All we know is that in 2013 Daft Punk has promised the world a new album.
It will be their first studio since 2005's Human After All -- a superb experiment in robotic mass consumerism. And after having a TV commercial pop-up during Saturday Night Live earlier this month and posters plastered acros ... More >>
We thought the whole Deadmau5 vs. Ultra Music Festival thing had been resolved?
Back in December 2011, the King Rat (a repeat Ultra headliner) kicked off a largely one-sided feud by posting a YouTube rant that slammed the festival for its high ticket prices, exclusivity contracts, and do ... More >>
Ultra Music Festival is goin' on tour, beat freaks.
So if you don't have the massive cash stash for a road trip to the flagship in the MIA (or enough frequent flyer rewards points for a jet ride to Ultra Europe in Croatia), just rendezvous with the UMF crew, Fedde Le Grand, and Sultan Ned Shepard ... More >>
It's been about 100 years since that quintessentially American art form known as jazz music was invented by a mostly nameless gang of raw and adventurous trumpeters, trombone blowers, clarinetists, tuba men, guitar guys, bassists, piano players, and drummers in New Orleans.
In the 1910s, though, ou ... More >>
See also "Fashion Freakouts at Lollapalooza 2012" -- plus "Day One: M83, Black Sabbath, Die Antwoord, Afghan Wigs, TEED," "Day Two: Frank Ocean, The Weeknd, Twin Shadow, and Others," and "Day Three: Jack White, Sigur Ros, Florence The Machine, and Others."
Ready for some GIFs?
To quote Ozzy Osb ... More >>
See also "Fashion Freakouts at Lollapalooza 2012" -- plus "Lollapalooza 2012, Day One: M83, Black Sabbath, Die Antwoord, Afghan Whigs, TEED."
The second day of Lollapalooza could not have been more different than the first.
A bunch of noted cancellations -- B.o.B, Alabama Shakes, etc. -- subtracte ... More >>
In 1980, Bob Marley traveled to Brazil on a scouting mission with Island Records' Chris Blackwell and the Wailers' Junior Marvin, in preparation of a world tour. A year later, he was dead.
But even though Marley never got to play Rio or São Paulo, the reggae man's musical influence had a serious ... More >>
It's time to start planning your road trip to Lollapalooza land 'cause King Perry Farrell just released his 125-name guestlist for this August's three-day Grant Park extravaganza. And if you don't wanna be left at the gate, crying and clawing the dirt like a pauper, you better buy a full-weekend ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenAfter 13 years, Ultra Music Festival has managed to push aside the week that helped create it. Ballsy as the move may have been, we all knew Ultra had long overshadowed Winter Music Conference. With the conference's attendance at just 3,763 last year, the festival managed to se ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenHelp us help the confused Ultra ravers.As conference approaches, if someone is "winning" the battle of the dueling electronic music weeks in March, it's definitely Ultra Music Festival. That's not to say Winter Music Conference will be a total dud. In the coming weeks, though, ... More >>
Major Lazer's Switch and Diplo.Man, Winter Music Conference is only two months away.
But while your club kid cousins are off doing the WMC thing, getting loopy on funny drugs and dancing away their inhibitions, you're gonna be sucking on sweet sticky ish and nodding your dreaded head to righteo ... More >>
Now that the lines have been drawn between Winter Music Conference and Ultra Music Festival, we are interested in finding out what you, our readers, think about this whole debacle. Will you be attending WMC or Ultra? We've set up a nifty poll to gauge your response.
Big news! Winter Music Conference is moving from its end of March week-long marathon -- usually, after SXSW -- to mid-March. We spoke to director of operations Kirk Pascal who said that the dates of March 8 to 12 at the Miami Beach Convention Center are locked down. The news was also confirmed in ... More >>
With every imaginable type of iPhone app out there these days, from
drunk texting apps, to X-rated vibrator apps (no joke) it's hardly surprising that even our beloved annual Winter Music Conference would get
its own app. The folks at Nightlyfe.com have announced the launch of
their WMC Mobile ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenStonefox bassist Ross FuentesClick here to view a full slideshow of pictures from Saturday night at the Miami Music Festival.If a few artists' performances really shone at the Miami Music Festival this past weekend, it only served to underscore the amateurish quality of much of th ... More >>
I have a personal pledge not to think about Winter Music Conference until, shit, at least Art Basel Miami Beach, and, ideally New Year's are both over. Still, if you are absolutely, totally positive you will be attending both days of the Ultra Music Festival in 2010, this early-bird ticket specia ... More >>
via MySpaceN.E.R.DIt seemed for a while that Miami could play host to multiple music festivals. But after the rapid demise of Bang! (we hardly knew ye) and the sudden cancellation of Langerado, it seems like nobody will be able to match the success of Ultra, so far the city's only music festival ... More >>
The international dance floor domination of the German electro-house duo Booka Shade, as well as that of the record label they co-founded, Get Physical, came serendipitously. "The plan was not to have a plan," says Arno Kammermeier, half of the twosome, of Get Physical's heady early days. It was aro ... More >>