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by Chris Nunley Staff Writer – One of the great things about finding and listening to new music is the chance to research the history behind the artist – and it never ceases to amaze me how many musicians in the Phoenix area have their hands in more than oneRead More →

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by Chris Nunley Staff Writer – Whoever said that you eventually get accustomed to the summers here in Phoenix is a damn fool. There is NO getting used to them! In the four short years that I’ve been in the Valley, they seem to only get worse with each revolution. ApocalypticRead More →

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by Carly Schorman Senior Editor Nanami Ozone might be a fairly new act, but the four-piece is comprised of some familiar faces so I was hoping for something special as the band geared up for their debut release, Desire. I’ve learned that expectation can be a bit of a double-edged swordRead More →

by Frank Ippolito Associate Editor One of the best things about writing for the mighty YabYum is that I get to listen music before anyone else. The only thing that makes it better is when I get to listen to music when it’s as wonderful and heartfelt as Shawn Skinner andRead More →

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by Mark Anderson Senior Editor dent – Josh John, Jeff Taylor, and Bryan Ohkura – are pretty much my new favorite band right now. Take some 90s guitar pop, add some math, throw in some tasteful shoegaze and surf, and garnish with a slice of punk and you can begin to taste the dentRead More →

by Frank Ippolito Associate Editor You know, I can count on one hand how many of you have listened to avant-garde, folk, harp music. I for one, have not, until I gave Mariah McCammond’s Vaulted Heart Box a virtual spin. And, I gotta tell ya, it’s pretty beautiful stuff. Don’tRead More →

by Chris Nunley Staff Writer Late one night in the summer of 2001, as I was basking in the luminescent glow of the boob tube, Conan O’Brien single-handedly shifted the paradigm of music on his talk show. A quintet of skinny runts that looked like they had been plucked offRead More →

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by Chris Nunley Staff Writer Happy Spring, my fellow Phoenicians! Don’t you just love this time of year in the Valley of the Sun? I mean seriously, folks…it’s paradise. While many have been enduring a long winter with late snowfalls and balmy temps, we’ve been kickin’ up our feet withRead More →

by Lenore LaNova Senior Editor The Phoenix-based indie act known as The Hill in Mind has developed a reputation for meticulously arranged music of resounding beauty since they emerged on the scene back in 2013. Their 2015 release – Thimble, Needle, and Thread – was one of my favorite albums of lastRead More →

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by Chris Nunley Staff Writer “Oddly, at the time, I was on a kick of watching “Taxi Driver.” For some reason, I’d always, at the end of the night, I’d put that on and, you know…I think… I was losing it then. This was right in the time where IRead More →

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by Frank Ippolito Associate Editor Tell me your vibe is Psyche/Death Rock with retro Jazz/Country and you have my attention. Alex Oropeza (guitars/vocals), “Yuma Joe” Byrnes (drums) and Bill Cuevas (bass) execute this sound, by the way, and they had my complete and utter absorption from the very first drop ofRead More →

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by Garyn Klasek Contributing Writer It’s often noticeable that many bands evolve in a musical direction, oftentimes losing that initial intensity as they mature and develop a wider range of fans. While The Haymarket Squares have certainly gotten more popular over the years, they definitely don’t let fame go to theirRead More →