THIS SUNDAY, April 5th, the folks at Keepin it Deep are coming back with another one of their infamous tent parties downtown! With all the craziness going on for the Final Four, downtown is definitely the place to be! Check out all the info:

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Keepin’ it Deep and Tiki Bob’s Present:
Spring Fling 2 w/ The Ying Yang Twins and Keys ‘N Krates

230 S. Meridian St. Tourney Party Tent

TICKETS http://www.ticketfly.com/event/822749

TICKET INFO

TENT ONLY $20
TIKI’S AFTER PARTY with DJ CRAZE – ONLY $10
BLU AFTER PARTY with MARK FARINA – ONLY $10
ACCESS TO ALL 3 PARTIES $30

Last year we packed the tent for a lineup of 24 local DJ’s. This year we are keeping the locals plus adding national headliners. The tent is heated and is located across the street from Tiki’s at 230 S. Meridian St.

* KEYS N KRATES *
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Keys N Krates is an electronic band from Toronto, Canada. The band consists of Adam Tune (drummer), David Matisse (synthesizer/keyboardist), and Jr. Flo (turntablist).

The band formed in 2008 with a goal of bringing electronic instrumentation to life. Drummer Adam Tune says, “We are referencing everything from classic house music to Timbaland in our beats. They have toured extensively throughout North America. In 2013 the band released their critically acclaimed EP titled “SOLOW” which was released on Steve Aoki’s label Dim Mak Records.

Unlike many other electronic artists, Keys N Krates perform completely live, using only drums, keys, turntable and live sampling.

Keys N Krates successes has earned them spots in some of the world’s biggest festivals like Lollapalooza, Electric Zoo, Ultra Music Festival, Osheaga, and Sonar Festival to name a few.

 

* YING YANG TWINS *
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Ying Yang Twins debuted in 2000 with the single “Whistle While You Twurk”, which was played on urban and pop radio stations and peaked at #17 on the US R&B/Hip-Hop chart. They grew even more famous when they toured with Juz tha King, Kat Nu and Demo Dil on the tour called King Me. Their full-length debut album, Thug Walkin’, came out later that year.

Immediately after discovering fellow Atlanta hip hop artist Lil Jon, A&R Bryan Leach began talks with representative Michael ‘DJ Smurf’ Crooms about signing the Ying Yang Twins to TVT Records. Protracted negotiations meant that a deal was not finalized in time to for the label to release their next album, Alley: The Return of the Ying Yang Twins, which instead appeared in 2002 on Koch. The album was successful among hip-hop fans in the Southern United States. The same year, the group appeared on the album Kings of Crunk by Lil Jon on the single “Get Low”, and the song was a huge club and radio hit. As Crooms had negotiated only a one-album deal with Koch, the duo was free to finally submit to the advances of TVT, who had impressed them with their recent work with Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz.

A new album U.S.A. (United State of Atlanta) appeared in the summer of 2005 as its singles “Wait (The Whisper Song)”, “Badd”, and “Shake” were dominating popular music and rap radio stations, and U.S.A. (Still United), a collection of outtakes, remixes, and collaborations similar to My Brother & Me followed in December 2005. It too was accompanied by a DVD featuring music videos and other footage from the U.S.A. (United State of Atlanta) period.

In 2005, D-Roc and his younger brothers, Mr. Weeny, and Da Birthday Boy, formed the group Da Muzicianz and released their first single, “Camera Phone”. Their self-titled album was released on February 28, 2006.

Displaying their quaint and bucolic maritime themed living room in their MTV Cribs appearance, they boast of “having da paintin”, “the fish”, and “the boat”. D-Roc grunts, “HANHHHHHHHHHHH!”, a number of times throughout the episode, leading one to question if his behavior is staged, or if it’s how he acts in real life. D-Roc and Kaine make a point that no women were allowed to decorate their home. Further viewing yields the “Kichon” (sic), where D-Roc displays his culinary staples, consisting of Crunk Juice and Ramen Noodles.

The episode ends with a tour of the vehicles the Ying Yang Twins own, consisting of a customized 1990 Chevy Caprice with “Tweety Bird” on the interior, as they “Go bananas” when they ride.



LOCAL SUPPORT FROM SLATER HOGAN, JOHN LARNER, ACTION JACKSON, LEMI VICE, GABBY LOVE, MASS APPEAL, DJ GNO, CADILLAC G, DUB KNIGHT, JODYFREE, CLAY COLLIER, CRUXXX, BUTTON MASHERS, EXPLORATIO

There wil be 2 after parties at Tiki Bobs and Blu Lounge.
MARK FARINA will be at Blu
DJ CRAZE will be at Tiki Bob’s

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It’s finally spring and that means we’ll all be out shaking off the winter blues some time soon. So whats on your playlist for that day out in the sun? I’ve got you covered. Check out Tycho.

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Tycho is the musical manifestation of San Francisco based artist Scott Hansen. Scott creates beautiful, atmospheric instrumental landscapes that remind you of looking at a sunrise as you roll down the highway with your hand out the window feeling the air rushing by.

Scott was also known as ISO50, under that name he developed as a visual artist and eventually began creating music that represents his visual style. Scott has moved on from ISO50 into Tycho being a full time gig, where he is not only the musician but he creates all of the album artwork and even the posters for the shows.

Tycho has evolved from a solo project with a sampled style of music compared to Boards of Canada or DJ Shadow into something that feels like an ambient instrumental version of M83 or El Ten Eleven. The evolution from solo artist to a full live band seemed to be an organic process much like his visual work. Check out the track “See” from Tycho’s most recent LP titled Awake, released by Ghostly International.

Tycho is currently on the last leg of a US Canada tour. Recently Brooklyn based duo Beacon have joined them for the last few dates of the tour including the show at The Vogue in Broad Ripple on March 29th. Make sure to check them out.

Tycho with Beacon

The Vogue

March 29, 2015

Door: 7pm, Show: 8pm

Tickets: $20-$22

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Festival season is upon us once again and what better way to kick it off than to travel 807 miles to the magical place of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida. With over 5,000 music lovers in attendance, the 6th installment of AURA Music Festival was one for the books. Phierce Photography: March 6th - Day One &emdash; _PRC2809

The trip was off to a rocky start as our 12 hour drive was delayed three hours in due to inclimate weather conditions in Tennessee, but we weren’t giving up that easily. As our journey continued, we made it just in time for the last act of Thursday night’s pre-party. Once we got there, however, the car ride quickly became a distant memory. The weekend was nothing short of a good time full of lights, live art, and music.

Kudos to Daryl Wolff and Cameron Ferguson, the creators of the festival, for making such a pleasant atmosphere and providing one helluva a light show. AURA was just big enough to escape yet, small enough to find friends and make new ones. Warm feelings emerged throughout the weekend as friends and families greeted each other with embracing hugs and kisses.

The chilly weather brought people closer together as it dipped into the low 40’s. Fires ignited and groups were found gathered around them making a ruckus throughout the grounds. Yoga was offered each morning to prepare weary bodies for the day ahead, and classes continued throughout the day. For anyone who needed to take a break, hammocks donated by ENO (Eagles Nest Outfitters) could be found pre-installed throughout the campgrounds.

With this being the 6th edition of AURA what better way to give you a glimpse into this magical experience than to countdown the top 6 acts.

6. Uproot Hootenanny

Local to the area and the only bluegrass band of the weekend, Uproot Hootenanny took the stage Sunday morning. There was no better way to spend the last day of the music festival than with whiskey and bluegrass. A banjo, stand-up bass, and fiddle were exactly the change up the festival needed. With high energy beaming from the band, waking up became a pleasant experience. As their tunes filled the campgrounds, I wasn’t the only one rushing to the stage for some toe-stomping jams.

5. Turbo Suit

Turbo Suit was in the Music Hall Saturday evening getting the place hot and steamy. Turbo Suit’s unique approach to live electronic music is one you can’t help but groove to. Everyone was enjoying a break from the cold weather by getting down on the dance floor with songs like “Open Mouth Kiss” and their own interpretation of Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall.”

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This funky foursome played at the Amphitheater Stage (Main Stage) Sunday afternoon. It was their second set of the weekend and while I heard their true top performance was Saturday night in the Music Hall between Disco Biscuits sets, they still blew me away on Sunday. Jamming from beginning to end with an all instrumental set, they covered the Beatles “I Want You” and Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song” – the perfect way to relax on the hottest day of the festival (which was only in the low 80’s).

3. Dopapod

Dopapod played one of the first sets of the weekend at the Thursday night pre-party. For the last song, all six members of The Motet joined the band on stage for an impromptu performance. As the last cord was strummed, Dopapod’s guitarist Rob Compa turned to the other band members and shrugged as if to say, “Meh, we tried,” as if it wasn’t one of the better collaborations of the weekend.

But the real Dopapod highlight was Saturday night after the Turbo Suit set. They were laying it on thick with songs like “Trapper Keeper” when Compa channeled his inner Gwen Stefani for a No Doubt cover of “I’m just a Girl” leaving the nostalgic crowd hungry for more.

2. The Disco Biscuits

The Biscuits took the stage beginning their set with “The World is Spinning.” As the band played and the light show truly began, the crowd gasped in awe as a fan of colorful lasers covered the night sky. At the start of “Helicopters” a giant Halloween spider web stretched overhead across the crowd, reaching from the front of the stage all the way to the back.

The second set they really brought the heat with a flawless segue into “Crix.” You could feel the crowd’s disappointment as band ended without an encore. Little did anyone know, they would make an appearance at American Babies’ late night set in the Music Hall, joining them on stage for a cover of the Greatful Dead’s “Shakedown Street.”

1. The Main Squeeze

The Squeeze played on The Porch Stage Saturday evening. As the band played off each other, building in anticipation, lead singer Corey Frye took a long pause before busting into a cover of R Kelley’s “I Believe I Can Fly.”

The band took the stage a second time, Sunday afternoon, for a tribute to Michael Jackson set. Strategically planned out by the group, 20 of Michael Jackson’s greatest hits were packed into an hour and half set. From Black Or White > Beat It > Thriller > Billie Jean > Smooth Criminal it was hands down one of the best performances of the weekend.

While 2015 was one for the books the countdown for AURA 2016 begins…

Want to get the full experience, check out the link below to view images from the whole weekend.

http://www.relix.com/blogs/detail/aura_music_festival_a_gallery#1

Photos by: Keith Griner

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So far, being on the road with twenty-some of the most genuine and talented men that I’ve ever met in my life has been nothing short of a dream come true.

Nevertheless, not all that glitters is gold on tour. Traffic? Expected. Breakdowns? So far so good! (Knock on wood) But people – oh dear, some people. With such an eclectic group of guys it wasn’t long before we had a major mouth off and were threatened by the cops.

Laundromat Lady

Soon after waking up in St. Petersburg, several of the guys informed me that we were conveniently parked right next to a laundromat diagonally opposite from the apartment we crashed at. SANCTUARY! I thought, considering that I hadn’t been able to use my blanket or my pillow in three days (to find out why, read over my first tour check-in here).

Over the course of an hour everyone’s eyes were open, jaws stretched, and arms up to the sky. I went around and collected a few of the other guys’ clothes to rack up a full load. As we were standing outside, killing time and prepping ourselves for the day ahead, an elderly woman (who we later found out is the owner of the laundromat) came out to “greet us”.

Lady: Ahem. “Can you tell me what is going on here?” as she directs her cane to our trail of cars. “Are you guys moving in? What are you doing here?”

Puzzled by her tone of voice, one of us finally speaks out.

Olivia (the only other female on the tour):  “We’re on tour!” She says as sweet as can be. “We’re just getting up and putting ourselves together before we head to the beach.”

Lady: “Well you’ve been parked here since yesterday and you’re blocking the street for our customers.”

Despite being a customer ourselves, we hadn’t actually parked there until 4am.

Freddie genuinely inquires: “Isn’t this a public space?”

The laundromat lady became instantly offended and continued passive aggressively with: “Why are you getting a tone? If you don’t want to be friendly we don’t have to be. We’re in Florida, we Floridians are nice people, but you say this is public space. Fine.”

She continues to bad mouth the crew to her other customers and indirectly threatening to call the cops on us and continued to do so until our laundry was done and we left.

Meanwhile in Bored’s caravan…

…they were facing more detrimental issues to the tour. After the first stop in Augusta, GA, Flaco had already lost his voice. Forty-five minutes of ad-libbing, jumping around, and fifteen minutes of his solo set can definitely put a strain on one’s voice, but not like this. After talking to a few of the Bored guys, I learned this has been a reoccurring issue for Flaco since SXSW 2014.

4 time mcdouble champion #GLIYD #GLIYDTOUR #BOREDONTOUR

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A little fun fact about Flaco is that he truly does everything in his power to take care of his instrument; his voice. In every city, he goes out and runs to get his body used to the air. He practices 10 minutes of vocal stretches before every show. He’s so cautious about his body that he hardly drinks or smokes while he’s out on tour.

Yet, unfortunately for him, he is seemingly more prone to straining his voice than any of the other guys, but that doesn’t stop him. Searching for every avenue to remedy the situation, who better to come through than Ace One with his ‘Magic Elixir’. In addition to the elixir, there was talk about how Flaco damn near chugged an entire bottle of honey over the course of a couple days.

Later on, we come to find that he’s not the only one on Bored who needs the honey. Long days, extensive drives, and little to no sleep- next thing you know, Benny gets an itch in his throat and you hear Tag getting the sniffles. Despite their struggles, they just cough, brush it off, stay on top of their hustle and keep the flow goin’.

On top of that they take such good care of each other and vibe incredibly well as a group, that they simply won’t let sickness get in the way. Eight boys packed in a tiny room with wooden floors and limited blankets and pillows; Tag makes sure sleeping articles are fairly distributed. Sick Benny was looking miserable in bed the next morning then the ‘Beats by Dre Pill’ turns on and all of the sudden I look over and he’s jumping on the bed all hyped up with a few other bodies getting their sway on too.

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South by South West

This tour was so DIY that despite having a couple shows lined up at designated venues, the crew had also brought a tent and a PA system to set up a renegade stage in the midst of the SXSW madness.

The first day in Austin, the Bored crew took it easy by bringing the ‘Beats by Dre Pill’ to promote their music throughout the street, only to be stopped by a cop who says that anything that is amplified will not only result in confiscation but also arrest.

Inception video. #SXSW WE OUT HERE!! #gliydt #boredontour #wearebored

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With the renegade stage being the primary goal for the boys during the festival, Freddie manages to fit the crew into a few time slots for a Saturday set.

Homesickness

By this time we’ve been on the road for seven days and through eight cities. Nostalgia escapes the breath of some of the guys during pillow talk. Some can’t wait for their beds, or their pets to greet them at their front door. Paigedro (pronounced like “Pedro”) of Bored can’t wait to start on new music projects; Niq (aka Sirius Blvck) can’t wait to get back to his precious newborn, Khida. But Niq isn’t the only new-found father on the trip.

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First thing in the morning on the third day of tour, Tim Garza aka Tag of Bored woke up in St. Augustine to that ‘late-text’ from his love back home with an affirmed picture of the pregnancy test. Inevitable shock strikes the 24 year old at first, later followed with pride. After getting to kick it with him one night, he shares with me that he truly looks forward to being able to shape the mind of his very own child and it’s all the more a plus that it’s with the love of his life.

So despite the nightmares we’ve faced along the road, there is a grand light at the end of this tunnel for all of us, some even more luminous than others. The Good Luck In Your Dreams Tour has been incredible, but Indy – we’re coming for you and we can’t wait to be home!

For more on the Good Luck In Your Dreams Tour, read my first tour check in and watch the video below from Bored:

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Editor’s note: If you haven’t yet, check out our preview of the Good Luck in Your Dreams Tour. Below, correspondent Jackie Dee recaps the ups and downs of tour life.

Day 1: Take off

After a two hour delay of the original 9pm departure time, the tour van finally makes its way to my house, so I hop in with Freddie Bunz and tour driver/master chef, Carmen. A pit stop later we find ourselves at Casa de Stamps and greeted by the rest of the anxious crew who had been eagerly ‘celebrating’ the kick off. A few extra bags, two couch cushions, and a foam noodle later the crew finally takes off towards Augusta, GA at 1am.

So far we’re rolling nine deep between a van and a car. Bored’s crew of nine took a jump start earlier that day. “Enjoy this while it lasts,” chuckles Stamps for this was as comfortable as it was going to get for the rest of the trip. We were to add three more people, meeting us in St. Petersburg, FL.

This tour is the fourth runaround for all in the Ghost Gun van except for me. Stories recalling their last experiences start to surface and roll right off of their slurring tongues as they exhale clouds that would later drift us all into slumber land. Lucky for me I found myself cozied up upon Stamp’s couch cushions that smoothed out the four naps I tucked in amidst the 17 hours it took for us to finally arrive to Augusta due to extended rest stops.

First stop: Soul Bar, which just so happens to be the bar where James Brown made his debut performance. The historical dive bar was long and narrow with strategically placed Christmas lights and old concert posters all around. Guests hit the action first thing when they walk in with the stage to the left and with the bar following closely behind.

Pre show jitters get swilled away with open bar access, but one drink in particular was said to set you off right and hold you down through the night. This drink is called Ace One’s Magic Elixir. It consists of whiskey, honey, eucalyptus, lemon, ginger, and Echinacea (an immune boosting vitamin). Boy did that honey and eucalyptus soothe the wash.

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Ace One’s Magic Elixir

Speaking of wash, I didn’t anticipate having to pursue a laundromat after the first stop of the tour. Why, you might ask? Let me answer that with another question: What, or who rather, could possibly go wrong on the first day of tour? Let’s just say some important items were lost and someone pulled a Houdini and made the liquor reappear on the gravel.

Unfortunately my pillow, blanket, and part of my backpack were in the way of the golden stream of one’s slumber. Lucky for me, I was not. But I wasn’t irritated at the least. As much as it sucked I couldn’t help but laugh. I actually should’ve seen this coming, as I watched him stumble and swerve his way into the van. That’s when the couch cushions came in handy, for they were the perfect barrier between us and the soiled seats. Thus concludes day one.

Awaken now or forever hold your pee… #WhoTheFuckIsJohnStamps ? One hard ass MF to wake up #KOd #GLIYDT #GhostGunSummer #GoodLuckInyourDreamsTour #indymojo

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Things I learned from the first day of tour:

  • You will never leave on time
  • ‘packing light’ does not exist in John Stamps’ vocabulary
  • Homemade granola is a traveling staple
  • I should have inquired about Indymojo stickers to slap everywhere along the way
  • Rest stops take minimum 25 minutes
  • Always have a spray bottle of Febreeze handy

Day 2: Portobello Sunrise

After attempting to recall the shenanigans of Day 1, the crew collects themselves and we’re off to Jacksonville. Before long, we ended up at Kona Skate Park where they were hosting a weekend long rollerblading tournament. Kona Skate Park marks two-for-two as the second epic landmark of the tour, for this skate park was featured in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4 video game. After exploring the grounds there was no doubt as to why: It was skate paradise.

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Bored’s crew took the stage in the tower box for a brief moment. After their performance we stuck around to see the contest for freestyle tricks. Here was one of the most epic tricks that I was luckily able to capture.

Our trip to Kona was short lived, as that was only stop one out of two for the day. An hour later down the road, we land in St. Augustine where we settle into the first hotel stop on the tour. Three rooms, 2 beds each, and 20 people deep. Before I get into the hotel shenanigans we have to start at the root of all mischief, and what better place to be the culprit than Shanghai Nobby’s.

Nobby’s venue was a petite, DIY space of a house-turned-dive bar. The stage was only able to fit tour DJ Jason Brown aka DJ Friday the Thirteenth so the rest of the crew had face level interaction with the audience. After closing time, the crew still packs the house for a celebratory shot for Carmen’s (aka Chef’s) birthday. A bottle of Jameson later, we make our way back to the hotel to keep the party going. Shenanigans kick off the hotel party with rowdy and rambunctious boys showing off their man hood with choke holds and clothes lines.

Hotel Shenanigans #gliydt #ghostgunsummer #boredontour #csg #indymojo #musicalfamilytree

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(St. Augustine hip-hop native, Wes Seefried aka MF Goon is pushed off the bed by Kenton Caldwell resulting in the clothes lining of Dereck of Cold Sprite)

Shortly after, we were greeted with dehydrated vegetables that would make the 4am trail down to the beach all the more “magical”. We had the whole beach to ourselves. The way the stars and the moonlight kissed the ocean view at the end of the pier was enchanting. For a moment we sat in silence, captivated by breadth of the waves.

As most of us were absorbing the beauty of the night sky, Dereck of Cold Sprite Gang fell into an Atlantic Ocean trust fall with absolutely no f*cks given. Jaws dropped followed by several other bodies and uncontrollable laughter. The commotion carries on throughout the night and we surprisingly received only one single noise complaint from the neighbors upstairs. That only lasted for a good twenty minutes in a sardine packed room of fifteen guys. One by one snoring replaced the sounds of laughter as the sun took place of the moon.

Before I decided to ‘call it a night’ I made my way to greet the Portobello sunrise myself, embracing the cool wind and exhaling a sense of what I call a splendid evening.

Good Luck In Your Dreams: Portobello Sunrise // keep an eye out for a deep dish article from yours truly #GLIYDT #GhostGunSummer #IndyMojo #MusicalFamilyTree #ColdSpriteGang #BoredOnTour A video posted by IndyMojo (@indymojo) on

Following her Caturday set at The Mousetrap, Mojo Minute stole a few minutes with The Duchess of Dubstep, Reid Speed. Nearly three years since her last Indy appearance at Mojostock 2012, the crowd was certainly ready to have a good time and get down on the dance floor.

When asked about how she keeps progressing, Reid Speed needed only three words, “Evolve or die,” and added, “If you don’t care about what’s happening right now, no one is going to care about what you’re doing.

Pressed for her sources of inspiration Reid Speed confesses she likes so many genres of music, and that there’s so much new music coming out every day that she finds it all inspiring.

“That’s what keeps me pushing to find new artists and keep digging and pushing new sounds that people have never heard of. I just love music. If there was no music I would be dead. I wouldn’t make it through life without music. That’s what keeps me going.”

Reid Speed’s picks for who to look out for:

 

When did you know that your life would be dedicated to music?

The first time I ever attended a rave by choice, DJ Dan was playing and that’s when I knew. The music had been very four-on-the-floor all night and DJ Dan came on and at the time he was playing funky breaks and I didn’t know anything about genres – I was brand new to the whole scene – and in that moment, I went and stood inside of the sub-woofer and had what I would call a religious experience with the music. That moment changed my life.

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What advice do you have for artists who want to be successful in the industry?

If you are in pursuit of happiness, that is entirely unrelated to the pursuit of success. You have to choose what you want and if what you want is to be successful, you have to understand that you’re not always going to be happy and that a lot of things are going be required of you that are not fun. If what you’re doing is making music for yourself to be happy, you may not be successful. It’s tough.

You have to be good at being on the internet, you have to be good at talking to people, you have to be somewhat good at DJing, you have to have a brand, you have to be good at marketing – stuff that really has nothing to do with being an artist. So, if you just want to be a musician that makes music just for the joy of it, please do it, but don’t quit your day job until you know for sure it’s going to work out.

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Indy-based funk and hip hop rock band Audiodacity to release their first full length album on Friday March 20th at The Vogue.

Audiodacity is celebrating proper with a stacked lineup featuring some of Indy’s finest local talent presented under the theme of #SUITUP. Guests will arrive at The Vogue’s doorstep by way of a red carpet, assuming they make it past the paparazzi with no issue, and are encouraged to dress to impress.

Audiodacity – a six-member band – was built from an eclectic mix of backgrounds and instruments (vocals, guitar, sax, trumpet, bass and drums make up the band’s arsenal of talent) and that converged diversity is apparent on their debut album, On A Roll.

From the jammy guitar solo and dreamy melodies on “Double Take” to the warm, Caribbean flavor of “Tide” to the chill vibes and rapped vocals on closer “Vicious” – this album has something for everyone. Sure to be favored on the new album, “Never Sober” is pure rock’n’roll gold while the title track “On A Roll” finds a perfect hybrid of funk and brass that’s impossible not to groove to. And if your body isn’t moving by the time “Reign” plays, please check your pulse.

The evening of the CD release, 50 lucky VIP ticketholders will enjoy a pre-show VIP party from 7-8pm featuring live music from The Rob Dixon Trio and hors d’oeuvres from Lazy Frogg–a brand new Bar & Grille/Music Venue located on the shores of Morse Lake in Cicero, IN. VIP tickets have sold out, so if you don’t already have one, you should plan to arrive before 9 to catch the synthy five-piece known as Party Lines.

Chicago Loud 9 will follow, and you’ll not want to miss the funk, grunge, reggae and hip-hop blend that Indy Mojo writer Wes Ogden once described as having no boundaries. “They play what the moment calls for, and they do it damn well,” he wrote.

Check out the latest from cLoud9, the lead single off of their upcoming EP that serves as an introduction to their new vocalist Aya Smith and Cellist Geoffrey Kartes. “Punk Soul” has a groove that is reminiscent of 80’s funk and blends big vocals with jazz and hip hop.

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Shine Indy Presents: SUIT UP!!! The Official AUDIODACITY – CD Release Party

Friday March 20, 9 PM, $10

The Vogue Theater

With special guests

Chicago Loud 9
Party Lines
The Rob Dixon Trio

Buy tickets!

Can’t get enough Audiodacity? Check back later this week for a special edition of Mojo Minute!

#SUITUP #MOJOMINUTE @indymojo @audiodacity

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We are happy to bring you our next installment of Mojo Minute featuring clips from the Polar Plunge, Lotus, Zoogma, Earphunk, Truth, and a sneak peak of our interview at The Mousetrap with Reid Speed.

Music by Truth – Endlessly

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The bearded wizard has done it again. This is by far one of my favorite tracks he has produced. BGWRK is sure to make even the most austere college professor’s head bob. The kind of trap to make any booty bounce, even the lunch lady’s. Listen below but beware of bystanders busting out in a full on groove.

Infected Mushroom are returning to Indy with a brand new live production. This time instead of crazy mind blowing visuals from spheres, it’s a fully functional animatromic stage. “Infected Mushroom’s production is the first of its type. Imagine; a flame throwing, steam blasting, eye popping, self standing mechanical “Steampunk” themed mushroom.”

“This mechanical being is more than a stage production, but an art installation with a darkened soul. Infected Mushroom will give life to a new type of live element sure to satisfy the thirst of this ever-changing and rapidly evolving hunger the masses desire.” Batteries included!

“To pioneer your own sub genre of electronic music in the music industry today is no simple task, it is essentially equivalent to Chuck Berry inventing Rock music in 1955 or Massive Attack effectively originating Trip Hop in 1983…

Electronic music, mega-revolutionaries Infected Mushroom are renowned for being the sonic innovators of crafting hypnotic arrangements, complex layered melodies and synthetic rhythms known as “Psychedelic Trance,” leaving behind all their dying “Trance” cousins in the mainstream…

Twice ranked as the world’s “10 Best DJ’s” by the Bible of the Scene (U.K.’s DJ Magazine), the Israel-bred, L.A. based duo Amit “Duvdev” Duvdevani and Erez Eisen have established their self- invented genre among the highest in the scene.

One could easily scour pages of the Internet in vain to find the epic level of music history defining the Infected Mushroom “kingdom.” Their most notable achievements include: 1999 breakthrough debut album, The Gathering, which gained immediate attention on club dance floors and in the hands of Goa/Psy-Trance DJ’s…

Fast >> 2007’s their critically acclaimed and highest-grossing album Vicious Delicious, catapulted the duo onto new levels. The success of that album was met with high anticipation for another which was dropped in 2009 with the The Legend of the Black Shawrama. The album included noteworthy hit track, Smashing the Opponent, for featuring guest vocals by legendary Korn lead singer, Jonathan Davis. By no coincidence on the title, did Smashing the Opponent album-hit #8 on the Billboard charts.

If that’s not impressive enough—there is the band’s average 120 live performances a year including, repeat, sold-out shows from the Ultra Fest in Miami to the Virgin Festival in Baltimore, from Mexico’s OMIX to Cali’s Coachella, to Brazil’s Ipanema Beach, and from Melbourne’s Metro Club to the 2009 and 2011 Burningman Festival in Black Rock City, Nevada. Not to mention collaborations with big Rock legends; Ray Manzarek (The Doors), Perry Farrell (Jane’s addiction) and then their insane amount (roughly 14,000,000) hits on You Tube simply cannot go without mention…

The best is always yet to come with Erez and Duvdev; in early 2012 they released the Army of Mushrooms, their most multi- faceted electronic album delivery to date since 2009’s “Legend of the Black Shawarma”.

Army of Mushroom’s doesn’t hold back for a second, doing what the guys “do best”−invent, experiment, create, re-arrange, flip-up, bend-over, twist-sideways while staying true to their electronic roots diced with their own and of course, always trippy and psychedelic.” – infected_mushroom.com

Thursday, March 12th
Doors 8pm
Show 9pm
21+

$20 Advance
$25 Day Of
On Sale – Monday, Feb 9th – 5pm
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