Pete Granser – Sun City

German photographer Pete Granser created a remarkable collection in Sun City aptly titled “Sun City”. The project captures the kitsch and character of our sassy seniors as well as the strange sense of place only found in the Southwest. Check out the collection here.

Special thanks to the Wall to Watch for bringing this collection to our attention!

sun city girls
Source: via Carly on Pinterest


Source: via Carly on Pinterest
Source: via Carly on Pinterest

Underground Publishers Convention

Come see us at the Underground Publishers Convention!

When: Saturday March 17th (this Saturday.) We’ll be there from 11:00am – 2:00pm.
Where: Lawn Gnome Publishing – 905 N 5th St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

UPC is an annual small press, zine, distro, and comic symposium held in Phoenix, Arizona since 2009. 

Paste Magazine’s Top 10 Arizona Bands

 Check out which Yab Yum faves made Paste Magazine’s list!

 10 Arizona Bands You Should Listen to Now 

1. Gospel Claws
2. Black Carl
3. Roar
4. Snake! Snake! Snakes!
5. What Laura Says
6. Run Boy Run
7. Dry River Yacht Club
8. Future Loves Past
9. Stephen Steinbrink & French Quarter
10. Yellow Minute      

  Click the band name to read our review. 


Billy Keys, who YabYum covered back 2010 with his group Roots Express, is in a new band as well – Kava Kreation. They have signed to a new label founded by Reagan Maui’a, who played with the Phoenix Cardinals, called Juggernaut Music Ent. Inc. and on Saturday March 10th, will as part of the JUGG-FEST at the Marquee Theatre. “SPAWNBREEZIE, NATURAL ROOTS, Love’s Messenger RAY LEGER, COMMON KINGS, LOCAL CULTURE, Arizona’s own KAVA-KREATION and last but not the least, internationally known and locally respected, the 1 and onlyJ-BOOG,” will be providing the entertainment. You provide yourself to this all ages show.

Meat Market Vintage

No, we’re not talking about old pork.

Today, Meat Market Vintage is hosting their grand opening party! The celebration of the new “High fashion to low brow, classically chic to alluring androgyny” resale shop features performances from High Horse and The Rebel Set .

Don’t forget to check out our new Directory of Resale Stores to find many other fantastic shops throughout the valley.

Resale Directory.

The Melrose On 7th Avenue Street Fair and Classic Car Show

If you’ve never been, you really ought to check out the M7 Street Fair on 7th Ave. in the Melrose curve. And if you have been, this year’s festival should be bigger than ever! “Over 140 booths, food, rides and crafts for the kids, live music, over 200 classic cars, and almost 18,000 visitors” are what you can expect if you plan on attending. YabYum favorites, Super Stereo and the Sara McAllister Band are starting the fair’s live music off to a dancing start so show up with a good pair of shoes!

Emerge: Artists + Scientists Redesign the Future

Emerge: Artists + Scientists Redesign the Future
March 1–3, 2012
Arizona State University
What it means to be human is changing. Emerging technologies are transforming our minds, our relationships, everything we own and the very landscapes in which we live. What kinds of humans will we become? What kinds of humans should we become?

These singular questions will be explored on March 1–3, 2012, when Arizona State University hosts Emerge–an unparalleled campus–wide event uniting artists, engineers, bio scientists, social scientists, story–tellers and designers to build, draw, write and rethink the future of the human species and the environments that we share. And then we’ll celebrate. Arizona State University, the nations’s largest university, is determined to break down the barriers between those making the future and those thinking about what it all means…click to find out ya’ll…