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  • Steve Aoki puts the show in EDM

    Steve Aoki puts the show in EDM
    Steve Aoki gets it. As EDM (electronic dance music) outgrows its roots in '70s and early '80s DJ culture and the notion of a musical tastemaker blending records on two turntables, it has become about spectacle. DJs and electronic artists are no longer content to sink into the shadows and let their music speak loudly for them. The reason EDM has turned into a multibillion-dollar industry around the world and exploded in North America in recent years is that DJs are now showmen, and no one does "show" quite like Aoki.
  • Neil Young delivers a vibrant, lo-fi left turn

    Neil Young delivers a vibrant, lo-fi left turn
    'A Letter Home' Neil Young (Third Man Records/Reprise) 3 stars Neil Young subtitled his 2012 memoir "A Hippy Dream," but he's also a punk rocker at heart in the way he magnifies his eccentricities, amplifies his weirdness, follows his...

    St. Lucia builds on jingle-writing lessons

    St. Lucia builds on jingle-writing lessons
    Jean-Philip Grobler spent years churning out commercial jingles to pay the bills while working on the music that really inspired him. Now Grobler's band, St. Lucia, is drawing acclaim for the lustrous synth-pop on its recent debut album, "When the...

    Jeff Mangum: Myth, mystery and enduring songs

    Jeff Mangum: Myth, mystery and enduring songs
    After a decade-plus hiatus that turned him into indie-rock's version of the prodigal son, Jeff Mangum is back, this time with a reunited version of his '90s band, Neutral Milk Hotel, for two sold out concerts next week at the Riviera. Two years ago,...

    Elaine Lui dissects the Celebrity Industrial Complex

    Elaine Lui dissects the Celebrity Industrial Complex
    Two weeks ago when Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin announced they were divorcing, many focused on the labored "conscious uncoupling" argot used in their announcement, which was posted on Paltrow's lifestyle website goop.com. Elaine Lui, the...