Daisychain’s dynamic soundscape harkens back to the classic rock bands of the 1960s and ‘70s, consisting of sultry harmonies from Nickole Regala (bass, vocals) and Sophia Williams (guitar, vocals), electrifying solos from Frankie Sripada (lead guitarist), and rousing rhythm from Frank Kurtz (drums). With plans for more touring throughout the summer and fall, Daisychain will be bringing their unique blend of blues and psych-rock to cities across the country.
“I think we’re hitting that sweet spot right now,” Regala says. “We’re starting to see more and more familiar faces in each city.”
Daisychain cut their teeth playing local shows while coming up in the Chicago music scene. Shortly after moving to the city in 2017, Regala started attending “Blues Nights” alone every Tuesday at Gallery Cabaret — the corner bar where artists like Smashing Pumpkins and Liz Phair got their start. She struck up conversation with Williams — the only other woman in attendance — and the two quickly bonded over their shared interest in starting a band. Not long after, they started scheduling meetups to jam together.
“I started to dig into a lot of classic rock, which I’d never really listened to,” Regala says.
“I do feel like I was raised by rock music in Chicago.”
Established in 2021, Tigera is an Alternative Pop Rock quintet based out of Milwaukee, WI. Taking inspiration from the forerunners of the Garage Rock revival of the early 00’s and Pop Rock outfits of the 70’s and 80’s, Tigera has developed a unique sound that flirts with danceable disco-adjacent grooves and over-the-top rock machismo.
In their short time writing and performing together, Tigera released a two part EP, aptly titled, Part I (2021) and Part II (2022.) Their music tackles themes of love and self reflection in a seemingly autobiographical way.
Six short months after the band’s first show, they were voted Best Rock Band in the Shepherd Express’ “Best Of Milwaukee 2021 and 2022″ write-in voting competitions. They’ve performed various major regional festival spots including Summer Soulstice (2022,) Chill On the Hill (2022), Electric Love Festival (2022,) and SummerFest (2022.)
Tigera also takes pride in helping the community. They often sponsor different charities at their performances with the mindset that if we are all to gather, we should gather with a purpose. In addition to their charity involvement, Tigera started the Milwaukee Music Village (MMV). MMV is a networking event and promotional group that helps bring the Milwaukee music industry together to foster new partnerships and support artists in the city.
Atheists and Airplanes is an indie garage rock band based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Influences include classic rock, blues, grunge and existentialist philosophy to create music that is part noise, part Nietzsche.