Two deaths on the opening night of the Hard Summer music festival in Pomona this weekend have triggered calls for authorities to increase safety measures to prevent such tragedies, especially amid the rapid growth in dance music-oriented festivals.
After two drug-related deaths on the opening night of Hard Summer music festival at the Fairplex in Pomona this weekend, festival organizers, city officials and dance music fans continue to debate the best ways to prevent such tragedies.
The suspected overdose deaths of two young women who collapsed at the Hard Summer music festival at the Los Angeles County fairgrounds sparked new debate about whether authorities can do more to reduce drug-related problems at raves.
Is it time to call Hard Summer the dominant music festival in Los Angeles?
On a bright, hot weekend morning in July, Jupiter Keyes of the L.A. noise-rock band Health walked onto a black-curtained set at Mack Sennett Studios in Silver Lake. Health was filming a video for "Stonefist," a throttling electronic-driven track that had just debuted on BBC's influential Radio...
What do people look for when they go to raves? Is it just the obvious – sex, drugs, loud music and the chance to set aside your day job? Or is there something else, some kind of communion with every dance music fan who wanted to feel something new for a while?
The Desert Hearts team is one of the more genial entries into the expanding universe of small Burning Man-inspired festivals. Their parties focus on the smarter ends of house and techno, but with self-aware good humor (one fest co-founder and DJ goes by the name Deep Jesus) and youthful vigor.
In a warehouse on the industrial strip of Boyle Heights between the 101 Freeway and the L.A. River, Eduardo Castillo and Kfir Levy rifle through boxes of intricate silver lamps and thick Persian rugs. All around them, pieces of high-end sound systems and bags of canvas tents are stacked 20 feet...