M.O.O.K.Y with Vince Nerone, Yacobucci, and DRIXY LIVE at Grog Shop!
Doors 8 p.m. | Show 8:30 p.m.
$15 ADV / $17 DOS
+ $3 at door if under 21
M.O.O.K.Y’s debut album Club Phony released in August 2021 with the singles ‘Daydreams’ & ‘Breathe Me In’ gaining immense popularity, earning him 200k plus streams in 2022. He now performs with a 5-piece band (Jack Hamel on Keys, Joey Hughes (False Teeth) on Bass/Guitar, Josh LaGuardia on Drums, & Nate Bocchicchio on Violin) in & around the Midwest.
M.O.O.K.Y is making progress on his second studio album which will be completed by the end of 2023. In the meantime, he continues to make an impact in the Cleveland music scene; working towards his goal of becoming a hometown name in Ohio and around The United States.
Meet DRIXY, your new gateway to indie pop.
Based in Cleveland, Hendricks is a singer-songwriter, instrumentalist, experienced co-writer, and producer who cut his teeth writing music for television. DRIXY is now ready to tell his own story as a solo artist.
He describes these past few years through lockdowns and isolation as an incubator, one from which he is now ready to emerge, stepping into this new chapter with confidence. Since releasing his debut song “Losing Touch” in 2019, he’s locked in his sound: sentimental, playful, tailoring to the emotions, and always deeply relatable. Now releasing his first single of 2022, DRIXY’s indie pop ballad “won’t u come home” is an emotional plea that showcases DRIXY’s candor and vulnerability.
"Creating this song was crazy emotional for me. I wrote it after a devastating breakup. This song is honest and helped me come to terms with the piece of me that I left behind in that relationship. I hope it can do the same for others.”
His songs provide the feeling of conversation with a friend and DRIXY, ultimately, wants to provide the soundtrack to your life — the songs to have on for moments good and bad, hopeful and discouraging, comforting and frustrating alike. “Music is the best translation of human emotions,” he says, and he has certainly established a knack for translating his own emotions into songs of his own
DRIXY is now in his mid-20s and provides a voice for other young adults. He recalls always being surrounded by music from an early age — his father, a drummer, raised him on The Who and The Beatles. This fondness for music led to an interest in guitar, piano, bass, drums, and, eventually, singing.
His initial attraction to heavier sounds (he describes Green Day as the reason he’s in music and Linkin Park as another major influence) has expanded over the years. Coldplay, Foster the People, and The 1975 offered an introduction into pop and stadium rock sounds, and DRIXY has now allowed these influences to coalesce into something singularly his own.