Top Five Local EDM Shows in January

Minaya and Vikus -- Matt Oliver -- Yost Theater
Matt Oliver / OC Weekly
Minaya & Vikus at the Yost Theater
As we head into 2014 it's time to think about some music related resolutions. Maybe you didn't go to as many shows as you wished in 2013, or maybe you went to too many and want to limit your monthly outings to those worth your hard earned cash. Regardless, if you're a true music fan and you say you're over going out deep down you know that will never happen - especially an electronic dance music lover. As we wait for festival season to creep up on us, it's important to choose which events to attend wisely. We scoped out the top five local EDM shows this month from dubstep to trance to please the pallets of our growing dance music scene.

5. Passion Pit (DJ Set)
Thursday, January 30th
Yost Theater

The White Rabbit Group celebrates it's four year anniversary at their Yost Theater weekly, "Havoc Thursdays" the end of this month. Usually known for bringing electro house, dubstep, and trap to OC's 18-and-over crowd; they've stepped out of the box a bit to bring members of the indie/electronica band Passion Pit to play a DJ set. We're not expecting Michael Angelakos (the bands bi-polar lead singer) to be present, but are curious to see who will be manning the decks. With the success of their latest album Gossamer debuting at number four on the Billboard Top 200 and recently selling out Madison Square Garden, it's no question the band knows a thing or two about making a crowd dance. 10pm - 2am, 307 N. Spurgeon St., Santa Ana, CA 92701.

4. Tara Brooks B2B Jamie Schwabl
Friday, January 17th
Detroit Bar

Noise Revolt celebrates the full moon with music and art collaborations featuring Tara Brooks back to back with Jamie Schwabl at Detroit Bar. For a mere $5 cover charge, you can experience live painting, galleries, henna face painting, bass driven yoga and the tunes from these techno lovers. Expect a medley of everything deep, funky, melodic and definitely sexy from these two who have triumphed in making a living out of playing their favorite music all over So Cal and beyond. We're still buzzing from Tara's Pink Mammoth set on the Burning Man playa last summer. With opening acts from Dripping Gems, Davoid, and Jesta this is set to be a good vibes party for the 21-and-over crowd. 8pm - 2am, 843 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa, CA 92627.

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