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Dirtwire at HI-FI Indianapolis
November 10 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm EST
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2023
DOORS: 8:00 pm | START: 9:00 pm
TICKETS: $20 – $25
Dirtwire stands poised between ancient Mother Earth and modern technology, a blend of ethnomusicology and thepsychedelic trance state, gut-bucket delta blues and what the band variously dubs “back-porch space cowboy blues, swamptronica, and electro-twang.” It’s a sound informed by Dirtwire’s travels and performances around the globe, where East meets West and North joins South. From the favelas in Brazil, Femi Kuti’s Shrine in Lagos, Tokyo’s bluegrass clubs, Ayahuasca ceremonies in Central America, Gamelan performances in Bali, desert festivals in the Australian Outback, and the 20th anniversary of Kazakhstan’s modernized new capital Astana, the band spreads its message by building bridges across musical cultures in their own unique way.
Dirtwire plays an array of instruments both ancient and modern, including West African kamale ngonis, jaw harps, space fiddles, whamola basses, Rickenbacher electric 12 string guitars, bowed Banjos and mouth harps from around the globe, all interwoven into modern laptop beat creation. Hailing from the underground west coast electronic bass music scene Dirtwire finds itself at the forefront of experimental electronic music production mixing in their wide array of world instruments with sampled beats and 808’s. Dirtwire’s live shows are a communal psychedelic journey, ranging from down home boot stomping get downs, to bass and blues electronic mashups, to ethereal cinematic beat driven soundscapes. Woven into each is the exploration of where live instruments meet computer production, and where tradition meets experimentation.
* JOSH TEED
Josh Teed is a multi-instrumentalist/producer, who’s music contains a unique blend of beautiful atmosphere, hard hitting bass, and cinematic melodies.
* PYRO KITTEN
ABOUT THE VENUE:
HI-FI is located inside the historic Murphy Arts Center in the heart of Fountain Square. The entrance is located at the front of the building on Virginia Ave and the Indianapolis Cultural Trail.
ID/Age Requirements: Check individual listings for age requirements, as these can vary depending on the show (18+ / 21+ / All Ages). Valid ID is required for entry to ALL HI-FI shows.
Upgrades: A limited amount of VIP seating upgrades (21+) are available for select shows. Contact the box office to purchase or check availability: [email protected].
Ticket Support: Box Office opens 1 hour before published door time. For ticket related questions please email [email protected].
Parking: Street Parking, Bike Parking
Refund Policy: All tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable unless the show is canceled. Shows affected by Covid-19 pandemic will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Contact the box office with any questions: [email protected].