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In a time of earthshaking and quaking, EOTO (End of Time Observatory) created an earthquake of sound in Ocean Beach Saturday night. The powerful bass resounding from the speakers shook Winston's foundations; its magnitude has been determined on the Richter Scale of awesomeness: 10.0. DubStep, breakbeat, electro, call it what you will, this was a completely improvised, original spin on live electronic music.

Jason Hann and Michael Travis from the grassy String Cheese Incident dropped futuristic beats from behind their quiver of eclectic and electric instruments. Rotating between a drum kit, keyboard, mandolin, bass, guitar, and sampler, the music varied widely while keeping an upbeat tempo that had the crowd moving around the dance floor for three hours with a set break.

The happy audience erupted into an excited rumpus of dance and groove when EOTO laid down their improvised version of "Time Saw" from their 2009 album Fire the Lazers! The music was innovative, impressive, and evoked images of alien life forms cruising the universe in spaceships, while blasting a frenzy of beats toward planet Earth. Though no structural damage has been done to Winstons in O.B., aftershocks of EOTO could be felt long into the night.

  • Concert: EOTO
  • Show date: February 27
  • Venue: Winstons
  • Seating: general
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