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by Lenore LaNova Senior Editor I’ve been enchanted by the vocal stylings of Laura Kepner-Adney for years now (proof here) so the emergence of Laura and the Killed Men with their debut EP last year caused considerable stir down at YabYumHQ. The band recently completed their follow-up effort, Everchanging Trail, dueRead More →

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by Lenore LaNova Senior Editor I should start by saying: Don’t get your skivvies in a bunch. If one of these questions strikes too close to home and you know you’ve sent us one of the following questions in one incarnation or another, don’t worry. You are not alone. TheseRead More →

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Alrighty, folks, this is where we lay it all on the line and each member of staff gets to name their favorite band/album from the preceding year. Awards’ month is a contentious time for us, but everyone came through in the end with their banner held high for their personalRead More →

by Lenore LaNova Senior Editor Soft Shoulder has been making gritty, experimental music around the Valley for ten years now, chasing all those people who only think they’re into avant-garde music out of bars and into the reality that they’re nowhere near the edges of the industry. At the heartRead More →

by Lenore LaNova Senior Editor I’ve been a fan of Good Friends Great Enemies ever since their 2012 self-titled debut, a release that went on to win our award for Album of the Year. Since their inception the band has continually pushed their own boundaries, exploring and incorporating different genresRead More →

by Lenore LaNova Senior Editor I’m always down to explore the innovative undertakings of John Melillo so you can perhaps imagine my excitement when I received early access to the first official Algae & Tentacles’ LP. The self-titled album will be released later this week through Lightning Records which also plays host toRead More →

by Lenore LaNova Senior Editor The newly founded Phoenix chapter of Girls Rock! is hosting their first public event this weekend to help raise both funds and awareness about this exciting edition to the community. Girls Rock!, a national organization aimed at helping girls build self-esteem through music education and performance, supports summerRead More →

by Lenore LaNova Senior Editor Fathers Day has been shaking up the local scene with their unique brand of punk for, well, a whole decade now. Yes, folks, ten years of the irreverent dad rock we’ve come to know and love. The cast of characters that currently comprise the FathersRead More →