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Carlos Arzate “Broken Glass” “Broken Glass” is the first single from Carlos Arzate’s forthcoming release, Camaleon. The Tucson songwriter went back to soulful music of Otis Redding and Sam Cooke to find the right tones for this latest endeavor and the end result is powerful.  A moving declamation for this era ofRead More →

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Capitano “Gypsy on a Leash” This track is about daring to be yourself and the music video directed by Katja Kuhl captures the spirit of that nonconformity rather nicely. We’ve featured the unique aesthetic of Capitano on our site before and this video should help explain why. We dig weird. FacebookRead More →

by Carly Schorman – Dan Michaelson “Careless” Get ready to get your heartbroken. Dan Michaelson doesn’t hold back the hurt on his new track, “Careless”. Michaelson (formerly of The Coastguards) released his debut solo album, First Light, in December and “Careless” comes to us from that effort. I don’t know if it’sRead More →

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The folks at Prizefighting Kangaroo look back on 2017: a great year for movies and a terrible year for everything else. Amy and Ashley talk about the best things they’ve seen, the worst things they’ve seen, and also bring up old classics they rediscovered throughout the year. They also spendRead More →

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Who are you and what do you do? My name is Genevieve Rice, and I am a stand up comedian and writer. I’m also the founder and executive producer of Bird City Comedy Festival, which is going into its third year in downtown Phoenix March 29-31, 2018. How did youRead More →

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by Dale I. Rasmussen – New Year’s resolutions get a bad rap these days. It seems that for every person you know who’s buying new running shoes or a couple of boxes of nicotine gum, there’s a half-dozen more all too happy to explain why, and usually when and how,Read More →

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Lance Mascarenas writes songs and performs under the moniker The Wilt Family. The first time we caught him live he was just passing through town, but he returned to Phoenix with the intention of sticking around for a while and we think that’s pretty rad. The Wilt Family presents pensive songwritingRead More →

2017 favorites

Let’s go back to YabYum’s core principle: connecting new artists to new audiences. What does that mean exactly? It means we want to help artists on the rise. We like hearing those first demos, those debut EPs, the music video your friend helped you make over the weekend. We’re certainlyRead More →

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As you may or may not know, two senior editors sit behind the helm of YabYum and, every year, they sort through thousands and thousands (and thousands) of songs to bring you new music every day. Oftentimes, we ask the YabYum Staff to choose a favorite album for the year,Read More →

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Over the years we’ve been in operation, we’ve tried some different approaches to our annual awards. This year, we’re going for something totally new to kick off a year of new things at YabYum. So, first thing’s first, we’ve launched our Spotify platform and, to get us started, we haveRead More →

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The Sink or Swim joined us in the Radio Phoenix studios and talked to us about the new album, the upcoming release show January 20 at the Crescent Ballroom, and also brought a bunch of neat bands to play on the air. Some a little more surprising than others… takeRead More →