What You Do Not Want to Miss: A February Preview What You Do Not Want to Miss: A February Preview

January was beyond busy, and February is not much different. Here’s your month in preview, so you do not miss out on anything!

Steady B: February 9 at the Mousetrap
Remix DJ Steady B, also known as Shannon Burton, has been gracing the music scene since 1997. Starting as a school dance DJ in northwest Pennsylvania, and advance on to beat matching vinyl while attending University of Pittsburgh. Since then, he’s accrued quite the resume; Steady B has performed with Snoop Dogg, opened for Zoogma, spun at Super Bowl XLVI, and even for the American Red Cross.

Thurzday, February 4th
The Mousetrap
5565 N. Keystone Ave
Indianapolis, IN

21+

NO COVER

Dieselboy and Downlink: February 11 at the Mousetrap

Dieselboy, Damian Higgins, has come to perfect the world of remixing- none of that awful preprogrammed, prerecorded, press play deejaying. Taking his art past the basics, Dieselboy’s prowess has taken him far past the rest. He has had songs hit Billboard, made the UK’s Drum and Bass Top 10, been featured on magazines, and has even sponsored by DC Shoes and Pioneer Pro DJ. In 2002, Higgins put together his own label, Human Imprint, and co-founded SubHuman under Planet Human. He has played numerous festivals, From Bassrush to Coachella to Shambhala. Internationally renowned, Higgins is now based out of New York, and graces the Mouse Trap in Indy alongside other industry great, Downlink.

Sean Casavant, better known by his stage name Downlink, is known for how technical his sound is: perfectly controlled, fast, and tempo-equal, as long as there is heavy bass. Four deck live mixing aside, his stage presence is infectious, and have taken him beyond your average remix DJ. Besides working with labels like OWSLA and Rottun, Downlink has worked with Korn and was an integral part of bass supergroup Destroid, along side KJ Sawka and Excision. Also a talented producer, Downlink dropped his album Uplink Audio in 2013, showcasing his skill in all sides of the electronic music world.

Thurzday, February 11th
The Mousetrap
5565 N. Keystone Ave
Indianapolis, IN

21+

$10 Pre-sale
$15 at the door

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Turtle Matt: February 18 at the Mousetrap

Entering the world of DJing and production started as being a member in the audience for Matt, with his love of music. Turtle Productions was established in 2005 and Turtle Matt was playing events by 2007, continuing to hold his ties to the dance floor by including fire spinning sets at campout festivals.

Thurzday, February 18th
The Mousetrap
5565 N. Keystone Ave
Indianapolis, IN

21+

NO COVER

Papadosio: February 19 at the Old National Centre

Transcendent of genre and normality, Papadosio returns to Indianapolis with their newest feat: Extras in a Movie part II. Their music presents more of a feel than a genre, more of a sense than a style, enlightening the brain to music at a different level of experience.
With beginnings in Athens, Ohio, Dosio is now based out of Asheville, North Carolina, albeit they do not spend much time there. Touring more than half the year for the past six years, the Dosio members live on the road, and their fans do almost the same. With one of the strongest followings, Dosio heads follow this group from city to city, doing whatever it takes to get to every show.
Known for their psychedelic shows, Papadosio’s music and light show is nothing less than trippy. They have created their own lexicon, a language spurred from the sound and feel of a song, the members creating words they need as they go. Their music is mesmerizing, and provides listeners with a complete sensory experience, converting listeners to followers at every show.

Friday, Feb 19
Old National Centre
Show at 8pm
All Ages

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Widespread Panic: February 21 at the Old National Centre

Going thirty years strong since 1986, Widespread Panic formed as many Southern jam bands do: with a lot of improvisation. Continuing this idea even today, their newest album is focused on that ideal, with most of the songs being live or done in a single take. And, impressive even for thirty years, Widespread Panic has quite the list of accomplishments. They’ve released twelves studio albums and forty three live albums, selling out more venues more frequently than any other group at huge venues, including Red Rocks Amphitheater with 48 sold out shows. They have headlines New Orleans Jazz Fest eight times, along with most other major U.S. festivals, and are part of the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.
There seems to be no stopping them, and there’s no telling what Widespread Panic will do next, but one thing is certain: it will be great.

 

Sunday, Feb 21st
Murat Theatre @ Old National Centre
Doors 6:30pm
Show 7:30pm
All Ages

$25-$75
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Business Casual: February 25th at The Mousetrap

Indy based EDM duo Brady Passion and Justin Ryan have a great mixture of sounds. Their library includes some on point remixes with a dash of original content that’ll also tickle your fancy. Business Casual always brings energy onstage and keep the crowd going into the late hours of the night. No need to suit up, this is business casual.

Thurzday, February 25th
The Mousetrap
5565 N. Keystone Ave
Indianapolis, IN

21+

NO COVER

Dark Star Orchestra: February 27 at the Old National Centre

The cover band to top all cover bands, Dark Star Orchestra goes way beyond what one would expect, using improvisation to channel their mentor, The Grateful Dead. To say that DSO is just a cover band is a travesty: over 2,000 shows and endless critical acclaim prove just that. They cover entire shows, using historical set lists and mentioning the date and venue of the original event, but utilizing their own unique styling. DSO does not cover songs to mimic the Dead, but instead use their own artistic improvisations to recreate the songs in their own manner. Not intended to be a mere cover band, Dark Star Orchestra goes way beyond the stereotype to be uniquely their own.

Saturday, Feb 27th
Egyptian Room @ Old National Centre
Doors 7pm
Show 8pm
All Ages

$25

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Dumpstaphunk w/ Audiodacity: February 27 at the Vogue

When you combine tradition and pure, dirty funk, you get a New Orleans born funk band like those of days past: Dumpstaphunk. This five piece arrangement is made up of dueling baselines, keyboard prowess, funky guitar riffs, and, most recently, killer drumming. With three studio albums and plenty of festival slots, Dumpstaphunk takes funk and jazz to a whole new level.


And who better to open up than Indianapolis based funk powerhouse than Audiodacity, so far from their beginning as a cover band in 2010. Since realizing their skills could be used for a greater good, Audiodacity came together and began writing their own music in 2011 and ascended to out of state shows in 2013, working up to their debut album. Still up and coming, there is no telling where this sextet will stop.

Saturday, Feb 27th
Doors 8pm
Show 9pm
21+

$20 Advance
$25 Day Of
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