Ozzfest Meets Knotfest

Acts: 
Black Sabbath
Acts: 
Slipknot
Acts: 
Disturbed
Acts: 
Slayer
Acts: 
Megadeth
Acts: 
Amon Amarth
Acts: 
Opeth
Acts: 
Anthrax
Acts: 
Black Label Society
Acts: 
Trivium
Acts: 
Rival Sons
Acts: 
Motionless In White
Acts: 
Suicidal Tendencies
Acts: 
Sabaton
Acts: 
Hatebreed
Acts: 
Overkill
Acts: 
Municipal Waste
Acts: 
Whitechapel
Acts: 
DevilDriver
Acts: 
Suicide Silence
Acts: 
Goatwhore
Acts: 
Emmure
Acts: 
Brujeria
Acts: 
Combichrist
Acts: 
Huntress
Acts: 
Butcher Babies
Acts: 
Allegaeon
Acts: 
Man With A Mission
Acts: 
Kataklysm
Acts: 
Carnifex
Acts: 
The Shrine
Acts: 
Loathe
Acts: 
Still Rebel
Acts: 
Sim
Acts: 
Oni (feat. Randy Blythe of Lamb of God)
Acts: 
Westfield Massacre
Acts: 
Armored Saint**
Acts: 
Havok**
Acts: 
Exmortus**
Acts: 
Thrown Into Exile**
Concert Date: 
Sat, 09/24/2016
Location: 
San Manuel Amphitheater, San Bernardino, California

Once again, for the third time in as many years, thousands of metalheads congregated at the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, California for the single largest heavy metal music festival on the entire continent: Knotfest. This year, however, was an extremely special year, to say the absolute least. This year Knotfest was cut down to one day, instead of the whole weekend. “Why?” you ask.

Reviewer: 
Andrew Trujillo

Head Music & RPM Director Tatum here with a gallery to help you choose which *incredible* electronic shows you'll be coming to this fall! Check out the links to purchase tickets and let me know you'll be coming on Twitter @KAMPrpm!

N9NEFEST 2016

Acts: 
Marshemello, Kayzo, Slushii
Concert Date: 
Fri, 09/23/2016
Location: 
Slaughterhouse
The headliners of this year's festival, Slushii, Marshemello, and Kayzo outperformed fans expectations. Slushii dropped banger after banger, and even played one his new songs. Near the end of his set he was joined by rap legend, Tech N9ne. Tech sung one of his new hit songs, Hood Go Crazy, before quickly leaving the stage to get ready for his concert at the Rialto.
 
Reviewer: 
Jack Dawson

Mad Decent Block Party 2016

Acts: 
Brillz
Acts: 
Diplo
Acts: 
FKi IST
Acts: 
Jackal
Acts: 
RL Grime
Acts: 
Illenium
Acts: 
Tchami
Acts: 
What So Not
Acts: 
Baauer
Acts: 
Dada Life
Acts: 
Flosstradamus
Acts: 
Grandtheft
Acts: 
Justin Martin
Acts: 
Le Youth
Acts: 
Lil Dicky
Concert Date: 
Fri, 09/16/2016
Location: 
Rawhide Western Town (Chandler, Arizona)

Arizona is undeniably rising as an electronic music scene. With the help of promoting companies such as Relentless Beats, the unquenchable thirst of electronic music-goers is approaching satiation. This year, Diplo, one of the keystone artists in EDM, put on his label's yearly event, Mad Decent Block Party. The Mad Decent Block Party has expanded since last year, so, as a returner, I didn't feel like the event was redundant in any way. The most substantial change that I enjoyed was the expansion from one day to two.

Reviewer: 
Nick Ziolkowski

Tech N9ne's The Calm Before The Storm

Acts: 
Staarz, JL, Krizz Kaliko
Concert Date: 
Fri, 09/23/2016
Location: 
Rialto Theater

Tech N9ne coming to the Rialto theatre was apparently a BIG thing. I am a casual Tech N9ne fan myself and had no idea how relevant Tech N9ne still is. Outside the show was a line that seemed to stretch a mile with fans who had been waiting for more than four hours for a front row spot. After getting in at about seven there was some time to wait before Tech. Starrz performed who is a pretty good underground rapper. He was alright and did a good job keeping the crowd's energy pulsating for the following acts to come.

Reviewer: 
Jonathan Merza

Relentless Beats & Rialto present: BINGO PLAYERS

Acts: 
Bingo Players
Acts: 
Michael James
Acts: 
RVRE
Concert Date: 
Thu, 09/08/2016
Location: 
Rialto Theatre

Bingo Players came to the Dirty T as part of their 2016 Summer Tour. I can assure you it was “LIT”.

Reviewer: 
Alex Paris

Mild High Club @ Valley Bar

Acts: 
Mild High Club
Acts: 
Slow Moses
Acts: 
Flower Festival
Concert Date: 
Thu, 09/01/2016
Location: 
Valley Bar

The show started out with a couple local psych bands. Flower Festival started the night off with some dreamy lofi indie pop.  Slow Moses then kept the jazzy psych pop vibes going with their set. They have gained a pretty good following around the downtown Phoenix music scene with their first album Charity Binge which came out earlier this year. Then Mild High Club came out led by Alex Brettin, the mastermind behind the project. The band is touring in support of their new album Skiptracing, out via the legendary label Stones Throw.

Reviewer: 
Daniel Clark
There aren’t many things I have to say that you can’t find in my extensive review of the lit summer EDM scene! So I’ll just go ahead and leave the following shows here… for you to dream about… and hopefully buy tickets to! This summer was incredible, but believe me when I say it’s ONLY JUST BEGINNING. This fall is going to slay.
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