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Radio Phoenix Broadcast of The YabYum Hour: Garrett’s Last Show

As the saying goes, nothing lasts forever. And on this edition of The YabYum Hour, Garrett Bowers hosts his last show. After taking over last April due to COVID-19 lockdowns, Garrett is moving on. But before he goes, he chats with former co-hosts of The YabYum Hour, Anna and Bonnie, as well as with YabYum Editors Carly and Mark. They reminisce on some of their favorite moments and guests from the show, as well as play tracks that remind them of the good times…

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Goodbye, Hello.

What a stupid year. But all those reading this survived. Sadly, not all did. For me, 2020 was a year of Zoom funerals, canceled shows, extended isolation, diminished victories, sorrow, rage, and anxiety, but also one of growth, of learning more about what is really most important to me, and artistic exploration…

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An Insider’s Introduction: The Sugar Thieves

The Sugar Thieves came together in musical love and bluesy harmony more than a decade ago in a smokey dive bar with the fateful partnership of lead singer Meridith Moore and guitar player/vocalist Mikel Lander. Yes, it was Big Fish Pub and the year was 2006, the planets aligned to give the Valley this bastion of music from the American Heartland…

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An Insider’s Introduction: Greg Lloyd of Prism Collabs

Greg Lloyd is a musician, producer, sound engineer, wrangler of creatives, and aural innovator living here in Phoenix. And, recently, he added author to his resume when he published a DIY guide for musicians on the ins-and-outs of recording. At the same time, Lloyd was working on a collaborative recording project that released a new EP. tape.in by Prism Collabs stands out as a fluid yet eclectic mix of ambient instrumentals, as innovative as the structure of the project itself, while simultaneously speaking to the many possibilities of home recording…

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Album Spotlight: ‘Bunker Stories’ by Brian Lopez

When someone as antisocial as myself is beginning to feel the constraints of confinement, I can only imagine how the rest of the world is feeling. I’m missing live music in particular, but thankfully, some artists seem to be finding workarounds to help us bridge this divide. Brian Lopez is one such performer filling the void left with a live recording. But, unlike many others, Lopez manages to encapsulate the warmth of the live music, the sense of camaraderie, the intimacy of a stripped down set, of complete sensory command, that goes along with the in-person experience on his live collection released in April called Bunker Stories…

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For the Record: ‘Strange Vibrations’ by Parlor Birds

The much-anticipated debut album, Strange Vibrations, from the Phoenix duo known as Parlor Birds takes listeners on a ride through turns and loops of rocknroll’s history; intermeshed, interwoven, and reinterpreted. Featuring Mike Chapman on “noise, dirt, words” and Chris Kuhar on “thump, rattle, rat-a-tat,” the one constant on the new release is the dusty swagger the band brings to these 11 tracks…

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