The title "local meteorologist" doesn't exactly conjure up images of sexy nightclubs, superstar DJs or ecstatic house beats. Pablo Pereira, however, is as well versed in DJ Mag terminology as he is at predicting SoCal's next heat wave. Pereira, the meteorologist at L.A.'s Fox 11, has, of late, als ... More >>
Don't forget to check our constantly-updated Los Angeles Concert Calendar Friday, August 30 Danzig, Doyle, Cherie Currie GIBSON AMPHITHEATRE If there's anyone who has a right to strip-mine his own past, it's Glenn Danzig. Although there's a group of ex-sidemen and stand-ins currently touring under ... More >>
Friday, April 26 Medeski Martin & Wood ROYCE HALL More than 20 years ago, keyboardist John Medeski, bassist Chris Wood and drummer Billy Martin formed a trio that quickly became one of the most successful in contemporary jazz. A 1995 performance with Phish established them as a jam band, and subseq ... More >>
Electronic dance music's recent resurgence has made the genre more popular than ever before, but it's still often not taken seriously as an art form. World's Douchiest DJs: The Top Five The 20 Worst Hipster Bands Top 20 Musicians of All Time, in Any Genre And yeah, many goofily-dressed ravers are ... More >>
Electronic dance music's recent resurgence has made the genre more popular than ever before, but it's still often not taken seriously as an art form. And yeah, many goofily-dressed ravers are so high they'll literally dance to anything. But below we've highlighted 20 top-notch spinners who put real ... More >>
You can't blame Barclay Crenshaw for feeling like an old man playing a young man's game. When he created his DJ-producer alter ego, Claude VonStroke, and launched his Dirtybird label, Crenshaw was already 32. "In the world of dance music, that's already, like, you're on the way out," he says. Instea ... More >>
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Kerah Rose is a 19-year-old college student from Riverside and EDM aficionado. Ask a Teen Raver appears on Tuesdays in West Coast Sound. Send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Dear Teen Raver: Do you like any crusty old DJs like Sasha and Digweed and Paul Van Dyk and all them? Don't you thi ... More >>
John Digweed.Paris Hilton recently tweeted that "House music is taking over!" And she thus marked a new life cycle for a 30-year-old genre. In dance music, though, it's not about what's taking over but about what aspect of the scene has bubbled back up and taken on a new identity. The house ... More >>
?uestlove spins SaturdayForget about Christmas, June marks the jolliest time of the year, at least for gays. Yep, it's Gay Pride weekend folks, and if you happen to be anywhere near West Hollywood, you can expect pretty much non-stop revelry all day and night. Those looking for non-Pride par ... More >>
Timothy Norris We came, we saw, we sweated off four pounds of water. Kudos to the Coachella organizers for turning the Empire Polo Grounds into a people-organizing machine. Lines were long, but everything kept moving. Let's look at Sunday's GOODs, BADs and UGLYs...
Without road trips lingering or looming, and with just the right amount of hangover, the Coachella crowd attacked the grounds on Saturday, and the bands fought along heroically. The only real loser was the grass, which is starting to get sticky, but more on that in a little bit. Let's take a look a ... More >>
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Despite the rumors, Coachella may have not lost its edge it just relocated to the dance tent
This is the official press release: Coachella 2011. Music. Art. Culture. Community. With the Coachella line-up announcement serving as the official kick-off to the annual U.S. festival season, festival organizers Goldenvoice can now reveal details for the 2011 Coachella Valley Music & Art ... More >>
Timothy Norris As Josh Glazer at Urb so acutely pointed out, with the overwhelming success of last weekend's Electric Daisy Carnival at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum & Exposition Park, it can accurately be reported that the annual LA party has joined the ranks of America's biggest music festiva ... More >>
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By Dennis Romero For the 13th year Los Angeles promoter Pasquale Rotella and his company Insomniac are putting on one of the nation's largest dance music festivals, Electric Daisy Carnival. We say festival because rave just doesn't do it justice, even though he started off in the glowstick undergro ... More >>
The green-lit masses at the L.A. Coliseum, the pulsing beats of Paul Van Dyk, Moby and Benny Benassi
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