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by Mark Anderson Senior Editor – “Being in a band is tough. Being in a band with a significant other is even harder – just ask Greg Allman and Cher, Lindsey and Stevie or Liam and Noel (OK, so the Gallagher brothers weren’t really a couple but they sure didRead More →

Who loves Indie Dream Pop? This guy. by Frank Ippolito Associate Editor Swirling vocals? Check. Fuzzy, sweeping guitars? Check. Smash bang drums accompanied with interesting bass lines? Check. If you dig Indie Dream Pop, you’re going to love, and I mean, love, Joyriot. Max Encinas, vocals and guitars, has writtenRead More →

by Frank Ippolito Associate Editor One of the best things about writing for the mighty YabYum is that I get to listen music before anyone else. The only thing that makes it better is when I get to listen to music when it’s as wonderful and heartfelt as Shawn Skinner andRead More →

by Frank Ippolito Associate Editor And now, a story. One day in July Mark Matos was hanging out in a thrift store in Tucson. Amidst the crappy, smelly old clothes and novelty items of a bygone era, he spotted an old boom box that he then purchased (good taste toRead More →

by Frank Ippolito Associate Editor You know, I can count on one hand how many of you have listened to avant-garde, folk, harp music. I for one, have not, until I gave Mariah McCammond’s Vaulted Heart Box a virtual spin. And, I gotta tell ya, it’s pretty beautiful stuff. Don’tRead More →

by Frank Ippolito Associate Editor A Life of Color is the debut recording from Bear and Airplanes and wow, what a debut it is – they had me at a mix of jazz, rap, funk and pop. First, the music. It’s stellar. Garrett Bowers is featured on guitars and tuba.Read More →

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by Frank Ippolito Associate Editor I almost feel bad writing about Sundressed and their newest release, The Same Condition, mainly because it’s because it’s like writing about my favorite Unicorn Snuggie. I mean, I love that thing and I couldn’t possibly say something bad about it. Backstory: I’ve been onRead More →

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by Frank Ippolito Associate Editor Tell me your vibe is Psyche/Death Rock with retro Jazz/Country and you have my attention. Alex Oropeza (guitars/vocals), “Yuma Joe” Byrnes (drums) and Bill Cuevas (bass) execute this sound, by the way, and they had my complete and utter absorption from the very first drop ofRead More →

by Frank Ippolito Associate Editor When I was in high school I was forced, I mean, there was an assignment to pick a city in Arizona and write an essay on it. I chose Prescott. Music in a sec, first, a little history lesson. Prescott is known for being theRead More →

by Frank Ippolito Associate Editor Elephant Weather is Emilio Couchee and is based in Tempe, Arizona. Before I begin, I want to state: I hate this album. I mean, the only way that I could garner up any more vitriol for Odd Skies is that if Couchee records another record –Read More →

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Check, check. Reality, check, check. Every few months, the Editors of the mighty YabYum, aka The Dynamic Duo, release a list of recently released albums, (say that three times fast), on the double-super-secret YabYum staff page. As I clicked over to view the list, after the secret knock at theRead More →

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Frank plays a game of Musical Roulette with the coverage list… by Frank Ippolito Associate Editor Just got the super duper double secret Yab Yum page update yesterday. On it, at least 75 new releases by bands, at least. It’s overwhelming, actually. And, it’s very difficult to pick one orRead More →