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by Mark Anderson Senior Editor Ann Seletos is fuckin’ cool. And not cool in like a “cool” way. You know, that too cool for school, disaffected by everything and everyone around them, smoking cigarettes with reckless abandon kind of way. No, she’s cool in a completely other, cooler way. If youRead More →

Cherie Cherie happens to be one of our personal favorites so we were very excited to have the band join us on the air back in December to talk shop and play some tunes from some of their favorite bands. Give it a listen here and check out the completeRead More →

The Haymarket Squares “Don’t Panic” Submission for NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts Contest Cherie Cherie “Sweet N’ Low” from RAARS (Recorded at a Record Store) Sun Bones “Everybody Needs a Master” Submission for NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts Contest Jess Matsen “Linger Long” from The Trundle Sessions Japhy’s Descent “Owl” Submission forRead More →

Every year we’ve chosen to acknowledge our favorite female vocalist of the year. This year we had a split decision. Together, Ann Seletos and Lonna Kelly form the beautiful and haunting vocal combination that helps define Cherie Cherie as a Phoenix band everyone should know. If you haven’t scored yourRead More →

As a group of folks who spend their days writing about music, we have an extra appreciation for folks who create visual art to accompany music. Today we’d like to share our favorite album covers from 2013…  The Haymarket Squares Righteous Ruckus The retro-styling of Righteous Ruckus suits the sound ofRead More →

November has passed the halfway mark, but don’t let the impending holiday season (or finals) overwhelm you. There is plenty of goodness coming your way this December. Here are a few albums to look forward to next month! Former Friends of Young Americans Dives like a Fool, Swims like theRead More →

Mergence“The Nerve” Wolvves“Break Up Anthem” Cherie Cherie“Down Down Down” Mouse Powell “Cliff Clavin” The Saving Pointe“2+2=5, You Suck”Read More →

Night of the Living Fest is nearly upon us and we at YabYum couldn’t be more excited. First of all, we’re about any upstart festival that brings together bands like The People Under the Stairs, Deerhoof, THEESatisfaction, and Shannon & the Clams with some of the best bands to emergeRead More →

Sometimes I’m just amazed at the music happening around our state. More NEW music is happening EVERY day! I don’t mean to type-shout at you. It’s just an exciting time to be in Phoenix (and surrounding areas). Here are some bands to get on board with before everyone else knows theirRead More →