wilt family 500

Lance Mascarenas writes songs and performs under the moniker The Wilt Family. The first time we caught him live he was just passing through town, but he returned to Phoenix with the intention of sticking around for a while and we think that’s pretty rad. The Wilt Family presents pensive songwritingRead More →

rap forever 500

by Mark Anderson – You Can’t Rap Forever, the latest album from local phenom Dadadoh is a punk rawk, hip hop, melodic rock mind-bender and currently presiding as my new favorite release from the Phoenix artist. More radical then Radical (his last release and first full length) and, for thisRead More →

Prizefighting Kangaroo 500

In the premiere episode of the Prizefighting Kangaroo, Ashley and Amy talk about some of the actors and behind-the-scenes folks from the movie industry who shuffled off this mortal coil in 2017. From controversial celebs like Jerry Lewis to great character actors like Bill Paxton and Powers Boothe to TobeRead More →

Cait Brennan 500

Listening to Cait Brennan perform in The Listening Room Phoenix proved a hallmark moment in my journalistic career. The power and versatility of her voice commands attention and this venue is an ideal setting (#sponsor). Check out Cait performing “Bad at Apologies” for our Songs from the Listening Room seriesRead More →

by Dale I. Rasmussen – This week, around the Valley, children will return to their parents’ homes, families with gather around dining room tables, and proclamations will be made about what they’re thankful for this year. Then, over a handful of hours, old resentments, grudges, and disappointments will be removedRead More →

by Nicole Royse – TEMPE, AZ — The 6th Street Market, a seasonal Sunday marketplace featuring locally produced, handmade goods, takes place every Sunday through April 22, 2018. This wonderful, local, and multifaceted marketplace is situated in the heart of downtown Tempe at the beautiful 6th Street Park, running from 11:00Read More →

sidepony 6 500

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 →

austin rickert 500

by Mark Anderson – Austin Rickert is a man of many talents. Known affectionately around town as Ricky Smash, aka Ricky Heylee aka Dirty Dallas, et al., he certainly lives up to his many monikers. For years I’ve witnessed Austin play with many bands (often dressed in nothing more thanRead More →

marc oxborrow 500

Marc Oxborrow is a dapper gentleman with a penchant for punkgrass. In addition to his musical mainstay, The Haymarket Squares, you might have caught him performing with other local acts like The Shivereens or The Blood Feud Family Singers. Despite his numerous commitments, musical and otherwise, Oxborrow set some timeRead More →

dirty sunset 500

by Mark Anderson – Last month, Dirty Sunset released their debut album, Give In, to enthusiastic fans at Last Exit Live. A mixture of indie and alternative rock along with singer-songwriter and folk influences, Give In does what all great albums do in that it sounds both new and familiar atRead More →