Preview: Altered Thurzdaze at The Mousetrap


Next Thursday, November 30th signals yet another of IndyMojo and The Mousetrap Bar and Grill’s weekly concert series: “Altered Thurzdaze”. Next week will feature special guests Buku, and LUZCID, with local support from Christian the DJ.


Robert Balotsky is a bass music producer and musician from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania who goes by the moniker, “Buku”. While his music seems on the surface deceptively simple, there’s a craftsmanship to his work that puts Buku on the map over other bass producers. According to his website, “Buku’s debut EP release, ‘Janky’, sent a shotgun blast into the Bass Music scene – quickly gaining support and full rotation by Diplo…” Those familiar with the insanely popular singer, songwriter, and producer will trust his good judgment.

To learn more about Buku, you can visit his website. You can also find him on Facebook, and listen to some of his tracks for free on Soundcloud.


Currently touring the States with Buku is Neil Barry, better known by his stage name, LUCZID. While Buku concentrates on bass, rhythm, and dubstep-like sounds, LUCZID shows a little more restraint. He seems more interested in spending time on the leading melody line, which more often than not diverges into an ambient wave of swirling electronic sounds. Still, LUCZID offers both a good contrast and complement to Buku. To hear them perform together should be interesting and fun.

You can find out more about LUCZID by visiting his website or Bandcamp page. You can also find him on Facebook.

Christian the DJ

Last, but certainly not least, is IndyMojo’s own Christian the DJ. Christian brings a narrative aspect to the tracks he plays, taking the audience on a journey through his performances. As a South Bend transplant to Indianapolis, Christian had his first gig back in 1998. Since then, he’s continued to give the crowds what they want, and it’ll be a pleasure to see him performing again at The Mousetrap.


If you’ve been to Altered Thurzdaze at The Mousetrap before, you know the drill, and you know what to expect. For all the newcomers out there, sorry, but no spoilers. You’ll have to just get out next week and see what The Mousetrap has to offer for yourselves.

The show next Thursday kicks off at 9:00 pm. There’s a ten dollar limited pre-sale for tickets, but you’ll only lose two dollars if you wait to pay at the door. I’ll see you there.



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