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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 →

5 Stellar New Singles featuring MAYA LUCIA, Twin Ponies, Human Barbie, Japhy’s Descent, + Yairms…Read More →

On this episode of The YabYum Hour on Radio Phoenix we talk with Twin Ponies about their latest album, Twin Ponies, as well as what’s upcoming for the band. We also enjoy their playlist of rad jams and learn about some new bands too! Check it out. Join us forRead More →

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Lumberjerk Records is putting out its first compilation, Strait Outta Comp, and it combines two of our favorite things: good music and a good cause. The label, and its forthcoming compilation, are the brainchild of Justin Weir (of Celebrations Guns fame) and features a smorgasbord of Arizona alt- and indie- artists,Read More →

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Art Pop “Hey Hey!!” This duo out of Austin fuses grungy rock and retro synths for a feisty garage pop sound I can really get behind. “Hey Hey!!” might have you questioning my powers of evaluation during those first 45 seconds, but I promise you good things if you hold strong.Read More →

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No Volcano “Blackout” Lovely Bad Things “Teenage Grownups” Fort Lean “New Hobbies” Twin Ponies “God Droppings” Fizzed “Oh Donovan” StarBenders “Paper Beats Rock” Van Goat “So”  Read More →

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by Mark Anderson Senior Editor dent – Josh John, Jeff Taylor, and Bryan Ohkura – are pretty much my new favorite band right now. Take some 90s guitar pop, add some math, throw in some tasteful shoegaze and surf, and garnish with a slice of punk and you can begin to taste the dentRead More →

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Twin Ponies “Merciless & Masculine” Hermanitos “Betty”   Surf “Salt Water” RPM Orchestra “Bury Mine” Sweat Lodge “Payday”Read More →

The melodic rock of Twin Ponies has been a viable presence in our scene since the band formed in 2013. They followed up their debut release – Pores – with a split cassette also featuring Celebration Guns. This past Friday, Twin Ponies dropped their new EP, Friendly Pet Mass Graves, at The Rebel Lounge. Read More →

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Twin Ponies “Merciless and Masculine” This first single from the new Twin Ponies’ album has me super stoked for their forthcoming release, Friendly Pet Mass Graves. “Merciless and Masculine” offers listeners a dynamic track full of uniquely timed musicality and unstoppable rocknroll energy. I am hooked and counting down the days untilRead More →

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We like bands working together in the harmonious creation of a single release that exposes fans of both to the sound of their contemporary. Sharing, after all, is caring. Celebration Guns & Twin Ponies celebration guns // twin ponies split Celebration Guns opens the four song release with two tracksRead More →

In the spirit of the season, Playboy Manbaby put together a Halloween house show this past Saturday. Playboy Manbaby has developed a reputation as one of the strongest live acts in the local scene and Tempe house shows are definitely this band’s niche. They brought along Rubber Brother Records label-mateRead More →