The Cubes are out, Jazz Fest is coming! Catch us on May 5th, CLOSING OUT THE LAGNIAPPE STAGE at 5:20!!
We were so excited to be back at YLC’s Wednesday at the Square this month with Lost Bayou Ramblers. Its been two years since the square was put on hold!
You can catch Daria out there again this week, performing with NOBABE!
We are getting ready for an intimate performance as a trio at Bar Marilou, this Thursday from 6-9pm!
Tune in this week to hear us on Thacker Mountain Radio hour!
This week! (April 1-3) Muscadines, steel drums and Memphis soul!Author: Pamela Terry – “The Sweet Taste of Muscadines” – “Fried Green Tomatoes and You Can’t Go Home Again with a sprinkling of William Faulkner.”—BookPageMusic: New Orleans-Caribbean rockers, Daria & The Hip Drops and Memphis soul-jazz-hip hop band, Southland.Hosts: Jim Dees and our house band, the YalobushwhackersAir times – on air and online:Thursday, April 1 – 6 pm (CT) Radio: WUMS – 92.1 FM (Oxford)Online: https://myrebelradio.com/Friday, April 2 – 9 am (CT) WYXR – 91.7 FM Memphis Community Radio https://wyxr.org/Saturday, April 3 – 3 pm (ET) WUTC – 88.1 FM – Chattanooga Public Radio https://www.wutc.org/7 pm (CT) Mississippi Public Broadcastinghttps://www.mpbonline.org/9 pm (CT) Alabama Public Radio https://www.apr.org/0People Reached0EngagementsBoost UnavailableLikeCommentShare
Wednesday July 8th, at 2pm, we are taking of the City of New Orleans Embrace the Culture Instagram page, with a live streamed music set from the House of Blues. Tune in on IG, or on Facebook via The Fillmore New Orleans!
Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus, all our upcoming events have been cancelled through the Summer. Please make sure you stay tuned by following us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/dariaandthehipdrops) and Instagram (@hipdropdontstop) to keep up with new info regarding live streams, and hopefully rescheduled events for the Fall.
Look who’s coming back to YLC’s Wednesday at the Square series in April opening for Anders Osborne! Find us April 8th at Lafayette Square in Downtown New Orleans.
We are thrilled to be part of the 2020 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage festival lineup. See the whole lineup here:
We are excited to play an intimate show at the reception party for the New Orleans Film Fest for Music Supers, Filmmakers and Musicians tonight! 7-9pm, at the XRM VIP Lounge. Acoustic and Unplugged!
We’re at Tipitina’s last Free Fridays of the season Tonight with Cowboy Mouth. Can’t make the show in person? Live stream it here!
Go check out the newest release of Boog City Magazine, with music reviews by Todd Cirillo! Read what he had to say about us on page 43!
“…Having just released their brand new single, Day Too Long, they are riding a wave of incredible reviews and publicity for their particularly unique contribution to the New Orleans music scene. This band provides a pre-party soundtrack to any evening. It is that first sip of a cold drink, that first step onto the dance floor and the pure excitement of the entire evening ahead of you. With a tasty blend of New Orleans funk, Calypso, and Soca beats from Trinidad to Ska and Reggae from Jamaica. Think pop/rock/island Talking Heads, early No Doubt and Vampire Weekend. Daria & the Hip Drops are adding the newest
dimension to New Orleans music in the oldest of ways by bringing their musical ingredients to the Northernmost Caribbean city all while soaking up the swamp sounds of this town.
The band is built around singer-songwriter and steel drum player, Daria Dzurik and bass guitarist, arranger, Graham Robinson, along with a guitarist and drummer. They perform with intensity and elation that inspires one to move your body. There are no bad days while listening to Daria & the Hip Drops. I was fortunate enough to be present as they crafted a future New Orleans Carnival classic, blending the road songs of Trinidad with the Sunday second-line culture of New Orleans. The band has been playing in New Orleans since 2010 and has released two albums along with their latest single. Daria says that having her creations come alive onstage and watching the audience fall in love with the songs are her biggest joy.”
Thanks Offbeat Magazine for premiering our newest single and music video “Day Too Long”. See the whole article here!
“With an original mixture of alternative pop, funk and caribbean influence, Daria & The Hip Drops have been gaining recognition for some time now. Today (July 9), the band is premiering the music video for “Day Too Long,” reminding everyone of their influences and what their style means for New Orleans music.
“Lively, upbeat and energetic are a few words that I would use to describe the band’s sound,” said the band’s effervescent frontwoman, vocalist, pannist and keyboardist Daria Dzurik. “Genres like calypso and funk are a big influence in our playing and songwriting, but we like to record more true to traditional rock and pop. I love reggae, rocksteady, soca, dancehall, calypso and ska, but this is not that. I don’t know that I could even pull that off. But I listen to one of those genres everyday, so I think bits of that come through when putting songs together, and of course the fact that steel pan is my main instrument swings the sound a certain way.”
Along with a bricolage sound constructed from myriad surrounding styles, Daria & The Hip Drops wear their indebtedness to New Orleans funk on their sleeves–or their name, rather. Naming themselves after the “Hip Drop” song and dance, which was created by the New Orleans-based funk band The Explosions in the ’60s, Daria & The Hip Drops hope to highlight the mix of funk and Caribbean sounds found in New Orleans.
The video for “Day Too Long” depicts the band having fun at Courtyard Brewery–dancing on an old car, playing dominoes and embodying their own brand of carefree funk/pop. “I wrote the lyrical theme about challenges being faced in everyday life, but having song and power of singing together as a tool of unity to try and power through tough times,” explained Dzurik. “Hence our lyrics: If your day seems too long, sing, sing a song with me. I, I believe that you will see along, they try and keep you down, but they can’t take your song.”
Catch our Newest song and video of “FIRE” being performed LIVE at the Blue Nile on Frenchmen St., New Orleans, LA
Come see us with DJ Soul Sister Saturday January 5th at Three Keys at the Ace Hotel in New Orleans! Start 2019 off the Right way!
I love Green Day. I think to myself sometimes, “What would Green Day do?” (#wwgdd) or “How would Billlie Joe handle this?” #wwbjd
After listening to one of our other fave’s (The Slackers) cover “Attitude” by The Misfits, we were inspired to give Welcome to Paradise some of our vibes. Stream our version here…video to follow!
Daria & Graham will be playing as a duo at this year’s Playing for Change in New Orleans at Nola Brewery from noon-6pm. Check out more information on the show at project here:
This Summer, we went into the camp Upturn Arts to present a Masterclass on steel pan, album artwork and learning to ROCK! Supporting Upturn Arts means supporting arts in the Nola community!
Have you seen the most recent issue of Pan Podium Magazine?! Check out the piece on us on page 30!
Thanks to everyone that came out to hang with us and Bonerama for their album release!!
Daria brings steel pan to the 16 piece supergroup N.O.B.A.B.E. at Preservation Hall! A historic moment in music at a historic place. Photos by Camille Lenain.
We’re back at YLC’s Wednesday at the Square at Lafayette Square today in New Orleans with our pals in Flow Tribe!
We kick things off at 5pm!
We had a great time this week at Tip’s Free Friday’s with the Iko All stars (and at Shagfest too!). Two Grateful nights. Keep an Eye out in the photos section for some shots from the shows.
This weeks agenda:
8.1 Daria will be working with the kids at UpTurn Arts for a pan workshop. Thanks Positive Vibrations Foundation for making it happen!
8.3 Hip Drop action at ShagFest at DBA for Shaggy’s Bday!! 6pm!
8.4 Free Fridays at Tipitina’s! 10pm, followed by the Iko All Stars
Check out this snippet of Daria with the Laborie Steel Orchestra playing Beh Leh Lesh at Panorama in St. Lucia last week.
Follow Daria as she plays with The Laborie Pan Project for St. Lucia’s 2017 Panorama Carnival. She will be taking over the Positive Vibrations Instagram account for the week! Keep up with the journey at @PositiveVibrationsFoundation and @hipdropDontStop
Tonight, early show at HiHo Lounge at 8pm with yours truly and Burris! Check out our party cards for where to catch us next during the week!
We had a great time at the YLC’s Wednesday at the Square this week. Need a second dose? Catch us again this Saturday at Le Bon Temps Roule on Magazine Street for Free.99!
Thanks to Rick Moore for snapping this shot this week from Lafayette Square!
Tonight at the Three Keys at Ace Hotel in New Orleans! Free All Ages show, Daria & The Hip Drops play 10pm til Midnight, and Marina Orchestra to play after until the wee hours. Come see their first show of 2017!