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by Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

I remember attending Endless Bummer 3 last summer and meeting Salah Moharram and Sophia O’Malley like it was yesterday (and I can’t even remember yesterday). Although I had yet to see their joint project, Audrey Heartburn, it was one of the more quaint personal interactions I had between the energetic sets I caught that day: all three of us trading jokes and discussing bands and musical nuances. I promised myself I would attend an Audrey Heartburn show, but that day had yet to materialize before their debut EP, released on December 13, 2018 would find its way into my meaty claws. The three-track punk-hearted companion crosses a few genre lines, but is noteworthy for its clean composition, artistic intent, and well-timed cues…Read More →

you can't hear on spotify 700

Every year, tons of great music comes out that’s not available on Spotify. Thank the gods for Bandcamp and YouTube, however, for without those platforms, tons of incredible tracks would go unheard…Read More →

double whammy playboy manbaby 700

So, when Playboy Manbaby came up at the staff radio show the day after Xmas last year, we were all in agreement that yes, the band deserved an award for their auditory efforts this year. Then, when we moved on to which album stood out more for us, we were at an equal divide. Writer turned on writer, editor on editor, basically, the furies of hell broke loose…Read More →

harsh mistress 700

by Jakob Casement

As somebody who primarily enjoys listening to albums with a prominent political theme, All Roads Lead to This by Harsh Mistress offered me the ability to go in a naïve yet satisfying direction with this review. It has enough episodic energy and mood differentiation compacted into each track that it makes you want to skank one second and listen from a couch cushion the next. I was entirely engaged in the listening process from the immediate start…Read More →

echo bombs 500

The Echo Bombs are fucking rad. They brought down their feisty shenanigans to the Radio Phoenix studios as well as a kick ass playlist of tasty jams to share with all of us. Aren’t they sweet? Tune in to find out just how saccharine they can be… Catch The YabYumRead More →

envy 500

by Joe Golfen – Used to be, rock bands put out a record at least once a year. The Beatles, The Stones, everybody. Even with the all the advances in recording technology, most modern bands don’t hold themselves to that grueling pace. But Phoenix rockers No Volcano have pushed outRead More →

The Breakup Society stopped by Phoenix Center for the Arts to join us for a live Radio Phoenix broadcast of the YabYum Hour. They brought along a swell list of tracks to share, including a couple new ones from the band’s forthcoming release. Playlist: The Breakup Society “Strength Was AlwaysRead More →

Best Dog Award 00

by Mark Anderson Senior Editor – Those fuzzy, lovable Tucson surf(ish) rockers known as Best Dog Award are back with their new album, We Can Be Happy, recorded by Matt Rendon at his Midtown Island Studio. But, as often with the good news, comes the bad – the band isn’t actuallyRead More →

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Lauren Ruth Ward “Blue Collar Sex Kitten” Usually it’s Lauren Ruth Ward’s sultry Americana swagger that has us all wound up, but this week it looks like Ward is ready for rowdy and rocking. “Blue Collar Sex Kitten” is the latest hit to come out the songwriting partnership between L.A.-basedRead More →

jaime paul lamb 00

by Mark Anderson Senior Editor Jaime Paul Lamb is a music archivist. Not only of his own bands (of which there are many), but of many great lofi/garage/punkrock bands across this fine nation as well. We here at YabYum came across his music a couple years ago and were instantlyRead More →