by Mark Anderson Senior Editor We’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: There’s just no way no cover every album that comes our way. Oh sure, we can and do try, but with an expanded area of coverage and a seemingly exponential growth in the number of bandsRead More →

by Brent Miles Staff Writer Most of the music emanating from Tucson bears some sort of influence from prolific (German-born Tucsonan) guitarist Rainer Ptacek, who passed away from a brain tumor in 1997. It isn’t necessarily a strictly overt musical influence but something more enigmatic. This is apparent on theRead More →

Phantom Party “Derby Daze” Phoenix trio known as Phantom Party is relatively new on the local circuit but they started making waves with their debut EP, Phantom Party, which was released back in May. The band already has a new single, “Derby Daze”,  complete with the carefree indie sound I associate with summer daysRead More →

Harrison Fjord “Approximately 906 Miles” Red Tank! “The Void” Black Bottom Lighters “Pipe Dream” Calabrese “Down in Misery” Phantom Party “Stellar”Read More →

1. Who are you and what do you do? I am a media artist and still working with Intel Corporation after thirty years. 2. How did you get your start? Thanks to my high school art’s teacher that continue pushing and encouraging my passion in Art through the years. IRead More →

In this installment of Rise, show hosts and YabYum editors Mark Anderson & Lenore LaNova got to pick the tracks. The complete playlist can be found below… Complete Playlist: Diners “Must Be Nice” Sam Means “Other Side of You” Good Friends Great Enemies “Freshman Year (Song for Jack)” Sweetbleeders “SleepingRead More →

The Love Me Nots “Santa Bring My Baby Back to Me” The Love Me Nots revamped the originally released by Elvis Presley in 1957 on Elvis’ Christmas Album, “Santa Bring My Baby Back to Me”. If you want your holiday to be extra rocking, just listen to this track a few timesRead More →

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by Lenore LaNova Senior Editor Since June, locals have been swarming to Valley Bar in downtown Phoenix for Bar Flies: A Monthly Reading Series. Last week, I made my way to the alleyway entrance of Valley Bar, the hippest addition to the downtown bar circuit to incorporate skeeball, for theRead More →

Local group The Upper Strata releases new album, new sound for their new chapter By Matt Marn Staff Writer For years, Jonathan Sanchez and Regula Sanchez-Schmid of The Upper Strata have been devoted to not only the music they play, but the stories the music tells. And their newest release,Read More →

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Katterwaul “15 Forever” Destruction Unit “Salvation” Goldengoat “Just” Willetta “Finale” Citrus Clouds “In Time I Am”Read More →

One of our favorite local acts, JJCnV, came down to YabYum HQ to record a couple tracks. If you haven’t seen them live already, you’re missing out. Check out these videos and then head down to Valley Bar this week (Dec. 23) to see them perform with Okilly Dokilly, TreasureRead More →