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The Long Goodbye and Bittersweet End to The Rogue Bar

by Mitchell Hillman

It’s been just over a year since I’ve written about music in this town.

I’ve been laying low working on perfecting recipes of health and happiness, while churning out a slew of paintings and tending to my own self care. So it had to be something truly special to apply my pen to poetic musings of the vibrant goings on of the Phoenix music scene. This past Saturday was an emotional and boisterous explosion of saying farewell to a venue that was a staple for local bands over the last twelve years, The Rogue Bar. Having been in the thick of it for most of those years, it was the truly special event that made my heart swell, my soul soar and present a time tunnel of memories and friends that sparked a fire in my mind…

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Good Question: Brother Teresa Wants to Make You Dance with ‘Jam Chill Slam’ [interview]

by Jacob Unterreiner

Brother Teresa really wants you to dance, but they don’t want to make it easy for you. The band’s acrobatic, boogie-inducing riffs are infectious, but sometimes they come in irregular time signatures; forcing the audience to think before they groove.

The band is fronted by a pair of singer-guitarists in Joe Allie and Salah Moharram, and is rounded out by bassist Bailey Stewart and drummer Dom Crooks. I sat down with the whole confounding crew in order to discuss their evolution as a band and their debut record: Jam Chill Slam…

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Radio Phoenix Broadcast: Stephen McDonald

Tom and Amy made their way to Radio Phoenix for The YabYum Hour, this time interviewing Stephen McDonald from Redd Kross/Off!/The Melvins!! They also play a bunch of rad tunes so be sure to tune in. The complete playlist can be found below.

Catch The YabYum Hour every Wednesday at 7:00 PM only on RadioPhoenix.org — where the Valley comes to Talk.Sing.Connect.

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Radio Phoenix Broadcast: The YabYum Editors

On this installment of The YabYum Hour on Radio Phoenix, our senior editors (Carly and Mark) choose tracks from some recently featured singles and new hits from local favorites. It’s also new co-hosts Anna and Bonnie’s first show!!

Check out the complete playlist below and make sure to tune in every Wednesday night at 7 PM for more local music fun on Radio Phoenix — where the Valley comes to Talk. Sing. Connect.

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