Another unforgettable spring break in the always-entertaining college town of Eugene, Oregon had almost completely played its course, leaving students one last night to focus on the art of mixology and sexual education 101, before heading back to dull eight AM classes on Monday morning. USC Events and OneEleven took advantage of this final opportunity to get down, providing concertgoers with bass blaring gems and floor-rattling synths via The Irreverence Tour. The historic Wow Hall was sold out and completely packed to the gills by ten, as attendees swarmed to solidify their position near the front of the stage.
After Nerd Rage riled the dance floor up with his infectious style of dubstep, it was time for Crizzly to crank the crowd’s energy to eleven. The young Texan wasted no time proving he’s all about the party, instantly belting out massive remixes of Waka Flocka Flame, Jibbs, Willow Smith, Aj Hernz, and Lil’ Wil. The amped up audience couldn’t help but lay waste to the crowded venue, getting freaky to well-know tunes from Dillon Francis, Alex Young, Steve Aoki, and Knife Party, along with chopped up vocal samples from currently large hip-hop tunes like “Thrift Shop,” “Clique,” and “All Gold Everything.” Crizzly’s full-throttle coalescence of crunkstep and trap was exactly what Eugene hoped to hear, leaving each attendee begging for more floor-shaking madness.
After a short intermission, the crowd’s desire was undoubtedly met, in the form of the French drum ‘n’ bass quartet known as Dirtyphonics. The boys stepped up to their brightly lit platform, took once quick look at the sweaty audience, and began unleashing head-banging tunes from their recent album, Irreverence, like “Los Angeles,” “DIRTY,” “No Stopping Us,” and “Chaos.”
These adrenaline-laden cuts shook the conscious of every last listener, packing a punch as the Frenchmen dropped shell-shocking remixes of Marilyn Manson, Steve Aoki, The Crystal Method, Foreign Beggars, and Skrillex, alongside pulsing bumps from MONSTA, Modestep, RL Grime, and DANK. The group’s metal-step anthem “Walk In The Fire” served as a fitting encore, surging volcanic guitar riffs throughout the room as Crizzly, Nerd Rage, and the members of Dirtyphonics reappeared for a last second stage dive.
The Irreverence Tour was loud, hectic, and utterly chaotic, and that’s exactly how Eugene likes it. Each performer unveiled their own unique sound throughout the night, creating a diverse range of electrifying genres for fans of all styles. “Lets...get…dirty!!!”