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Third Gear Scratch

Jul 18, 2022

Comic Joe Sib is that rare human who takes new endeavors that might normally intimidate the rest of us as a challenge. His punk-rock band Wax struck gold in the early 90's with a hit song California and a video directed by Spike Jonze known as the burning guy running in slow-mo video, then parlayed the success from that band into starting Side One Dummy Records, a label responsible for bands like Flogging Molly, Gogol Bordello and Gaslight Anthem among many others. Later, after the success of touring on his one-man show "Joe Sib: California Calling" he mounted the most grueling of challenges and one he'd been contemplating : life as a stand-up comic. He's toured with Jim Breuer often, even opening for Metallica for a tour, and has been a headliner across the US for the past decade, centering on a story-telling style that belies his punkrock past and leans into his life as a family man.