nice and post a couple of links for you.

Sketching in Stereo: WEBSITE
Race you There: EP

If you know any other locals giving away music let me know, and we will add the links here

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Shelly Yakus Calls in to Promote Grammys Contest

It's not every day we get to talk to a music legend on the show. Shelly Yakus is a renowned music producer, audio engineer/mixer and recording studio designer. He has engineered/mixed recordings for some of our favorite artists including: John Lennon, Stevie Nicks, Alice Cooper, U2, and long list of others... and there is other stuff too. He co-designed, equipped and supervised construction of A&M recording studios in L.A, as well as served as their Vice President for a number of years.


We freaked out, but found our cool and learned about the contest is having. They are sending someone (with guest) to The Grammys. You can read all about it on the main page, you can also listen to the podcast here:

blog radio

Shelly mentions the specifics about the contest and then gives us a few tips on creating the best sound and video quality in MyStudio.

You should really check out some of the featured videos on, sign up and rate while you're there too. It's quick and painless, and it's free :-)

It was so much fun, we can't wait to have Shelly back on the show to talk about his experiences and accomplishments. I am sure he has some great stories, and I can't wait to hear them.

I'll keep you posted!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Interviews and questions

I was finally able to post the interview I did with Bryce Hill of The Constellation Branch this morning. You can read it in the interviews section on the site. I wanted to make sure everything was ok'd with the band before I posted it.

I enjoyed talking to Bryce about the band and some things didn't make it into the interview like: the fact that Aaron Motley (bass) actually designed some of the cd art and the Tshirts in their online store; Jordan Cruz is only 19, so for half of the life of the band, he was actually in highschool; Stephen O'Sicky handles most of the Myspace stuff and email; and Bryce plays guitar AND some organ AND even did the (drum sample) programming on "The Dream Sequence."

It was hard for me to decide what stays and what goes in an interview like this, so I tried to keep everything revolved around the cd in the piece. I had 5 pages of transcribed notes from the phone call, and there was no way I could use it all... and that wasn't even my lines/questions, that was JUST Bryce's answers.

I am constantly blown away by the talented youth in this state... sadly it makes me feel incredibly old and lazy.

If you were interviewing the band, what question would you ask?

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Battle of the Weekend Drink Specials

I had some time on my hands yesterday... sorta, so I decided to make the flyer below with about a thousand layers in photoshop ;-). It was fun.


I decided it might be cool to start a segment on our Humpday show about drink specials at the different venues, not only would that help get our names out there to the venues, but it's sort of free advertising for them.

I called around to several clubs and wasn't able to get everyone, but I am going to keep on it. If you work for a venue or frequent any Arizona clubs/bars and are privy to certain weekend specials, spill the beans here. We will continue to add them as we gain knowledge of them here on the site and on the Wednesday Humpday Promo Podcast on BlogTalkRadio.

Monday, January 12, 2009


We are relaunching our AZO Humpday Promo Podcast, Wedneday January 14th. It will stream live from noon to 1:30 pm AZ, so call in and promote your local shows/events.

We will eventually bring back a few of the other podcasts as well., but give us some time, and stay posted

Listen live at:

Recreating the Myspace

When I had originally decided to stop doing the site (with the intention of moving out of state), I ditched the myspace page. I severely kicked myself in the ass with that one, because we had made so many networking connections that the local scene could have utilized even with us being gone.

I recreated it, and I am slowly building back our contacts. You can add us at the new myspace address:

I am not as active on the site as I was before, and the best way to contact me is still via email:

You can follow us on twitter: or me personally at

Send us a message and let us know what's going on with you, and definitely keep us posted on your upcoming events, so I can make sure to get them added to the calendar on the site.

Take care!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Phone Interview with Bryce Hill of The Constellation Branch

I just got off the phone with Bryce Hill of The Constellation Branch, and I have to say that they are one of my new favorites locally. I can't get over how awesome the new cd is, and I can't wait to post the write up next week.

Hopefully Monday! Keep checking!