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Although Sonny Moore might look like the sort of weakling nerd who regularly got bullied in high school, the spectacle-wearing superstar spinner couldn’t be any more popular. And while critics may crack wise about the fact he looks like the love child of ‘80s icons Corey Feldman and Sarah Gilbert, his success is nothing to laugh at. As one of the nation’s premier dubstep DJs, Moore (who performs under the moniker of Skrillex), has attracted thousands of fans to his gigs, collaborated with the likes of Rusko and Goldie, and probably gets more ass than a toilet seat. The 26-year-old is sure to rock the house along with such dope dubsteppers as Zedd, Porter Robinson, and The Juggernaut during Dub Nation, a bass-heavy electronic music festival that will take over The Venue Scottsdale, 7117 East Third Avenue, on Thursday, June 23. Indie pop act Innerpartysystem is also scheduled to perform, as are local DJs Louder, HavocNdeeD, and Crit.
Thu., June 23, 8 p.m., 2011


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