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EXCISION @ Navy Pier

Where: Navy Pier
When: March 20th, 2019
Grade: 4 out of 5 meatballs
Reviewed and Photographed by: Neil Miller, Jr.

If there’s one thing that you can count on from the Canadian bass music mastermind known as Excision, it’s that you’ll be treated to one of the most highly visual, endlessly immersive displays of electronic music in the world.  When I tell non-believers about Excision’s show, I can compare it to that of his classmates like Deadmau5 and Skrillex but it’s more akin to the visual production behind, say, a Nine Inch Nails show.  While I personally was not a fan of seeing this show in the logistical nightmare of a venue that is Navy Pier (it took several hours to get inside), Excision’s show was no less impactful – the energy behind his performance can’t be hindered.

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EXCISION @ Congress Theater

Where: Congress Theater
When: January 26th, 2013
Grade: 4 out of 5 meatballs
Reviewed and Photographed by: Neil Miller, Jr.

Originally, I wasn’t planning on going to this show. I’ve seen dubstep both live and “live,” in many different venues and formats. I, personally, have come to a point where I need limits to be pushed and boundaries to be broken with the genre and its live presentation to even make me take a second glance. Well, hearing about Excision’s 100,000 watts of sound and 420 square feet of true-3D visual setup (dubbed the “Executioner”) had me interested immediately. After going to see the show like I knew I had to, it’s safe to say that Excision just might be one of dubstep’s saving graces in 2013.

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Shpongle @ Congress Theater

Shpongle with Excision
Where: Congress Theater
When: May 14th, 2011
Grade: 5 out of 5 meatballs
Reviewed by: Camille Germain
Photos by: Alex V. Hernandez

After battling the rain on a treacherous two-hour drive with my cousin, whose anxious disregard for the GPS directions or my idle pitches grew to an annoying squeal on how we were going to end up in the ghetto, I arrived at the Congress Theater to see Shpongle.

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