VIBESQUAD @ THE UNIFIED FIELD/CERVANTES' | FRI, 5/3/13
Playing under the VibeSquaD moniker, Aaron Holstein creates music that straddles several genres, blurring the lines between breakbeats and bass without straying far from his hip-hop roots. Live, a VibeSquaD show can quickly go from Holstein set ... More >>
YO GABBA GABBA! @ PARAMOUNT THEATRE | SUN, 2/24/13
Sesame Street couldn't handle mixing kids' programming with Katy Perry cleavage, but Yo Gabba Gabba! gets it right every time. Perhaps it's because one of the show's creators, Christian Jacobs, is MC Bat Commander of the Aquabats. After becoming a f ... More >>
Aside from touring as a solo act under the VibeSquaD moniker, Aaron Holstein has found the perfect balance between being a highly sought after EDM producer and his duties as a father. Following a successful stint on Bassnectar's VaVaVoom tour, Holstein has settled in for 2013 by touring with electro ... More >>
Dazzle Restaurant and Lounge is celebrating its fifteenth anniversary tomorrow. To commemorate the occasion, the club is throwing a party with the Bob Montgomery Pete Olstad Big Band and the Funky Fresh Trio, benefiting the Gift of Jazz, an organization supporting the past, present and future of jaz ... More >>
EOTO @ THE FILLMORE AUDITORIUM | 12/8/12
"Just so you all know,we are EOTO, and we play live," declared Michael Travis, the act's keyboardist and multi-instrumentalist. "There are no backing tracks." Once he got that handy bit of information out of the way, he then made sure to note that Alex and A ... More >>
The impending arrival of spring signals the welcome return of festival season. One of the lineups we've waiting for has been revealed. Sonic Bloom founders have announced a handful of acts for the annual fest, slated to take place just outside of Georgetown from Thursday, June 21, through Sunday, Ju ... More >>
After being on the scene for more than a decade as a member of Future Jazz Project, Zilla and Sporque and on his own as VibeSquaD, Aaron Holstein's profile has been steadily rising over the years. After a hometown show this Saturday, March 10, at Summit Music Hall with Eskmo and Phutureprimitive, Vi ... More >>
How does one go about defining the best electronic music shows of the year? A lot goes into it, trust me. There is the production aspect, which looks upon the lighting choreography and the overall visual spectacle. Then, there is the actual music, which volleys between producers and DJs, both of whi ... More >>
The bridge between hip-hop and dubstep is gradually getting shorter, and Vibesquad, a.k.a. Aaron Holstein, brought out some of the most impressive b-boys and b-girls to show off on stage during his set last night at the Ogden.
It's as if the bass crowd is coming full circle by realizing wher ... More >>
SONIC BLOOM at SHADOWS RANCH | 06.24.11"With strategically placed subwoofers stashed in a field surrounded by mountains, the heavy bass frequencies sounded like a herd of elephants descending upon us in every direction with bubble-wrapped feet."
Looking at Aaron Holstein, the man behind VibeSquaD, you would never guess he is a trained multi-instrumentalist with a background in jazz. The talented Colorado-based producer emits sounds that can make your ears bleed with pounding bass, swirling synthesizers and relentless energy -- but ... More >>
This year once again as we compiled our annual Moovers and Shakers issue -- a rundown of our favorite local releases from the past year -- we found that there were simply more albums that we dug than we had space to devote to in the paper. Thankfully, no such limitations exist on the web. C ... More >>