Best Bets: MTBTZ at the Shakedown in Bellingham


MTBTZ live at the Wild Buffalo

MTBTZ is a DJ duo formed of Jade Sanders and Scotty Morgan with their specially designed staged 3-D stage called the "Fractal Reactor" designed by Matt Remsebercher, who also does the projection mapping for the unique lighting of the stage.


MTBTZ (pronounced meaty beats) is a DJ duo and audio visual performance group formed of DJs Jade Sanders and Scotty Morgan, with visuals by Matt Remsbecher. They will be taking the stage Feb. 22 at the Shakedown, 1212 N State St, along with DJs Hydef and Sly Cooper.

MTBTZ started in Bellingham and currently reside in Seattle. What makes their show unique in comparison to a normal DJ set is they perform on a 3-D stage called the "Fractal Reactor," designed and built by Remsebercher. He projects images, video and designs on the stage for a visual experience that matches the music.

The group spins a mix of disco, dance and dubstep to create a unique dance party. Their music goes well with the visuals provided by the "Fractal Reactor" and it takes a normal DJ set to the next level.

Tickets are $4, on sale at the door beginning at 9 p.m. The show will begin about 10 p.m.

The event is 21 and over.

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The basketball teams at Western Washington University always put on a show, with both the men's and women's teams posting winning records behind experienced coaches and the play of key seniors.

The men's team has games on Feb. 22, 27 and March 1 before the end of the regular season. The women's team plays on Feb. 22 and March 1.

Only two home games remain - the men play rival Central Washington at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m., and the women play Simon Fraser University at 3 p.m. March 1. The home court for Western Washington University is in Sam Carver Gymnasium on Western's campus on High Street.

Concessions are available for purchase and restrooms are available on site.

Games are $8 for adults, $5 for students or seniors and $3 for Western students with ID. To buy tickets online, go to


The Vonvettas, a Bellingham post-grunge era rock band that melds blues, rock, soul, alternative, and independent music, perform songs from their new CD in a free all-ages event from 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Bell Tower Studios, 1430 N. Garden St.

The Odd Ones Out and The Great Pacific open. There will be a light show produced by Sensebellum.

Bar available for ages 21 and older (i.D. required). The CDs are made completely by The Vonvettas from recording to designing and assembling. Band members are Sam Chue, vocals and guitar; Thayne Yazzie, lead guitar; Eli Savage, drums and percussion and Lyman Lipke, bass.


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