Electric Daisy Carnival: Techno Flower Power

One Saturday night in Las Vegas last year, a blonde girl with ponytails helps her stumbling girlfriend to the front of a taxi queue at least 50 people deep. The girl, wearing a neon green tutu and purple fishnets, juggles a pair of neon pink glow sticks in one hand…

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16 Things You Didn’t Know About Tycho

Tycho is an audiovisual project led by producer wunderkind Scott Hansen, along with band members Zac Brown on bass and guitar and Rory O’Connor on drums. Their recent Awake album recasts emotive landscapes of wide desert spaces opening to upturned bowls of night sky with glittering stars, whose gaseous…

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Back to the Future With Moogfest

[Moogfest](http://www.moogfest.com/) is the synthesis of music, art, and technology and a fitting tribute to synthesizer inventor Bob Moog, who created the Theremin and numerous other musicial toys. In keeping with the legacy of Bob Moog, the festival pays homage to software and hardware pioneers as well…

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Music Lover's Guide to The City of Angels

Los Angeles is a place of luminous beauty juxtaposed with Hollywood’s “Boulevard of Broken Dreams.” It’s a mixed bag where substance belies shallow, red carpet vapidity, and resplendent nature exists in stark relief against gritty, exhaust-crusted urban sprawl. Imagine the marbled sidewalks of Rodeo Drive lined with the…

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Brian Eno’s 'The Ship' and a Look at His 45-Year Career

Brian Eno’s music is intuitive and bears all the blue-eyed intellect of its creator. It’s meant for reflection, sometimes wearing a beret, or sometimes strutting, donning blue eyeshadow and feathers, much as Eno’s stage alter ego did in 1972. The music can rock, dissect, and sometimes ascribe…

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Hey! Ho! No Way! The Ramones' Debut Turns 40

The Ramones fanned the flames of the punk movement and burned the rule book in the process. It’s been 40 years since the release of their infamous eponymous debut, which they throttled through with Shazam-like, flash-fire speed at a tinnitus-inducing volume. Their fondness for redline amplification was legendary. Incandescent…

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