Preview: Bad Dagger and Kaleidoscope Jukebox at The Hi-Fi


On Friday, November 10th, get ready for a funk filled night of heavy beats, disco vibes, and psychedelic tunes. The bands Bad Dagger, Kaleidoscope Jukebox, and The Trip will be bringing the party to The Hi-Fi in Fountain Square, Indianapolis.

Bad Dagger

Disco. Metal. House. These are the three words that sum up the electric-dance powerhouse known as Bad Dagger. Their performances usually feature driving beats, thudding bass, and synth accompaniment, along with mesmerizing light shows and visuals. According to the bio page on their website, Bad Dagge first started out as a duo with Cameron Reel (live audio production, synth, bass) and Eddie Roodvoets (drums, samples, triggers). It wasn’t until 2016 that the band expanded to include guitarist Brice Jones. With no vocalist, Bad Dagger’s songs come out a little jam-bandy. Which isn’t to say that they aren’t great in their own right, but it’s only fair that you as potential audience members know what to expect. You can find out more about Bad Dagger by visiting their website or Facebook page.

Kaleidoscope Jukebox

Kaleidoscope Jukebox is the musical project of musician Clint Carty of Bloomington, Indiana. Under the stage name of Mr. Jukebox, Carty mixes down-tempo beats with hip hop, soul, funk, and jazz to craft the musical journey of each song. His tracks feature audio samples which serve as the only lyrics to his music unless accompanied by a guest rapper. I hear a lot of influence from artists like Nujabe and Gramatik in Kaleidoscope Jukebox. His first album, “Infinite Reflection”, came out in 2013. For more information, you can visit the Bad Dagger website. You can also find Bad Dagger on Facebook.

The Trip

The Trip is a dynamic jam band trio from the Midwest made up of Dacota Muckey and Riley & Jake Huxford. Their music sits comfortably in the genres of psychedelic and progressive rock. According to their website, “The occasional addition of saxophone and keyboard as well as often improv jams, guarantees that you will never see two shows exactly the same.” During their performances, The Trip strives to push the boundaries of what a jam band can be, and also occasionally add vocals to continue to grow and change as a group. You can find The Trip on Facebook, as well as their website.


With a great lineup of bands that are sure to get you up on your feet, The Hi-Fi will once again be the venue to visit on Friday, November 10th. The show starts at 10:00 pm, and the doors open at 9:00 pm. Tickets are ten dollars apiece.



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