BEST PLACE TO GET IN ON AN ENTERTAINING BITCHFEST Phoenix 2006 - AZPunk.com
The Valley's premier punk rock community and networking site serves many purposes ? promoting local punk shows, offering merchandise from local bands, and highlighting different local bands each week ? but the site component that probably sees the most action is the Message Board, where P-town punks love to get their panties in a bunch at each other, or ? more often than not ? at any outsiders who disagree with them or criticize any aspect of their scene. Let's just say we've seen that firsthand, more than once. There are also fervent discussions on topics including everything from "What's the best show you've seen so far this year?" to whether Phoenix sucks, with people posting icons of fists with protruding middle fingers and prosaic phrases like "Fuck you!" But it ain't all about the cyber throwdowns ? the message board also serves as a virtual corkboard, peppered with postings about benefit shows for people like North Side Kings singer Danny Marianino ? who was reportedly jumped by a group of guys in August and needed to raise funds for reconstructive surgery on his face ? and the late owner of Jugheads, Sid Copeland. So in the end, it really is all about community, even if the arguments are more heated and amusing than anything Jerry Springer could conjure.