With less than a month until California's homegrown electronic music festival Lightning in a Bottle debuts at its new venue, pre-festival parties are being held this weekend in Los Angeles and San Francisco. LIB’s festival line-up includes EDM acts like Rusko, Paper Diamond and PantyRaid (Ooah of Glitch Mob and MartyParty), and expect the same diversity of artists at this weekend’s events.
In Los Angeles the pre-party will be this Saturday as part of the first ever Venice Music Crawl. This new event series seeks to elevate raise funds for Charity:Water and promote new artists and musicians. This is an all day event with artists displaying their crafts and numerous DJ's spinning. LiB artist and Headtron alum Jobot is performing, who combines electronic production with live sampling to create soundscapes that transform into block rocking beats.
If you're in the Bay Area the pre-party takes place this Friday at the storied location of 1015 Folsom in San Francisco. Vibesquad, Nasty Nasty, and PLM's Elliot Lipp are headlining in addition to live painters and six live acts.
Regardless of if you rep Nor-Cal or So-Cal, the Do Lab has you covered this weekend. If you aren't at the Electric Daisy Carnival embrace the alternative and check out these two more organic options. They are a good indication of the vibes you will find at LiB.