8 days ago | Festivals
Almost 6,000 miles and two languages separate Berlin from Los Angeles. But in this century, they have a lot in common, besides sharing the vague, diplomatic title of Sister Cities. The past decade has seen a rise in both cities’ reputations as pla...
1 month ago | Synthful
“Uncompromising” is the best adjective to describe Detroit techno and the people who laid the scene’s groundwork. If house is a feeling, techno is an idea, or perhaps a DIY ethos, made in Detroit bedrooms on whatever drum machines, sequencers or s...
2 months ago | EDM
2015 was a banner year for DJs and dance producers making dumb statements online. It was almost as if certain DJs had just learned of social media and did not understand the rules of engagement or the consequences of public speech. Ten Walls went ...
2 months ago | Clubland
Rockists, wallflowers and squares of all stripes: You may want to stop reading now, because the adults are talking disco. Oft-derided now and throughout the decades, the disco sound is a melange of Latin, funk, soul and rock. Its sound was defined...
5 months ago | Music Bidness
The Primetime Emmys are this Sunday, but among the combined 100-plus awards of the Primetime and Creative Emmys, there is none for music supervision. Likewise, there is no Oscar, technical or otherwise, for music supervision. Nor has there ever be...
5 months ago | Opera
There are generally two amounts of knowledge about opera: lots and zero. If you're like the majority of human beings, you're in the latter camp, where the extent of your operatic knowledge comes from Looney Tunes. There isn't a ton of casual knowl...