Daria & The Hip Drops


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!








YLC WATS & Le Bon Temps!

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!

Ace Hotel

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!

One of Jimmy Buffett’s Faves!

Did you know we’re one of Jimmy Buffett’s new favorite bands? Check out minute 48 of his interview at the American Library in Paris!

Free Fridays

We are pumped to be back at the legendary Tipitina’s tomorrow night for their Foundation Free Friday series, with John ‘Papa Gros, who will be debuting his newest album! Don’t miss this one, we have some super secret collaborations planned!


We had a great time singing at Tipitina’s in New Orleans this past weekend. You can catch us next right back over there on Friday August 26th for their Free Fridays series with John Papa Gros!

Lilith in Loa

Catch Daria playing a solo set of steel pans and vocals tonight at the Loa bar in New Orleans at the International House Hotel, as part of their songwriter series Lilith in Loa, hosted by Kathryn Rose Wood.


Daria’s Jazzfest Shows

Catch Daria at these shows during Jazz Fest 2016! Last night and Wednesday night’s shows were on fire with Mike Dillon’s Punk Rock Percussion Consortium, along side Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, The Motet, Dean Ween Group, Stanton Moore Trio, and Illuminaughty at The Howlin’ Wolf. Up Next is Pearl Wine Co tonight.jfest2016

Sun Goddess Out!

We worked with Backyard Shed Films, Choreographer Jeremy Guyton, and The Nola Cherry Bombs for our newest video Sun Goddess. Watch it here:

Sun Goddess Music Video Release

This Wednesday, the newest music video from Daria & The Hip Drops for “Sun Goddess” will go live online. If you find yourself in New Orleans tomorrow evening (that’s Tuesday the 26th of April), The Rusty Nail will have a special performance from the band members and a premiere party for the new video. This video features members of the Nola Cherry Bombs and choreography from Jeremy Guyton.premiereflyer

Time in Trinidad

Are you following us on Instagram, FB and Twitter? Nows the time to do it, Daria is heading out to Trinidad for the Carnival Season to play steelpan in Panorama! #hipdropdontstop


Our official video for our track ‘Hole in Heart’ was premiered on The Vinyl District September 23rd. Tomorrow (in an hour) it will be public and go live everywhere online! We collaborated with L.A. based group Chaos Labs who were behind the recent Pepsi ads featuring David Beckham and Sofia Vegara. The whole thing was shot in Quincy Florida inside and old tobacco factory that Daria designed for the shoot. Peep it here:


We are getting pumped for our record release show and party this Saturday Sept. 12th at Chickie Wah Wah in New Orleans with our friends in BateBunda! This Saturday the record will also go live online, so get ready to stream and download everywhere. Here’s a fun promo video we put together for this weekend’s festivities:


Save the date!

We are excited to announce the release of our first full-length album, Hipnotic, and will be celebrating with a show Saturday Sept. 12th at Chickie Wah Wah with our friends in Bate Bunda opening! Peep the new album cover here:


Hip Drop Store!

Miss out on a chance to get a Hip Drop T shirt, tank top, sticker or CD at a live show? Now you can have the band swag delivered straight to your door! Check out our new merch store at www.mkt.com/dariaandthehipdrops


Bayou Boogaloo

Daria brought her steel pans on board to Mike Dillon’s Punk Rock Percussion Consortium this Sunday at Bayou Boogaloo in New Orleans. It was an all-star ensemble with New Orleans percussionists Mike Dillon, Stanton Moore, Aaron Walker, Jason Marsalis, Otto Schrang, Jesse Paige, Simon Lott, Paul Thibodeaux, Luke Quantana, Brian Coogan, Doug Belote and Andrew McLean on as many different percussion instruments you can fit on a stage. Thanks to Mike Dillon for putting together the madness!


Wednesday at the Square

Made it back to New Orleans from Purple Hatters Ball to play at the YLC’s Wednesday at the Square series opening for Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk this week. Apparently they had a jumbo-tron!

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Purple Hatters Ball

Daria & The Hip Drops will be on the road this weekend playing at Purple Hatters Ball music fest at Spirit of the Suwannee music park in Florida, and touring around the area with other New Orleans based band The Grid!


Back from the bus

Daria just got back from being on the road with Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer band, and had a great time capping it off with Team Gleason! Daria & The Hip Drops will be back at it in New Orleans this Saturday March 28th at Irvin Mayfield’s new place, The Bolden Bar!

Ladies Night

This weekend we teamed up with The Howlin’ Wolf New Orleans to bring together Ladies Night to benefit local group Hagar’s House. We couldn’t have done it without the fabulous performances from dance troupes The Nola Cherry Bombs, The Camel Toe Lady Steppers, The Star-Steppin’ Cosmonaughties, and The Sirens of New Orleans, and musical performances by The Fake Carls, Nyce, and Abby Diamond.


Marley Gras

We’re teaming up with our friends in One Love Brass band to bring you Marley Gras at Little Gem Saloon Feb. 6th in New Orleans! We’ll be celebrating Bob Marley’s 70th bday with a tribute show. We’ll be covering Natty Dread and One Love will be covering Burnin’.  For more details are pre-sale tickets click here.



Happy New Year!

Catch us in TWO magazines this month!

Grab the latest issue of WTUL’s The Vox Zine with your own Hip Drop cut out doll!

And grab the January 2015 copy of Offbeat Magazine to read about Daria’s steel pans and songwriting the My Music Column, you can also read it through clicking here!










Florida Tour

We just finished up a Florida run with our friends at Ormond Brewing Company in Ormond Beach, Downtown River Jam in St. Pete, and Club Downunder opening for Quintron and Miss Pussycat at FSU in Tallahassee! Go Noles!


Tonight in New Orleans

Catch us at Gasa Gasa tonight Sat. Nov 29th in New Orleans with Darcy Malone and The Tangle opening!


Thanksgiving shows!

We are excited to be in Baton Rouge at The Spanish Moon on Friday Nov. 28th alongside our friends in Prom Date and Lafayette band Kind Cousin. Then New Orleans friends can find us the next day on Nov. 29th at Gasa Gasa with Darcy Malone and The Tangle opening!

Jazz in the Park!

We had a great time at Gretna Fest this past weekend and are gearing up for Jazz in the Park at Armstrong Park this Thursday with Jon Cleary!

Summertime and the livin is EZ

What a crazy Springtime fest season! After Bayou Boogaloo, French Quarter Fest, Earth Day Fest, we are still chillin’ this summer writing some new tunes and recording some old ones. Catch us next this Saturday at Publiq House in New Orleans!

Fest time!

This Sunday (tomorrow!) we will be at French Quarter Fest in Nola on the BMI stage from 3:45-4:15pm! Our friends Nasimiyu, Alexis & The Samuri and Baby Bee will also be on the same stage that day! 533 Royal Street.