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by Chris Nunley Staff Writer “You two have a blessed day and come back and see us,” says the sales clerk at a local music supply store. “Thank god they had the drum head I needed because there’s no other music store in town” says Ariel Monet, the lanky yetRead More →

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by Chris Nunley Staff Writer One of the single most important inventions of the modern music era is the Tascam Portastudio. At the time of its conception, it was intended for musicians to record demo versions of songs that would later be fleshed out in a fancy commercial recording studio.Read More →

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by Chris Nunley Staff Writer Call me a crotchety old man, but I long for the days of how music was released before the almighty EP. I mean I get it, attention spans aren’t what they used to be thanks to glorious technology. The way music is produced and distributedRead More →

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by Chris Nunley Staff Writer – One of the biggest deterrents I believe that keeps noise music from reaching a wider audience is fear. Fear of the unknown and grounded by chaos: “noise” as a genre follows no rules. Tracing its primordial roots back to the Dada movement of theRead More →

by Chris Nunley Staff Writer – My fellow Phoenicians, today is a great day. Today is the day that we here at YabYum start turning some of the focus on an area of music that often gets overlooked, disregarded, and sometimes even shunned completely. We’re talking about noise music. TheRead More →

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by Chris Nunley Staff Writer – When the news was handed down that this mag would be expanding their coverage outside of the southwest region, I immediately set my sights on Ever So Android. This is a band that I’ve been dying to write about for some time now, andRead More →

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by Chris Nunley Staff Writer – “Hello. This is David Russell at Rolling Stone. I’ve just received MY copy of Banned Vuren …uhhh, by this local Phoenix, Arizona band called Joeseph Jaymes. This, MY friend…my FRIEND, is complete and utter shit! It’s bollocks. Why did you send it? I didn’tRead More →

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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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On our seventh birthday the YabYum staff mobbed down to Radio Phoenix at the Phoenix Center for the Arts to play some of our favorite tracks and talk some serious shop while, at the same time, goofing off and eating cookies provided by Small Fry Pie. Good times. Check out theRead More →

by Chris Nunley Staff Writer Oh man…if there is one thing that I do love in this world more than music, it’s food. Particularly lasagna. It’s probably the single most evolutionary dish on the planet because it evolves after preparation. Sure, you could eat it immediately after it’s ready. ButRead 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 →