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Valley Musicians Share Memories of 20 Favorite Hollywood Alley Shows

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Floater (2004) One of my favorite bands ever was Floater from Eugene, Oregon. If I was a player, that's how I would play. -- Ross Wincek, owner, Hollywood Alley

Jeff Dahl's 50th Birthday Blast (2005) There are so many good shows. My 50th birthday show we had done there and that was the night we got the [Slash City] Daggers all back in town to reunite and that was really magical. Those guys were a band that were this far from being world class. I thought they were on the verge of taking over the world if they just stayed together. They came together and did that reunion show, that was incredible. I was lucky about that one. -- Dahl

For [Jeff's] 50th birthday, he requested that I sing the Alice Cooper song "18." That was like a wonderful experience because I love that guy to death and I have a lot of respect for him. -- Jamie Monistat VII, vocalist, Blanche Davidian

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.