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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 →

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by Mark Anderson Senior Editor Bob Cash Synthetarium You may be cool, but you’ll never be Bob Cash cool. I mean you can’t make this kinda guy up. He’s authentic. He’s unique. And he makes righteous synth music. He was making “space” music in 1985 at the Roger B. Chaffee PlanetariumRead More →

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by Mark Anderson Senior Editor Would you think it impossible to produce a whole album in just one day? Well, Alex Benson did just that. And the result, Power Strangers, is pretty stellar too. This multi-instrumentalist (from such known acts as Rough Tough Dynamite and Confetti Club) has thrown down his gauntletRead More →

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by Mark Anderson Senior Editor “Vengeance”, the first track off the new Liam and the Ladies album Tour EP, strikes at the heart of the Ladies’ enduring and growing presence as one of the premier ska acts in the Valley. They’re inflicting righteous retribution on those who would dare say “skaRead More →

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by Mark Anderson Senior Editor Have you been hearing more about the Actors Theatre lately? I know I have and I can see why too. A consistent buzz has been building around the troupe for the past 30 years! Well, almost 30. Starting in 1985, the Actors Theatre of Phoenix certainlyRead More →

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Emby Alexander “Sleeping In The Library” Claiming to be the SOUND OF PHOENIX, Emby Alexander (for right now anyway) might just be right. If “Sleeping In The Library” is any indication as to what is to come from their new album Frontispiece, get ready for a percussion-fueled, rollicking good timeRead More →

I had no idea what I expected when I first picked up Prehab’s latest album I Haven’t Been Completely Honest. Released just over a year ago, it’s not music I would generally listen to but it’s not nearly as bad as it could be. In fact, I kinda’ like it.Read More →

We at YabYum have been following the artistic antics of James B. Hunt (or NXOEED) for a little while now, and we’re always impressed by the level of self-determination of this particular artist. So what happens when the painter’s latest show falls through? Why, simply take the art to theRead More →

So we collected a list of the most popular articles we featured in 2013. Usually, we just do this for bragging rights among the staff, but this year we decided to share. AZ Rockabilly is Alive and Kicking by Mark Anderson Rhythm Dragons, The Quakes, and The Devil’s Daughters allRead More →

So here’s the deal: we at YabYum love Future Loves Past. It seems like forever ago now that we saw them perform at Mesa’s Second Friday. We rocked the shit out of the Future Loves Past EP when it came out. And sure, we mentioned Lush Fest and “Grow UpRead More →

:TWiNGiANT: Sin Nombre Translating to literally “Without Name” or “Nameless,” Sin Nombre, the new EP from :TWiNGiANT: really does have difficulty naming it’s brand of “loud-as-shit, heavy music.” With such  influences as Mastodon vocally (lead singer/bassist Jarrod rips his bass while unleashing a mean growl) and even Tool musically (drummer Jeff seems toRead 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 →