Genome

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Genome is a unique blend of organic funk and psychedelic jams with jazz, world, and electronic music. These Chicago based musicians utilize an array of many instruments, both acoustic and electronic, to create an ecstatic dance party that transcends time, space, and earthly boundaries.

Genome is a group of musicians that came together in the winter of 2010. The idea was to put together a diverse group of musicians, each bringing a unique perspective and style, to create a rich tapestry of sound and color. Blending elements of jazz and improvised rock together with the tightly knit layers of funk and the dance floor sensibilities of the DJ/Rave culture, the mix proved explosive and intoxicating, all while floating atop an eclectic array of worldbeat grooves.

The band deftly combines organic improvisation and audience interaction with mind bending electronic sound manipulation, adding an entirely new dimension to the labyrinth of melody, harmony and rhythm. The music of Genome acts as a gateway to a new freedom of mind and spirit through the ritual of music, dance, and Dionysian celebration. Genome is not about the members of the band alone, but rather, the love and community of its supporters and friends combined with the knowledge that we are all connected through the power of music. The band makes the music, the people dance to the music, and everyone gets lifted together!

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Brainchild

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Brainchild is a band that combines the feeling of jazz & soul with the intensity of shredding guitar solos. Their growing list of original songs combined with a diverse selection of covers are a perfect blend of many styles of music. The best way to describe the sound is Brainchild. They are an up and coming band that’s out to melt your face. Recently they have been traveling the mid-west rocking out with bands like Sublime, Marshall Tucker Band, Oteil and the Peacemakers, 56 Hope Rd., Family Groove Co. and Groovatron. Playing regularly in Chicago and Indianapolis. A recent highlight was having special guest Jake Cininnger from Umphrey’s McGee sit in after a show in Peoria. Brainchild attended their 10th straight Summer Camp Music Festival this year and it was the best one yet!

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Max Allen Band

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Max Allen Band (MAB) is the brainchild and workhorse of singer/songwriter/guitarist/producer Max Allen. Performing professionally since the age of 16, Allen got his start by selling home recordings out of a lunchbox at school, later making waves as an upcoming blues guitar prodigy. Some thirteen years later, he has grown into a seasoned performer and composer whose tastes have evolved to include the very best of funk, rock, blues, pop, jazz, reggae, classical, EDM and hip-hop. For over a decade, Allen and MAB have kept audiences all over the country coming back for more of the wide variety of genres, incredible musicianship, thoughtful lyrics and contagious melodies that each show brings. Max Allen has six studio albums and thousands of performances to his credit, and he is still going strong.

Armed with a newly solidified lineup that features more talent than ever before, Max Allen Band is proud to present its 2013 release, Everyone Thinks You’re Weird. The album features many new territories for the band, from bassist Dace Robie’s lush string quartet arrangements to drummer Shaan France’s layered percussion to Max Allen’s most sophisticated and exciting solo work to date. ETYW also features additional keys and synths from composer/producer Gary Mielke and vocals by Midwest hip-hop favorite Rusty Redenbacher.

Another exciting new feature of ETYW is the songwriting team that is Allen and Robie, whose diverse backgrounds and tastes complement each other wonderfully. The album creates a journey through contrasts: light to dark, catchy to complex, and old school to fresh and new. Max Allen keeps listeners guessing with a recording that features everything from pop to progressive rock to dubstep to calypso and more, all the while bringing out Max Allen’s signature vocal and guitar sound. ETYW is the culmination of a rich musical past for MAB and marks the beginning of a bright new era of music making for the band.

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Tuesdays – The Mayor’s Ball – Live Jazz every Tuesday 8pm

Tuesdays - The Mayor's Ball - Live Jazz every Tuesday 8pm

“The Mayor’s Ball – Live Jazz every Tuesday” 8pm

Rob Dixon, Clint Breeze, Steven Jones head up an ever revolving line-up of Indy’s best musicians for a raucous night of Jazz, Soul and Rye every Tuesday at The Trap. This is the ONLY thing you’ll wanna do on a Tuesday night. We have all kinds of bourbon and whiskey on special and new tastings every week. Plus, Troy will tap our ‘beer of the week’ early in the evening. So don’t be a sap, come snap your cap at The Trap.

Free Live Jazz at the Trap every Tuesday.

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Rob Dixon

Nationally recognized Saxophonist, Rob Dixon has worked with a wide variety of Artists, from Illinois Jacquet to Ali from “a tribe called quest”. In addition to working full time as a musician, Dixon works for the Owlstudios record label and is one of the principle organizers for Indy Jazz Fest (An annual jazz festival in Indianapolis IN).

A graduate Hampton University, Rob Dixon continued studies At Indiana University in the Masters of Music program under the Direction of David Baker. In the subsequent years following Rob Dixon established himself as a professional musician, working with the Count Basie band, Rufus Reid,, Composer Bill Lee (spike lee’s father), Illinois Jacquet, Jonah Jones, Mike Clark’s “Indigo Blue” as well as many others. Dixon returned to Indianapolis in 2002 and started Triology (the first group to be signed by the Owlstudios record label). Recently one of Rob Dixon’s original compositions (“Soul Talk”) (performed by Derrick Gardner and the Jazz Prophets) has been featured in the major motion picture “Big Stan” (a Rob Schneider directorial debut). Currently Rob Dixon is working with Derrick Gardner, Mike Clark, Steve Allee and Cynthia Layne on a regular basis.

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This Week at The Mousetrap


This Week At The Mousetrap

Monday: Mondays – Indy’s Live Trivia 7:00pm and Karaoke 9:30pm

Tuesday: Tuesdays – The Mayor’s Ball – Live Jazz every Tuesday 8pm

Jazz and Soul stage featuring Rob Dixon of Rob Dixon and Trilogy, Clint Breeze, Steven Jones and more of Indy’s most talented musicians.

Wednesday: The Family Jam feat. Indy’s Best Musicians 9pm

Luxury Bus to Dead & Company

Thursday: Altered Thurzdaze: HYVE SOUND Takeover

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Friday: Skaaholics w/ Forgotten Tribe & Rhetoryk

Saturday: After Party: Stardust Social Club

Sunday: Acoustic Bluegrass Open Jam

– EVERY Sunday – feat members of Flatland Harmony Experiment – everyone is welcome to sit in