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    April 4, 2014

    Bryan Sutter: Meet the 2014 Best Music Photographers in St. Louis

    Earlier, you helped us select our ten favorite concert photographers in St. Louis. We got well over 100 nominations, after which our panel of judges narrowed the field to just ten. In the coming weeks, we'll be introducing you to each of the finalists and having them share some of their favorite con ... More >>

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    June 25, 2013

    The Best and Worst of Electric Daisy Carnival

    LAS VEGAS -- If there is any lingering question about the mass popularity of electronic music, one need look no further than Electric Daisy Carnival. We'd be remiss to call EDC the "Woodstock of EDM," because even one of rock's most iconic festivals doesn't hold a candle to the production, logistics ... More >>

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    April 22, 2013

    Best of Coachella 2013: Weekend Two

    The Visual Stimulations for People Who Were High Coachella's art installations -- the ones designed to impress you while you're high, aka all of them -- were particularly impressive this year. There was the tesla coil, the crane that was formerly a flower but now a praying mantis, the giant floresce ... More >>

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    April 19, 2013

    Brillz Talks New Album and Twitter Fighting with Azelia Banks: "She Did it to Herself"

    Emerging from Los Angeles' deep talent pool of producers, Brillz (LA slang for brilliant) has been on a tear lately, with a number of releases. Originally a dancer, he transitioned to instead making music that everyone can dance to. We caught up with Brillz during a short break from the studio to di ... More >>

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    April 18, 2013

    EDM Is Well Represented at This Year's Coachella: Here Are the Highlights

    Amidst the crazy sea of hipsters, hippies, old folks, pre-teens and babies(!), the first weekend of Coachella was also packed with EDM revelers, ready to get their fist-pumping music fix over the course of the three-day bacchanal. In fact, it seems that dance music lovers are growing in numbers so m ... More >>

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    March 26, 2013

    Ten GIFs of Ultra Ravers Shaking Their Shit

    Getcha, getcha, getcha, getcha, getcha freak on! We all know that there are lots of ways to become immortalized at a massive outdoor music gathering like Ultra Music Festival.  Say, humping a tree. Or dancing naked while getting arrested. But yo' momma would probably prefer if you lived forever ... More >>

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    March 22, 2013

    Major Lazer at the Pageant 3/21/13: Photos

    EDM tastemaker Diplo came to town last night with his Major Lazer project, whipping the packed Pageant crowd into a dance-induced frenzy. RFT Music's own Jason Stoff was there with camera in hand to catch all of the highlights. See Also: -The 13 Most Hardcore Ravers at Ultra, in GIF Form

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    March 21, 2013

    Win Tickets to See Major Lazer and Lunice Tonight at the Pageant

    EDM artists / daggering experts Major Lazer will perform with Lunice at the Pageant tonight. We've got two tickets and we're itching to give them away, today! See Also: -Mad Decent's Lunice Talks Miles Davis, Why He Finds St. Louis "Inspirational"

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    March 20, 2013

    Mad Decent's Lunice Talks Miles Davis, Why He Finds St. Louis "Inspirational"

    Lunice Fermine Pierre II, known worldwide by his first name, is blazing his way towards the top of the electronic music scene. His first two EP's, 2010's Stacker Upper and 2011's One Hunned, garnered attention for the young Montreal native; 2012's collaboration with friend and fellow LuckyMe labelma ... More >>

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    February 28, 2013

    The Best St. Louis Electronic [EDM] Music Shows in March

    With the spring weather closer than ever (fingers crossed!) and festival lineups being announced, there's excitement in the air for those who love electronic music. Here are some shows coming to St. Louis this March. See Also: -Why EDM Is Thriving While Other Genres Are Sinking -Six Ridiculous Hol ... More >>

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    January 9, 2013

    The Slackers, Major Lazer, Mac Lethal and More in this Week's Show Announcements

    Here again: every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos; there, you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new sho ... More >>

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    January 8, 2013

    Holy Ship!! Wrap-Up: It Was the Best of Times....

    There were a lot of grim faces on Monday morning as the electro-loving masses emerged off the MSC Poesia -- a.k.a. the EDM party boat Holy Ship!! -- and did a slow zombie shuffle through U.S. customs and back into the real world (a.k.a. Fort Lauderdale). Here in the industrial port, the sky was over ... More >>

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    January 6, 2013

    Holy Ship!! Day One: A Surprise Guest Whose Name Rhymes With Drillex

    On Friday afternoon, nearly 3,000 raver chicks, dude guys, scenesters, club kids and DJs assembled at a port in Fort Lauderdale and boarded the MSC Poesia, a.k.a. Holy Ship!! (There are two exclamation points because this is the second edition of the EDM party cruise put on by L.A.'s Hard Events.) T ... More >>

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    September 21, 2012

    Kanrocksas Early Bird Tickets on Sale at 10 a.m. Today

    Kanrocksas (a festival at the NASCAR Speedway just west of Kansas City, so named for...never mind) debuted big in 2011, going toe-to-toe with Lollapalooza and featuring many of the same names (including Eminem, Muse and A Perfect Circle). They took the year off in 2012 due to renovations to the Spee ... More >>

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    April 2, 2012

    Diplo, Chiddy Bang, and Lunice at the Firebird, 3/30/12: Review and Photos

    Diplo | Chiddy Bang | Lunice The Firebird March 30, 2012 In this day and age of corporate sponsorships often intertwining and ultimately propelling events by selling artists' "cool" - some kind of interesting (and confusing) standard is being set by the Axe: One Night Only tour featuring Lunice, Ch ... More >>

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    February 22, 2012

    The Kanrocksas Music Festival Won't Be Happening in 2012

    The Kanrocksas Music Festival, assembled last year in rapid fashion with a lineup of surprisingly big names (Eminem, the Black Keys, the Flaming Lips...), will be taking what would have been its sophomore year off. The Kansas Speedway, which hosts the festival, is undergoing a major construction p ... More >>

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    August 5, 2011

    Major Lazer at Kanrocksas

    Photo by Kiernan Maletsky​Major Lazer Critical Mass Tent The sun isn't quite set but it is compulsory dance party time -- the only two shows available in the 8 p.m. to 9 time slot are Bassnectar, entertaining the thousands with club rippers at the Main Stage, and Major Lazer, off in the Criti ... More >>

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    August 5, 2011

    The Flaming Lips at Kanrocksas

    Photo by Kiernan Maletsky​I stared into the expanse of the Flaming Lips. I bet if I were high or holding a loved one or something, I would say: I stared into the expanse of the universe. It's like that, as anyone who has seen the show can tell you. You hear about the confetti, the bubble, th ... More >>

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    July 25, 2011

    Kanrocksas Music Festival 2011: What to Expect, What to See and More

    Courtesy of Kanrocksas​Finally, Eminem has collided with NASCAR -- with nary a cowboy hat in sight. This isn't a gone-country Darius Rucker-style conversion, but Missouri-born Marshall Mathers, not to mention 23 other popular and indie acts that normally wouldn't be caught within sight distanc ... More >>

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    July 13, 2011

    Skrillex at the Pageant, 7/12/11

    Todd Owyoung​Skrillex | Porter Robinson | Zedd | Mystereo The Pageant July 12, 2011 The kids came out in droves to see the house that dubstep built. Worshipping at the temple of Skrillex, this new generation of music lovers has a penchant for lacerating synth and skull crushing bass wobble. ... More >>

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    August 17, 2010

    Wale, Major Lazer Headlining Wash U's Fall 2010 W.I.L.D.

    Anyone who's a Wash U student, alum or employee of the school, take note: The school's already announced its fall 2010 concert, colloquially dubbed W.I.L.D. This year's entertainment includes buzzy rapper Wale and DJ/dance-party fomenter Major Lazer. The show is free -- but you have to have some con ... More >>

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    March 17, 2010

    Five SXSW Best Bets: Sleigh Bells, Best Coast Three More Acts to Watch

    SXSW is the Kentucky Derby of American music festivals. It's a quick race to the finish for up-and-coming bands to test their might and merit against their fellow musicians and friends -- all while enjoying as much free beer as possible. Here's a look at five of the favorites who have a chance of br ... More >>