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…
Tom and Amy brought us a hardrocking holiday with Little Steven in December and the podcast of that broadcast is now available. Make sure to catch the ‘It’s Not Our Fault’ version of The YabYum Hour with Amy + Tom every first and third Wednesday of the month and, as always, this show’s complete playlist can be found below…
Tom and Amy made their way to Radio Phoenix for The YabYum Hour, this time interviewing Stephen McDonald from Redd Kross/Off!/The Melvins!! They also play a bunch of rad tunes so be sure to tune in. The complete playlist can be found below.
Catch The YabYum Hour every Wednesday at 7:00 PM only on RadioPhoenix.org — where the Valley comes to Talk.Sing.Connect.
On this installment of The YabYum Hour on Radio Phoenix, our senior editors (Carly and Mark) choose tracks from some recently featured singles and new hits from local favorites. It’s also new co-hosts Anna and Bonnie’s first show!!
Check out the complete playlist below and make sure to tune in every Wednesday night at 7 PM for more local music fun on Radio Phoenix — where the Valley comes to Talk. Sing. Connect.
What album got more airtime at YabYum HQ this year than any other? It was, without a doubt, The Echo Bombs’ April release, Pleb. These ten-tracks of turbo fueled disappointment provided us with some of our favorite singles of the entire year, but the best way to listen is from start to finish and then all over again…
Uh, let’s get something clear right from the start, I like Fairy Bones, but as I’ve mentioned (in writing) before, their debut album left me wanting. And then, 0% Fun came through swinging like a fucking champ, turning all that potential into a demonstrative example of why artists must hone their craft continually. Stagnation is