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by Lenore LaNova Senior Editor The 12th Annual McDowell Mountain Music Festival is slated to be held March 27-29, 2015. And, for the third year in a row, MMMF will be holding the party at Margaret T. Hance Park in downtown Phoenix. Last weekend, event organizers released the much-anticipated line-up and this year promisesRead More →

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1. Who are you and what do you do? My name is Mark Allred and I am a local musician and luthier (​a maker of stringed instruments such as violins or guitars). In my case guitars or any fretted instrument. I am also the slide guitar player in The HaymarketRead More →


It all started with a post to Instagram: “Everyday I’m gonna post me wearing a different local bands shirt till I’m out. Warning, I have a bunch.” And with that Jalipaz of the mighty Audioconfusion Creative Recording Space embarked on journey that has lasted well over 3 weeks and doesn’t showRead More →

Fairy Bones“Anything” Captain Squeegee “Inevitable” The Haymarket Squares“Gateway Drug” The Venomous Pinks“Never Say Never” Hexs and Miranda“I Don’t Know”Read More →

Mark Calexico – Spiritoso My staff pick for the year 2013 would have to be Calexico’s Spiritoso. Released 10 years after their seminal album Feast of Wire (my introduction to Calexico, given to me by my cousin Rex), Spirtoso draws from that release as well as their entire catalougue to createRead More →

As a group of folks who spend their days writing about music, we have an extra appreciation for folks who create visual art to accompany music. Today we’d like to share our favorite album covers from 2013…  The Haymarket Squares Righteous Ruckus The retro-styling of Righteous Ruckus suits the sound ofRead More →

While compiling our latest installment of “3 New Albums” we noticed that the three to top the list of must-hear recordings were all released by bands whose names begin with the letter “H”. Coincidence? Perhaps not. Think harmonious and hellacious. Or, maybe, hard-hitting hymnals for the habitually hapless? Hallelujah! _ TheRead More →

The Haymarket Squares – “16 Tons” (From the Arthouse Soundtrack) Calabrese- “Ghostwolves” The Riveras- “Siren Song” Futuristic – “Long Days, Cold Nights” Huckleberry – “Sail Away” on Driving With Gass 2-27-13Read More →

We at YabYum don’t really think the world is going to end… yet. And, hopefully, with the help of a mass-consciousness paradigm-shift, humanity just might pull through. Thankfully, Arizona has The Haymarket Squares to help guide us through this trying time in history. Whether leading the Anti-Arpaio charge, combating erroneous marijuana claimsRead More →

OK gang, head’s up! The first ever Sidepony Express Music Festival will be in held in Bisbee, AZ from Nov. 16-18. Why is this so important, you ask? Well, how about the fact that 30+ Arizona acts will be participating in the event that stretches over six different venues inRead More →