Who we are...

     Hailing from the commonwealth of Virginia, specifically Fairfax, Thirteen Towers formed in 2007 with the uniting of Edson Hinostroza (Bass) and Mike Yaary (Drums). The original line up featured a classic pop punk sound until 2011 when the decision to add horns turned them into a ska/punk band. Since then, they've released two full-length albums and two EP's; latest of which being "Two-Banana Habit" in 2018. Thirteen Towers has had the pleasure sharing stages with many great acts at Festivals such as Punk Island, International Supernova SkaFest, and has hosted the Metro Area Ska and Punk Fest in "Hell's Bottom" twice!

         Thirteen Towers continues to play around the Washington D.C. metro area as often as possible. For booking, please reach out to booking@thirteentowers.com

current memebers 

DAVE COSTELLO - LEAD VOCALS

Dave started doing music at a very early age, banging pots and pans  in his underwear while screaming at the rainy skies of Baltimore city. His eccentric taste and background in music has led him to travel down many different musical avenues ranging from Jazz, to Punk, Metal, and now; Ska. Known by most to have an Energizer bunny-like personality and drive, his charisma and stage presence are something to behold. He's not too bad to look at either.

Dave started doing music at a very early age, banging pots and pans in his underwear while screaming at the rainy skies of Baltimore city. His eccentric taste and background in music has led him to travel down many different musical avenues ranging from Jazz, to Punk, Metal, and now; Ska. Known by most to have an Energizer bunny-like personality and drive, his charisma and stage presence are something to behold. He's not too bad to look at either.

LINDSAY MCCARTHY - VOCAL HARMONY

Missouri choir girl, turned rude girl and DMV native; Lindsay is bringing some sweet vocal harmony action to Thirteen Towers.  Lindsay has been in the DC ska scene for several years and has a great love of music from all genres.  She is best known for showing up to shows and practices with sugary treats and loves enabling bad habits.

Missouri choir girl, turned rude girl and DMV native; Lindsay is bringing some sweet vocal harmony action to Thirteen Towers. Lindsay has been in the DC ska scene for several years and has a great love of music from all genres. She is best known for showing up to shows and practices with sugary treats and loves enabling bad habits.

EDSON HINOSTROZA - BASS

The prodigal son of Northern Virginia; Edson is the the only native to the Area. Starting music at an early age helped develop this bassist into one of most dedicated musicians and booking agents around. In the 2000's Edson dived into the punk scene and played with several cover bands before deciding to start Thirteen Towers.

The prodigal son of Northern Virginia; Edson is the the only native to the Area. Starting music at an early age helped develop this bassist into one of most dedicated musicians and booking agents around. In the 2000's Edson dived into the punk scene and played with several cover bands before deciding to start Thirteen Towers.

MIKE YAARY - DRUMS

A Philadelphia import; Mike is a self-taught drummer who found his way to the DMV Area. Once here he sought out a way to continue his craft, where he met Edson and started Thirteen Towers. His steadfast devotion allows for Thirteen Towers to continue pushing to become better and better.

A Philadelphia import; Mike is a self-taught drummer who found his way to the DMV Area. Once here he sought out a way to continue his craft, where he met Edson and started Thirteen Towers. His steadfast devotion allows for Thirteen Towers to continue pushing to become better and better.

CHRIS NYSTEDT - GUITAR

Chris is an unknown phenomenon with an unknown origin. No one is exactly sure who he is or where he came from. Usually sighted in blurry photos with his back turned, but give this enigma a Guitar and he'll take care of the rest.

Chris is an unknown phenomenon with an unknown origin. No one is exactly sure who he is or where he came from. Usually sighted in blurry photos with his back turned, but give this enigma a Guitar and he'll take care of the rest.

DAPHNE CASHION - ALTO SAX

The first of the opposite sex to join Thirteen Towers, Ms Daphne hails from Fredericksburg, VA. There she played for a number of years with a host of bands in a variety of genres ranging from Jazz, Blues, Funk, and Rock. Never letting her Alto Sax collect dust; she sought out more musical opportunities in the DMV Area finding it in Thirteen Towers.

The first of the opposite sex to join Thirteen Towers, Ms Daphne hails from Fredericksburg, VA. There she played for a number of years with a host of bands in a variety of genres ranging from Jazz, Blues, Funk, and Rock. Never letting her Alto Sax collect dust; she sought out more musical opportunities in the DMV Area finding it in Thirteen Towers.

DARREN FAZZINO - TROMBONE

This Old Town gentleman was introduced to Thirteen Towers after a show one fateful night long ago. Originally from Connecticut and moving to the DMV Area for work; he always wanted to play Trombone in a ska band. His quick wit and humor pale to his musicality, but it's telling Darren is not meant for stand-up comedy. He is known to break out in hives at the prospect of change.

This Old Town gentleman was introduced to Thirteen Towers after a show one fateful night long ago. Originally from Connecticut and moving to the DMV Area for work; he always wanted to play Trombone in a ska band. His quick wit and humor pale to his musicality, but it's telling Darren is not meant for stand-up comedy. He is known to break out in hives at the prospect of change.

CORY ROKES - TRUMPET

This northern Michigander learned Trumpet in his early years and after hearing the rock-steady beat of ska; never listens to anything else. After venturing forth to the DMV Area; he eventually found Thirteen Towers to continue his horn-based passion.

This northern Michigander learned Trumpet in his early years and after hearing the rock-steady beat of ska; never listens to anything else. After venturing forth to the DMV Area; he eventually found Thirteen Towers to continue his horn-based passion.

PAST & CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS

James Tucker – Vocals/Guitar – 2015 to 2017

Jack Philipoom – Guitar – 2015 to 2017

Chris Williams – Tenor Sax – 2014 to 2016

Jeff Skinner – Guitar/Vocals – 2011 to 2016 

Yasutaka Umemoto – Trombone – 2015 

Josh Early – Trombone – 2015

Carl Kittle – Trombone – 2014 to 2015 

Chris Tolbert – Trumpet – 2012 to 2015 

Xavier Pena – Guitar/Vocals – 2011 to 2015 

Mike Tolbert – Vocals – 2008 to 2015 

Mike Dranove – Trombone – 2012 to 2014

Steve Sherman – Guitar – 2009 to 2011 

Dave Quispe – Guitar – 2007 – 2011 

Cliff Henley – Vocals – 2007 to 2008

 

DISCOGRAPHY

Two-Banana Habit EP - 2018
In Hindsight EP - 2017
Dude...Don't Make it Weird - 2016

Won't Forget The Sound - 2013
We Don't Care EP - 2012