| Apr 13, 2011
Duran Duran — the seminal 1980s music outfit that emerged from Birmingham, England, to dominate the global pop scene with cinematic music videos for a catalog of catchy, guitar-inflected, groove-laden synth pop hit singles — has endured.
| Jul 3, 2010
In the troubled aftermath of last week's mega electronic music festival at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum, artists and local promoters are confronting a dauntingly familiar question: what to do about the "R" word and the "E" word.
"R" stands for "rave," as...
| Dec 23, 2010
Reporting from Sacramento -- Raves would be outlawed at publicly owned venues in California under a proposal made Wednesday by a lawmaker after the death of a teenager and scores of injuries at rave events in Los Angeles and the Bay Area.
| Nov 5, 2010
Two L.A. Coliseum commissioners Thursday urged their board to reconsider the surprise decision to lift a moratorium on raves that had been in place since the drug overdose death of a 15-year-old girl in June after she attended a massive festival at the...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 6:06 PM
Standing onstage Sunday night at San Diego's Valley View Casino Center, the DJ Tiesto twisted some knobs on his Pioneer CDJ-1000 turntable as 6,500 screaming fans formed a sea of waving hands, flashing cellphone cameras and wide-eyed faces. Jets of...
| Nov 5, 2009
| 4:34 PM
There's only so much you can learn about electronic music from YouTube tutorials. New York DJ school Dubspot hits the road and stops into King King this weekend to drop beats and teach a two-day seminar on the world of electro tunes, from new Ableton...
| Nov 29, 2008
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| Jan 14, 2009
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The newly anointed Cultural Capitals of Europe for 2009 are Linz, Austria, and Vilnius, Lithuania, both a bit off the continent's prime tourist paths.
Separated by the Czech Republic and Poland, these central and northern European cities are near...
| Feb 8, 2009
For the last seven decades, Mills College, which will celebrate the renovation of its gorgeous Spanish-style concert hall with a gala concert Feb. 21, has provided a haven for a remarkable number of cutting-edge composers. No matter how academically...
| Jun 22, 2009
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Just in time for the June gloom to lift and the weather to turn hot, the country's biggest dance party returns to steam up the night life scene. The 13th annual Electric Daisy Carnival is back at the L.A. Coliseum, this time with an expanded lineup...