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Local rabble-rouser Travis James (of Couples Fight and Travis James & the Acrimonious Assembly of Arsonists) has a unique sound and style so we were definitely interested to see what tracks  he would choose for his Tastemaker’s Ten. As usual, we asked TJ to share ten songs he thought everybody should hear….Read More →

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Local crooner Anthony Fama of The Redemptions is a Phoenix #tastemaker and scene supporter with a sweet new album that dropped in September. So we decided to turn the spotlight on him to find out songs Anthony thinks everyone should hear. Check out his TEN below and make sure youRead More →

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What can you say about Mitchell Hillman: the man, the myth, the music-loving writer? In addition to writing for local music publications (like Java) or his own blog (Sounds Around Town), Mitchell has signed on to be part of the ragtag team behind YabYum Music + Arts and we couldn’tRead More →

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Jason P. Woodbury is a pop culture writer, essayist, and podcaster native to Arizona. His work’s appeared in Relix Magazine, FLOOD Magazine, Phoenix New Times, Los Angeles Review of Books, Pitchfork, Tucson Weekly, and elsewhere. He’s a regular contributor to Los Angeles-based music blog Aquarium Drunkard, where he co-hosts theRead More →

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Tucson musician John Polle of Whispering Wires and Discos took some time out of his schedule to participate in our Tastemaker’s Ten. As per usual, we asked him to select ten tracks that he feels everyone should hear. What came back was an eclectic mix of singles from Arizona and beyond; unconfinedRead More →

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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 →

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The stellar Amy Young – writer for too many publications to mention, drummer for French Girls, art aficionado & curator, and community builder who is also a Girls Rock! Phoenix staff member – took some time out of her busy schedule to assemble her list of ten favorite tracks that she feelsRead More →

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For many of you, Jalipaz will be a familiar name that holds an enduring (and endearing) place in your heart. For others, you might be asking, “Who or what is a Jalipaz?” Well, for starters, he’s an accomplished sound engineer responsible for recording many of YabYum’s favorite albums and bandsRead More →

Pete Petrisko is known for pushing the lines of art and experimentation within his own musical endeavors, like his band RPM Orchestra. For our “Tastemaker’s Ten” series, Petrisko selected some wonderful, and wonderfully strange, tracks that he thinks everyone should know. Pete is currently working on Displaced: An Immersive TheaterRead More →