#Music Mondays

Don’t Be The Hero & Where the Sidewalk Ends – Bay Area recently released new music! Check it out & support your local music scene!!




Episode 2: #VANLIFE Featuring Don’t Be The Hero

Don’t Be The Hero stopped by the studio to world premiere their “I Miss You” cover.  For the exclusive interview and music from Stickup Kid, Born to Be Rad, Hear The Sirens, Safety Hazard, Mariner and more…

Listen Here ->

Calamity Jane Season 4. Episode 2: #vanlife Featuring Don’t Be The Hero by Calamity Jane on Mixcloud

Episode 14: Local Bands Everything Week Show

hiListen Here ->

Calamity Jane Season 3. Episode 14: LOCAL BANDS EVERYTHING WEEK by Calamity Jane on Mixcloud

The bay area is full of amazing and talented bands everywhere! Go to shows and support these bands who give it their all on the daily to bring you great music!
Stoneheart – Trailview
Summertime Lovin – Brussel Sprouts
If These Lips Could Talk – Till I Fall
Blaze – Second To Last
Beverly Drive – Safety Hazard
Almond Rocha – Our Vinyl Vows
As Cool As An Attempted Suicide – leer
A Snake…But With Arms! – KiLL THE BATS
Destroying Suburbia – PUSH
A Little Bit Slower – Hit Reset
D.O.A. – Hear The Sirens
Fun or Something – Reishi
Disappear – A Hero To Fall
Rally Up – Global Affront
DBTH Anthem – Don’t Be The Hero
The Book We Didnt’t Write – Better Promises
True Blue – @Dead Set
One Way Conversation – Communist Kayte
Down But Not Out – Born To Be Rad
O.S.D [All That I Say Is True] – The Truth Is.
I Got Friends (Les Deux) – 5606

Season 3. Episode 11: Late Nights In My Car

Listen Here ->

Calamity Jane Season 3 Episode 11: Late Nights In My Car by Calamity Jane on Mixcloud

Resuscitation Of The Year – The Flatliners
Home – Point of View
History of a Boring Town – Less Than Jake
DBTH Anthem – Don’t Be The Hero
No Sleep Till Brooklyn – Beastie Boys
Must Have Done Something Right – Relient K
A Little Faster – There For Tomorrow
Up Against (Blackout) – Taking Back Sunday
Minor Threat – Minor Threat
Disappear – A Hero To Fall
Even On The Worst Nights – Mixtapes
Hard To Please – State Champs
Lizzie – Smalls
All Messed Up – Sum 41
Cyco Vision – Suicidal Tendencies
Weapons Of Mass Deception – The Unseen
The Kill – 30 Seconds to Mars
The Taste Of Ink – The Used
Windspitting Punk – Swinging Swingin’ Utters

Calamity Jane’s ONE YEAR SUPER SHOW Feat. Addiction to Affliction, Coda & Don’t Be The Hero

Listen Here ->

Calamity Jane (Season 2. Episode 7: ONE YEAR SUPER SHOW FEAT. ATA, CODA & DBTH) by Calamity Jane on Mixcloud

Best Show EVER. Seriously!!!Shout out to my buddies in Coda, Addiction to Affliction and DBTH for chilling in the studio with me tonight! LOCAL MUSIC FOREVER! 

Nightwing – Vision Theory
Bombs Away – Coda
Space Invaders – Addiction to Affliction
The Chase – Don’t Be The Hero
Freaks In Uniform – HorrorPops
Down But Not Out – Born To Be Rad
Keeping Up- Communist Kayte
Seattle – Till I Fall
Happy Holidays, You Bastard – Blink 182
Pretty Mess – HAWKINS and SILVER
Your Luxury – Crossout
O.S.D [All That I Say Is True] – The Truth Is.
Mission – The Phenomenauts
Basket Case – Green Day
Dirty Filthy Mugs Are We – Dirty Filthy Mugs
(No More) Paddy’s Lament – Flogging Molly
Beauty Fool – Better Luck Next Time
The On Going Two Faced Dilemma – Point of View
This Is Over – Stickup Kid
Destroying Suburbia – Push
Rally Up – Global Affront
The Poisoning – The Nerve Agents
Beverly Drive – Safety Hazard
Freight Train Blues – Second To Last
Luke’s Mom – The Anchormen
Stoneheart – Trailview

Local Show Tonight at Love At First Slice!

Like pizza and music? Of course you do. Come check out a local show tonight at Love At First Slice in Newark, CA w/ Don’t Be The Hero, Addiction to Affliction and The Truth Is!

For directions and more info click here ->http://www.calamityjaneradio.com/ai1ec_event/loveatfirstsliceseptember2/

Season 3: Episode 6 Lost In The Moment

Listen Here ->

Calamity Jane (Season 3: Episode 6: Lost In The Moment) by Calamity Jane on Mixcloud

Keeping My Distance – Stickup Kid
Guilty By Association – H20
Beverly Drive – Safety Hazard
The Plot To Bomb The Panhandle – A Day To Remember
Gut Shot – Much The Same
I Live In Hell – Dear Landlord
DBTH Anthem – Don’t Be The Hero
I’ve Made A Huge Mistake – So Many Ways
Key of A – Assuming We Survive
Down – Assuming We Survive
How It Used To Be – State Champs
Cat Like Thief – Boxcar Racer
(No More) Paddy’s Lament – Flogging Molly
Silver Lining – Neck Deep
The Light Is Still On In Broadmoor – This Is A Standoff
E-Pro – Beck

Sunday Night! (9/8/13) The Unforgettable Show. BE THERE! (A.K.A. Chaz’s 21st Birthday.)


This Weekend’s Shows Recap

This weekend I found myself once again at local shows and hanging out with some super chill people! Here’s a quick recap of the local shows I went to with pictures! (for all the lazy people)


1. Trailview (Martinez,CA) started things off this weekend at the grand opening of C.R.E.A.M with an awesome two hour acoustic set featuring originals off their latest E.P. “All Things Grow” which you can download for free right now over at their Bandcamp page!



2. After Trailview’s set, Safety Hazard (Concord, CA) also played an acoustic set at C.R.E.A.M. If you’ve never heard of Safety Hazard check out their music Here! I personally recommend “Loser Blues” & “Beverly Drive”  🙂


There’s a reason I love local band shows and especially house shows. They’re always a great time! My Own Confusion (Dublin, CA) hosted a rad house show (yes, even though it was Sunday) Full of good music and chill people.

3. The Truth Is (Hayward, CA) did an awesome acoustic set w/tambourine playing originals such as “Dear, New Girl” and “O.S.D. (All That I Say Is True)” and then did some awesome New Found Glory/All Time Low/Fall Out Boy covers for all the pop punk lovers!  Check out their music Here!

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4. Lastly Don’t Be The Hero (Oakland, CA) gave us all a huge dose of Pop Punk playing their energetic originals ” The Anthem”, “Summer” & “The Chase” and finished things off with their “I Miss You” cover! Check out their latest single “The Anthem

(Sidenote: Their usual bassist Clare was unable to make this show, So their guitarist Troy took over for the day)

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That’s it for this week! If you have the chance, go discover some new music!

– Calamity Jane

Season 2 Episode 20: Dazed and Confused. We Made It Through.

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Calamity Jane (Season 2. Episode 20: Dazed and Confused. We Made It Through) by Calamity Jane on Mixcloud

Space Invaders – Addiction to Affliction
Summer and Winter – Till I Fall
Luke’s Mom – The Anchormen
E-4 – Safety Hazard
Welcome to Bloomfield – Green State
Raise the Flag – Global Affront
Without You – Coda
Nightwing – Vision Theory
DBTH Anthem – Don’t Be The Hero
Regrets and Valentines – PUSH
The F.D.A. Steals Your Personality -Point of view ->https://www.facebook.com/pointofviewsanjose
Your Luxury (Single) – Crossout -> https://www.facebook.com/CrossoutMusic
Poway, CA – Communist Kayte -> https://www.facebook.com/CommunistKayte
Loose Ends – Trailview -> https://www.facebook.com/trailviewband
Finally Alive – Saving Cadence -> https://www.facebook.com/SavingCadence
If “X” marks the spot, then “Y” are you here? – Up&Go ->https://www.facebook.com/upandgomusic
Shut Your Mouth – 9:00 News -> https://www.facebook.com/900news
A Little Bit Slower – Hit Reset -> https://www.facebook.com/hitreset
Reason To Run – HEAR THE SIRENS ->https://www.facebook.com/hearthesirens
Infirmities Anthem – Infirmities -> https://www.facebook.com/WeAreINFIRMITIES
Supernova – ELLEGARDEN

Calamity Jane’s Warped Tour Recap

The Vans Warped Tour has always been the highlight of my summer since I first started going back in ’07. What gets me every year is the powerful way it brings people together. Different kinds of people near and far with different struggles all brought together by one thing: Music. The whole day is filled with excitement as people all rush to the stages to see their favorite bands play.  Even if they know no one around them, the second the song starts everyone sings and moves together as one with the band. I can only imagine how wonderful it must feel for the bands that play but from my own experience it’s  pretty wonderful for the crowd too.

Warped Tour allows this unique experience that lets you get in an up close and personal situation with many very popular bands. Heck, I went to The Story So Far tent after buying a tank top and just walked right up and chatted with Parker Cannon as he signed my shirt. With big arena shows, that isn’t possible. There’s an invisible barrier between the fans and the artist but with warped tour I  feel like that barrier doesn’t exist. They can see us and hear us just like we can do the same with them. We are all brought together by our love of music.

I’ve been as a pre-teen, teenager and a “young adult”,  i’ve even gotten backstage before but this year I was vendor. I worked  in a booth with my good friends from Communist Kayte, Point of View and Hella Mad Records promoting the bay area music scene!  I can’t even begin to tell you all the reasons why this was the best year ever.  Getting the chance to sharing this amazing experience with good friends and promoting what we love to do meant the world to me. Thank You!  Here’s some pictures from yesterday. Congrats to Communist Kayte for playing Warped Tour. You guys rocked! ~Calamity Jane

Communist Kayte @ the Kevin Says Stage
Don’t Be The Hero waiting for Communist Kayte’s Set!
The Calamity Jane Prize Wheel. Spreading the word about Bay Area Music!
Calamity Jane and the boys of  Coda chilling behind the booth

Mid-day crowd in front of the booth!

House-U-Mentary. Episode 1: Chaz’s House

June 7, 2013
Chaz’s House – Oakland, CA

After an hours notice of cancellation of the show
at Love At First Slice because of the dreaded double booking incident, Chaz from (Don’t Be The Hero) ironically steps up and saves the day. This video contains a mash-up of that night followed by a tour follow up (“recrap”) of Communist Kayte’s Tour
with Don’t Be The Hero about their crazy lives.
Check out and support all of the local bands below!

Crossout- www.facebook.com/crossoutmusic

The Truth Is-www.facebook.com/thetruthisofficial

Safety Hazard- www.facebook.com/safetyhazard1

Communist Kayte- www.facebook.com/CommunistKayte

Don’t Be The Hero- www.facebook.com/dontbethehero
This mashup is brought to you by Calamity Jane!

DBTH Anthem Lyric Video + Single

Memorial Day 2013 and Don’t Be the Hero (Oakland,CA) just released their latest single “DBTH Anthem” off their upcoming EP The Friend Zone! Check it out below!

Blogs! Blogs! Blogs!

Please Welcome the newest additions to the Calamity Jane Radio Show Website! Blogs written by fellow local band members that want to tell you what’s up!

Pop Punk Hero Blog

The Pop Punk Hero Blog has just been added to the Calamity Jane website! Written by the one and only Chaz from Don’t Be The Hero! Check back Wednesday nights at 6 PM for local band reviews, show reviews and maybe if you’re lucky some love life advice 😛

Rad As F$%K Blog 

The Rad As F$%K Blog has just been added to the Calamity Jane website! Richard Torres a.k.a. that’s so richard from Vision Theory will be keeping you updated on the music scene in portland, doing album reviews and going full hipster on you! Stay Rad! Check it out every wednesday!

Bass Ethics 

The Bass Ethics Blog has just been added to the Calamity Jane website! Logan Shackleton (Red Mage) from Addiction to AfflictionFusion72 and Apothesary will be teaching you everything he knows about bass. (Which for the record is a lot) What gear to use, defining your role in a band and just cool sh*t about bass. Check it out every wednesday night at 8PM after Calamity Jane’s Show

Don’t Be The Hero at Panda Studios

Don’t Be The Hero (Oakland,CA) is back in the studio recording their sophomore EP “The Friend Zone” at Panda Studios. This is from day one of recording. I can only imagine what day 2 is going to look like.

Photo Credit: Chaz

Season 2 Episode 12 GET RAD

It’s getting hot outside & so is the Calamity Jane Show! 😀 This week’s show has a “getting ready for summer” theme!
So get your kick ass shades on and let’s rock out!

Listen Here:

Calamity Jane (Season 2. Episode 12: GET RAD! ) by Calamity Jane on Mixcloud

Check out all the awesome local bands you missed. 
Ocean Avenue – Yellowcard 
Exit Summer -Set Your Goals 
D.O.A. – Hear The Sirens 
Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous- Good Charlotte 
Hold On (Dont Tell Me That Its Over) – Blink 182 
Best Of Me – The Starting Line 
Suck so Hard – Communist Kayte 
Love Your Friends, Die Laughing – Man Overboard 
Never Let You Go -Third Eye Blind 
Tank Tops and Cut Offs (The Summer Song) – The Letter You 
Santeria – Sublime 
Pretty Fly For A White Guy – The Offspring 
Regrets and Valentines – PUSH 
Memory – Sugarcult 
Weightless – All Time Low 
The Depths of Me – Stickup Kid 
Little League – Till I Fall 
In Too Deep – Sum 41 
Space Invader – Addiction to Affliction
The Downfall of Us All – A Day to Remember 
Caraphernelia – Pierce the Veil ft. Jeremy McKinnon
Red Fir Ct – Vision Theory 
On My Own – Coda 
Things I Can’t Change – The Story So Far 
Build Me Up Buttercup – The Frantic 
Your Luxury (Single) – Crossout
Wasting Time (Eternal Summer) – Four Year Strong 
Here We Go Again – Operation Ivy 
The Chase – Don’t Be The Hero 
Misery Business – Paramore 
Want You Bad – The Offspring 
California Sun – Rancid 
American Girl – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers 
Today – The Smashing Pumpkins

The Antioxidant’s Final Show!

The Antioxidants‘ final, farewell show w/ Till I Fall & Don’t Be The Hero and more ! This show is only 2 Dollars!
Los Gatos Lodge inside the De Anza Room!

The Antioxidants



Reid Saw A Ghost

Kill The Bats

Till I Fall

Don’t Be The Hero


Interview & Shenanigans With Don’t Be The Hero

Chatting it up with Dont Be the Hero at Red House Studios in Walnut Creek. 3.22.13
Find out exciting things about chaz’s love life, their new ep they are set to start recording, the show at SJSU. Epic tales. CHECK THEM OUT!

Get their music for FREE. FREE NINETY NINE!

Pop Punk World Domination Red House 3.22.2013 Rock-U-Mentary & Pictures

Video mash-up of March 22nd at Red House Studios in Walnut Creek, CA featuring your mom’s favorite local bands. CODA, DONT BE THE HERO, COMMUNIST KAYTE, CRASH NOW and BETTER LUCK NEXT TIME (FROM L.A) Check out each of these bands on Facebook. DO IT! you won’t be disappointed! 

Don’t Be The Hero –www.facebook.com/DontBetheHero
CODA – www.facebook.com/CodaPunk
Communist Kayte – www.facebook.com/CommunistKayte
Crash Now – www.facebook.com/CrashNowMusic
Better Luck Next Time- www.facebook.com/betterlucknexttime



Season 2 Episode 5 “Starring Perfection”

Listen Here:

Calamity Jane (Season 2 Episode 5: Starring Perfection) by Calamity Jane on Mixcloud

Be Awesome And Check Out The Local Bands! :3 

All Messed Up – Sum 41 
Pretty Mess – HAWKINS and SILVER 
Dividers – Lagwagon 
When I Come Around – Green Day 
On My Own – Coda 
Lights and Sounds – Yellowcard 
Windspitting Punk – Swingin’ Utters 
Overrated (Everything Is) – Less Than Jake 
If These Lips Could Talk – Till I Fall
Shut Up – Simple Plan 
The Chase – Don’t Be The Hero 
Anchor Down – Real Friends
Requiem For Dissent – Bad Religion 
Weightless – All Time Low 
LAST CALL LOVE – Hear The Sirens 
99 Red Balloons – Goldfinger 
King For A Day” ft. Kellin Quinn -Pierce the Veil 
Stockholm Syndrome – Blink-182 blink-182
The Glass – Story So Far