Broadly speaking, if you're an electronic music fan over 40, you probably dig Danny Tenaglia more than Skrillex. And chances are, if you're a Skrillex fan under the age of 30, you're like, "Who the hell is Danny Tenaglia?"
Coachella 2013 exemplified the generation gap in the world of dance music. O ... More >>
Better Than: About 90% of whatever's usually going on at Roseland Ballroom. Like, what was the last show you've been to there? I've been to two in four years.
In 2013, most people making dance music in the mainstream don't really look like Hot Chip. Avicii's blon ... More >>
Friday, February 15
Better than: Blogsplaining the obvious.
For me, the "Harlem Shake" dance craze--not to be confused with "Harlem Shake" or the actual Harlem shake--was one of those weird internet things (sort of like foreign policy decisions or what happened on la ... More >>
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Friday, September 1 through Monday, September 3
Better than: This.
"You know I know how/ to make them stop and stare as I zone out/ the club can't even handle me right now/ watching y ... More >>
Jones Beach Theater
Saturday, July 28
Better than: A rainout.
3:47 p.m., Babylon-bound LIRR train
Seated across from me are two college girls, a blonde and a brunette, and one college boy. They're wearing neon and denim, a combination I will be seeing a lot of today. His shorts ... More >>
[Update at 2:48 a.m]:
EDC is over for the night. Organizers are waiting for crowds to thin out before making an official announcement. More details and older updates at the bottom.Electric Daisy Carnval in Las Vegas tonight was shut down temporarily as a result of high winds buffeting tall sound st ... More >>
See also: Our Complete Coachella Coverage
Dance music is coming to an arena near you: Kaskade will be the first DJ ever to play Staples Center (July 27). And mainstream concert promoters such as Live Nation are diving into the electronic dance explosion.
Electric Daisy Carnival, which is being hel ... More >>
The Electric Zoo, the annual summer-closing EDM fest now in its fourth year, will take place August 31 and September 1 and 2, and the first batch of performers has been announced. The weekend will be headlined by Swedish House Mafioso Axwell (who'll be headlining the Hammerstein Ballroom for part tw ... More >>
The debate between digital digging and its analog analogue is the same useless arguing as the one pitting digital playback against the analog kind. In 2011, if it sounded good, it was worth listening to. The resulting stew was a mix of past and present where classic house met nu-disco and created a ... More >>
The up-and-coming artist known as DJ Snoopadelic.
Sunday, September 4
Better than: Did someone already reference the Labor Day shootings? Eesh.
Electric Zoothe dance music festival that's parts techno, house, trance, disco, bass, "electro," and any other somew ... More >>
There are a few things we can expect from Labor Day weekend, and the annual Electric Zoo festival is one of them. The massive three-day rave takes over Randall's Island with twelve-hour days that boast a million DJs over four separate stages; you'll hear trance, techno, deep house, electro, d ... More >>
Mr. Robotnick, not the retiring type. Pics by Chris, more below.The Dog & Pony Show One-Year Anniversary
Starring Alexander Robotnick, Thugfucker, and CCC
Thor at the Rivington Hotel
Sunday, February 27
Better Than: The ASPCA's Happy Hardcore Party at the Hotel Carter.
Pulling in at the tai ... More >>
The pleasantly not-snooty scene at Von. Pic by Puja. With so many weekend options, it's easy to overlook the fact that some of the city's most beloved DJs play for free on weeknights, in situations offering an intimate vibe and cheaper drinks (sometimes with no cover!) at places that ordinari ... More >>
In honor of 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, we've invited SOTC buddies and pop savants Sean Fennessey and Ryan Dombal to lend a certain wisdom and perspective to these sure-to-be completely dignified proceedings. Gentleman?
Sean: We're coming to you live from one or two or ... More >>