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Dana Stern might be a familiar face from her role with post-modern punk-rockers JJCnV, but in addition to being a badass musician, she’s also a vegan baker, occasional DJ, karoake queen, and local tastemaker. With that last bit in mind, we asked Dana to take part in our Tastemaker’s Ten seriesRead More →

A Claire Slattery has been an innovative force for community building ever since she first showed up in our sunny state for college all those years ago (ahem, we have pictures). Maybe you first saw her performing as a Treasure Mammal dancer. I mean, remember that night she let theRead More →

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Serene Dominic is a staple of PHX Music. From his own recording efforts with the Gemseekers (his band) to his work with Onus Records, this guy stays busy because we haven’t even come close to covering all his artistic endeavors. Back in 2016, Dominic took our award for “Hardest WorkingRead More →

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What can you say about Mitchell Hillman: the man, the myth, the music-loving writer? In addition to writing for local music publications (like Java) or his own blog (Sounds Around Town), Mitchell has signed on to be part of the ragtag team behind YabYum Music + Arts and we couldn’tRead More →

Local musician and tastemaker Steve Ostrov is a straight-shooter by day and punk-rocker with a penchant for pedals come night. Check out Steve’s stellar list of singles he thinks every music-lover should hear below and then head to Chopper John’s this coming Friday to see him perform live with his band, TheRead More →

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Musician, local tastemaker, radio-show persona, and all-around-rad-dude Roddy Nikpour is officially coming onboard #TeamYabYum and we just couldn’t be more excited to have him. In addition to his host of creative endeavors, from ambient music to Treasure Mammal dancer, Roddy will be joining us down at Radio Phoenix as ourRead More →

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Ryan Avery of Related Records is a staple of the Phoenix music scene and we are super excited that he has returned to the city after a short bout abroad (in Los Angeles). In addition to heading up the Related Records cast of oddballs, Avery is a musician and performerRead More →

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Jason P. Woodbury is a pop culture writer, essayist, and podcaster native to Arizona. His work’s appeared in Relix Magazine, FLOOD Magazine, Phoenix New Times, Los Angeles Review of Books, Pitchfork, Tucson Weekly, and elsewhere. He’s a regular contributor to Los Angeles-based music blog Aquarium Drunkard, where he co-hosts theRead More →

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Tucson musician John Polle of Whispering Wires and Discos took some time out of his schedule to participate in our Tastemaker’s Ten. As per usual, we asked him to select ten tracks that he feels everyone should hear. What came back was an eclectic mix of singles from Arizona and beyond; unconfinedRead More →

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Jackie Cruz is a musician, DJ, and all around music aficionado. When not performing with her bands, Jade Helm and Man Hands, you might find her DJing around town and spinning her super hip collection of obscure gems. We asked her to share some of her favorite musical finds forRead More →

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The stellar Amy Young – writer for too many publications to mention, drummer for French Girls, art aficionado & curator, and community builder who is also a Girls Rock! Phoenix staff member – took some time out of her busy schedule to assemble her list of ten favorite tracks that she feelsRead More →

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For many of you, Jalipaz will be a familiar name that holds an enduring (and endearing) place in your heart. For others, you might be asking, “Who or what is a Jalipaz?” Well, for starters, he’s an accomplished sound engineer responsible for recording many of YabYum’s favorite albums and bandsRead More →