So Memorial Day Weekend is just about close enough that I can taste it, and there’s borderline too many events going on to choose from. If you’re like me and don’t have the disposable income to make a trip to Vegas, I highly recommend you consider going to one of the following showcases. It’s a pretty sweet selection considering how completely different each one of these shows are. So for this weekend you can get and be a part of the exact vibes you’re seeking! My choice wasn’t easy, but it needed to be done. See what’s good after the jump:
So I’ve been in love with these guys (not in a creepy way, I swear) for a few years now. In that time I’ve managed to catch them at HARD Summer 2010, Coachella 2011 and in San Francisco where I conducted our first ever and debatably best interview. You can see that here. My point is: I’ve seen these guys three times already and every set was packed with everything I wanted and more unfamiliar disco beats that they remix live right in front of you. This is NOT your normal DJ set, and Drai’s is quite literally the perfect environment for this type of music. Bottom line, gotta show support for my boys so this is where you’ll find me come Sunday night.
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This is probably my biggest heartbreak of the weekend. Flux Pavilion and Doctor P are bringing their Circus Records team with Bassrush. Funtcase, Cookie Monsta and Brown & Gammon will all be in attendance. This is going to be a dubstep fans dream come true…in the form of a concert. The Palladium has some of the best sound you can get at a venue. Not to mention the whole thing is practically a dance floor. This show is going to burn the place down, and I wish I could go! Maybe I’ll pull a sneaky snake and find a way in since Drai’s is right around the corner. Who knows…
Ok so this festival is just about as stacked as can be. If you’re not familiar with the talent that’s going to be there, head over to their FaceBook and figure it out. Off the top of my head: A-Trak, The Twelves, Skrillex, Wolfgang Gartner, Madeon, Brodinski, 12th Planet, Cookie Monsta…..like, damn. LED knows how to throw a party, and this is going to be as ravey as it gets. Don’t know how down I am to deal with an all ages crowd at a “Skrillex” show, which is how they’re marketing it. But for the price, this is going to be a hell of a concert.
I’ve never been to LIB before, but for my friends who have gone, the praise seems to be endless. I don’t know a lot of the lineup. The festival is based more so around the unique experience you’ll get at its outdoor venue. 4 days of straight tribal partying. If I did go, it would be because I miss Bassnectar SO MUCH. One of the most fun, highest energy DJs to see. Plus I feel like at this particular event, it’ll be that much more “right.” It’s almost hippy status, and Lorin (Bassnectar) loves his hippies. I may consider going for a day, but hey…we’ll just have to see.