Crystal Ballroom Downtown
Mon., Jan. 22, 8 p.m. and Tue., Jan. 23, 8 p.m. 2018 21+
Recommended by Ben Salmon
If you’ve ever questioned the appeal of going to a show and watching a guy stand in one spot and play electronic music, you need to check out Excision. The Canadian producer/DJ uses elaborate video effects and lighting to turn his stage into a glowing, psychedelic playground that moves and changes in coordination with his hyper-aggressive dubstep and drum and bass. Sometimes Excision performs from inside a robot kitten. Sometimes he’s in a forest filled with dinosaurs. Sometimes he’s in a futuristic, fiery red DJ stand hurtling through space. But no matter what he’s up to visually, rest assured: black-and-white words on a page cannot do Excision’s live show justice. You need to see it for yourself. Expect rat-tat-tat beats, chest-caving bass, lots of laser sounds, and an all-around feast for the senses.
These shows are 18+
To purchase tickets to the 1/22 show, click here.
To purchase tickets to the 1/23 show, click here.
1332 W Burnside, Portland, OR 97209
Hours: Doors usually open an hour before show time.