The Arizona punk scene lost a legend recently, as Mikey Borens passed away at 59 years old. Mikey was the bassist for The Consumers, who are often considered Arizona's first punk band, and was a central figure in the punk rock culture of the area that also spawned The Exterminators. That band posted a tribute to Mikey earlier today:

Mikey was also a Navy vet and a talented artist and illustrator. RIP Mikey, you'll be missed. Listen to The Consumer's reissued punk classic All My Friends Are Dead: