Andy D

Indianapolis Star : "Listeners who appreciate Andrew W.K.'s hedonistic spirit, Lady Gaga's synth-pop game and Biz Markie's cartoon approach to hip-hop may find Bloomington-based Andy D to be their next pop-culture obsession."

Robert Cross, Sirius XMU : "Holy Shit! I don't know what I was expecting him to look like but he surpassed my wildest expectations. Amazing. Thanks for the entertainment."

Bloomington Area Music : "Andy D What can be said? His music is explosive, provocative, even teetering on the edge of perversion."

Rudy Kizer, Hit The Decks Radio : "What the hell can you really say about Andy D that hasn't been said before. Prince by way of Danny McBride, the electro cool of Fischerspooner mated to the idiot fun of early Beastie Boys, the bastard child of 80s excess and modern hipster cool. Except that doesn't really capture a live Andy D set – quite possibly, words can't do it justice. The irony would wear pretty thin if the stage show weren't so damn entertaining. The lothario swagger and hyperkinetic energy coming from a less-than-svelt Andy is never self-conscious, and the commitment to the performance makes you give less-than-a-shit that he's no supermodel. Whatever "it" is, Andy D has it by the bucket-full."

If vikings time-traveled to the 80s, took semen samples from Grandmaster Flash, Beastie Boys, Michael Jackson, Prince and Poison, came back to the present, inseminated Peaches, and then brought her to the future to have the baby and have it raised by breakdancing robot wolves, you might end up with Andy D. Andy D is a hurricane of sex, sweat, and day-glo. He burst onto the Indianapolis scene a little more than a year ago, after moving down to Bloomington via Brooklyn. His live shows immediately became the stuff of legend. Combining rap, rock, and humor, Andy D is best experienced in flesh rather than talked about.

Yip Deceiver, born out of Athens, Georgia, is the collaborative effort of producer/songwriter, Davey Pierce, and accountant/vibes manager, Nicolas "Dobby" Dobbratz. What had been a solo studio project for Pierce became a band with the addition of Dobby, and Yip Deceiverplayed their first show on New Year's Eve 2010 at Athens venue the 40 Watt club. Two years later, after the release of their debut EP and a split 7" with Kishi Bashi, both on Dobby's label, Aerobic International, Yip Deceiver is ready to drop their first LP, Medallius. The title encapsulates the elegance and coolness of their current lifestyle and implies the inevitable fame and fortune that awaits. No doubt, their sophomore effort will be drenched in hardships and disillusionment, the kind that so often come with such wealth and overwhelming pressure. In the meantime, the duo have enjoyed hours in the lab with outdated Midi hardware, tabletop technology, and analog and FM synths creating an electronic pop record with true soul and character. Medallius includes special guest appearances by vocalists Christine Pierce (Rareluth) and Simone Rubi (Rubies), as well as instrumentalists Zach Colwell (Chappo/Fancy colors/Sondre Lerche) and Clayton Rychlik (of Montreal). Look for Medallius due out Spring 2013 via Aerobic International (US) and Snowhite (Germany).

Just who is the hunk of burning love we have come to know as Oreo Jones?

He is as unique as his Cosby sweater – a bearded brother who summons multiple musical personalities for every new project. But at the heart of it, Oreo Jones is just a true emcee mixing everything he's got – literally beats, rhymes and life – into a bracing hip-hop stew. In the spring of 2010, Jones grabbed the Indianapolis music scene by the throat with the release of his Delicious EP. Anchored by the success of the single "Good Times" – which was prominently featured on several national music blogs – the album reached #4 on the Hypem.com Twitter chart.

Fast forward to the NOW … and Jones is preparing to launch his latest juggernaut with his debut solo long-player, Betty, dropping on Sept. 4 on the estimable Rad Summer label. This platter showcases the same gregarious personality while featuring songs about the trials, tribulations and everyday shenanigans that are at the soul of Oreo Jones. Through clever story telling and a sick flow, Jones takes us on a very personal tour through the parts of life that built his character.

Eschewing the sample-based production that made the Delicious EP so yummy, Betty provides thick-cut, genre bending beats that you can sink your teeth into. The lyrics tackle everything from slavery on "House Nigga", to a more laid back cuts like "No Coast" – an electronic daydream about kickin' it West Coast while landlocked in Naptown. By the end of the record, it is clear that Oreo Jones has broken the mold and will defy all expectations. Betty is Jones' musical testament to becoming his own man – not to mention the best emcees ever named after a cookie! The standout single "Needy" – outlining Jones' desire to make Betty a beacon of light in the choppy seas of the rap game – will have a video forthcoming early next month.

Prior to Betty, Oreo Jones was known for the sheer diversity of his projects. He has a natural ability to pull in people from all walks of life to create unique and memorable music. Last year, Jones linked up with indie rock bands We Are Hex (Roaring Colonel, Third Man Records), Jookabox (Asthmetic Kitty, Joyful Noise), The Woodhands (Paper Bag Recordings), and Fair Fijola to craft the Oreo Jones & Friends EP to benefit VH1′s Save The Music project. And his love of ALL things female lead to the infamous Black Fabio collaboration with DJ Action Jackson – a concept mixtape that featured the single "Reggie Miller" (think Digital Underground's Sex Packets meets Handsome Boy Modeling School).

Who knows what's else is in store for someone with as many badass ideas as Oreo Jones ... packing the dance floor AND having all the ladies screaming just might not be enough..

DMA

DMA is David "Moose" Adamson, songwriter for the now dissolved Indianapolis band Jookabox. DMA is a crust-funk musical project based in the infamous, powerful, and widely discussed "Scrimp-Screet" cultural movement. With DMA, Moo is now free to get as weird, creepy, and sweet as he pleases, in a lone wolf way. "It'll be nice to dance wildly at my shows again," quipped the handsome and sharp-witted Moose when reached for comment.

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Andy D with Yip Deceiver, Oreo Jones, DMA

Saturday, June 29 · Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM at Radio Radio