MOKB Sun King Concert Series
1043 Virginia Ave #215
Murphy Arts Center
Indianapolis, IN, 46203
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:45 PM
This event is 21 and over
CHAPPO first became cause célèbre for lovers of fuzzy space rock when a song from their self
released Plastique Universe EP, "Come Home" inexplicably landed in an Apple iPod commercial, and
was called "an excellently overstuffed garage-psych sound" by Pitchfork. They followed up by
independently releasing another concept EP, Plastique Universe II: Pisces Princess, continuing their
rambunctious place in the Brooklyn DIY scene. 2012 saw new milestones, including the release of their
debut album Moonwater on Majordomo Records, touring with indie luminaries Of Montreal, and playing
major festivals including Bonnaroo and Osheaga. Moonwater received further praise from SPIN, who
noted "nods to classic indie (Pixies, a dash of Grandaddy); with just enough psych-swirls to stay groovy"
and maintained a spot on Sirius XM - Alt Nation's top 18 for over 20 weeks. CHAPPO is hitting the road
again for a coast to coast North American tour this spring.
Kentucky Nightmare is the brainchild of Simon Philip Moore. Though the band has been through many lineup changes, the goal has always been the same: to provide honest, melodic rock and roll music that presents as many different views of the human experience as possible.
Kentucky Nightmare's first show was in August of 2004, opening for the Vegetables, Mock Orange, and the M's as part of Bloomingtonfest. The band's original lineup was Moore on guitar and vocals, Evan Luke Farrell on bass and backing vocals, and Benjamin Cartha Fowler on drums. This lineup lasted for about two years before Evan left the band to join Oakland, CA-based Rogue Wave. During this time, the band self-recorded and released *There's Vampires In Them Hills!*, a driving, bluesy collage of dark, tongue-in-cheek insights into the plight of a helpless romantic that is no longer in print.
After a brief hiatus, Evan was replaced by David J Woodruff on guitar and vocals and Karen R Jensen on bass and vocals. Kentucky Nightmare flourished during this time, winning third place in a Bloomington, IN Battle Of The Bands, and recording *Take Her Favour* with the incredible Mike Bridavsky at the old Russian Recording during the Spring and Summer of 2007. This album was self-released and was a great success in the Bloomington area, and the band was subsequently signed to Indianapolis-based Standard Recording Co., who then re-released *Take Her Favour*. As first Ben Fowler, then David Woodruff, and then Karen Jensen left the band, the band nonetheless continued touring vigilantly, picking up drummer Tyler Damon, and adding Bernard Kincius first to fill David's shoes on guitar and vocals, and then Karen's on bass and vocals.
After about a year and a half of many tours, the band needed a breather, and began rehearsing anew with Tyler Damon on drums, and Bernard Kincius on bass and backing vocals. This trio recorded the forthcoming *Where Are You Now?* with the wonderful James Bauman behind the boards at his Master Kontrol Audio. Just as tracking was wrapping up for this album, the band parted ways with Standard Recording Co., and Bernard Kincius left the band.
Currently, the band consists of Moore on guitar and vocals, Damon on drums, and Greg Simpson on bass. They are rocking harder than ever, and are eager to release *Where Are You Now?* to the world.