Concert Reviews

Amon Tobin at City Hall, 12/31/12


Amon Tobin approached the stage shortly after the official countdown to the new year and immediately launched into a set that blew minds and caught some folks -- who may have only been familiar with music played on his ISAM tour -- off guard. His New Year's Eve set at City Hall was full of low-down dirty drum-and-bass and void of any of that new-age fast dubstep. For the first moments of 2013, Tobin absolutely tore City Hall apart with 170 bpm breaks, while showing remarkable courage in his choice of samples.

See also: - Slide show: Amon Tobin at City Hall - Amon Tobin on the perks of technology and why all electronic music is called dubstep - Dubstep for Dummies, a primer for newly-minted dubstep fans - Review: Future Simple Project at the Other Side, 10/28/10

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Britt Chester is a writer and video producer living in Denver, Colorado. He's covered breaking news, music, arts and cannabis for Westword since 2010. His work has appeared in GQ Magazine, Village Voice, YES! Weekly, Inman News and the Winston-Salem Journal. He likes running, cycling, and interviewing people.
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