by Zach Lewis Staff Writer Valley Bar is one of downtown Phoenix’s most exciting and unique new music venues. Boasting a distinguished underground speakeasy feel, the space can be found in the basement of a historic mid-century building at the corner of Central and Monroe. Demarcated only by a simple
by Joe Golfen Contributing Writer If you expressed their music as a color, Oliver House would be bright white. Shimmering, clean and thoughtful, the music of the Phoenix trio shines with the restrained intensity mastered by groups like Real Estate, Wild Nothing and Beach Fossils. They kick off their excellent
by Eric Gallagher Contributing Writer Cutting the wonderfully articulate Mullarkey, a person involved with Phoenix music on every level, from booking to recording, down to my one thousand word cap was quite difficult. Given his massive involvement with Phoenix’s music, and the endless number of interesting topics that stem from that,
Twin Ponies “Merciless and Masculine” This first single from the new Twin Ponies’ album has me super stoked for their forthcoming release, Friendly Pet Mass Graves. “Merciless and Masculine” offers listeners a dynamic track full of uniquely timed musicality and unstoppable rocknroll energy. I am hooked and counting down the days until
by Song River Staff Writer Never reckless, always deliberate, lead vox/guitarist Jedidiah Foster of The Bittersweet Way chatted a bit with Song River, staff writer at YabYum, about their new album, Songs We Want to Sing, due out later this week! Song River: Let’s talk about the songwriting on this new album, Songs
by Song River Staff Writer Seneca and the River came together in the Summer of 2013 to enter a competition in Los Angeles. After the student band took first place, most everyone decided to stick around outside the original project. Over time, the original twelve became today’s four band members.
The Hourglass Cats “Be That Way” The Hourglass Cats have their own distinctive bluesy-garage-rock, desert-reggae sound guaranteed to get barroom patrons dancing before the first chorus of their set. The same might be said of their latest track, “Be That Way”. Recorded in 432Hz at Loud Audio Recording in Glendale, “Be That