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Paulina Rios might be better known around the Valley as DJ Paul Bearer, the host of an array of eclectic music events like Rude Night at Yucca Tap Room or the kickback 90s dance event, Live & Learn, at Tempe Tavern or maybe even So Below, a monthly metal night, at Cornish Pasty…Read More →

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Which Matt Rendon is cooler? Matt Rendon, the sound engineer behind Midtown Island Studios in Tucson, or the musician Matt Rendon of such noted acts as The Resonars? Thankfully, they are one and the same so we can just embrace our love of all Matt Rendon forms. And, today, he’ll be taking on the roll of official YabYum Tastemaker for this special “Best Drummers Ever” installment of The Tastemaker’s Ten!Read More →

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James Fella, musician and founder of Gilgongo Records, is quite the record hound so we knew that asking him to tackle the arduous task of compiling a list of only ten songs that he thought everyone should hear might be like asking him to pop by the seventh level ofRead More →

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Megan and Shane Baskerville are two of the coolest rockers in the Valley Metro Area and, if you haven’t heard of them yet, chances are it’s because you’re just too old. This duo is helping shape the future of Arizona music through the School of Rock. The Baskervilles opened their firstRead More →

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Marc Oxborrow is a dapper gentleman with a penchant for punkgrass. In addition to his musical mainstay, The Haymarket Squares, you might have caught him performing with other local acts like The Shivereens or The Blood Feud Family Singers. Despite his numerous commitments, musical and otherwise, Oxborrow set some timeRead 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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Serene Dominic is a staple of PHX Music. From his own recording efforts with the Gemseekers (his band) to his work with Onus Records, this guy stays busy because we haven’t even come close to covering all his artistic endeavors. Back in 2016, Dominic took our award for “Hardest WorkingRead 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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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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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 →