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Local indie artists to hit downtown stage

By Carolina Astrain
Dec. 28, 2012 at 6:28 a.m.
Updated Dec. 29, 2012 at 6:29 a.m.

Folly Collage, an indie band from Victoria, is headlining  Downtown Bar and Grill's "A New Year-ish Party" on Saturday. From left to right are Patrick Lezama, Patrick Ellis and Dan Kuykendall.

IF YOU GO

WHAT: Folly Collage's New Year-ish Party

WHEN: 10 p.m. - 2 a.m., Saturday

WHERE: Downtown Bar and Grill, 125 E. Constitution St.

COST: $1 for women, $5 for men 21 and up, $10 for minors

With a sound setting them apart from the rest of the Crossroads' blues, rock and country bands, Folly Collage aims to fill a void in downtown Victoria's music scene.

The four-man group is set to play a goulash of a show at Downtown Bar and Grill in anticipation of the new year.

The fledgling band's debut show includes poetry, rapping and a liquid light exposition Saturday night.

"It's going to be a blast," said co-founder Dan Kuykendall. "We started from nothing just by doing our thing."

Intersecting family ties brought Kuykendall, 27, and bandmate Patrick Lezama, 22, together.

"We met through our brothers and skateboarding in late June," Lezama said. "We started jamming together in July."

From there, the drummer and keyboard player started playing at open-mike nights and recruited guitarist Patrick Ellis and bassist Patrick Roberts.

"And once in a while, someone would let us play at their bar," Kuykendall said. "We played the 'Warriors Never Die' benefit in November."

Although their group is gaining interest within the community, Lezama and Kuykendall said they don't have any serious plans for touring.

"It's more about the jamming," Kuykendall said. "We're like a big mess of art - aloofness associated with having a good time."

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