This Friday signals the beginning of a new month, as well as another First Friday in Indianapolis, with multiple venues offering free concerts for the occasion. The Mousetrap Bar and Grill in Indianapolis won’t be one of these, but they’ll still be having a concert with only a modest cover charge. While you will have to pay, it’ll be worth it to see Broccoli Samurai and Eumatic play.
Broccoli Samurai is an electronic, funk jam band that formed in Cleveland, Ohio in 2010. The band has played in many festivals since their conception, including Electric Forest, Peach Music Festival, and Floyd Fest, to name a few. Their music typically includes ambient synths with touches of funk and jazz throughout. But don’t think for one second that they want you to listen sitting down. The heavy drum beats and underlying bass grooves will get you on your feet and dancing, which is exactly where Broccoli Samurai wants you to be.
Broccoli Samurai consists of Ryan Hodson (keyboards), Cameron Bickley (drums), Zachary Wolfe Nagi-Schehl (bass), and Michael Vincent (guitar). The band released its debut album “You Had To Be There…” in 2013. For more information on Broccoli Samurai, you can visit their website. You can also find Broccoli Samurai on Facebook and Bandcamp.
Joining Broccoli Samurai at The Mousetrap this Friday will be the local Indianapolis electric-fusion-dance group, Eumatik. Eumatik lives and breathes the same kind of electronic dance music that they’re known for. According to their Facebook profile, “Compositionally speaking, this music is intended to expand the conventional horizons of live electronic music”. Their songs are full of audio samples, mashups, and synth waves, blending vintage keyboards with a contemporary sound design.
Eumatik is made up of Josh Lockwood (keys, Ableton), Ashton Kleemann (keys), and Adam Hoffman (drums). Their most recent album, “Tetronimo”, came out in 2014. Since then, Eumatik has released several single tracks and remixes, and of course played a number of live concerts as well. To listen to Eumatik, you can visit their Bandcamp page. You can also find them on Facebook.
So if live rock bands aren’t your thing, or if you’re looking to dance the first of December away, consider The Mousetrap Bar and Grill this Friday night. The show starts at 10:00 pm, and there will be a cover charge of five dollars at the door.