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    Blackout Dates for Concerts and band Survival
    by: Jake Uitti , Posted on July 23, 2015 | 3 views | comments
    SEATTLE: Getting booked to play a summer festival like Timber!, Sasquatch, or the Capitol Hill Block Party brings a band a certain prestige. Once lineups are announced, participants are often quick ...
    Dancefestopia Music Festival 2015..The Hidden Gem
    by: Ryan Neikirk , Posted on July 21, 2015 | 7 views | comments
    As we get ready for the cool weather to kick in this festival season, there is also a stellar music festival kicking things into high gear as they get ready for the big day. Dancefestopia is nestled...
    Woman Finds Plain Man Attractive After Finding Out He's a DJ
    by: Stu , Posted on July 17, 2015 | 11 views | comments
    After turning down the advances of a slightly portly looking oddball in a nightclub 25-year-old clubber, Samantha Egan, now suddenly finds him attractive since he’s standing behind the decks DJing. ...
    House-Head-In-Chief Honors Chicago's Chosen Few House Party
    by: Mickey Weems , Posted on July 15, 2015 | 10 views | comments
    This June, President Barack Obama issued the following statement to the city of Chicago and the planners of Chosen Few, a massive house music party held on July 4 in Jackson Park. Michelle and I ar...
    Heaven Knows I’m Mexican Now: Morrissey's Latino Connection Goes Live
    by: Tim Jonze , Posted on July 13, 2015 | 3 views | comments
    Who knew that Morrissey and the Smiths were a thing in Mexico? "Inspired by the huge, reciprocal connection between Morrissey and his devoted Latino fanbase, [Camilo] Lara wanted to bring the flav...
    Rob Fernandez, New York City Club Icon, Has Left Us.
    by: Mickey Weems , Posted on July 9, 2015 | 3 views | comments
    Rob Fernandez, NewYork City club icon, passed away. He has always been a friend to Beachmonkey, and has shown nothing but the highest regard for me as I pestered him in my quest for stories about Ne...
    Guinness World Record in Twerking
    by: Beachmonkey Editor Mickey Weems , Posted on July 1, 2015 | 24 views | comments
    A Guinness Book of World Records champion emerged in New York City as 358 certified twerkers gathered with New Orleans' TwerKween and Apostle of Ass-Shaking, Big Freedia, to bounce into victory. To...
    Colored Powder Explosion During Taiwan EDM Concert
    by: Beachmonkey Editor Mickey Weems , Posted on June 29, 2015 | 20 views | comments
    On June 27, a dance party at a Taiwanese water park was disrupted by an explosion after colored powder ignited as it was sprayed over the crowd. 500 people were injured, 200 of them were seriously...
    Bang Bang Bang Bang: The Song That Got a DJ Killed
    by: Beach Monkey Editor Mickey Weems , Posted on June 28, 2015 | 10 views | comments
    On June 20, "Tamanche Pe Disco," a song from the Bollywood movie Bullett Raja, was requested by a guest at a wedding in Uttar Pradesh, India. The DJ, Arun Kumar Valmiki, refused to play it, so the a...
    Going to EDC in Vegas? Please Tell Us About It a Thousand Times
    by: Shaun Coon , Posted on June 16, 2015 | 15 views | comments
    For those going to Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, remember: It's not official unless you do the following: 1. Post three to five times a day about how you're excited to go 2. Post twice abo...
    Disco Is Back... No, Wait, It Never Really Left
    by: Beachmonkey Editor Mickey Weems , Posted on June 15, 2015 | 9 views | comments
    Chic, a disco group back in the 1970s whose songs are still played today, recently released a new song, "I'll Be There," the first in over a decade (To read the article on it by Keith Caulfield, cli...
    Love Dance Music? You'll Adore Baltimore. Interview With Ultra Naté
    by: Beachmonkey Editor Mickey Weems , Posted on June 14, 2015 | 15 views | comments
    People have been talking about Baltimore recently, but not in a good way. The city was beset with problems resulting from the death of Freddie Gray, a resident who died from injuries sustained afte...
    Move Over, Mozart: The Mothership Has Landed - In DC
    by: Beachmonkey Editor Mickey Weems , Posted on June 10, 2015 | 19 views | comments
    The Mothership, a massive interstellar stage prop used by George Clinton's iconic musical collective, Parliament Funkadelic, is going to the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC. (To read the art...
    Face the Music: Worshipping the DJ and Other Options
    by: Beachmonkey Editor Mickey Weems , Posted on June 9, 2015 | 30 views | comments
    "Dance music" is becoming "stand and gawp music" - so says Angus Harrison, author of the superb article, "If You're Facing the Music You're Doing Dance Music Wrong." (Click here to see the full arti...
    Spring Awakening Music Festival preview
    by: Joe Chung Photography , Posted on June 2, 2015 | 5 views | comments
    Packed inside Soldier field, is the awakening of a life time. Spring Awakening is just around the corner. Next week the 3 day Chicago fest begins, descending upon the Mid West with headliners such as...
    Life In Color, Summer 2015: Big Banging in Ibiza
    by: Beachmonkey Editor Mickey Weems , Posted on June 2, 2015 | 13 views | comments
    It's not just a theory anymore. Taking recreation to the moment of our universe's creation, Life In Color will bring its new festival concept to Ibiza this summer. LIC Big Bang will explode all ov...
    You Too Can Be a DJ: Just Follow Instructions on This Cereal Box
    by: Mickey Weems, Beachmonkey Editor , Posted on May 29, 2015 | 41 views | comments
    My destiny appeared to me when I took out the rubbish the other day. I noticed a Reese’s Puffs cereal box atop some full trash bags. At first, I paid it no mind and went back inside. Then I realize...
    Spotify in Financial Distress
    by: Paulina Pachel , Posted on May 11, 2015 | 8 views | comments
    SPOTIFY, THE MUSIC LOVER’S DREAM, IN FINANCIAL DISTRESS The coming months will prove challenging to the streaming service which, even though it is leaps ahead of other streaming competitors, contin...
    When Do We Stop Keeping Up With Popular Music?
    by: ajaymkalia , Posted on May 10, 2015 | 2 views | comments
    “Music was better back then”: When do we stop keeping up with popular music? Personified, “music was better in my day” is a battle being fought between 35-year old fathers and teen girls — with sin...
    SHAZAM! The Art of Predicting #1 Songs
    by: Lizzie Renck , Posted on May 7, 2015 | 5 views | comments
    Shazam toots its own horn: ‘We can predict 33 days out what song will go to #1 in the Billboard charts in the US’ Lizzie Renck Shazam VP Cait O’Riordan made the grandiose claim that the company “Ca...