Let's just get right down to it and face facts: this coming weekend doesn't offer too many reasons to hit the pavement and start partying--there's no Cinco De Mayo, outdoor street festival, or other miscellaneous excuse. Instead, this time around you're just going to have to rely on the music and go ... More >>
St. Patrick's Day looms, but that doesn't mean you need to put on green clothing to party this weekend. In fact, the draw of South by Southwest in Austin. means that an unusually high number of big touring acts will be stopping in the City by the Bay. Somewhat oddly, this week the focus is on the sl ... More >>
Florida-based disco and house DJ Chang Bang's obsession with music took hold when, at just 10, he discovered his Cuban-Chinese mother's disco, funk, soul, and Latin music record collection. Beginning his DJ career in the early '80s, he was commissioned to make edits and mixes for Miami radio station ... More >>
Twenty years after rave culture first entered the American mainstream, the success of a festival like Electric Daisy Carnival begs the question: Can electronic dance music retain its authenticity, warehouse roots and peace, love, unity and respect (PLUR)?
EDC, whose organizers claim they sold out t ... More >>
[Update at 2:48 a.m]:
EDC is over for the night. Organizers are waiting for crowds to thin out before making an official announcement. More details and older updates at the bottom.Electric Daisy Carnval in Las Vegas tonight was shut down temporarily as a result of high winds buffeting tall sound st ... More >>
[Editor's note: Ahead of this weekend's Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas -- of which we'll be bringing you full coverage -- we thought it'd be a good idea to make sure everyone's up to speed on Electronic Dance Music 101. This post comes courtesy of our sister blog in L.A., West Coast Sound. Ke ... More >>
Hope you've got a thing for big names, because this week is dominated by them. But then again, who could complain? Starting this evening, there's a procession of serious talent, with appearances by superstar DJs, techno messiahs, young turk bass heads, and plenty of other buzzy types. Sound expensiv ... More >>
Let's face it: It's St. Patrick's Day this weekend. An amateur hour if there ever was one, it's a rare holiday that compels even the most mild-mannered to get absolutely hammered. While there's nothing wrong with that, here are some non-St. Paddy's options that ought to keep you busy while the city' ... More >>
Colin Young-WolffWe've seen this before...
The good folks of Identity Festival, which comes to Shoreline this Saturday, don't want to lie to you. Yet despite what they've claimed, they're not the first-ever electronic touring festival ever seen in America. It's merely the first electronic-onl ... More >>
Dutch producer Speedy J (Jochem Paap) arrives this weekend in San Francisco to offer a rare three-hour hybrid DJ set and live performance. A colleague and former label-mate of techno luminaries such as Richie Hawtin and Aphex Twin, Speedy J's sonic musings helped lay the foundation for the mo ... More >>