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Tiesto Canadian Tour feat. Wolfgang FTW! [Tickets]

13 Jan

Dear Canadian Tiesto Fans,

I think by the time the year is over, the collective concert going public in Toronto are going to be dead from exhaustion and flat broke. The golden age of headlining concerts in Toronto has reached a new milestone, as Tiesto has announced that he will be playing a show at the Ricoh Coliseum alongside Wolfgang Gartner on April 21st. Rediculous, yes….unimaginable, yes……sensible, meh. First issue = why the fuck are they playing at Ricoh? Theres a overflowing spew of sensational concert venues in Toronto that can house these two monsters in luxury and comfort, and yet they choose a venue that reeks of manure and amateur hockey (#venue FAIL). Secondly, it amazes me that Wolfgang & Tiesto have actually ever had a conversation. Yeah, they’re both rediculous DJs and im sure have crossed paths here and there, but they represent two very different production styles and genres, so it will be interesting to see how the two respective fanbases mold together under one roof. Regardless, this show should b one for the ages, and I implore all of you Torontonian Tiesto fans to buy your tickets early. I dont know how much longer Tiesto will be touring and if he will ever grace the shores of Canada again, so this concert has been elevated to code DERPLE, which makes it a must-see. Tickets will go on sale on the 18th, and I will repost the ticket link as soon as it is up.

For everyone who lives outside of Toronto, Tiesto will also be playing shows in Saskatoon, Calgary, Montreal, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Prince George & Edmonton. Pre-sale tickets for all events are available on Tiesto’s site, with exception to the Montreal show @ Bal en Blanc on April 24th, where all tickets are already on sale.

Whatever form of prayer that you all have been doing to appease the concert gods has been magnificent, keep it up and well all peacefully die together from musical ecstasy.

– Singed Sincerely, The Worst Guy

Wolfgang @ London Music Hall [Tickets]

11 Jan

No need for much explanation here. If you were at the Beetroots you are well aware of how fantasmic the Music Hall is as a venue, and how reatrted the UWO student body are as a crowd. Take the same experience and add Wolfgang Gartner to it, and youve got something pungent. January 19th is going to be an absolute shitshow and tickets are already going fast!


– Signed Sincerely, The Worst Guy

The Bloody Beetroots Destroy UWO & Waterloo [Review+Music+Pics]

10 Jan

My soul has been whisked away, I am but an empty shell, a physical body encasing a dark void. I lay here detached from all sense of time and space, unable to move or speak. – N.H.

I currently am sitting on my living room couch, bloody, bruised, and drenched in sweat. Its around 3:30 am and the most ridiculous night of my life is slowly slipping away, which is made even more painful as I can still hear the concert ringing through my eardrums, constantly reminding me of the insanity that I will never again experience. My original intention for this post was to compare and contrast the 2 bloody beetroots shows I attended this week, but after just witnessing what they did to the crowd at UWO, it would be unjust to Waterloo to do so. There is simply no substitute to seeing a concert in London Ontario, regardless of who’s playing or the venue. So, I will quickly sum up the Waterloo show so we can get to whats important.

I am actually astonished at the promoting power of Beta nightclub. The former Waterloo Stage Theatre has somehow transformed itself, almost overnight, into one of the premier DJ attractions in southwestern Ontario, and all without the help of a liquor licence. Its my hope that they refrain from getting their LLBO, as seeing a show without mounds of sweating idiots on top of you was a nice change of scenery. Beta is big, open and has an epic DJ booth. The sound system is great, but unfortunately during the show they had to turn it down a bit as some By-Law douche came by and gave them a warning. Nonetheless, the event went off without a hitch and the Beetroots played a fantastic set to a crowd that was surprisingly overwhelmed with hot girls (ya apparently there’s a bunch at Laurier, who knew?). The biggest shocker of the evening for me was Conor Cutz, the first opening DJ, who blasted out one of the most well rounded and energetic sets ive ever seen. The fact that I even remember his name with artists like Zeds Dead and The Beetroots following him is impressive enough, but Conor has got some incredible talent behind the decks and I implore all of you to go and see him next time he plays. All in all the concert was a hit, and Nate Black was able to have a nunscunting good time, which is all that really matters.

Ok, with that out of the way, lets get back to the events that just recently unfolded at the London Music Hall. Fortunately for me, my friends were smart enough to pack up the predrink earlier than usual, and we made it to the club before the line started to get out of hand. As we got in, we all made our way to the front of the stage, and cemented our presence in the region for the rest of the evening. The club was still somewhat void of numbers as John Roman was halfway through his set, but to tell you the truth it really didn’t matter. John is an extremely talented producer and DJ, and his hometown crowd was more than happy to show him the support that he deserves. John set the tone early, playing a lot of underground dance bangers that tore people away from mingling near the bar and drove them onto the dance floor. After he was done laying the foundation, he passed the headphones over to Gingy, one half of the up and coming DJ duo consisting of him and Bordello. The only track I had previously heard by them, was their recent banger Vaporizer, which I was happy to hear Gingy drop tonight. Im not sure if the crowds energy was already high thanks to John’s set, or due to the thought of the Beetorots coming on soon, but regardless the place was fucking electric for the entirety of Gingy’s presence. As his set drifted to the 1 am mark, you could tell people were starting to get figity, but thankfully 5 minutes later the lights began to dim, and the crowd began to piss itself.

The first half of the set was doused in relentless blind energy. The venom masked italians blasted out a bunch of relatively unknown italian and french electro tracks for close to the first half an hour. It was the crowd’s reaction to these initial anonymous tracks is what separates UWO from every other concert scene Canada. Every drop was met with the same consistent level of reaction from the crowd, separating their hit songs of course, which were met with the raising of hell (but well get to that in more detail in a sec). They then paid omage to Boys Noize, by blasting Lemonade and Yeah, two songs that the crowd welcomed with open arms. The opening hour was then extinguished with two flavourful Congorock tracks; a young DJ who has worked under the watchful eye of Sir Cornelius himself. The crowd erupted in furious ecstasy and all rejoiced. Sunrise, sunset, hour one.

Since I have not been provided a set list from the evening, to try and chronologically map the remaining madness of the Beetroot’s 2 hour muck fest would be damn right impossible. Therefore, im going to give you an account of what was going on during the most memorable tracks they threw down during the second hour, from what I can currently piece together.

The Bloody Beetroots – Dimmakmmunication

Dimmak has to be mentioned first, as the euphoria I experienced when it was playing is the most prominent thing currently molesting my thoughts. The expression of negative emotion is somewhat impossible during this song and watching the entire room completely dismantle when it was dropped is something I will not soon forget. Dimmak was the track that opened me to the electronic music world, and has thereby catalyzed all my efforts towards sharing such music with you. It was first played to me by New Kind Of Naked, one of my closest friends, and it was a pleasure to throw down to it alongside him live and in the presence of The Beetroots. For the last half a minute of this song, I watched someone repeatedly smash his head into the stage as hard as possible, then climb up and dive offstage into a mess of sweaty happy people.

The Bloody Beetroots – Warp 7.7

The Bloody Beetroots – Warp 1.9

The Bloody Beetroots – Warp 1977

Yes, thats right, they played the entire warp trifecta tonight and it was a spectacle of absurdity. First they dropped 7.7, which had the crowd going buck wild from the first note. Its amazing to be a part of a crowd where the majority can identify the DJs tracks immediately as they are mixed in, and unfortunately it happens all too rarely now a days. The second the energy level started to drop, Rifo kicked in some woop woop and unleashed hell. Feeling the floor bounce from pressure during 1.9 was more powerful than the bass in the subwoofers, as the mosh pit became one giant mess. If that wasn’t enough, they chose Daft Punk’s “One More Time” as the one outside track to link the last 2 Warps. Being with all my friends in a club setting, with Daft Punk being blasted at full volume was a dream come true, and I think every other person with me was thinking the same thing. Mr. Bangalter, on the slim chance that you are reading this, for the love of fuck please come to London! Anyways, 2 down 1 to go and leave it to the beetroots to pull out all the stops for 1977, the warp that sits closest to their hearts. Everyone knew it was coming the moment Rifo grabbed the mic and hopped on top of the booth. With fists clenched and bruised vocal chords, the crowd and Rifo were joined in a tag-teamed screaming match that almost tore the roof off of music hall. To top it all off, they transitioned the final Warp into Shout! and flicked the mood in the room from evil to bar mitzvah, marking one of the most ridiculous emotional 180s ive ever seen a large group of people go through.

The Bloody Beetroots Feat. Refused – New Noise

At the end of the concert when most were panting for air and struggling to stay on their feet, the boys decided to pop this track on and everyone was forced to dip into the reserve energy they had stashed for the walk home. From the moment the opening guitar line rolled in till the track ended, Tommy Tea was jumping and everyone was jumping with him. All I remember is screaming the lyrics of the song at the top of my lungs to any person who was standing around me, only to have them screaming them even harder back.

The Bloody Beetroots – Cornelius

The 3 minutes of Cornelius marked the peak in the performance, and ironically was also played right at the halfway point. Everyone was in a  perpetual state of insanity, including the usually reserved promoters and people in the VIP section on stage. I was lucky enough to be perched on the end of the stage with a clear view of the crowd and the stage, a vantage point that allowed me to see all the insanity unfold. It was an incredible sight watching 3 of my best friends leap off stage, over my head and into a sea of rage. For the entire 3 minutes that Cornelius was blasting, the crowd was showered in champagne and glory.

Im amazed that I was able to remember this much about the concert and that Im still coherent enough to write about it. My friends who attended the show with me are currently littered all over the floor of my apartment, each of them succumbing to the snooze button almost immediately after walking thru the door. I sit alone now, at the computer, with only thoughts and memories of a ridiculous night that will never again be repeated. The Beetroots have been my favourite DJs for as long as I have been listening to their music, and without them, my life today would be a shadow of its current self.

I love the Bloody Beetroots.

– Signed Sincerely, The Worst Guy

P.S. here is a make-shift setlist from the evening compiled by my well-hung buddy Brandon. Its not in any particular order nor is it 100% accurate, but its as close as it gets!

Benny Benassi – House Music
Autoerotique – Bubonic
Boys Noize – Yeah
TV Rock – I Am Techno
Steve Angello – Rave N’ Roll
Congorock – Babylon (Steve Angello Remix)
Bart B More – Brap
Boys Noize + Erol Alkan – Lemonade
Daft Punk – One More Time
Beastie Boys – Sabotage (Possibly the Alex Metric Remix???)
The Whip – Muzzle No. 1 (The Bloody Beetroots Remix)
The Aston Shuffle (feat. Tommie Sunshine) – Stomp Yo Shoes (The Bloody Beetroots Remix)
Mark Ronson & The Business INTL (feat. Boy George) – Somebody To Love Me (Congorock Remix)
Duck Sauce – Barbra Streisand (Afrojack ‘Meat’ Remix)
The Bloody Beetroots – Warp 7.7
The Bloody Beetroots – Warp 1.9
The Bloody Beetroots – Warp 1977
The Bloody Beetroots – Dimmakmmunication
The Bloody Beetroots (feat. Refused) – New Noise
The Bloody Beetroots – Cornelius
The Isley Brothers – Shout!

Feb 19th = Best Day of 2011

5 Jan

Dear Torontonian Porter Fans,

For all of you who did not head my warning when I originally posted the tickets for Skrillex & Nero @ The Phoenix in Toronto, LISTEN THE FUCK UP. Before it was recently cancelled, Porter Robinson was scheduled to play a concert at a small club in downtown Toronto. I had contacted the club to see why it was cancelled, and was informed that “he is just in too high of a demand right now, and was forced to reschedule.” Well, naively I believed them and was kinda confused, given the overwhelming success that his show had on halloween in Mtl.

Well, I have uncovered the true reason and am very excited to share it with you. The reason why they had to reschedule was because Porters show got too big too fast and that specific venue would not be able to hold the insanity of what a Porter concert in Toronto would inevitably be. As such, they decided to change venues, and place the 17 year old Tar-Heel in the most perfect of settings to accomodate his prowess. Yes people, Porter Robinson will now be joining Skrillex and Nero at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto on the evening of February 19th, 2011.

So, as previously mentioned, for those who do not have their tickets yet I offer you a second chance at redemption. With the addition of Porter, I can guarantee that this event will be sold out in no time.


For all of you outside Toronto dont fret, he is also playing a slew of concerts across Canada & The US, including places like Edmonton, Vancouver, Calgary, Kelowna & New York. Details for these and his other events can be found here.

Ill see you all on the 19th.

– Signed Sincerely, The Worst Guy

Benny Benassi @ The New Yorker [Tickets]

5 Jan

To My Fellow Londoners,

As I recently promised you, the moment I found the ticket links for the Canadian Bennasi concerts i’d post them, so heres me keeping my promise (for once). The 43 year old phenom will be officially be bringing his ‘Electroman’ tour to The New Yorker in London on feb 13th, with tickets now available to be purchased from TicketPro. This concert is going to be a rare chance to see such a world renown DJ play such a small venue, plus being with the UWO crowd is always better than the sweater-clad vietnamese underground sex exchange crowd that frequent the Guvernment. So, sack up and get ur tickets early, cause they’ll probably be dwindling faster than my brain cell count.


– Signed Sincerely, The Worst Guy

Holy Fuck, A Canadian Concert Shitstorm! [Tickets]

2 Jan

Dear Canadian Benny Benassi Fans,

Im not too sure what our country has put forth as an offering, but the concert gods have accepted and are indeed smiling upon our frigid and humble nation. Along with SkrillexWolfgang, The Beetroots, Steve Aoki & Avicii, you can now add Benny Banassi to the list of heavy hitting DJs that will be throwing down all over Canada in 2011. After this Feburary, Bennasi might be forever etched in Canadian music history as he is spreading his Electroman tour lovejuice over almost every single province. His tour begins in the heart of the country, where he will be hitting the K-Rock Centre in Kingston on the 9th, Dagobert in Montreal on the 10th & Circus Nightclub on the 11th, The Guvernment in Toronto on the 12th and The New Yorker in London on the 13th.

On his way to the coast he will be stopping for a show in Winnipeg at the Garrick on the 15th, before making his way thru Victoria & Kelowna where he will be spinning at Sugar Night Club on the 16th and Royal Lepage Place on the 17th. O ya almost forgot…hes playing Calgary, Vancouver and Edmonton the following three nights (18th,19th & 20th respectively). WHAT A FUCKING BEAST!

At the tender age of 43, it seems that Benny is showing no indication of slowing down anytime soon, and apparently has more road stamina than his comparatively diaper clad counterparts. If you have been clicking along as you have been reading, you will realize that the Vancouver & Montreal shows are the only ones where tickets are currently available for purchase. Dont fret, as per usual I will be checking everyday for the ticket links to be posted for the other shows and will throw them up as soon as I can get my grubby hairy hands on them.

– Signed Sincerely, The Worst Guy

That Tim Berg Is So Hot Right Now [Tickets]

2 Jan

Dear Avicii Fans,

Well it was a memorable new years for those who attended 99 Sudbury to see Avicii two nights ago. Not being there myself, as the tickets promised to me were “unavailable,” I am not too sure as to the true reason why the event was shut down. According to the tabloids, the top 3 reasons are: 1. the event got way too oversold and out of hand, 2. someone overdosed while in line and died, & 3. the rampant crowd trampled and killed someone during the frenzy of the lineup outside the bar. Whatever the true reason may be, a slew of fans were unable to see their swedish hero ring in the new year in an explosion of style and rage. Thankfully, the good folks over at Beta Nightclub in Waterloo have snagged Mr. Berg for a DJ set on January 13th, an event that is already 80% sold out. I can assure you that the same mistakes will not be made twice, as the management of Beta have assured that no additional tickets will be sold after the final one is purchased. If your 99 Sudbury blue balls are overwhelming you, I highly suggest buying your ticket NOW and let Beta rightfully tend to your new years scars.

O ya, tickets for this event are only $25….FTW!

Click here for Avicii tickets

– Signed Sincerely, The Worst Guy

A Waterloo January, Beta Edition [Tickets]

28 Dec

Dear Waterloo & London Music Fans,

For all of you who were unable to purchase tickets to the Bloody Beetroots show @ the Music Hall in London, I have found your redemption. Recently, Beta Nightclub in Waterloo has established itself as one of the premier DJ venues on the region, hosting the likes of Steve Angello, Glenn Morrison & Zeds Dead to name a few. This January the club will be taking their reputation to the next level, starting with a performance by the Beetroots on the 5th. I know its an hour away, but there are still tickets available and its the Beetroots… stop being lazy and fucking giv’er down the 401.

If that wasn’t enough, Beta has given 3 more reasons for us to rejoice by adding a slew of ridiculous shows following the Beetroots. On January 8th Steve Aoki will be gracing Waterloo with his majestical presence, followed by Avicii on the 13th & Sander Van Doorn on February 3rd. Tickets can be purchased separately for each event or in packages to save money fot hose who know they will be attending at least 2 of the 3.

4 retarded DJs, 1 month span, 1 nightclub, infinite rage.

Bloody Beetroots Tickets

Steve Aoki Tickets

Avicii Tickets

Sander Van Doorn Tickets

– Signed Sincerely, The Worst Guy

Wolfgang Gartner Returns To Canadian Soil

24 Dec

Dear Canadian Wolfgang Fans,

Ill give you a few seconds to calm down and clean up your pants….you stable? ok. What you have just read is indeed correct, Mr. Gartner has FINALLY smartened up and decided to return to the country that loves him the most. The strange thing is that from what ive researched, there seems to be a slight conflict in the dates. The first stop on the tour seems to be the issue, as on his myspace site it says that Wolfgang will be playing @ Stages night club in Kingston, Ontario on January 19th. However, other sources like EL Entertainment, the promotion group that ahs brought the likes of Wolfgang, Deadmau5, The Beetroots, MSTRKRFT & more, has scheduled Wolfgang to play at The New Yorker in London on the same day. Im not sure if this is an actual controversy or another way to rekindle the rivalry between the two schools… any case I will be following this closely and update you as soon as I get new info.

Haligonians & Habs fans need not worry, as the second and third stops on the tour seem to be cemented and uncontraversial. On January 20th, Wolfgang will be be throwing down @ The Palace in Halifax, and the next day (the 21st) he will be destroying La Muzique in Montreal. Unfortunately it seems that no tickets have been posted yet for any of the events, but be sure to check frequently as the moment I find the links for the tickets, they will be posted and tickets will be flying off the shelves.


Wolfgang Gartner – Space Junk (Original Mix)

Wolfgang Gartner – Illmerica (Original Mix)

Wolfgang Gartner – Wolfgangs 5th Symphony (Original mix)

Wolfgang Gartner – Clap (Original Mix)

Timbaland Feat. SoShy – Mornin After Dark (Wolfgang Gartner Remix)

– Signed Sincerely, The Worst Guy


20 Oct

Dear Skrillex Fans,

The tickets for Skrillex’s concert at Wrongbar on December 1st are now on sale. I know that it is still very early but if I learned anything from missing Rusko at the Opera House last weekend, it’s that Toronto is full of people who love to see fantastic DJs live. Wrongbar is a small venue and as such the concert will be both unreal and sold out very quickly. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see one of the best up and coming DJs in a small venue like Wrongbar, and at $15, you cant say no.


Get’r Doneeeeeeeeeeeeskies

– Signed Sincerely, The Worst Guy

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