For those who live to dance before the face-melting power of a Wall of Bass, there are few such satisfying events as the famed Bassgasm. For its tenth installment and first 2014 edition, Bassgasm is returning to hijack all of First Avenue for a night and turn it into a five-area, eight-hour, EDM-fue ... More >>
Happy 2014! While most will take New Year's Day off, bars and some venues will be open in the evening including Curtiss A's tribute to Hank Williams at the Dakota. Friday night the Turf Club will be hosting And the Professors, and Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank will be at the Cedar. The Blind Shake wil ... More >>
Bassgasm is back for its ninth offering -- the second and final installment of 2013 -- on July 13. The five-stage electronic music event takes over every inch of First Avenue with 70-plus acts to keep those in fuzzy boots and fuzzier moods occupied with nine hours of intestine-rattling action!The he ... More >>
By Bobby Kahn One would likely have to travel far and wide, and across many different scenes to find someone as universally liked and respected as Steve Seuling, better known to most Twin Cities techno fans simply as Centrific. While Steve has been DJing and throwing parties in the Twin Cities and ... More >>
Dance music is nostalgic, from its disco beginnings all the way to the present when old school patrons talk about "back in the day." Raves occurred in old, decrepit shipping warehouses, and even arriving was an adventure thanks to decoy map points put in place by paranoid party promoters to filte ... More >>
The eighth installment of Bassgasm and first of two expected in 2013 is sneaking around the corner with its nunhuck glowsticks ready to take names and challenge decibel levels. It seems like just yesterday promoter Woody McBride deafeningly tested out his rave-in-a-club experiment at First Avenue, b ... More >>
Come one, come all, ye masochistic lovers of bass! The artillery -- AKA the massive sound system known as the Wall Of Bass -- is assembling now, so there is no turning back. This Friday night at First Avenue marks the seventh Bassgasm party featuring old-school favorites in dance music, local flavor ... More >>
See Also:Slideshow: Bassgasm 6 at First AvenueBassgasm 6 lineup announcedBassgasm at First Avenue is the closest legal alternative to a legitimate rave. For two years and across six mega events, international techno man of mystery Woody McBride has taken his three decades of experience promoting and ... More >>
The 2012 Summer Set Music and Camping Festival arrives in late August, and the lineup is a doozy. Combining the powers of jam bands, electronic music, hip-hop, reggae, and all of the confluences that exist between these many worlds, this year's edition should be a shock to the system. To say nothing ... More >>
Woody McBride's thunderous series returns
To those of us who know what a Bassgasm looks and feels like (OK, now that just sounds dirty), the thought of six of them might seem exhausting. It's a good thing they're spread out over a year -- two annually at First Avenue since Woody McBride launched them in the winter of 2010.Well, no ... More >>
Here's a not-so-secret fact about Minnesota music: People love to talk about how much they love the scene here. Musicians from both out-of-state and the Twin Cities have gone out of their way to pen odes to our town and its vibrant community, from Atmosphere to Lucinda Williams Tom Waits to Mark Ma ... More >>
McBride at a rave in 2009Techno DJ and Twin Cities promoter Woody McBride announced set times for what he's calling "The Twin Cities Biggest Funnest Electronic Dance Music Super Event" taking place tonight at First Avenue. The event begins at 5 p.m. and ends at 2 a.m.As of right now, McBride is s ... More >>
Minneapolis was a raver playground back in the late '90s. Flyers for illegal dance parties littered the sidewalks outside of downtown clubs and sat in messy stacks atop bass-rattled countertops at the Lake Street deejay den Cynesthesia, much-missed vinyl haven Let It Be Records, and raver-run Fus ... More >>
Photos by Denis Jeong PlasterBassgasm 2July 23rd, 2010First AvenueYou could feel it before you walked through the door. The low end was turned up as far as it would go, reverberating through the black brick of First Ave, making the concrete tremble beneath the feet of all the boys and girls ... More >>
Maybe you've seen them, wild-eyed and laser-focused behind a rig with a million glowing things. Somewhere in the room the image of a log floating through space gets metamorphed into a burst of geometric shapes in time with the music and you think "holy shit." We wanted to get into the heads of th ... More >>
Bassgasm 1 - Denis Jeong Plaster for CPThere are a lot of reasons people go to parties, but just one that will unite hundreds of dance music fans from around the Midwest for one of Woody McBride's legendary massives -- and that, dear friends, is the muthaf**ing bass. Packing 60-some odd DJs and ... More >>
DJ Spree, the number one happy hardcore DJ in the US, plays his final Minneapolis DJ set at Bassgasm tonight.
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