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by Mitchell Hillman

It’s been just over a year since I’ve written about music in this town.

I’ve been laying low working on perfecting recipes of health and happiness, while churning out a slew of paintings and tending to my own self care. So it had to be something truly special to apply my pen to poetic musings of the vibrant goings on of the Phoenix music scene. This past Saturday was an emotional and boisterous explosion of saying farewell to a venue that was a staple for local bands over the last twelve years, The Rogue Bar. Having been in the thick of it for most of those years, it was the truly special event that made my heart swell, my soul soar and present a time tunnel of memories and friends that sparked a fire in my mind…Read More →

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by the YabYum Editors photos by Devin Morris and our portable photobooth Well, it was that time of year again. For 6 years now in Bissbee, Arizona, every second weekend in November becomes the Sidepony Express Music Festival featuring dozens and dozens of acts from around Arizona and beyond. OrganizedRead More →

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by Carly Schorman Senior Editor – The 5th Annual Sidepony Express Music Festival is about to descend on Bisbee, AZ for a weekend of ruckus good times and music… lots and lots of music. Last year, Sidepony boasted “18 unique venues and over 85 bands” and this year’s event shouldRead More →

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Treasurefruit, those Southwestern Psychedelic Rockers themselves, came down to YabYum HQ to perform in the Reading Room. Anamieke, Matt, and Ehren laid down that desert dwelling groove and we are all the better for it. Special thanks as always to Burning Empire Media for producing this series with us! “Darkside”Read More →

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Well there you have it folks, our 2015 Awards are done! Now that this month has flown by and we find ourselves eleven twelfths closer to the end of the year, it’s time to begin our regularly scheduled programming. We’re going for gold this year with new content and features soRead More →

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Every year an extraordinary singer tends to stand out amongst the others, often for the possession of a lithe, ethereal voice. Anamieke of Treasurefruit has all that but she brings an extra splash of feistiness. Her band’s 2015 release, Poisonous Dwellers of the Desert, combines Anamieke’s scintillating vocal styles with some serious (andRead More →

Anamieke of Sidepony Express Music and the band Treasurefruit joined us on the air for Rise! on Radio Phoenix. We have the podcast now available right here! Complete playlist is located down below! Yab Yum on Rise 10-01-14 by Radio Phoenix on Mixcloud Playlist: Fairy Bones “Duka” Where Are All theRead More →