Last Thursday and Friday, the Hammerstein Ballroom hosted the first installments of the Cosmic Opera, an experiential dance-music series masterminded by Axwell, who was last seen around these parts selling out Madison Square Garden as a member of the three-DJ outfit Swedish House Mafia. The series, according to the night's manifesto, is supposed to serve as a chance to give those people who live in the area and love electronic dance music (popularly shorthanded to "EDM") something to look forward to, à la Miami's late-winter/early spring series of dance events and Austin's annual barbecue-and-bands bacchanal South By Southwest. (Acts two and three are scheduled... More >>>