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In the Phoenix Valley, the DIY scene has seen an astronomical growth within the last five years or so. If you are in Tempe, you have most likely stumbled upon a show in houses around the college town featuring a plethora of local and touring bands on any given night. Among those bands who have been pioneers of the Valley’s burgeoning DIY “revival” is Tempe’s Twin Ponies. However, according to singer/guitarist Wayne Jones at every show, the exact location of Twin Ponies’ origin is Southern [Ave.] & Hardy [Dr.] in Tempe…Read More →

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by Jacob Unterreiner

In 2003, Daughters played a show at the Mason Jar (before it became the Rebel Lounge). They were opening for Dillinger Escape Plan. Daughters’ drummer Jon Styverson recalls, “I remember the line to get in was wrapping into the street. I don’t know why it was in the street, but it was, and a car came by and hit like 4 people. It was terrible. After the show, I was at the merch table and these four kids came up to me in bandages, with blood all over their shirts–they’re the ones who got hit. They got released from the hospital and came right back to the show.”

This story tells you all you need to know about Daughters; they have fans who get hit by a car before the show starts, go the hospital, and manage to make it back in time to catch the set. It is not a leap to say the music Daughters makes is the soundtrack to brushing off the blunt force trauma of a car accident…Read More →