The Mousetrap is happy to invite IUPUI’s Campus Coalition Against Trafficking to co-host a human trafficking awareness event called, The Traffic Jam
The traffic jam extends beyond spreading awareness and aims to empower the community with knowledge about human trafficking in a celebratory environment. The idea isn’t to shove information regarding this issue in front of your face, but rather provide a range of solutions for every citizen to contribute to the prevention of human trafficking. We invite you to celebrate change!
With performances by:
800 lb Gorilla
Beneficiary: Purchased – a local Indianapolis organization that invests in youth through educational opportunities, empowering them rise to the challenge to be allies against sexual exploitation and collaborates with organizations to provide survivor support. Purchased also facilitates events to raise awareness and educate people about modern day slavery, and inspire them to join in the abolition movement.
Share Your Cloud will be conducting the raffle that will benefit Purchased that evening! Check out their event page here: Benefit for PURCHASED at The Traffic Jam // Share Your Cloud
Donations accepted, but not expected!
We’re looking forward to gettin our groove on for the greater good!
Anything is possible! This is the mission statement of the multi-genre sextet, and it is embedded in the heart of every song they write. From their humble beginnings as an open mic house cover band, Audiodacity has grown into a dynamic and musically-diverse ensemble with dozens of original songs, each imbued with the spirit of their camaraderie. Every member has varying levels of musical backgrounds, preferences, and influences; but these differences seamlessly combine into a sound that is truly original. Funk, rock, hip-hop, latin, jazz, reggae, R&B, blues and even dubstep – no genre is left unexplored.
Audiodacity’s unique style and their reputation for delivering unforgettable live performances have earned them a spot among Indiana’s top bands. They have won several city-wide and state-wide battle of the bands competitions, performed throughout the Midwest, and have even shared the stage with nationally touring acts. Audiodacity is currently ending their “winter hibernation” (a time spent honing their craft, writing new songs, and recording tracks for their highly-anticipated debut album) and booking shows and festivals for 2014.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2014:
*One of only 5 Indiana bands personally invited by NBC producers to audition for America’s Got Talent during the Indianapolis try-outs
*Booked to perform at the 1st Annual Steam Corner Music Festival (Veedersburg, IN)
HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2013:
* 2013 Battle of Birdy’s – First Place, Grand Prize Winner (state-wide battle of the bands competition)
*Opened for former Bonnaroo artists “The Main Squeeze” at The Vogue (Indianapolis) and The Bluebird (Bloomington)
*Featured artist at Sarafina’s for Groovewalk 2013 (Holland, MI)
*Hyperion Music Festival (Spencer, IN)
*Oranje Music and Art Festival (Indianapolis, IN)
*Kammy’s Kause Music Festival/Benefit (Fortville, IN) – Nation’s Largest Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome Charity Event
*Slamology Music Festival and Auto Show @ Lucas Oil Raceway (Indianapolis, IN)
*Voulez-Vouz Lounge Featured Artists (Eureka Springs, AR)
HIGHLIGHT’S FROM 2012:
* Opened for GROUPLOVE and Youngblood Hawke at The Deluxe Room @ Old National Centre
* Crowned 2012 “Indy’s Next Big Thing” at Jack Daniels’ Presents: Q95 & X103’s Indy’s Next Big Thing Finals Night @ The Vogue Theatre
* Featured Band at X103’s Deck The Balls Official After-Party @ Cadillac Ranch
* Mo’s Irish Pub, Battle of the Bands – First Place, Grand Prize Winner
* Kammy’s Kause Music Festival/Benefit
* Indianapolis 500 Weekend and Brickyard 400 Weekend @ The Winners Circle Lounge
– Played for hundreds of people each night
– Located just outside Turn 1 of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
* Featured Band at Run For Your Lives — A Zombie 5K Run/Walk
* Featured Band at Lickety Split 2012
– Annual College of Architecture and Planning Event
– Ball State University
– 400+ in attendance
* Featured Band at Muncie Gras 2012 — Nation’s 4th largest Mardi Gras Celebration
800 lb Gorilla
800 lb. Gorilla is a college rock/jam band based in Bloomington, Indiana. With a rock and roll core, the band pulls together funk and jazz influences to create driving, catchy, danceable grooves. A five-piece band, 800lbG places rock-solid guitar, funky keyboards and sax on top of a drums-and-bass rhythm section. The interplay between musicians takes place on an improvisational plane that harkens Herbie Hancock, The Grateful Dead and Steely Dan.
Originally formed by brothers Mark (guitar) and Daniel (lead vox) Humphrey when they were in middle school, the band has evolved from a hard-rock power trio to a funk and jazz juggernaut. Since that time they have added Kwame Newton (keyboards/alto sax), Brian Carson (drums), and Joe Schweitzer (electric bass). As a group, you would be hard-pressed to find five more competent musicians.
800 lb. Gorilla has enjoyed a warm welcome from music lovers as they have developed their show on stages across Indiana and Ohio. Their fanbase is strongest among their college peers in Bloomington, and the jam band community throughout Central Indiana. They are fortunate to have been invited to play festivals this year including Hyperion, Good People Good Times, JorgStock (Eiteljorg Museum), and Taste of Bloomington.
The band intends to take the musical interplay higher, and continue to reach music lovers far and wide.
The Mainstays are an original funk n roll band based in Kalamazoo, MI. Featuring Andrew Schrock (singer/songwriter), Dutch Conway (bass), and Nate Heymoss (guitar) of Michigan’s funk/dance band Funktion, the band draws heavily from the groovy elements that made Funktion a bonafide dance party, while crafting dynamic, insightful, and almost folk-influenced songs. Half-beast/Half-man Paul Bauer behind the drum kit and the downright dirty playing of Tom McRockin Eldred (BMF Band) on keys bring the sound fully together, and provide that elusive answer to your missed connection.