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by Mark Anderson – No other music but Ska I feel quite has the power to evoke either pure nostalgic memories and/or fury intent on inciting riots at the same time. For those of us that danced into the depths of a skanking pit, we might look back to aRead More →

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by Senior Editors – Ryan Avery is majestic. The oddball vocalist who practically grew up in the Phoenix scene and now runs a weirdo/specialty label, Related Records. Not only is it an avenue for his own musical projects, he’s released a bevy of albums by some awesome Arizona acts includingRead More →

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Ryan Avery of Related Records is a staple of the Phoenix music scene and we are super excited that he has returned to the city after a short bout abroad (in Los Angeles). In addition to heading up the Related Records cast of oddballs, Avery is a musician and performerRead More →

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Ryan Avery and Andrew Jemsek of Drunk & Horny came down to YabYum HQ to record a session of Songs from the Reading Room. Go check out the band live tonight at Casa Lounge in Tempe with Yairms, Heavy the Lightweight, Alhhla, and Sad Boy Trumpet Club. Thanks to Burning EmpireRead More →

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Ryan Avery of Related Records as well as the Phoenix bands Drunk & Horny and Fathers Day joined us live at the Radio Phoenix studios in the Phoenix Center for the Arts for our bimonthly installment of Rise! The complete playlist can be found below (he played some deep cuts).Read More →

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Send Jerusafunk on Tour!! We love that local funktrain Jerusafunk is raising needed tour funds the old-fashioned way with a knockout event certainly to live emblazened on the minds of all attendees for years to come. You should be there. Really. You want to be there. The fundraising spectacularama will beRead More →

by Lenore LaNova Senior Editor Fathers Day has been shaking up the local scene with their unique brand of punk for, well, a whole decade now. Yes, folks, ten years of the irreverent dad rock we’ve come to know and love. The cast of characters that currently comprise the FathersRead More →

The holiday season is upon us. Decorations are in stores, lights are on homes, Black Friday lurks at the end of this week. It’s here. We’ve decided to tackle the season head on and in style by kicking things off with A Drunk and Horny Christmas. If I were toRead More →

Prom Body  Creep the Strange Michael Fay, the man behind Prom Body, recorded Creep the Strange on a 4-track in his bedroom, a lo-fi musical adventure in eleven tracks. The LP opens with “Cream Theater”, establishing a sound both feisty and dissonant with a fun-loving, carefree feel that carries throughRead More →