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Jackie Cruz is a musician, DJ, and all around music aficionado. When not performing with her bands, Jade Helm and Man Hands, you might find her DJing around town and spinning her super hip collection of obscure gems. We asked her to share some of her favorite musical finds forRead More →

Local punk rockers Man Hands came down to the Phoenix Center for the Arts for another installment of Rise on Radio Phoenix. And of course they brought along some stellar tunes. The complete playlist can be found below. Complete playlist: Man Hands “Chloroform” The Screamers “Vertigo” Lenguas Largas “Little C’s”Read More →

Calexico “Tapping on the Line” ft. Neko Case filmed live at Flora Recording & Playback Algae & Tentacles “I See Your Face” from The Trundle Sessions Petals of Spain “Daydream” from Sofar Denver Dutch Holly “What Rhymes with You?” from T-Town Sessions Man Hands “New Life” from Tiny Desert Concert on KJZZRead More →

I’ve never been to SXSW. Been meaning to, but just haven’t jumped on that caravan yet  to check out all the insanity and charm such fest could offer.  I asked a couple of noisemaker buddies to share their experience of this year’s event and thought I’d share with fellow YabRead More →

As a group of folks who spend their days writing about music, we have an extra appreciation for folks who create visual art to accompany music. Today we’d like to share our favorite album covers from 2013…  The Haymarket Squares Righteous Ruckus The retro-styling of Righteous Ruckus suits the sound ofRead More →

When we sat down with the staff to discuss our favorites from last year, we noticed an interesting theme running through our list of the best punks acts in town. Every band but one had a strong female presence and we realized punk in the Valley is a boys’ clubRead More →

Man Hands MisadventuresThe second album from Phoenix’s Man Hands contains all the super cool garage punk you could possibly want. Misadventures opens with the title track: a ruckus good time that set a fast pace and feisty attitude for the whole of the album. The rampage really gets underway byRead More →

Welcome to YabYum’s Punk Rock Ice Cream Shop! Sound strange? Well let me just say that Punk can come in many a flavor. Here are 5 flavors worth dipping your spoon in… Man Hands Man Hands Man Hands, oh Man Hands, oh how we love Man Hands. Well, not necessarilyRead More →