Dakota Floyd, Big Computer, Dana Skully, Apes of the State
Wednesday March 1, 2023 07:30 PM EST
CL Critic Jessica Goodson Recommends: Every so often I meet someone in the music scene that I can just tell is a champion for their people, in this case it’s singer-songwriter Dakota Floyd. Floyd is not only a local folk punk god, but he also started his own one-man screen-printing company, Soda Prints, to provide affordable merch for DIY bands. Floyd is a frequent performer at Waller’s Coffee, a hot new spot for local songwriters. This show will kick off with Floyd’s relatable, introspective lyricism followed by new local punk group Big Computer, in support of popular PA band Apes of The State, on tour with Indianapolis’ Dana Skully and The Tiger Sharks. We all yell about our life experiences, these folks just do it in key. — JG
From the venue:Their sound is very lyrical, influenced by storyteller singer/songwriters such as Paul Baribeau and Everyone Except Me. Apes of the State takes the simplicity and straightforward, emotional writing style of these influences and combines it with the drive and power of a full band. Their sound is under constant evolution but is deeply rooted in punk rock, folk, and bluegrass. As a band, they are driven by DIY ethics with a goal of helping as many people as possible with their music. They sing songs about whatever makes them feel things, like love, heartbreak, student loan debt, regret, and overcoming addiction.
At Waller's Coffee Shop