DAAP Girls (Cincinnati)
Describing themselves as “Gutter Funk” and “Rock ’n Soul,” legend has it that the five members of DAAP Girls (who are all men, F.Y.I.) met while dating the same woman. However they got together, if you are a fan of catchy, well-constructed Rock & Roll with tons of swagger and groove, you should be happy. The band, formed by members of popular local groups The Lions Rampant and Newport Secret Six, was an immediate hit on the Greater Cincinnati club circuit, thanks to their natty stage wear, great live show and magnetic songs. Named “Best New Artist” at the 2012 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards, DAAP Girls dropped its enthralling debut album, Tape Songs (featuring 10 superb tracks, each named after a different woman), early this year.
YDIIYD: ’70s/early ’80s Rolling Stones, Garage Pop that makes you dance. (MB)