Friday, September 27, 2013

Win Tickets to Bassnectar's Sold Out Show Tomorrow at the Pageant

Posted By on Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 6:36 AM

Bassnectar at Chaifetz Arena in 2012. - TODD OWYOUNG
  • Todd Owyoung
  • Bassnectar at Chaifetz Arena in 2012.

Santa Cruz-based DJ Lorin Ashton, better known to the world as Bassnectar, will be performing two nights at the Pageant this weekend, and RFT Music has two tickets to Saturday's sold-out show!

To win, simply tell us why you deserve to go. Be creative! You may enter in the comments below -- make sure you include some way of contacting you, as well as your full name so you can pick up your tickets. We will announce the winner here by 5 p.m. Saturday.

When Bassnectar came to town in 2010, RFT Music writer Christian Schaeffer had this to say:

When you name your musical outfit Bassnectar, you'd better have the feel-good vibes (and the low-end) to back up such a ridiculous moniker. Thankfully, the act's DJ, beat-wrangler and all around party-starter Lorin Ashton embraces the sort of musical pantheism that breaks down borders and gets bodies moving. For the indie snobs, he can toss in Beatles licks or Pixies bass lines -- and for the club kids, the sheer amount of bass and squelching synthesizers is enough to trigger visions of glow sticks. Add a few hip-hop verses, continual tempo adjustments -- and the emotional catharsis that happens when a thousand strangers move as one -- and Bassnectar's mass appeal is no mystery at all.

Watch Bassnectar's video for 2012's "Ugly" below.


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