Photo: Percussive melodies with Buku at Samana Lounge in Vail
It has been three years since Vail has seen a performance by Buku, and the digital producer returns to Samana Lounge on Bridge Street in Vail on Thursday, Feb. 11. Behind a drum kit since age 8, Robert Balotsky, aka Buku, has an effortless grasp on sound design and music theory, combining deceptively simple and emotive melodies, laden with resounding bass drops and intricate drum patterns. His work reflects his obsession with drums, emitting percussive elements only a trained ear could produce. Doors open at 9 p.m., and tickets for the show are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Find more information at samanalounge.com or facebook.com/samanalounge.com.