If you were at Decadence last night, then you already have the drop on the first headliner for this year's edition of the Westword Music Showcase. In keeping with our longstanding tradition of capping the night off with a blockbuster dance party, Diplo will have the honors this year. Tickets for the twentieth annual Showcase go on sale on Friday, January 10. The first 2000 people to purchase tickets will get them for $25.
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