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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…Read More →

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Southern psych rockers known as The Lonesome Wilderness dropped their self-titled debut last year around this time and now their ready to release their new music video for the track, “Tropicana”, right here right now. Check out the video and then read our Q&A with The Lonesome Wilderness about theRead More →

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, SongsRead More →

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Who are you and what do you do? I’m Manny and I make dreams come true. Just kidding. My real name is Emmanuel. How did you get your start? Either by necessity or forced attrition. I bought a bar 8 years ago that was a hipster night club and weRead More →

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The Woodworks Unhealthy Decisions Release Show: May 16th at Rogue Bar The Woodworks put out one of our favorite albums last year, Safe Mode. So we were more than a little surprised (and delighted) to find out the band already has a new album set for release this month. Despite the speedy turnRead More →

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by Frank Ippolito Associate Editor For me, nothing has been more anticipated throughout the past year than the arrival of the new Fairy Bones album, Dramabot, which was released on January 31st at The Rogue Bar in Scottsdale. OK, maybe Robert Cuica’s (the band’s guitar player) Ab Workout CD, but maybe that’s just meRead More →

Just because this is our Awards Month, doesn’t mean we’re skipping out on our Top Show Picks every week! For more shows this week, check in with our Upcoming Shows page here.Read More →

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Field Tripp has been awfully busy this year. They released Les is Mormon early this year and followed that EP with another over the summer known as Woeful Common Terry. But winter is now upon us and we’re super excited for the third installment of this Field Tripp trilogy: Warren Druhgs. Set for releaseRead More →

Day Before Plastics

By J. Deringer Contributing Writer Rogue Bar – July 18 In the middle of his band’s raucous set, Travis of Japhy’s Descent stood onstage at the Rogue Bar, talking into the mic and taking in the excited crowd, “Congrats to Day Before Plastics,” he smiled while tucking his long hairRead More →