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While my esteemed blogging colleague (blog-eague?)

Stephen Lemons

has been busy

pickingfights

with the fiesty commentators at

AZPunk.com

, I've had my ears glued to the formidable portal's latest compilation of local punk bands,

AZPunk.comp V5

, which will have its release celebrated Friday night at The Sets in Tempe. This time around the comp's stuffed with 38 freakin' tracks, proving that AZPunk isn't just a place for teenagers to talk shit; that may be its most obvious use, but the site's truly become the heart of the punk rock community. Standouts include

Numbers on Napkins

' "Another Song MRR Won't Like,"

Labor Party

's "Beat Bored Broken and Burnt,"

Smoky Mountain Skullbusters

' "The Real Deal," and the three songs below that AZPunk's triad of overlords - Chris, Brian, and Micah - were kind enough to let us preview for you. Don't miss the free show Friday, with five bands that appear on the comp:

Nunzilla

,

the Frat Boys

,

One Bullet Left

,

Rotten Youth

, and

Tweeker Chic

.

Casket Life - "Shit's About to Get Romantic": http://media.newtimes.com/id/148526/

SDA - "Mic Spear": http://media.newtimes.com/id/148527/

Liar's Handshake - "Trading In Your Friends For a White Belt and a $60 Haircut": http://media.newtimes.com/id/148528/

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