Brian Bastanza

Big Gigantic, Adventure Club, Griz @ Knitting Factory Reno,NV 10/09/12 Reviewed

By Brian Bastanza | October 17, 2012

Now that they are on the top of the ticket stub, though, they have found a balance between all the genres they are capable of. From house to dubstep, and from jam to hip-hop, they are truly, for me, the most randomly perfect act in EDM right now.

Burning Man Depressurization,Grand Sierra Resort, Reno, Tuesday, September 4th, 2012, Reviewed

By Brian Bastanza | September 14, 2012

Annual burners always have intoxicating smiles on their face waiting to see what will come from the most sought after party of the year.

Red Hot Chili Peppers At Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA, Tuesday, August 14th, 2012, Reviewed

By Brian Bastanza | August 20, 2012

The stage blasted off with their dialed lights and the crowd erupted like Pompeii. They played for an hour and a half and we all knew they were gonna come out for an encore. What we didn’t know was that they would continue to play eight more tracks and continue for an additional hour.

Wanderlust at Squaw Valley, Nevada Colorado, July 26-29, 2012, Reviewed

By Brian Bastanza | August 3, 2012

While many of us get ourselves caught up in the culture of partying, it is nice to step back, take a deep breath and allow yourself to get caught up in the trance environment and let your body and mind become deeply moved.

Unlimited Aspect, Crystal Bay Club, Stateline Nevada, July 31 2012 Reviewed

By Brian Bastanza | August 3, 2012

These two are making hip-hop, but are producing filthier breakdowns than most Dubstep djs right now. They are pushing into this live music industry quickly and with their combined talent I think and hope they will be headlining and selling out venues

Lake Tahoe Reggae Festival MontBleu Resort June 30, 2012

By Brian Bastanza | July 11, 2012

Roots reggae music since its birth has captured the simple message to spread peace while managing to simplify the most complex of human emotions; Love. Lake Tahoe’s Reggae Festival found a way to exemplify peace and love and break hiatus from the trials of life.

Here Comes The Son(ny): Skrillex As The Beatles of Electronic Music

By Brian Bastanza | June 10, 2012

From hip-hop to house and all the way to dubstep Skrillex seems to quietly, probably the wrong word for the job, work his way into most sets. Whether your favorite DJ is steady like Deadmau5 or as mind melting as Excision, you probably have the stylings of Skrillex somewhere on your Ipod.