DeeOhGee is the new chapter in the story of a band of brothers who’ve now been through it! Formerly touring under the name “Blackfoot Gypsies”, they have dropped the old name but kept the same spirit. A spirit arising from a life dedicated to Rock-n-Roll. DeeOhGee is now comprised of Matthew Paige, Zack Murphy, and Dylan Whitlow. Each member contributes songs and brings different musical expertise to the table. These 3 musicians cover a huge spectrum of instruments - everything from timpani to pianos and banjos to harmoniums. Now, after all these years of honing their craft, the music is a concentrated serum exported from their souls, for all to share and enjoy. DeeOhGee is a band of people, made of people, for the people.
Movie Jail finds its center in an unabashed love of hooks, melodies, and solid grooves.
Their debut album, released this spring on Desperate Spirits, brings to mind a post-punk band hired to play an airport lounge, trying to reconstruct decades of pop music based on memory alone. Movie Jail is just as likely to cycle through second hand jazz chords as to careen headlong into jittery new wave territory. Their first single, “Call the Neighbors,” captures all these contradictions, opening with a volley of strident guitar and lyrical jabs at the bootstrap generation but secretly hoping to retreat to some breezy terrace for drinks and an afternoon nap. Kentucky-based five-piece Movie Jail offers further proof that college towns can provide fertile creative ground.
Buck the Taxidermist
Buck the Taxidermist is Lexington singer/songwriter Kyle Ayres. Over the past 6 years he’s been writing from first hand life observations in an often stream of consciousness style. Gifted with a wealth of musical friends the band often changes several times a year allowing the songs to mutate and take on the participating artists’ strengths. The sound can go from the poignant lyrical style of Townes van Zandt and Neil Young to the lushness of The War on Drugs and quirky lo fi of Dr. Dog.
As the moon parts the clouds, the five members of Eolith stand in a circle, instruments in hand. It is a silent moment, each one found in thought. Then, with a single, powerful drum strike, the music begins. Cascading down the mountain, the sound echoes through the valley, beckoning the dawn - a new day begins.
Eolith is based in Lexington and began making music in 2017. Led by two enigmatic guitarists named Chris, the group has become known for their atmospheric instrumental rock and annual Solstice ritual performances.