Saturday, April 18th
Multiple Stages + Multiple Genres
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Mikial Robertson has shared concert billing with national artists including: Huey Lewis and the News, Greensky Bluegrass, Afroman, Zach Deputy, Seven Walkers (Bill Kreutzmann of the Grateful Dead) Kyle Hollingsworth Band (member of String Cheese Incident), Eoto, Terrapin Flyer, Cornmeal, That 1 Guy, Roots of Creation, Ali Baba’s Tahini(Jake Cinninger of Umphrey’s McGee), Papadosio, Pnuma Trio, Chicago Farmer, The Why Store and many more talented musicians.
He was an original member of John Paul’s Cybertribe with Steve Hunt(Alan Holdsworth band) on keys and Dave Buda( Boston Pops Symphony) on bass and Steve Michaud (Mahavishnu Tribute tour) on drums. He also accompanied Josh Logan( NBC”The Voice”) four years and played bass on his first CD “Nobody’s business”
A native of Indiana, Robertson received his first guitar at the age of three, and was performing by the age of seven. Dedicating his life to the study and performance of music. Learning from some of the jazz greats including Jerry Bourgonzi and John Paul Richter! Mikial Robertson released his first solo CD in 2005. “Simulator” is a self produced funk fusion guitar album. Always at the forefront of guitar innovation utilizing synthesizers and computers to control images with his guitar. He has been featured in many publications including Guitar Player magazine!
Wanting to get tack to the basics Mikial released his second CD “Fireside Philosopher” in 2012. Its an eclectic mix of witty lyrics, sophisticated acoustic guitar and driving hand percussion. This self produced solo album is available online at Itunes Amazon and CD Baby.
Currently Mikial is doing something new and different. He calls it “slaptappin jamlooping!” using technics he discovered while working on his acoustic album. His live shows currently feature him on-stage accompanied by percussion and vocals. He plays guitar like no one else, using funk bass and flamenco styles he creates backing loops in the moment, building and improvising as he goes, pulling off amazing fusion tapestries, one might call it ADM(acoustic dance music) a unique performer with a world beat fusion sound and is inspiring audiences everywhere with his impassioned live performances.
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Eumatik is a living, trance-inducing, funk-blasting, dance mechanism that stimulates the mind by being harmonically innovative and experimental, yet easily accessible in the conventions of modern electronica. What makes their approach to music so interesting is their ability to allure the listener with catchy hooks, slowly lead them outside their accustomed musical boundaries by means of developing harmony, and finally bring them back within a single composition. This is accomplished by fusing a diverse variety of musical techniques that range from jazz theory to 18th century counterpoint. Although their music is thoroughly composed, it contains lengthy sections of improvisation that make every live show unique. Eumatik brings elements of hip hop, funk, trance, jazz, dubstep and disco into ideas that reorder the perception of its own genre-based facade by tastefully covering an incredibly large range of musical concepts. Another important aspect that contributes to their thumb-print sound is their mix of vintage keyboards with ultra-modern sound design and synthesis.
As much of their time off-stage is spent organizing and maintaining a focused outlook on each composition, Eumatik is constantly looking for fresh and innovative ways to use music technology as a tool for improvisation. When they’re on-stage, they strive to keep the crowd dancing while making sure everything is melodically and harmonically interesting at the same time. While performing, the overall form and direction is controlled by Josh Lockwood, who utilizes Abelton Live along with an Akai MPK and APC. Jazz pianist, Ashton Kleemann, is constantly playing signature parts on various keyboards along with a MIDI-keyboard that Josh runs Ableton effects through. This MIDI-keyboard directly interacts with what is being played live to create a bizarre and unique atmosphere of band member communication. Mix in the organic sounds of their live drummer, Derek Shelton, and you hear the UFO-summoning, twist-bopping, trance-inducing, disco-fever-catching sounds that are Eumatik.
The Twin Cats
Magnetic combines the most exciting elements of Bass, Electro, Glitch and Progressive music. Performances blend original tracks, remixes and favorites into completely unique sets. His ear for mixing and track selection never ceases to energize crowds and leave a lasting buzz that continues to build a loyal fanbase.
Magnetic recently made appearances at Rootwire Music and Arts Festival and Hoopla in the Hills and has shared stages with Conspirator, Break Science, Archnemesis, Ill-Esha, Phutureprimitive, The Malah, Signal Path, Zoogma, Dopapod, SuperVision, Cosby Sweater, Kaleidoscope Jukebox and more.
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Megan Maudlin is a 28 year old folksinger/songwriter from Columbus, IN. Born and raised in the midwest, Maudlin has been performing on stage for over ten years. At age eight she discovered a passion for singing and began studying with a local instructor. Maudlin then studied to become a trained opera singer who planned on singing classically at the Jacobs School of Music. However, after the gift of an acoustic Alvarez guitar, Maudlin quickly began writing folk songs and implemented the guitar as a permanent fixture of her performance. Maudlin’s biggest influences include Bob Dylan and Ani Difranco, as well as a wide variety of 60’s music on which her parents raised her. She has performed for thousands during music festivals but claims her proudest moment was opening for another of her folk idols, Todd Snider. Maudlin continues to perform in the Midwest in hopes of branching out throughout the country. Her powerful pipes and soulful writing invite others to enjoy an intimate performance every time.
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DJ Hollow Point
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First exposed to the art of DJing after moving to The Windy City in 2006, Christopher Noland (aka DJ Hollow Point) found himself immediately enamored with the idea of spinning records. Most would be surprised to learn that the junglist actually traces his roots in electronic music to Chicago house, not drum & bass.
“A friend of mine was an old school house DJ, so I actually cut my DJ teeth on classic Chicago house records,” Hollow Point says as he reflects on his earliest memories learning the craft. “Labels like Dust Traxx and Moody Recordings, as well as artists like Paul Johnson, Barbara Tucker and Armand Van Helden were common on the 12″ records I’d use to learn the basics of DJing.”
It wasn’t long before he found his true calling: drum & bass.
“The best part about discovering drum & bass music was the fact that I had no outside influence on the matter; quite the opposite, actually. My friends begged me to stick with house music, but the rhythm and pace of drum & bass had already made its way into my subconscious.”
Just one year later DJ Hollow Point performed his first public set at the Eviction Notice rave in South Chicago Heights. He soon moved to Indianapolis to carve his place in the ranks of the great already-established DJs that ruled the city.
Since that summer, DJ Hollow Point has dedicated himself to pushing the limits of Indianapolis drum & bass, forever finding new ways to blend dubstep, drumstep, trap and moombahton into his own unique brand of deep, heavy drum & bass.
In 2008, Hollow Point began hosting a live weekly radio show called “Introspection” on internet station BoostFM.com. Since joining the G-9 Collective in 2010, Hollow Point has shared the stage with Bare, LTJ Bukem, Dieselboy, Reid Speed, Terravita, Ana Sia, Zeds Dead, Forest Green, roeVy and more.
Always striving to keep drum & bass relevant in Indianapolis, Hollow Point works hard to cultivate growth in the scene and support his fellow bass music DJs. Whether he’s educating the next generation on great music of the past or helping his stalwart fans to appreciate today’s most forward-thinking producers- count on DJ Hollow Point to deliver nothing but the best, every single time.
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