Two DJs, two stages, one night

Tomorrow night, two huge DJs, two stages, two different clubs … but fans will likely be able to catch some of both, if they want. San Francisco-based Bassnectar plays the Orange Peel, and the official after-party is at Club 828 with UK-based Bonobo.

Bonobo won’t start up until 30 minutes after Bassnectar finishes, giving the crowd time to run through downtown to the second show, says the show’s promoter. The music at Club 828 will go until 4 a.m. (though, as per law, alcohol sales will still stop at 2 a.m.) If you’re hoping to go to either or both shows, get tickets today and save a few bucks: Bassnectar is $18 advance ($20 at the door), Bonobo is $12 today (buy at Honeypot and Parlour—formerly Hunk—clothing stores downtown, Harvest Record on the West side, or online) or $15 day of show. There’s a buck off if you go to Bassnectar then Bonobo.

More on Bassnectar, from the Orange Peel’s Web site: The outfit is a “free-form project that merges music, art, new media, social involvement and community values; dedicated to a constantly evolving ethos of collaborative creation, self reinvention, and boundary-pushing experimentation. Or, to put it more succinctly, Bassnectar is a breakbeat-oriented electronic dance music act with a fine line in public relations and a sponsorship deal with Red Bull.”

As for Bonobo, here’s more from his bio: “He set about building his DJ style … refusing to conform to the preconceived ideas of a laid-back style, and aiming headlong for the dance floor, with a heavy mixture of hip hop, weighty jazz, broken beats, Latin, funk, and soul, with the occasional cheeky bit of psyche rock and drum-and-bass thrown in. Just to keep you on yer toes, right? Now a DJ of international repute, Bonobo has played all over the world, including playing to huge audiences in the USA and Canada with Amon Tobin, a progress culminating in Ninja Tune asking him to put together a Solid Steel mix album. Bugger the lounge, lets dance.”

The Club 828 show also features Patch from Heavyweight Dub Champion (opening for Bassnectar), Orchard Lounge, and locals Paper Tiger, Mingle and VJ Megan McKissack.

Watch Bassnectar videos here.


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9 thoughts on “Two DJs, two stages, one night

  1. Lex

    Bassnectar was brilliant. absolutely brilliant set.

    Bonobo was terribly disappointing, as was every aspect of club 828 – the endless techno opening, the girls on stage poll dancing without the poll,and the horrible acoustics. When Bonobo FINALLY got on the stage I was expecting the airy yet rich sounds, the heavy rhythms, and the fluttering undertones that make his music beatufiul.

    Instead, techno-bonobo was on stage and i was listening to the same obnoxious and unchanging rhythms as before. And when I say rhythms, I mean the redundant pulsating of the same electronic beeping… not music. not bonobo.

    I couldn’t stay for the whole show, not even through the second song the rhythm changes and the odd but beautiful sounds were just missing. I cannot remember the last show I was so excited to see, and I cannot think of a time that I have been so deeply disappointed – as silly as that may sound.

    I will never go to any show at 828. ever. again. The policies and the ways they operate are it even legal to refuse those under 21 (18-21) re-entrance should they exit the venue (because the throbbing techno was PAINFUL and NERVE-WRACKING)during the show? because that does nnot sound legitimate to me.

    the orange peel certainly does not have these kinds of bogus policies and so I will continue to appreciate the good venues and the good music.

  2. Piffy!


    Brebro, You’ve figured out how to grow pot, outdoors, in the winter?


  3. Piffy!

    Lex-You went to a techno show and were surprised it was sucky techno? Wow.

    [b]I will never go to any show at 828. ever. again. The policies and the ways they operate are it even legal to refuse those under 21 (18-21) re-entrance should they exit the venue (because the throbbing techno was PAINFUL and NERVE-WRACKING)during the show? because that does not sound legitimate to me.[/b]

    Of course a business can refuse re-entry to someone. It’s, you know, their business.

  4. mr pif

    [b]I think the Peel has a similar policy, actually. [/b]

    I’ve heard many tales of smokers being not let back in.

  5. klint

    the orange peel let’s you back in whether you smoke a cigarette for ten minutes or you walk acrosss downtown and come back 30 minutes later.

    and bonobo is NOT techno

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