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Steve Aoki

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2014

    The 13 Richest DJs of 2014

    By: Carolina de Busto It's been a few years since EDM became big business. But the bubble hasn't burst. And those folks who wear bulky headsets and press play (i.e. celebrity DJs) are still laughing all the way to the bank. The giddiest jock is once again Calvin Harris. The scruffy-faced Scotsma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    EDC Vegas 2014: The Best and Worst

    What's it like partying with 134,000 of your closest friends? After a fourth year covering Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, the size and scope of America's largest electronic dance music festival (and, really, one of the country's largest music events, period) still just leaves us breathless. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2014

    To the Lame Wannabe DJ with the iPod: Stop it

    By Mary Grace Cerni  There are party fouls that can be forgiven. Really egregious ones, even, like peeing in the indoor plants. But disrupting the music by unplugging the host's device in favor of your own iPod or smartphone? Now that's fucked up.

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2013

    Waka Flocka Flame Goes Deep: "I Rap About the Struggle"

    This Thursday, the Aokify America Tour rolls into our great city at the Pageant, bringing with it one of the best shows of a year approaching its end. In preparation, we were able to speak to one of the tour's major acts, the larger-than-life, animated at all times rapper Waka Flocka Flame. The foll ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2013

    Win Tickets to See Steve Aoki at the Pageant

    EDM superstar Steve Aoki will be stopping by the Pageant this Thursday, November 7, and we've got two tickets to give away! See Also: Steve Aoki Talks Hipsters, Hardcore and the Moment Electro Went Punk

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis From November 4 to 10

    This week, lots of acts stop through St. Louis to grace many of its great stages. Check out Talib Kweli, Steve Aoki, Lee Fields & the Expressions and many more. Click through for this week's recommendations, and stay tuned. We'll have plenty more picks for you for the weekend.

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    Elton John, Pete Rock, Goblin, Lee Fields 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2013

    Infinite Daps Tour Featuring Baauer & RL Grime Coming to Old Rock House July 18

    There was a big tour announcement yesterday in the EDM universe, and for once it involved St. Louis! Two of electronic music's young guns will be touching down as part of the Infinite Daps Tour at the Old Rock House (1200 South 7th Street; 314-588-0505) July 18: Baauer and RL Grime. See Also: - Fin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2013

    Kendrick Lamar Brings the House Down at the Chaifetz Arena 4/17/13: Review and Setlist

    Compton's new "King of West Coast Hip-Hop" (so dubbed by the likes of Dr. Dre, the Game and Snoop Dogg) made a stop in St. Louis last night to a packed Chaifetz Arena. The prodigious, fan-favorite rapper was welcomed by a rabidly excited crowd, and performed with the confidence of a veteran, rather ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis from April 15 to 21

    Record Store Day approacheth! I won't say much this week. I have to reserve as much energy as possible with these vinyl-skimming digits, after all. Outside of all the events and after parties revolving around dear RSD, there's plenty to get out and see all week. Click ahead for our recommendations, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2013

    I'm Tired of Being a Successful DJ: Can I Branch Out?

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

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

    Ah, spring. Well...sorta, we can only hope those March snow storms lead to a warmer April -- we're off to a good start so far. There is a wide array of electronic shows coming through St. Louis in April, with something for everyone. Lets dive in and see what's in the mix.

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    Garbage, Rakim, Fall Out Boy, the Deftones 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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2013

    Kendrick Lamar is Coming to Chaifetz Arena April 17

    Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar will be coming to St. Louis on Wednesday, April 17. Joining the critically-acclaimed rapper will be DJ Steve Aoki, founder of Dim Mak Records and an electrifying showman in his own right. Aoki is also nominated for a Grammy in this year's upcoming awards show, in the ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2012

    LMFAO Goes On Hiatus, Is Replaced By Less Insistently Ridiculous Korean Guy

    Have you ever watched a K-Drama? I'm not suggesting you should, or anything, it's just that the more Korean Wave stuff you're familiar with, the easier it is to understand why you might find PSY's "Gangnam Style" a little less annoying at wedding receptions in 2018 than LMFAO's own novelty pop, now ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    Five Reasons Electric Daisy Carnival Rules

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2012

    EDC Vegas Pulls Plug on Music Due to High Winds

    [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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2012

    Diplo: "It's important to be on the Internet. How else am I gonna watch porno, you know?"

    On Friday night, international mogul, Grammy-nominated producer and world-renowned DJ Diplo came to St. Louis as part of AXE's One Night Only tour. The tour headed to undisclosed venues in select cities, with information and free tickets only announced via AXE on both Facebook and Twitter. In additi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    Travis Barker and Animal's "DRUM WAR!!!" on Jimmy Kimmel Live: Video

    Celebrity drummer Travis Barker sat in with the Muppets' Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Barker posted on his Facebook page: "G00D M0RNING! Blessed to play drums with my childhood hero ANIMAL last night!...Good Times." We agree. Incidentally, the last six posts on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    Champagne, Cranberry Juice and Sweat Accompany Steve Aoki at the Pageant: Photos

    Steve Aoki brought his globe-trotting, taste-making self to St. Louis last night for a show at the Pageant. And he had no plans to simply jockey discs. There was champagne sprayed, shirts removed, dancing and general mayhem. Datsik, Terravita and Cor(E)yography opened. Photographer Todd Owyoung was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    Steve Aoki Talks Hipsters, Hardcore and the Moment Electro Went Punk

    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 >>

  • Music

    December 15, 2011
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    November 30, 2011

    Ryan Adams, Steve Aoki Lead This Week's Show Announcements

    Cicero's bagged San Francisco's pretty excellent Moon Duo (Ripley Johnson, also of Wooden Shjips, and Sanae Yamada) on December 18. It's a big week for dance music: AVICII, dubstep prodigy Mimosa, and STEVE AOKI on a co-bill with Datsik on February 1, all at The Pageant. The Pageant also announced t ... More >>

  • Music

    May 19, 2011
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    April 7, 2011

    Jay Fay Releases a New EP, Gets Love from Mad Decent

    ​In recent times, Jay Fay (a 2011 RFT Music Awards nominee for Best New Artist) has quietly started making quite a name for himself around the St. Louis area. He was well-received as an opener for Mount Kimbie at the Luminary Center for the Arts on March 27, and he's starting to pop up on many ... More >>

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