In this week's music feature for the print edition of the Riverfront Times, we address the link between music and adrenaline in the sports world. Chemists and biologists have proven that music and other stimuli can have a major effect on sparking adrenaline, which in turn may boost both athleticism ... More >>
The first weekend of Miami's Ultra Music Festival has come and gone. These bass junkies in tutus, dead starfish, Pokémon body suits and other various Halloween costumes offered words of fashion advice and reflection. Click on to uncover how to dress like a raver at Ultra. Also, be sure to check our ... More >>
Lollapalooza Suspended, Resumed After Dangerous Weather Conditions
Ten Things Your Lollapalooza Outfit Says About You
By Ian Traas
With every year that passes, it feels like electronic dance music gains a bigger foothold in the summer festival circuit, and the climb in popularity was esp ... More >>
Nicki Minaj brought her Roman's Revenge tour to the Peabody Opera House (14th St. and Market St) last night with opener 2 Chainz. It was a big day for the MC -- she was nominated for a couple VMA's and released the video for her new single, "Pound the Alarm," where she gets feathery in Trinidad.
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The 2012 VMA nominees are out, and while there are certainly plenty of big names and obvious choices, there are a few surprises buried in there. Frank Ocean gets a nod, as do A$AP Rocky, Jack White and Regina Spektor. But those are curiosities -- Rihanna, Drake, Katy Perry et. al. get the lion's sha ... More >>
See also: EDC Vegas Pulls Plug on Music Due to High Winds
Organizers of the second annual Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas declared the three-day party a success , despite high-winds that cut its marquee night short on Saturday.
Promoters say a whopping 115,000 people were in attendance on the ... More >>
Sure, we have our issues with the predictability of Electric Daisy Carnival's lineup this year: With the likes of Tiesto, David Guetta and Afrojack on the bill, it was about as surprising as taxes. The talent seemed to reflect Coachella's lineup in April which, in turn, mirrored last year's EDC.
We ... More >>
Dance music is fighting for its soul. The charts are filled with tracks (Rihanna, Flo Rida) that borrow from the ecstatic trance and pulsing grooves of electronic dance music. The last time pop was so infatuated with the dance floor was 1979, the year disco died.
This time around fans are more sa ... More >>
In early spring, a Twitter beef erupted between DJ Sneak, a Chicago house music legend, and Steve Angello, one-third of the DJ supergroup Swedish House Mafia.
Sneak called SHM's music "fake shit" and said they "do not play house music" -- as in, real house music.
On Friday, in front of a huge crow ... More >>
See also: Our Complete Coachella Coverage
Dance music is coming to an arena near you: Kaskade will be the first DJ ever to play Staples Center (July 27). And mainstream concert promoters such as Live Nation are diving into the electronic dance explosion.
Electric Daisy Carnival, which is being hel ... More >>
Akon hasn't been perfect throughout his career, but it's hard to accuse him of being selfish. The St. Louis native developed a propensity to share the spotlight with other artists, even if it means his presence isn't always noticed. That cooperative mentality allowed Akon's behind-the-scenes career ... More >>
Mention Steve Aoki in a crowded room and watch the reactions; some will cross themselves in reverence, most will nod their recognition at the name, and the rest will know him only as "a DJ." But Steve Aoki has never been just a DJ; he's a modern auteur with his finger rammed in the proverbial sphinc ... More >>
Coachella has just announced its 2012 lineup. The festival, which will take place over two weekends in April, will feature the Black Keys, Radiohead, Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg as headliners, and it doesn't exactly drop off from there: Pulp, Cat Power, M83, the Shins, Bon Iver, Noel Gallagher, Feist, Jeff ... More >>
image viaNervo is Mim and Liv Nervo, a DJ tag-team who hail from Down Under. They've authored hits for stars like David Guetta and Kelly Rowland, spent the summer on the decks for the latest Britney Spears tour, and the tow-haired beauties are schooling dance floors from Ibiza to Miami. Catch ... More >>
Tonight, Girl Talk returns to the Pageant for what will inevitably be a sweaty, calorie-burnin' good time for those who possess an affinity for pop culture and a lack of attention span. In light of this event, A to Z was contemplating the (debatable, perhaps illegal) art of the mashup, and came up w ... More >>
(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What
can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.)
Eric Benet's Lost in Time*Eric Benet, Lost In Time
Soultracks.com reviewed Lost in Time, saying "Now, over a decade into his solo career and nearly a decade ... More >>
French DJ David Guetta was at Home Nightclub last night, performing to an estimated 1,000 people. Guetta recently spoke with City Pages in Minneapolis, where he spins tonight. He describes his new album, One Love, as such: I've got some incredible people on the album -- Kelly Rowland, Kid
Cudi, Akon ... More >>