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Golden Suits “Is it Wrong” I have a special place in my heart for bookish musicians and Golden Suits out of Brooklyn is exactly that: bookish. “Is It Wrong” is a new single from the artist’s forthcoming release, Kubla Khan, due out in October. The track is both pensive andRead More →

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J GRGRY “eFlower” J GRGRY (pronounced Jay Gregory) is the brainchild of Seattle multi-instrumentalist Joe Gregory formerly of The Drama and Dolour. “eFlower” comes to us from his debut EP and deals with the artist’s struggle with addiction. Despite the somber topic, “eFlower” is an uplifting electropop number than will shake theRead More →

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by Nicole Royse Arts Editor – In correlation with the impending election and the anniversary of the Marriage Equality Act, Scottsdale Museum of Contempoary Art (SMoCA) revisits the engaging and challenging work of Mel Roman: Coming Out Under Fire. This much anticipated exhibition utilizes a provocative combination of text, found objectsRead More →

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Magic City Hippies “Fanfare” Leland Sundries “Studebaker” Weathers “Happy Pills” Matt Pless “Couch Surf Summer” Voodoo Swing “So Fine” Mik Current “Silhouette”Read More →

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by Mark Anderson Senior Editor – Kickstand Records is relatively new to the punk rock label game, but don’t let that fact fool you. Within their short history they’ve amassed eight releases, including a 50+ track, name-your-price compilation featuring bands from the Valley and beyond. It should be no surprise that weRead More →

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Tok Sik + Syrin “Inevitable”  Prez Harris “Just Do Me” Source4Prez “Records Like This” Milah B “Gimmie the Loot” Bjbandz “Blacklivesmatter” Spiff Meylor “Prom Dress”Read More →

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by Carly Schorman Senior Editor Dogbreth Second Home There is something a little sad that stirs inside me when I notice that Dogbreth’s Bandcamp page is now tagged “Seattle” instead of “Phoenix”, but I know that our dusty desert will always hold a special place in the hearts of theRead More →

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by Carly Schorman Senior Editor – It’s no secret that decker. is a bit of a sweetheart of the YabYum staff. It seems like oh-so-many years ago now that Brandon Decker took the award for Songwriter of the Year and since that time we’ve watched the band/the artist/the collective finely tuneRead More →

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Gringo Star “Get Closer” Psych-rockers Gringo Star make acid-tinged alt-rock perfect for summer. Their single “Get Closer” from the forthcoming The Sides And In Between has amped-up energy and a garage rock feel. Gringo Star brings to mind The Strokes at certain moments with their overly saturated vocals, but there is something aRead More →

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Fictionist “Free Spirit” Trails and Ways “My Things” Chris Staples “Golden Age” American Monoxide “Hot Lava Express” Henry Hall x Ellis “More Tiny” Overjoy “Holiday” Bogan Via “Can’t Go Back”Read More →