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Oct. 30 • Bogart's

0 Comments · Monday, October 21, 2013
 With his shorn sides/unkempt mop top haircut and defiantly Punk energy, Rusko has the period look of one of Ian Dury’s Blockheads circa New Boots and Panties. But his birth in 1985 places him in a different musical context entirely.    

Flux Pavilion

May 19 • Bogart's

1 Comment · Friday, May 11, 2012
In a relatively short time, Joshua Steele has become something of a Dance Pop/Dubstep poster boy in his native England and is well on his way to similar status in the U.S. The renowned DJ, producer and co-founder of Circus Records, better known by his flashier marquee name Flux Pavilion, came to prominence last year with his big UK hit “Bass Cannon."  
by Mike Breen 03.21.2012
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Music Tonight: Borgore Does Bogart's

Israeli Electronic music artist/DJ/producer Borgore (born Asaf Borger) brings his playful Dubstep/Hip Hop stylings to Bogart's tonight for an 8 p.m. show. Tickets are $22, while they last. As our own Brian Baker points out in this week's CityBeat, "Borgore" would be the perfect name for a Death Metal band (picture it written in the popular, bleeding Doom font). Turns out, Borger began his musical life as a drummer for a Death Metal band (you can still hear the Metal influence in his work occasionally), before deciding he was sick of relying on others to get shit done. That's when Borger turned into Borgore, became self-sufficient and started his own label, Buygore Records.Word spread about Borgore's self-made tracks and remixes and he became a much buzzed about artist in Dubstep circles. But Borgore's music is way more eclectic than most artists given the Dubstep tag. Besides the Metal, he can go straight up Hip Hop or craftily mesh together a range of Electronica and EDM styles. Borgore's live shows have been widely acclaimed. More than just a strobe-light show and a dude behind the decks, Borgore incorporates dancers, a stage set and an irrepressible energy that finds him crowd-surfing often. Sounds like it's a mix of aerial dancing, strip-club bump and grind and Girl Talk's "be the crowd" antics. Below is a video of Borgore spinning live, followed (after the jump) by a very cheeky (and totally NSFW) clip for the title track of his recent EP, FLEX. Did I mention it's NSFW?

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March 21 • Bogart's

0 Comments · Friday, March 16, 2012
 Honestly, if you saw the name Borgore typeset in one of those dripping entrails fonts, wouldn’t you expect a downtuned Death Metal corpsefest? Don’t let the name fool you; Borgore is one of the Dubstep scene’s leading lights. There’s no dance floor at a Borgore gig; there’s the front door and the pit. Get in it.  
by Mike Breen 02.21.2012
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Music Tonight: Rusko and August Burns Red

Tonight's musical options range from Dubstep to Christian Metalcore

For a part of the country often accused of being behind times, Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky have certainly seen more than its fair share of hot Dubstep artists from around the world coming into town to perform. You can give a lot thanks for that to Covington-based Next Era Entertainment, the promoters who have helped make (particularly) Northern Kentucky a common stop on EDM artists' tour itineraries. Shows featuring the likes of Bassnecctar, Flux Pavilion and Dieselboy have all packed local clubs with Next Era's assistance (and an all-ages or 18-and-up policy for most events). Tonight, Next Era does again, this time bringing London Dubstep producer/DJ Christopher Mercer, much better known as Rusko. The 27-year-old artist started out doing production work before developing his own style of adrenalized, upbeat Dubstep and releasing single tracks, his O.M.G.! album and collaborations with fellow Dupstep champ Caspa (who was also just at the Madison thanks to Next Era). Rusko's much-anticipated new album Songs is due this March and will be followed by an extensive U.S. tour throughout the spring, as well as another collaborative release, this time with West Coast Hip Hop vets Cypress Hill. Tonight's show starts at 10 p.m. and doors open at 9 p.m. Bitflip opens. (It's advised to arrive early since sell outs are not uncommon.) Tickets are $25.Here is Rusko's video for "Woo Boost" off of his debut album.• Straight outta Manheim, PA, adventurous Metalcore/Thrash outfit August Burns Red headlines Bogart's tonight, joined by I the Breather, Texas in July and Silverstein, the only non-devout Christian act on the tour. Showtime is 7:15 p.m. for the all-ages show. Tickets are $18. Check out the tour teaser below.


Feb. 10 • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Thursday, February 2, 2012
You rarely see a musician dabbling in sports — OK, Marvin Gaye did try out for the Detroit Lions — but it’s certainly not unusual to see an athlete turn to music. So it was with London Dubstep producer/DJ Gary McCann, more prominently known as Caspa.