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Sometimes I wish “Lightning In A Bottle” classified as its own sub-genre. It’s a style of music I can’t get enough of…I’m talking the tribal, experimental-yet-dancy types of songs that teleport you to another world. Yppah fits right along with this vibe, supplementing smooth guitars on airy, ethereal synths that induce closed eye visuals of their own. Could just be the album art that’s burned into my brain. Either way, it works!

 

Yppah – Occasional Magic

 

 

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The two sisters that make up CocoRosie blend dreamy blues indie-pop vocals with experimental beats and electronica. While the combination of genres is rather peculiar, these sisters create a sense of alluring curiosity with that oddity. The addition of their interactive and artistic stage presence only makes the performance that much more worthy to see live.

 

Their upcoming album, Heartache City, and its first live performance headlines Symbiosis’ Sunday at Big Island. Bianca “Coco” will also be debuting her side project Bianca Casady & The C.I.A. in the US over the weekend. With both acts, you can be sure that the performance will be a theatrics-laden event. We’ll see you there.

 

CocoRosie – Un Beso

CocoRosie – Heartache City

CocoRosie – No One Knows She Goes There

 

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2 Days

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Newest addition to mau5trap, Matt Lange produces techno that is dark, melodic, and eerily satisfying. Upcoming release Ephemera has been pre-touted as a work of pure talent that bridges the gap of deep underground techno and creatively personal experimentation. Expect some awesome blending of underground club styles and ominous inclinations.

 

Daniel Minaya and Ryan Shepherd will be opening the night. Come through for a preview of whats to be in the realm of deeper, darker sounds.

 

HOW TO ENTER

Standard procedure. The contest ends at 12PM Friday, August 14th!
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1. Tweet: “I want 3 tickets to see @mattlange at @wayfarercm on 8/14! @CtrlAltDelight @follow_mda”
2. Tag three friends in our Facebook post.
3. “Like” this page

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Do 1, 2, or all of the above. As always, the more entries –> the better your chance to win. Be sure to be ready to check your inbox/twitter, because we’ll be giving it to the first person who responds when the contest is over. See you guys there!

 

Matt Lange – My Love Aside

Matt Lange – Nice Shades, Wesley

The Bright Light Social Hour – Infinite Cities (Matt Lange Remix)

 

 

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Having missed his LIB 2014 appearance for Beats Antique, we’re wont to see Max Cooper this year at Symbiosis. Human was one of our favourite experimental albums of 2014; Cooper’s pioneering of 4D Sound and his striking Emergence live shows further attract us to the wondrous crossroads of music, art, and technology. While we’re unsure whether any of his large installations will make it to Oakdale, we’re certain he’ll play us off into quite the trip.

 

Max Cooper – Adrift ft. Kathrin DeBoer

Max Cooper – Anatomic

Max Cooper – Walls

 

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36 Days

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Not one to be pigeonholed, Ghostly International co-founder Matthew Dear (also well known under alias Audion) has experience and skill in all things dance, experimental, techno, and house. He’s coming to Costa Mesa to drop a DJ set this Friday; expect to hear a wide mix of sounds from all across the spectrum. To top it all off, this experience marks WAVS’ one year anniversary of sharing awesome music and times with you at The Wayfarer.

 

HKEK and Torosbros will be keeping the early night festivities eclectic as well. Come and celebrate our first year!

 

HOW TO ENTER

Standard procedure. The contest ends at 12PM Friday, July 10th!
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1. Tweet: “I want 3 tickets to see @matthewdear at @wayfarercm on 7/10! @CtrlAltDelight @follow_mda”
2. Tag three friends in our Facebook post.
3. “Like” this page

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Do 1, 2, or all of the above. As always, the more entries –> the better your chance to win. Be sure to be ready to check your inbox/twitter, because we’ll be giving it to the first person who responds when the contest is over. See you guys there!

 

Tiga vs. Audion – Let’s Go Dancing

Matthew Dear – Pale Shelter (ft. Tegan and Sara)

Bear in Heaven – Autumn (Matthew Dear Remix)

 

 

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Our favourite month is upon us! April marks the beginning of festival season and our partnership with MDA is setting it off right with our first ever triple header. The fun begins Thursday (4|2) with Switzerland’s sweet and soothing seamstress of disco-deep sound, Nora En Pure, as she stops by for her #PURIFIED US tour. Friday (4|3) night we’ll be getting a bit more experimental thanks to labyrinth house king Daedelus and his well-crafted adventures into the maze of music. Finally, we close out the weekend (4|4) with the electro-disco-pop leanings of Mystery Skulls. Support from local regulars Bijoux, Free the Robots, and Glorious Wondour, respectively, will only add to the fun.

 

We’ve got tickets for you (steps for entry below). Points to note: each show is separate. If you want to attend all three (we know you do), then send a tweet for each of the three shows, substituting each artist!

 

HOW TO ENTER

Standard procedure. The contests end at 12PM on the day of each event!
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1. Tweet: “I want 4 tickets to see @noraenpure [(@daedelus) (@mysteryskulls)] at @wayfarercm! @CtrlAltDelight @follow_mda”
2. Tag three friends in our Facebook post.
3. “Like” this page

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Do 1, 2, or all of the above. As always, the more entries –> the better your chance to win. Be sure to be ready to check your inbox/twitter, because we’ll be giving it to the first person who responds when the contest is over. See you guys there!

 

Nora En Pure – Turn It Around

Nora En Pure – The Sound

THUMP – On Deck: Daedelus

Mystery Skulls – Number 1 ft. Nile Rodgers & Brandy

Mystery Skulls – Hellbent ft. Snowblood

 

 

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Both a musical journey and an artistic display, Until the Ribbon Breaks is a project of grand proportions. What started as a one man exploration has since evolved into a spellbinding three-piece of dark rock layered with experimental R’n’B. Their music videos only bring an added allure.

 

Throughout 2014, they established themselves in a similar realm of The Neighbourhood‘s black-white but with a decidedly more broken man approach. The result is something extremely emotive and earnestly intimate. Catch them early on Saturday to help calm some nerves.

 

UTRB – Pressure

UTRB – Romeo

Blondie – One Way or Another (UTRB Re-imagination)

UTRB – A Taste of Silver