Thu Dec 21 2023
8:00 PM (Doors 7:30 PM)
$10 adv/$12 dos
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Hallmarked by smoky harmonies, extensive guitar solos, and a seriously dynamic rhythm section, Daisychain’s sound would fit right in on the “AlmostFamous” soundtrack. In the same vein as The Who, Velvet Underground, and The Mamas & the Papas, the band, composed of bassist and vocalist Nickole Regala, guitarist and vocalist Sophia Williams, lead guitarist Frankie Sripada, and drummer Frank Kurtz, is refreshingly grounded in a world where music feels too manufactured. Daisychain’s gritty Windy City attitude, sexy stage presence, and retro sound undoubtedly pulls listeners in as it is both familiar and innovative. After the release of their 2022 EP “Different Shades,” Daisychain is ready to make a splash across America and beyond.
The band, who is proud to be a part of the ride-or-die Chicago music scene, came about after meeting at a local open mic. After playing some shows around the Midwest, Daisychain decided to tour beyond their backyard after realizing their musical tastes and professional intentions aligned. Whether subconsciously or consciously, they were on the same page as far as style, wanting to make a positive impact on the world, and process. It was a kismet meeting of like minded folks. While the band has naturally evolved since their first show, the same nervous excitement that first propelled them forward is still a force today.
Daisychain has changed with every project by putting the emphasis on their collective relationship rather than individual selves. All four band members have classical backgrounds, which is where their discipline and structured songwriting process stems from. Their classical training is also why they are aware that a musical career takes time, effort, and lots of practice.
While all members of Daisychain are fans of a wide variety of music, from heavy metal to hip hop, classic rock serves as the common denominator. In their eyes, the evergreen sound appeals to most demographics and is nimble enough to allow their sound to continuously morph. Classic rock is equally the perfect palate for their intimate, nuanced songwriting process. The band enjoys sitting together in a room, sharing what is really going on, and understanding each other’s individual stories through writing. “The coolest thing is to connect on a deeper level through music and also see what songs survive the editing process and make the cut,” says Sophia.
When getting together to write, Daisychain starts with a bigger picture concept and dives into the nitty gritty to connect it to their own lives. Songwriting is a freeing, easy, and cathartic process that has made them even closer as a band. It is about being as honest as possible and open to everyone’s ideas in order to make a candid, cohesive product. “It’s a back-and-forth process that takes everyone’s opinions into account and also allows us to put 100-percent of ourselves into it,” says Sophia. Similar to Daisychain’s sound-defining harmonies, which come from Nickole and Sophia’s background as woodwind instrumentalists, their songwriting is just as dialed in. By creating for themselves, as a group, they have created a sound that is grounded, relatable, and real.
With an intense tour schedule ahead of them, Daisychain is excited to bring their music to audiences around the states. As avid concert-goers themselves their goal is to deliver a performance that connects one song to the next. Never will you hear nonsensical stage banter in Daisychain’s set as their live performance is as deliberate as their songwriting process. They are all about delivering a seamless progression of music in which one songis a bridge to the next. Their performance is a complete experience. “We want to give audiences the types of shows that we like to attend, which are fun, fast-paced, and energized because the band is completely into it,” says Sophia. That type of set is easy for Daisychain to do because the band loves little more than performing. To be able to play music for a living, satisfy their creative impulses, and channel bottled up emotions is a dream.
Hailing from the heartland of America, Ohio's Leggy is a blonde-heavy dream punk trio exploding with empowered earnestness, an undeniably catchy pop sensibility and that ever timeless grrrl in-and-out of love allure. With influences drawn from contemporary artists like Lana Del Rey & St. Vincent, as well as 90's jammers like The Breeders and Hole, Leggy produce a unique style of music that equal parts dark pop and shimmery punk.
Leggy began after singer/ guitarist Veronique Allaer (Belgian parents) took a hip-breaking tumble off a fire escape days after graduating from college. Priorities drastically rearranged, she ditched the plans for grad school and instead moved into a house with her two best friends and music lovers, Kerstin Bladh and Christopher Campbell. The three began crafting raucous yet infectious garage pop led by Bladh's fuzzed out and slinky bass lines, fortified with Campbell's heavy-hitting yet tight drum beats, and sweetened with Allaer's saccharine vocals.
In 2017 Damnably had Chicago Mastering Service Remaster Leggy's eponymous 2016 album for Vinyl release. With constant touring they have gained a national following the in the States and have enjoyed significant airplay from college radio and attention from blogs. Leggy have played over a dozen festivals and have shared the stage with many notable and buzz-worthy bands such as Bully, EMA, Ex Hex, Cursive, Colleen Green, and Tweens.
"Raw, catchy as hell, and utterly dance-able, Cincinnati trio Leggy make skin-bearing garage rock that isn't afraid to rip the guise off dated and romantic tropes." Noisey
"...lo-fi productions of infectious melodies, bubblegum punk and a taste of not giving a fuck." - She Shreds Magazine
" It discomfits. It unsettles. It reassures. I would have covered this for Melody Maker." - Everett True
Thu Dec 21 2023 8:00 PM
(Doors 7:30 PM)