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Mike Krol joined Tom and Amy on this edition of It’s Not Our Fault on Radio Phoenix. They chat about his new fuzzy, garage-y, power pop record, Power Chords, and a lot of other stuff, including his graphic design career, touring, and how he tackles songwriting…Read More →

The Exbats joined hosts Anna, Bonnie, and Garrett in the Radio Phoenix studios on this edition of The YabYum Hour. Inez and Kenny share stories about their constant touring, recording their new album at Midtown Island studios in Tucson with Matt Rendon, and even brought it rad playlist featuring songs all recorded at Midtown… with one major exception…Read More →

I have to admit. This one took me by surprise. Not the award; the EP itself. It totally came out of my left-field and smacked me in the face. And, I wasn’t the only one down here at YabYum that reported this strange phenomena…Read More →

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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…Read More →

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by Carly Schorman – The Darts “Bullet” The garage rocking femmes known as The Darts are getting ready to drop a slick new vinyl 7″ next month in a collaboration between Alternative Tentacles Records and Dirty Water Records USA. The two-track release features the song “Bullet” which the band releasedRead More →

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The T.O.S.O. (they also seem receptive to TOSO) boys stopped by the Radio Phoenix studio just in time to promote their new EP The Cleanse, which came out on February 8. They’re about to release another new, full-length album, The Waste, which comes out next week. Enjoy the hilarious hi-jinks ofRead More →

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by Carly Schorman – The Exbats I Got the Hots for Charlie Watts This album landed on my desk just in time for the warming Phoenix weather. I’m ready for shorts and pool parties and lofi garage punk that has a carefree go-fuck-yourself-for-interfering-with-my-fun attitude. The ExBats [from Bisbee!] capture thatRead More →

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by Carly Schorman – Freaks of Nature “Want Me!” The Freaks of Nature are gearing up for a slick new 45 they’ll be releasing this year through Related Records. The Phoenix band crafts some serious 60s garage rock grit for you 21st Century listeners who want to harken back toRead More →

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by Carly Schorman – Andy Warpigs Counter Culture​-​Shock! Andy Warpigs’ 2014 release, Folk-Punk Yourself, pretty much secured his place in the annals of Phoenix underground music forever, but it’s his sophomore full-length that might supplant that debut as the official YabYum favorite. Counter Culture-Shock! has an angst-laden grit much darker than previousRead More →

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by Joe Golfen Staff Writer – The Darts The Darts Nicole Laurenne and Christina Nunez are garage rock machines. Having set Phoenix, and the rest of the world, on fire with their beloved The Love Me Nots, they’ve also graced stages as members of Motobunny, Casual Encounters, Zero Zero andRead More →