DAAP Girls, PUBLIC, Sun Country
111 East 6th Street
Newport, KY, 41071
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
A unique blend of stirring and surprising psychedelic dream rock that’s as tender as it is ass-kicking: Healing Power own this. Sweet, thoughtful, innocent, direct, wild – Heaven has clearly come to earth. What could be more deserving of your listen? Healing Power are Jacob Merritt, Isaac Karns, Joey Cook and Pierce Geary. They’ve shared the stage with Peter Bjorn and John, Menomena, Spoon, Wye Oak, French Kicks, Headlights, Islands, Ra Ra Riot, Phantogram, Jimmy Eat World, Blitzen Trapper, Ted Leo, Figurines, Aloha, The Besnard Lakes, Young the Giant and more.
Cincinnati's DAAP Girls are a group that live and die by their tape machines. After the release of their debut Tape Songs, recorded in an old Masonic Lodge on a worn down 8 track machine, the Girls returned to the studio to destroy a couple more reels and reels of tape. The result, Look Inside your Love, is a howling, messed up affair bleeding together garage and r&b, punk and old soul.
Lead by singer Stuart MacKenzie's shredded voice and Mike Felger's barbed wire guitar, DAAP Girls lay down a stripped, heavy rhythm. Organist Alex Duckworth purrs and snarls while horn section, saxophonist Brain Gilronan and trombonist Colin Thompson, respond to all the calls. All the while drummer Daniel Peterson and bassist J Duckworth experiment with shoving Pressure Drop down the throat of Motown and golden oldies.
DAAP Girls came together when Stuart MacKenzie wrote a stack of excellent songs and decided he wanted to start wearing a suit. Whipped into shape by J Duckworth and Daniel Peterson the songs became 2013's Tape Songs which lead to opening for Weezer, a â€œBest New Artistâ€ award from the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards, a set at the Bunbury Music Festival and a lot of sweaty exciting shows.
More members jumped on board along the way until the Girls became a 7 piece machine wreaking havoc on Cincinnati's tape machines. The DAAP Girls have decided to give the tape machines a little rest, taking their show, a combination soul-review and basement party, on the road in support of Look Inside your Love, coming this summer on LP from Soul Step Records.
Formerly known as "crown" - PUBLIC is comprised of three friends that are on a magical journey doing what they know And love. nothing is better than what brings joy to the children and fills the soul with the sweet nectar of sound. They wish to always be allowed to dance, yell, and have fun with their music as long as inhumanly possible.
"Sun Country is a sextet of musicians from other cities and musical backgrounds that converged in Cincinnati, OH and developed an acoustic, rootsy sound before morphing into a sparkling, full-blooded, electric Indie Rock band with great melodies and vocals and a dreamy, textural ambiance. The band - whose members add the occasional violin, glockenspiel, mandolin,synth sounds and other unique ornamentation to the mix - are dedicated tour dogs, traveling coast to coast for shows all over the U.S." -CityBeat Cincinnati