SF Weekend Preview: Kill the Zo @ Regency Ballroom (5/8) & The Glitch Mob @ The Warfield (5/9)
EDM fans rejoice! The weekend is coming a couple days early for San Francisco with a couple of bombastic shows that will be sure to knock your business casual dress socks off, and get your booty swinging right off its hinges.
First up to bat is the “Kill the Zo” show, made up of the somewhat unlikely pairing of the truly unclassifiable newcomer Mat Zo and dub-heavy veteran Kill the Noise, which will take place at the famed Regency Ballroom on Thursday at 9pm. Considering the sheer magnitude of different styles between these two immensely talented artists, this show should inspire dance moves from even the most stalwart stoic. And as an added bonus, it’s 18 and over, so you won’t have to worry about spending your Thursday night serving as a piss-poor example of adulthood to the kiddies.
Tickets are still available at: http://www.axs.com/events/249221/kill-the-zo-tour-with-kill-the-noise-and-mat-zo-tickets?skin=regency.
But what’s more you ask? Could it possibly get any better? Yes, it could, with the triumphant return of one of the real treasures of the California EDM scene, The Glitch Mob. After virtually disappearing from the face of the earth for the past couple years, the LA-based trio comprised of three independently brilliant producers – edIT, Boreta, and Ooah – recently dropped their second full length release, Love Death Immortality, and it should be no surprise that it lived up to the intense expectations of its hungry fan base. Now on the second leg of their 2014 tour accompanying the album, they are playing to a sold out crowd at the Warfield this Friday at 9pm, so if you were lucky enough to get your ticket already, we might just see you there. Otherwise, perhaps you can snag some from a scalper or secondhand website. Honestly, given the amount of effort put into their live performances (which includes instrumental aspects, believe it or not), as well as the sheer weight of time that has passed since The Glitch Mob last graced our presence, it might be worth shedding out a few extra dollars.
However, if your wallet is simply looking too tight to ante up, at least make sure to check out their 2014 tour remix of their classic single “West Coast Rocks” (with free download) at https://soundcloud.com/theglitchmob/west-coast-rocks-2014-mix. Considering they claim to play the track at each upcoming show on the tour, it’s the next best thing to seeing them live, right?
But seriously, you should just go.