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Music, All Shook Down (PHOTOS) deadmau5 Returns to San Francisco for Treasure Island Music Festival

(PHOTOS) deadmau5 Returns to San Francisco for Treasure Island Music Festival

Outside of deadmau5’s command station, a massive geometric cage encases the whole stage. Smoke machines do their best to combat the wind with a thick white vapor so the artist can take to the dials with an element of surprise.…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Janelle Monae's Weapon, Ed Sheeran's Pasta, and the Androgyny of Miley Cyrus

This Week: Janelle Monae's Weapon, Ed Sheeran's Pasta, and the Androgyny of Miley Cyrus

Based on social media chatter and more formal interviews with the press, the theme of this week is undoubtedly bullying, and the best possible ways to deal with haters. Miley is defiant, Kendrick Lamar lives by example, Sam Smith publicly…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Jack Black Defends Kanye, Deadmau5 Defends Equine Rights, and Eminem Draws a Picture

This Week: Jack Black Defends Kanye, Deadmau5 Defends Equine Rights, and Eminem Draws a Picture

Surprises all round this week! Louis from One Direction has unexpectedly knocked up a "friend," Katy Perry (who's never won a Grammy) is up for an Emmy, Sinead O'Connor probably hasn't looked at Rolling Stone for 15 years, and it turns out…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: J-Lo Writes a Book, Dave Grohl Goes on "60 Minutes" and The Giants Win!

This Week: J-Lo Writes a Book, Dave Grohl Goes on "60 Minutes" and The Giants Win!

"*Lorde Voice*♪♪♪ But we will never win, Royals ♪♪♪ #sports #topical" Mark Hoppus has suggested a new version of "Royals" in light of the Giants defeating Kansas in the World Series (Twitter) "Congrats San Fran. #Giants Celebrate Safe. Great Job…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Miley Does Art, J. Lo Does Acting (Again), and U2 Does Invasion

This Week: Miley Does Art, J. Lo Does Acting (Again), and U2 Does Invasion

"If you have ever wondered what the hell to do with a bunch leftover ecstasy and Halloween candy and a few coupons for free arts and crafts kits from the Iowa State 4-H fair, look no further than the…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Riff Raff Gets Stupid, CeeLo Gets Offensive and Courtney Love Gets... Cheese

This Week: Riff Raff Gets Stupid, CeeLo Gets Offensive and Courtney Love Gets... Cheese

"People who have really been raped REMEMBER!!!" CeeLo Green is a fucking idiot. (Billboard) "I truly and deeply apologize for the comments attributed to me on Twitter. Those comments were idiotic, untrue and not what I believe." Hey, CeeLo…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Deadmau5 vs. Arcade Fire, Morrissey vs. Canada, and Avril Lavigne vs. the World

This Week: Deadmau5 vs. Arcade Fire, Morrissey vs. Canada, and Avril Lavigne vs. the World

"Frankie's work helped open minds and bring people together, blending genres to capture our attention and ignite our imaginations. He was a trailblazer in his field and his legacy lives on in the city of Chicago and on dance floors…
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Calendar, Night&Day This Ain't No Disco

This Ain't No Disco

June 23, 2012, will likely leave an indelible mark on pop music history. On this day, Swedish House Mafia, one of the biggest electronic dance music acts in the world, decided to call it quits at the height of its…
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Music, This Ain't No Disco: How Swedish House Mafia Brought EDM to America

This Ain't No Disco: How Swedish House Mafia Brought EDM to America

June 23, 2012, will likely leave an indelible mark on pop music history. On this day, Swedish House Mafia, one of the biggest electronic dance music acts in the world, decided to call it quits at the height of its…
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Music, Body & SOUL Focuses on the Party, Not the DJ

Body & SOUL Focuses on the Party, Not the DJ

Sometime in the last two decades of dance music, we clubgoers lost the plot, turning away from one another and toward the DJ booth. We moved our expectations away from social spontaneity, and toward the rigidness of rehearsed performance. Since…
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Music, All Shook Down Madge Gets Stupid: Five Dumb Things Madonna Has Said Lately

Madge Gets Stupid: Five Dumb Things Madonna Has Said Lately

When Madonna goes dumb, it's like everything else she does in her life -- she goes for gold. Of course, we know that Madge has had a ton of inspiring, empowering and intelligent moments in the course of her career,…
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Music, Hear This DJs from Mars: Show Preview

DJs from Mars: Show Preview

In these days of electronic dance music ubiquity, you've gotta have a gimmick to succeed, and DJs from Mars fit right in with an arguably brilliant combination of silly costumes and mainstream mash-ups. The duo from Turin, Italy, disguises its…
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Music, All Shook Down Deadmau5 Comes Out as a Non-Drug-User. Is EDM Sobering Up?

Deadmau5 Comes Out as a Non-Drug-User. Is EDM Sobering Up?

This week, one of the biggest stars in EDM -- Deadmau5 -- chastised one of the biggest pop stars of all time -- Madonna -- for using drug lingo (specifically the phrase "Has anyone seen Molly?") on stage at this…
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Music, All Shook Down The Grammys: A Timeline of Madness and Misery

The Grammys: A Timeline of Madness and Misery

The 54th Annual Grammy Awards happened yesterday. Which we're sure you know already. If you missed it, however, you may have missed some of the weirdest details. So here, for your convenience, is a timeline of events. Get comfortable, 'cause…
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Music, S.F. DJ Andy Schneider Aims to Resurrect Progressive House

S.F. DJ Andy Schneider Aims to Resurrect Progressive House

Boundaries between genres in dance music are as hard to pin down as boundaries between neighborhoods in San Francisco, but Andy Schneider has found his niche. He calls it vintage progressive house, and he's made it the lodestar for his…
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Music, All Shook Down Dad Makes Son Awesomely Realistic Deadmau5 Costume; Deadmau5 So Impressed He Calls Them

Dad Makes Son Awesomely Realistic Deadmau5 Costume; Deadmau5 So Impressed He Calls Them

You know you're a cool dad when you take your three-year-old son to see Deadmau5 at Treasure Island Music Festival. You know you're an even cooler dad when you make an incredibly realistic (and labor-intensive) Deadmau5 costume, after your son…
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Music, BeatBox Trapped in the Deadmau5 beat

Trapped in the Deadmau5 beat

Canadian Joel "Deadmau5" Zimmerman has spent the last three years catching electrohaus fans in his mau5trap. Zimmerman has been crowned the top-selling artist — as well as Best Electro Artist, Best Progressive House Artist, and Most Influential Person — by…
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