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Radio Phoenix Broadcast of The YabYum Hour: Optimystical

The band Optimystical stopped by the Radio Phoenix studios and now the broadcast archive is available for all. Fusing hip hop, indie rock, edm, and experimental music into their sound, find out more about the band in this interview. Hear tales of shooting their music video, “Blind”, and check out the premiere of their brand new song, “All Types of Love”. They also brought in a stellar playlist of tracks to set the vibe right in the studio. Check it…

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Sam McPheeters’ ‘Mutations’ Reveals The Many Strange Faces of Hardcore Punk

Both above and underground, bookstores are riddled with literature about music written by people who “were there.” Mutations goes far beyond any of those other books because it’s by a real writer. Sam shifted his focus from screaming to the written word in the mid-2000s, releasing two excellent novels (the black comedy The Loom of Ruin and the sci-fi Exploded View) as well as a plethora of articles and short stories. Therefore, in addition to Mutations containing interesting subject matter, it’s damn good writing…

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An Inside Look at A God Awful Small Affair

Since the dawn of what we know as 21st-century modern drag, it would be inaccurate to say LGBTQA-friendly bars have no place in the drag scene. After all, many of these bars were friendly spaces which allowed these events to flourish with the queer community behind them. Once upon a time, bars couldn’t simply advertise their LGBTQA-friendly stances and operated their promotion out of the spoken word, but in the year of 2020, the possibility of drag outside of the classic gay bar setting grows each year…

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