Rusko returning to First Avenue on 4/20

Rusko at First Avenue last April

Rusko at First Avenue last April

In what we hope becomes a yearly tradition, dupstep heavyweight Rusko returns to First Avenue again this April and on his most favorite of all "holidays": 4/20.  If you've a sensitivity to a certain funky smoke wafting about, we suggest you sit this one out. Otherwise, get ready for some seriously murderous basslines delivered with Rusko's infectious punk rock energy.

[jump] Rusko (a.k.a. Christopher Mercer, of Leeds) produced one of the biggest tracks of the summer last year with his "Hold On" single featuring vocals by Amber Coffman:

The show also features opener Doorly (who is known in part for his springy "Bonkers" remix) and we predict it will be one of the best of the year for dance music lovers.

Tickets go on sale Feb. 5 at 10 a.m.  

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