When: Fri., Dec. 5, 7-10:15 p.m. 2014
Since he heard Skrillex’s remix of Benny Benassi’s “Cinema,” Mav Brooks knew that he wanted to make dance music. As he tells it, he independently researched DJ culture, and he taught himself all about mixing and producing. But his work took a more serious turn this spring after an 8th grader in his Westfield school district committed suicide after being bullied for his sexuality. When Wiseley heard that Indy Pride was open for music submissions, he instantly knew what he wanted to do. On June 14, Wiseley played at his first festival, and the brother of the victim came onstage to speak about his brother and the cause. Wiseley liked dedicating his music to a worthy cause, so when he heard about Officer Perry Renn’s death in the line of duty, he decided to make an edit and dedicate it to Officer Renn and others who lost their lives, emphasizing love and peace throughout the song. “I’m not a great artist, I’m not a great public speaker ... but I felt the need to contribute,” he told us earlier this year. “Music is perfect for that. Music can create emotion, it can help kill pain, and it can truly change someone’s life.” He’ll play at the newly revamped Emerson Theater alongside local duo Pherocity and wunderkind Atziluth. The Emerson’s got a new lighting rig too; don’t miss this.
Price: $15 doors