CRSSD returns with Empire of the Sun, Gorgon City, Bonobo, Little Dragon & more in Spring 2018

CRSSD Festival - Spring 2018 lineup

CRSSD Festival //
Waterfront Park – San Diego
March 3rd-4th, 2018 //

It’s hard to believe that it has been nearly four years since CRSSD made its official debut at San Diego’s scenic Waterfront Park, but the bi-annual music festival is showing no signs of slowing down in the coming year.

Instead, CRSSD has assembled another solid, electronic-focused roster in 2018 that should appeal to dance-music fans on the West Coast. Topping the bill in March will once again be Empire of the Sun, the Australian synthpop band that headlined the fest’s first installment back in 2015, as well as Gorgon City, the English DJ duo that played CRSSD in the spring of 2016 as an undercard act.

Other notable names listed on the two-day festival’s Spring 2018 lineup, meanwhile, include Bonobo (Live), Little Dragon, Gryffin, The Presets, SNBRN, Henry Saiz, Rodriguez Jr., Nombe, Lemaitre, Eric Prydz (aka Cirez D), Sasha, Nicole Moudaber, Alan Fitzpatrick, Jai Wolf, Shiba San, Lee Burridge, MK, Anna Lunoe, Nora En Pure and special guest Tchami.

See the poster above for the rest of the lineup. Advanced tickets for the 21-and-over event will be available here starting Tuesday, December 26th.

CRSSD Festival 2016

SoMo & Stanaj steam up Social Hall SF on their ‘Less Stress More Love Tour’

SoMo


SoMo

By Gina Lopez //

SoMo & Stanaj with Miesa //
Social Hall SF – San Francisco
November 26th, 2016 //

Bay Area concertgoers lined the sidewalk outside of Social Hall SF for at least an hour last Saturday while enduring some fall showers to catch LAVA/Republic Records R&B recording artists SoMo and Stanaj. The intimate venue lent itself to a rather intimate night for fans as they watched these two heartthrobs up close and personal.

Miesa welcomed in the soggy crowd, captivating them with her vocal prowess during a brief set. After Miesa’s performance, the crowd held their ground in anticipation for Stanaj.

Stanaj is a millennial success story. Sharing his gift of song over social media has captured the attention of Hollywood celebrities and presented him the opportunity to perform with Lemaitre at Coachella this year all while helping to launch his career.

Stanaj


Stanaj

Republic reps were on hand passing out black, thick-framed Stanaj glasses like those that Stanaj wears so handsomely. Bespectacled fans, meanwhile, had all eyes on him with his smooth vocals and sweet charm. He sang songs off his debut EP The Preview and gave us a sneak peak of his upcoming album. If fans enjoyed Stanaj’s performance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” in October, they were luxuriating in his presence in SF.

Another social-media-star-gone-Hollywood with his YouTube channel generating more than 300 million views, SoMo offered a sizzling set under some dazzling stage lights. Devoted fans sang along, knowing SoMo’s lyrics by heart. Two lucky fans were invited onstage by SoMo to dance with him for a song, but the highlight for many was when SoMo took off his shirt.

SoMo has swagger. Stanaj has panache. Their sets had the crowd swooning. For SoMo and Stanaj fans, this show was worth waiting in the rain for.