Leave it to local techno stalwart Woody McBride to coordinate something like Bassgasm—a big, gushing love letter to dance music and First Ave, written in smacking kick drums and loads of ribcage-rattling low end. Everything about it promises to be on a giant scale; the Mainroom, Entry, and VIP Room will all have scores of DJs and electronic acts from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m., with crossover between rooms encouraged and extra sound packed into every available corner. If you're not impressed with the setup alone, consider that McBride is calling in a little outside help in the forms of drum 'n' bass favorite Dieselboy (pictured) and house music legend Derrick Carter. Top it all off with some of the best local talent that the Twin Cities have to offer, and you've got an event that will draw dance music fans of every stripe from all over the metro area. It's a whole lot of aural pleasure that's sure to leave you sweaty and spent. With MC Messinian, Attack People, DJ Spree & MC ADB, Soviet Panda, and more. 18+. (Photo by stjnky)
Fri., Feb. 19, 6 p.m., 2010

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