Robbie Pfeffer 700

Robbie Pfeffer might be best know for his work with the weird punk band, Playboy Manbaby, but he’s also an established musical tastemaker. True story. And he was kind enough to put aside some time to share with us the ten tracks he thinks everyone should hear…Read More →

jen holiday 700

Jen Holiday is one badass babe. As the fierce frontwoman of band, The Declaimed, she’s reigned over the boys’ club of Phoenix hardcore for two decades now. And she can do it all with coke bottle curls and a gold sequin dress. Jen Holiday pairs vintage style with post-human rage. That has “tastemaker” written all over it. Check out the 10 tracks Jen Holiday thinks everyone should hear…Read More →

jim waters 700

Jim Waters, for those not in the know, is the man behind Waterworks Recording in Tucson. And it seems like Jim has recorded just about everyone, from Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and Calexico to Jim Gaffigan and Mitch Hedberg. Jim even worked with Sonic Youth in the 90s before relocating his NYC recording space to the sunny Sonoran. Don’t get me started on his local roster which includes too many stellar Tucson acts to possibly name them all, but Brian Lopez, Lenguas Largas, Whispering Wires, Billy Sedlmayr, and much more have all recorded at Waterworks and the list just goes on…Read More →

dj paul bearer 700

Paulina Rios might be better known around the Valley as DJ Paul Bearer, the host of an array of eclectic music events like Rude Night at Yucca Tap Room or the kickback 90s dance event, Live & Learn, at Tempe Tavern or maybe even So Below, a monthly metal night, at Cornish Pasty…Read More →

matt rendon 700

Which Matt Rendon is cooler? Matt Rendon, the sound engineer behind Midtown Island Studios in Tucson, or the musician Matt Rendon of such noted acts as The Resonars? Thankfully, they are one and the same so we can just embrace our love of all Matt Rendon forms. And, today, he’ll be taking on the roll of official YabYum Tastemaker for this special “Best Drummers Ever” installment of The Tastemaker’s Ten!Read More →

james fella 500

James Fella, musician and founder of Gilgongo Records, is quite the record hound so we knew that asking him to tackle the arduous task of compiling a list of only ten songs that he thought everyone should hear might be like asking him to pop by the seventh level ofRead More →