We could all stand to be a bit more forgiving when it comes to dubstep. While the oft-maligned electronic sub-genre has garnered its fair share of valid criticism over the years, dubstep is so much more than what Americans know (brostep), neon-green tank tops, and party drugs. Rochester's Very Important Productions is well aware of dubstep's creative potential and underground roots, which might be why information on its upcoming "Dub War" is so hard to find. Here's what we do know: VIP is showcasing four up-and-coming Rochester-based dubstep artists at the California Brew Haus, ranging from Torkey's low-end heavy, UK-inspired grime to DJ Fracture's choppy, major key techno.
The Dub War takes place on Friday, September 2, at The California Brew Haus, 402 West Ridge Road. 9 p.m. $5 over 21; $7 under. 621-1480; facebook.com/veryimportantproductionsofficial.