Daphne Culver (chief architect, namesake) and Jenn Palmer (angelic-voiced firebrand) utilize familiar yet unorthodox pop sensibilities in their songs to exercise the demons of life, love and loss that we have all faced or will surely face in the not-too-distant future. The testament of a great song is in its ability to transcend genre and they achieve this not by careful calculation but by simply writing from a place of honesty and experience; reveling in each song’s creation and in what the listener will continue to take from them.
When the musical gears begin to seamlessly click and spin together, Daphne & The Mystery Machines communicate with each other through the songs themselves and, in doing so, open a direct channel to the hearts of their audience and unwaveringly transmit a palpable intensity. Their ascension is beginning like the start of a dream and when a dream of music finally appears in color, it sounds exactly like Daphne & The Mystery Machines
See Daphne & the Mystery Machines at Little BIG Fest on Saturday, November 5 at Wooly’s (504 E Locust St.) at 8:00pm
To learn more about Daphne & the Mystery Machines, check out their Facebook page
Little BIG Fest is an annual festival, featuring roots, country, singer-songwriter, bluegrass, jam, world, blues, jazz, and soul music. The festival traditionally takes place in November with the location changing from year to year. As with all DMMC events, local bands are heavily featured, though bands from around the U.S. also perform at the event. See the full line-up and details here.
Established in fall 2006, LBF has featured over a dozen bands each year, including Trampled by Turtles, Pieta Brown, The Soul Rebels, William Elliott Whitmore, Charlie Parr, and John Fullbright.
LBF is organized by the nonprofit the Greater Des Moines Music Coalition (DMMC). Little BIG Fest 2016 is made possible with the support of Traveler Beer Company, Tallgrass Brewing Company, Greater Des Moines Partnership, Bravo Greater Des Moines, Hy-Vee, Saturday Mfg., VolunteerLocal, Wooly’s, Lefty’s Live Music, Iowa Public Radio, and KFMG 98.9 FM.