Monday, October 29, 2012

Live @ The Buddha Bar

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In 2012, Andy Warstar travelled from Brisbane to Byron Bay, Australia to go surfing. Surfing? Yes, surfing... But why? Health reasons, mainly. Becoming one with nature, mother ocean and stuff. Sometime during the mid-life crisis, a man gets a sense of his own mortality and wants to do all the things he's never done. Some guys get a young girlfriend and a red sports car. Andy Warstar got a new guitar and a red surfboard!

And while Warstar was down there in Byron, he was staying at hostels for lack of a more affordable place to stay. Some of the hostels are conveniently placed right next to bars, and one of them is called The Buddha Bar (currrently changing hands again, and the name will probably change as well). This here performance is Andy Warstar's second performance on the same stage that once hosted Midnight Oil, and features a mural depicting Janis Joplin, Freddie Mercury, Jimi Hendrix, and Jim Morrison (among others).

Still, The Buddha Bar is not known for accepting a diverse range of musical acts nowadays. The curators mainly hire classic rock, funk and jazz bands to play the venue. The occasional digeridoo player gets up there and makes some popular Australian noises. So it's not often that a guy like Andy Warstar gets up there, rants about how fucked up the world is, then plays a Black Flag cover that Chuck Dukowski himself called "Awesome". Here now is that performance. Enjoy & Rock On!

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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Live @ The Music Kafe

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In 2012, Andy Warstar returned to Australia and began to reside in his original hometown of Brisbane. It was there that he began seeking out places to gig and play out. One of the first places that caught his attention as a possible venue for folk singers was The Music Kafe in West End. After a brief inquiry, he was told that he could sign up for an 45 minute audition.

Here now is that performance. With nary any practice or warm-up, Andy Warstar took to the stage for his first solo performance in a year. Why so long? Andy Warstar, in a classic consciousness crisis, had gone off the deep end into religious study. From Buddhism to Christianity and worse, Andy Warstar had really tripped out. But that's what you do when you're a rock God!

Now, for the first time, you get to hear awesome covers like "Rise Above" by Black Flag and a totally messed up version of "Pretty In Pink" by Psychedelic Furs. You also get to hear Andy Warstar playing classic original songs such as "Sociopolitical Song" and "Virginia's Vagina", featuring a moment when Warstar rhymes "Frenzal Rhomb" (a great Aussie punk band) with the phrase "fuck my Mom". Ever the clever, witty and overly intelligent bastard that he is, you'll fall in love all over again with Andy Warstar! Enjoy & Rock On!

NOTE: Andy Warstar only invited one person to this gig, his mate Phil. Why? Because the Christian kids that Andy Warstar was living with just prior to this performance had let various housemates chain smoke tobacco out on the patio, which was giving your old pal a bad case of bronchitis. They showed little respect towards the health of others, so they didn't get to come to the show. Not like they cared anyway, right?

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Nimbin Radio Sessions - Vol. 1

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In 2007, Andy Warstar was invited by D.J. Warwick to come down to NIM fm, Nimbin, Australia's community radio station, and do a guest appearance on the show. What was meant to be just a bit of an interview and a few songs turned into a nearly two hour woolly mammoth of a radio show, with tusks and all, dug out of the frozen ice in the wastelands of Australia with Mel gibson and everything.

Anyway, It's kinda weird because this radio show was partially hosted by Andy Warstar when D.J. Warwick was going in and out of the studio drinking his beer. No, he wasn't supposed to be drinking beer on the premises, but this was Australia and people in Australia are pretty crazy. Like Mel Gibson, who is twenty percent crazy and somehow managed to become the greatest actor who ever lived, according to South Park.

Anyway, do you know that Andy Warstar is also the greatest Punk Folk and Punk Rock singer/songerwriter the world has ever known? Proof is right here, folks. No, don't fucking argue with me, I said it and that makes it final. Yes, Andy will play at your wedding. No, he's not a trained monkey so if you make requests, you actually have to know the name of the song you are requesting. What does this have to do with this radio show and Warwick discovering Warstar? Nothing. He didn't discover Warstar. Andy Warstar discovered himself. It's called D.I.Y. people. Enjoy & Rock On!

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Andy Warstar Radio Hour - No. 1

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In 2007, Andy Warstar infiltrated the secret underground ranks of Nimbin, Australia's community radio station in an effort to expose all the liars and fakes and destroy community radio from the inside out, er... I mean, in an effort to bolster community and faith in the independent artist, or something. Whatever fuck you. Anyway, this show is awesome, check it out!

This was the first Andy Warstar Radio Hour, and it features Andy Warstar's first time doing a radio show totally on his own. Previous attempts at radio broadcasts happened at Portland State University with D.J. Hardball (sadly, those shows did not get recorded, nor were the live tracks captured unless recorded by the listening audience). But those radio shows were all controlled by another D.J. This radio show is all Warstar, and in this case, broadcast his own music while D.Jing.

Now, this practice (a D.J. playing his own music on his own show) is frowned upon most everywhere, but again with the whatever fuck you, because Andy Warstar does what he wants. Andy Warstar says "Fuck the man" and shit. Besides, this is perfectly O.K. in this instance because it's not for profit. All music by Andy Warstar & the Warstars is FREE and so Studio 57 Productions will promote the fuck out of it from now until the end of time, eventually becoming a multi-national conglomerate which will breed Andy Warstar clone armies and shit. Enjoy & Rock On!

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Andy Warstar Radio Hour - No. 2

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In 2007, Andy Warstar got right in there all up in the mix at NIM fm in Nimbin, Australia and rocked the scene and stuff. He hosted his own radio show called The Andy Warstar Radio Hour and played the heck out of his own music because, even though it's frowned upon in Australia, it's not illegal and whatever, fuck you. Anyway, it's flurking great and you'll love it so here it is.

This was the second installment of three Andy Warstar Radio Hour shows that happened therein, and this one happened right after some Christian lady did her show (and she was the only God lover that had a radio show there on NIM fm, which is kind of weird, right? whatever...) Anyway, this recording is low fidelity like many of the re-broadcasts because it came off the server which automatically captures everything at a dumb downed quality. But still, if you want to become familiar with Andy Warstar & the Warstars, the sampling of tunes here is impeccable.

From "Ganja Farm" to "Billy Joe" and worse, all the best Andy Warstar is here for a rollicking, parent offending good time. No, this is not your parents music, although the influence is there. It's almost like Bill and Ted took a bunch of acid, went back in time, stole Led Zeppelin and Neil Young then transported them into the future, fed them DMT, dropped them in the middle of the Grunge era, and... No, wait... It's not like that at all. Just download the goshdarn music. It's free. Enjoy & Rock On!

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Andy Warstar Radio Hour - No. 3

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In 2007, Andy Warstar was invited to stand in for local d.j. Warwick on NIM fm 102.3, Nimbin, Australia's community radio station. It seems Warwick was going out of town for a few days or something like that. Andy had only been a guest on Warwick's show a couple times, so it was quite unique that a community radio station would let a friend of a presenter fill in a time slot.

Actually, Warwick wasn't supposed to let Andy Warstar in the studio unattended. And it's kind of funny that Andy Warstar took the opportunity to create the Andy Warstar Radio Hour, which would happen three times in total there in Nimbin (then continue on KSKQ, Ashland community Radio the following year). Andy Warstar was also not supposed to be on the radio without being a member of the station as well. But this would all come out in the wash months later.

Yes, eventually the station Administrators would show themselves to be haters of Americans (even though Andy Warstar is Australian born) and Warwick would get banned from the station for being so flippant. But it's quite amazing that Andy Warstar had a radio show in Australia and that, with practically no experience whatsoever on the radio, these recordings came out so good. Yes, the fidelity is low, but these recordings are from the server and just for historical reference. You can get all these songs on previous Warstars releases. Enjoy & Rock On!

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Nimbin Radio Sessions - Vol. 2

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In 2007, Andy Warstar appeared on Scan Dot Org with Martin again, and here's one of them there shows. This show was totally awesome because of stuff and other stuff. Whatever. Martin asked Andy Warstar to please warn the audience if there was going to be any bad language.

Yep, so the show went on and Andy Warstar talked with Martin, and Martin asked Andy questions and Andy played some music, and mikes were adjusted and levels went up, then down, then back up. Radio is fascinating. There's all these electronics and shit.

Additionally, this show comes in one complete chunk, then has the individual songs chopped out of it so that you can listen and download just the songs if you want. It's totally awesome. And there's like, four of them there songs. And there's a 70's cock rock song too. I mean, you really have it all here, and it's low fidelity and alternative and shit. Complete nutrition with eight vitamins and minerals. Enjoy & Rock On!

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Nimbin Radio Sessions - Vol. 3

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In 2007, Andy Warstar was invited by German Martin to guest star on Scan Dot Org, a totally cool Australian radio show on Nimbin community radio. Here now is that amazing and awesome show with interviews, banter, songs and more in sparkling digital quality and stuff.

Andy Warstar's songs were so fucking amazing that people called in and were like "OMG, my child just had an aneurysm from your music and commenting about how 9/11 was an inside job, and how you said to smoke weed if you're dying from cancer." And Martin was totally hilarious as usual. Aren't all Germans that way? And he didn't even try to exterminate anyone. Instead, he was actually quite congenial and friendly.

This show was just prior to Mardi Grass 2007, which somehow Andy Warstar was able to play. So there's lots of mentions of pot, and the upcoming weed festival, along with numerous smoking and stoned references. This was back when Andy Warstar had a medical prescription for Mary Jane because of ongoing battles with migraines, scoliosis, depression, and overcoming all odds to become the worlds most famous and awesome folk singer and alternative punk rocker guy. Whatever, fuck you. Enjoy & Rock On!

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Nimbin Radio Sessions - Vol. 4

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In 2007, Andy Warstar appeared on Nimbin community radio countless times, mainly because he was asked by fellow d.j.s who were quite friendly for some strange reasons. Maybe because they subconsciously knew that Andy Warstar would be massively famous one day, and they just wanted to be able to say they knew Andy back in the day (and what a loud mouth punk he was).

The truth of the matter is that everybody else was the problem, but Warstar didn't know this amazing wisdom at the time. Instead, Andy assumed that all these people at the community radio station were acting in his best interest. Sadly, this was not the case. Take for example this show here featuring d.j. Martin Preedy. Now everybody knew Martin at the time. He was the master of ceremonies of Mardi Grass 2007.

If it's one thing about Australian culture that similar to American culture, it's the schizophrenic aspect of people's behavior. Martin was cool on this radio show, but later on Facebook acted like a total jerk to Andy (or so we've heard... and NO this was not the Martin with the German accent). We've heard other things about both Martin and Andy Warstar and what freaking idiots they are, but it takes all kinds to make the world go 'round. And it's these kinds of fools who make for great radio. Trained monkeys, really. Enjoy & Rock On!

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Planet Radio Sessions

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In 2007, Andy Warstar travelled to Brisbane, Australia to visit relatives and hopefully play some music as well. During his first two weeks on the Sunshine Coast at his Uncle's house, Warstar spent a number of mornings at the breakfast table being grilled by his relations as to what his plans were, was he going to get a job, and so forth. Andy let his relations know that his plans were to play music.

It was there at the table while having brekkie that Andy found an advertisement in the local paper for a radio show that needed guest musicians to come down and play live on the air. So Andy phoned up and spoke with Peter Thomas who was stoked to have Warstar come down and play. Andy Warstar attempted on at least one occasion to get down to the CBD and find Planet Radio 88 fm, but was unsuccessful on that go round.

Finally on a return trip from Byron Bay and Nimbin, Andy Warstar made it up to Brisbane, found the radio station offices, and appeared on Planet 88 fm with Peter Thomas. This here is that there show, mang. And it's like, totally awesome and shit. Like wow... And everybody was saving the planet and everything, with the environment and stuff. It was cool. Also, Andy Warstar had just bleached his hair which looked totally awesome (not depicted in album cover). Enjoy & Rock On!!

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

KSKQ Radio Sessions - Vol. 1

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In 2008, Andy Warstar was invited to do a guest spot on a radio show called "Vibin' In The Valley" with Shanus. This amazing radio show could be heard on KSKQ, Ashland Community Radio, the best radio station in the world.

Now, Andy Warstar knew that Shane like reggae and songs about Mary Jane, so this is one of those rare moments when Warstar busts out on a Bob Marley song. There is also this nice little intervew included, along with a great acoustic version of the Warstar classic "Ganja Farm".

Shanus and Andy Warstar remained compadres after this radio show, often giving each other advice on each other's radio shows and such. Really, I'm just trying to make up some filler so that there is another paragraph here to read about these two awesome songs and that brief moment in history when Andy Warstar was king of community radio. You are still reading this paragraph. Go download the music already! Enjoy & Rock On...

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KSKQ Radio Sessions - Vol. 2

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In 2008, Andy Warstar was volunteering at KSKQ, Ashland's community radio station. One day, he noticed that Brandon and Nick's show was really cool. After some brief communication, Brandon suggested to Warstar that he come play music on the show and be interviewed as well.

Here, we have a nice long twenty minute interview, followed by some sparkling clean recordings capturing Andy Warstar's broken set of harmonicas. That's right! All of them were actually malfunctioning and either clogged or broken from being used incessantly on the 2007 "Go Folk Yourself" tour in Australia.

Nevertheless, Andy Warstar managed to find other holes to blow into and make the appropriate noises at the appropriate times. Never mind that none of the songs sound like they usually do. This is Punk Folk, people! You can't hold a candle to it. It's not anything like any other music you've ever heard. Heck, this isn't even music... It's pure fucking genius! Enjoy & Rock On...

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Andy Warstar Radio Hour - No. 4

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It was the summer of 2008, and there was only one Punk Rock band in Ashland, Oregon at that time. That band was called Andy Warstar & the Warstars, the "longest running punk rock band" in Ashland, Oregon. And if you know anything about southern Oregon, you know that Ashland is the epicenter of New Age Hippie culture and magical mystery whores.

And so it was that local hippies started a yearly summertime festival at Jackson Wellsprings (where the Warstars played in 2005 for World Peace & Prayer Day) called the Mystic Garden Party. Because of Andy Warstar's disdain for the pretentious artifice of the local hippie culture, he was not planning on attending this festival. Due to his affiliation with KSKQ community radio, he was asked to attend and man the booth there.

After a few hours being present at the Mistake Retarded Party, Andy Warstar went back to the station, got behind the mike and mixing board, and went live on the air for the ninth Andy Warstar Radio Hour that summer. This time there was no Andy Warstar punk folk music. There was no Warstars to back him. There was only Andy Warstar talking to the radio listening audience for two solid hours about the pitfalls of Conformity and the benefits of Individualism. Much more is said in this show, along with vigorous support of Kettle brand potato chips. Kettle. The chip your whole family will love. Enjoy & Rock On!!!!!!!!!

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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Punk Rock Party - No. 2

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In 2008, Andy Warstar carefully constructed his master plan: The Andy Warstar Radio Hour. The plan was to take over the airwaves in Southern Oregon and subsequently, the world. Here now is the first installment of a radio show that became a FREE bootleg Punk Rock album for you to enjoy!

This here recording features Andy Warstar and J Galactic Warstar playing together live on the air for the first half. Then there's the guest appearance by Eddie Warstar, the Warstars bass player from 2005 and close personal friend of the band, later turned Fight Club member (oops, not supposed to talk about Fight Club).

The second half of the show features Low Road's entry into the studio somewhat late, and where he was usually going to play bass guitar, he hadn't really learned the songs yet, so he played some acoustic numbers. Then after his Irish influence folk ballads (which were later played in his band Musha Rig), Andy Warstar came back on the mike and busted out on a couple nice acoustic numbers, including "Last Caress" by Misfits. Enjoy & Rock On!

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Punk Rock Party - No. 4

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In 2008, Andy Warstar busted out there on the ol' community radio station with The Andy Warstar Radio Hour. This was only the second show to be recorded, and featured Andy Warstar with J Galactic and Low Road. There were even a couple girls helping with the D.J. duties.

One of the more punk rock things about this bootleg radio show album is that the girls weren't familiar with the microphone controls, so there was bleed through from studio A into studio B. The girls could hear the band and the band could hear the girls, but for the sake of professionalism, sliders on the mixing board should have been used to avoid the reverbed out sound. But oh well. Whatever.

So yeah, a lot of songs got recorded on this particular show, and it would have been way cool if there was as much support from friends each and every show. But you can't have it all your way all the time, or you'd be at Burger King eating dead cows that were fed GMO grain. So instead, you get this sparkling, grainy, crackly, stellar moment from community radio by the best punk rock band in the Multiverse: Andy Warstar & the Warstars!!!!! Enjoy & Rock On...

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Punk Rock Party - No. 5

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In the summer of 2008, Andy Warstar put together the Andy Warstar Radio Hour & Warheads Punk Rock Party. Actually, the concept for the radio hour came about in 2007 while at NIM fm in Australia. Here, the series continues with that being the first half of the show. The second half of the show was comprised of the band playing live on the air.

Here now is the third recorded show from that fateful summer when Andy joined with Low Road (J Galactic missed out on this show). The two friends recorded many of their standard acoustic numbers, backing each other on drums and enjoying plenty of banter in between. This recording ended up being a mammoth mammary of around sixty tracks, so NO, do not trying burning all these songs to one CD. Instead, download them all and listen in order to one of those rare moments in punk rock history when things got acoustic, and just a little weirder than usual. Enjoy & Rock On!

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Punk Rock Party - No. 6

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Here's another couple recordings by Warstars from the Andy Warstar Radio Hour in the summer of 2008. There was actually a full show to be recorded, but something happened to the mixing board or the recording unit or something and it didn't record the whole thing, just these two songs.

Anyway, they are two really cool songs, "In Bloom" a NIRVANA cover, and "White Girls On Skateboards" originally titled "Black Boys On Mopeds" by Sinead O' Connor, but retitled with the chorus refrain altered. These two songs feature Andy Warstar on lead guitar and vocals, Low Road Warstar on bass and J Galactic Warstar on percussion.

Yeah, sooner or later these two tracks will end up as bonus songs on some other album, so if you're an audiophile, download these now and put them in a folder with the date marked. And if you don't give a damn, then who cares anyway! Everything is temporary. You might even be listening to this shit after Andy Warstar is dead, in which case Andy says "Hello from beyond the grave!" and "Watch your cholesterol!" (famous last words). Enjoy & Rock On!

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Punk Rock Party - No. 7

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In 2008, Andy Warstar teamed up with J Galactic and played live on KSKQ Ashland Community Radio. The show was called "The Andy Warstar Radio Hour" and it usually was an hour of punk rock music by other bands, and then Warstars would go on and play for an hour or so. Sometimes the whole band would show up, and sometimes not because the bass player quit or was fired or was killed when the bus crashed into the helicopter as it crashed into the plane.

Anyways, here's another one of them shows where it's two piece punk rock featuring Andy Warstar and J Galactic Warstar just totally killing it. There was probably like three people in Ashland listening to this through their computers at home (the radio station antenna was a piece of crap back then, and poop doesn't transmit very far, and it smells). And if you listen, you'll probably really enjoy how raw and unique these songs are. Because there were only two Warstars playing, the songs took on a more experimental flavor as well. Enjoy & Rock On!

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Punk Rock Party - No. 11

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In 2008, Andy Warstar continued his onslaught of the airwaves with The Andy Warstar Radio Hour. Sometimes the whole band showed up to play (like they were supposed to), and sometimes nobody but Andy showed up at the studio and he went on by himself. However, this time Andy Warstar was lucky that at least he and J Galactic jammed out the tunes together.

What's pretty cool about this bootleg radio album is that it shows what two guys with drums, an amplifier and a microphone can do. This is bare minimum punk rock, stripped down and raw, and yet, curiously, has a quite full sound. Credit could be due to the amplifier with repaired speaker cone (from being perforated by Warstar at the 2005 birthday gig, then repaired, lending the amp an extraordinary bass punch). Credit may also be due to the size of KSKQ studio 2B, which was rather small and padded by egg crate foam (a wonderful gray color).

Anyway, there's a shocking amount of music here. If you want to hear what Warstars sounded like without the hinderance of nit-picking bass player, or what the Warstars sounded like in a pseudo-regressed experimental state, doing their best to hobble along on two legs like a person instead of a three legged dog (really reaching here), then this is the recording for you! Enjoy & Rock On...

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Punk Rock Party - No. 12

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In 2008, Andy Warstar lived on the rooftop of an abandoned cafe in his hometown of Ashland, Oregon. It was during that period when he regrouped the Warstars for a good chunk of the year and proceeded to rock the airwaves of southern Oregon via KSKQ, the local community radio station. Thus, The Andy Warstar Radio Hour was created.

Sometimes the show had only live music by Warstars, and sometimes it was just Andy philosophizing about life and love. This particular show was focused on the social and political ramifications of punk rock. This show features Andy discussing things with J Galactic (percussionist), Kevin (a local d.j. and promoter), and Biome (a.k.a. Biochrome, bassist and future mayor of Ashland).

Unique in this recording is that the first half of the show (featuring music and commentary by Andy) was included, where it was ordinarily not. The second half of the show features the Warstars playing live on the air. There is also a guest appearance by Kevin doing some hip-hopping freestylie things and such. Although this was not the very last time The Andy Warstar Radio Hour happened, it was the last time it was recorded and produced for release as a bootleg, mainly due to time constraints (i.e. the production of WHATEVER - A Double Album and preparation for the Live In The Plaza gig). Enjoy & Rock On!

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Live @ Jackson Wellsprings

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In 2005, Andy Warstar left Portland, Oregon and took Warstars back to Ashland where the band had originated seven years prior. It was there that he allocated an emergency position flipping burgers at a Burger King restaurant, and it was there that he met Apollo Warstar who needed to move out of his parents house.

After the two friends became housemates at Andy's pad, they began rehearsing all these acoustic punk folk songs in the living room (Studio 57). A month later, Steve Traisman paid Andy Warstar a visit to see if Warstars was up to par for a performance at World Peace & Prayer Day being held down at Jackson Wellsprings, the local hotsprings resort that had a big outdoor stage. Andy and Apollo busted out some songs for Steve, who was impressed and stoked.

A couple weeks later in the summer of 2005, Andy Warstar took to the stage with fledgling drumming prodigy Apollo Warstar, whose first concert this would be. Whereas Apollo had played in a couple punk rock bands in Madras, Oregon (notably Mexican Restaurant and A Modest Proposal), Andy Warstar decided it would take the stress levels down if they were to do all the songs acoustic style, and half the usual speed. This proved challenging for Apollo, but results in a nice mellow summer time recording. Enjoy & Rock On!

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Dedicated to Steve Traisman of Walk In Peace (www.traismanmemorial.com) - R.I.P.



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Live @ The Siskiyou Micropub

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In 2005, Andy Warstar scheduled Warstars to play at his favorite pub for the one and only birthday gig Warstars ever played. Where this venue was once the famous Rogue Brewery, the venue changed hands and became the Siskiyou Micropub. Different owners, same great vibe and music.


Funny thing though, because Andy made a poster for the gig (pictured) featuring himself and Apollo, but Apollo Warstar quit the band a week before the gig, even after the poster went out all over town! Another local band called Heathen Shrine took one of the posters down, scribbled out Warstars with an ink pen, wrote "Wartards" in it's stead, and put it up in their practice space. They pretended to be Andy's friends to his face (like a lot of backstabbing jerkwads often do), but behind his back were making fun of him and talking shit all over town.

Grapevines aside, this gig was special in that it was held immediately after Apollo Warstar's departure from percussion. In his stead came Andy's long time friend Brian Simmons (a.k.a. Master B) on drums. The duo rehearsed these classic Warstars songs for a week prior to make sure B knew the changes, and the two were brave enough to have guest flautist Milo play on two tracks at the beginning of the set.





Not only were there extended jams toward the end of this set, mixing Sex Pistols and Phish covers, but the whole thing was filmed by Freckles Warstar (who became an honorary Warstar after the show when Andy & Freckle went into Studio 57 the next day and recorded

eight bonus tracks which appear at the end of this live album). Additionally, everyone who came to this show received a free copy of UBIK in vinyl sized packaging (pictured). While some ungrateful douchebags left theirs in the bushes outside the door of the pub, other fans greedily gobbled them up and kept them as collector's items for many years. Enjoy & Rock On!!!!

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Live @ The Plaza

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In 2008, Andy Warstar & the Warstars played one last time in The Plaza of their hometown of Ashland, Oregon. The trio, composed of Andy, Galileo and J Galactic, had rehearsed for this show repetitively for over six months. From weekly rehearsals to playing once a week on The Andy Warstar Radio Hour on KSKQ radio, the band was more than radio to rock Ashland, Oregon.

Not only did the band haul a couple tetherball poles fixed in tires filled with concrete down in the back of Galileo's truck, with which to affix the Warstars banner to, the band also coaxed Low Road Warstar (the band's previous bass player) to sit up in a tree and videotape the whole performance. Hence, the audio (top album cover link) was culled from the video (bottom album cover link), and then remastered to remove the occasional blips which were still found in the video. It seems the camera had been dropped multiple times prior to filming.

This setlist is fucking phenomenal, and features the Warstars as Andy Warstar had always envisioned: a full fledged classic Punk Rock band reminiscent of Sex Pistols, Ramones, Misfits, and Dead Kennedys. Here, you get a whopping eighteen tracks by Warstars in their peak during summer 2008. This whole concert, including the radio show and subsequent double album (entitled WHATEVER) were all manifested while Andy Warstar was homeless and living on the rooftop of a local cafe. Few people could do something like this even with lots of money and a place to live!

So download and listen to this over and over, and then when you go back and listen to older Warstars recordings, it will all start to make sense. And if you get your hands on any newer solo material by Andy Warstar you'll really comprehend his headspace as he strums along on his Bob Dylan-esque tunes and talks of war and peace. You may even hear some of these songs as acoustic versions! For now, immerse yourself in this summertime moment, all the way up until the last minute when the camera falls out of the tree and the recording ends with Andy Warstar exclaiming "Whoops...", hey? Enjoy & Rock On!

NOTE: Not included or recorded by the band were ten more acoustic songs performed after the electric set. If you have recordings of these songs, please contact Studio 57 Productions. Thank you.

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