Selection Reminder: Identity Festival today in Tampa!



Pretty Lights photo by Darren Mahuron
  • Pretty Lights photo by Darren Mahuron

Wednesday, August 24Identity Festival

From Steve Aoki to Kaskade to Skrillex and the Chemical Brothers, Rockstar Energy drink’s massive EDM celebration is like the Winter Music Conference with a shorter drive. The organizers claim it’s the first-ever touring electronic festival, and whether that’s true or not, it certainly carries a big stick. Aoki recently told MTV that this would be his first time using a proper tour bus, and VIP packages include glow-in-the-dark glasses. Oh, and the legendary DJ Shadow will be there, too, hopefully with new tracks from his shrouded-in-mystery new album, The Less You Know, The Better, his first in five years. Consider our wallets opened. – Justin Strout (with Kaskade, Pretty Lights, Rusko, Steve Aoki, DJ Shadow, the Crystal Method, White Shadow, the Disco Biscuits, Chuckie and more; 1 p.m. at the 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 Highway 301 N., Tampa; $55-$275;

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