The Maytags w/ Nooky Jones & Lily DeTaeye
Kum & Go Theater // Doors 7:30PM // Show 8PM // $10 ADV // $15 DOS
Standing room only (ADA accessible seating available)
The Maytags are: Dustin Smith, Frank Merchlewitz, Andy Poppen, Tim Sanders, Aaron Ehrlich, Sam Mogerman, Daniel Kreipke.
“Gaining in popularity over the years, especially since the release of their newest album, The Maytags have drawn attention from many and received countless outstanding reviews. Juice Magazine commented “Fast-forward to a year later and it’s clear that that band is just wildly talented, not a wild card.” Another review, from VICE, stated “The Maytags’ music swings. It differs from all of the Des Moines’ other retro offerings by its sheer vibrancy—there’s just warmth lining every note.” These phrases are specific to the cultural geography of the singer, guitarist, and songwriter’s Des Moines, Iowa hometown, a music and arts community with a rising national profile highlighted by praise from the Talking Heads’ David Byrne and glowing explorations from Politico and The Atlantic. But Smith’s words also help evoke the Maytags’ journey to this sultry nine-song set, one that also runs through Smith’s time in New York — where studied jazz as a drummer — and the band’s recording sessions in Tennessee. Other band members have roots in St. Louis; all studied jazz, mainly in central and northern Iowa. If there can be a New South, then there can be a sound that’s Midwest Nouveau.
What is Nooky Jones? The person you love has been out of town for weeks, and they get home tonight…
“Sophisticated, seductive and smooth neo-soul music. Brassy horns and a brassier voice. Nooky Jones is flavorful and mouth-wateringly juicy. This is Minnesota’s freshest baby-making music.” -Alex Nelson, Star Tribune, Minneapolis, MN
“…equal parts stevie wonder, d’angelo and prince and guaranteed to move both heart and booty…nooky jones has inverted that sound into an analog vibe that feels timeless.” -heavy rotation, national public radio
For Lily DeTaeye, there is no backup plan when it comes to her music career. A full-time student at the University of Iowa by day and full-time recording artist by night, her approach to songwriting and musicality shows that, despite her young age, she’s no stranger to the stage or studio. With a powerful, soulful voice reminiscent of Norah Jones, and a diverse musical ability spanning indie folk rock to pop she’s an absolute delight leaving her audiences reeling. Whether she’s up on stage with her guitar and band, serenading passersby at the piano, or sitting on the riverbank with her ukulele, you’ll know she’s truly something special, and you’ll always stop to listen just a little while longer.