| Aug 2, 2013
| 6:00 AM
It's arguably never been a better time to be a dance music fan — or in the dance music business — in Los Angeles than right now.
The annual Hard Summer festival this weekend will draw an estimated 70,000 electronic music fans over two days...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 9:23 PM
A Superior Court judge Friday threw out civil complaints against two concert promoters accused of scheming with a Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum executive to siphon nearly $2 million from the publicly owned stadium.
Judge Terry Green said the Coliseum...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 4:03 PM
Since Steve Aoki became a major figure in EDM, his flagship Dim Mak label has gotten a second wind as a major player in L.A. dance music.
Now the label has teamed up with SBE and Insomniac for a new Sunday night series at Create in Hollywood to...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 3:12 PM
Wearing starfish on her bra, fishnet stockings and yellow, fluffy leg warmers, Colleen Roy couldn't wait to get inside the gates to experience her first Electric Daisy Carnival.
"This is my first time, so I'm just like yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah," the 20-...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 7:58 AM
Melissa McCarthy, starring in "The Heat" (which opens Friday) with Sandra Bullock, is a talented comedic actress, on screens big ("Bridesmaids") and small ("Mike and Molly"). But she seems to have had to spend a lot of time talking to interviewers...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 5:43 PM
A concert company featured in a Times report on Sunday detailing the drug-related deaths of 14 people who attended raves denounced the story in an online statement and took to social media to urge fans to speak out....
| Jul 10, 2013
| 9:40 AM
Three days. 65,000 music fans. $1 million dollars in compensation for stagehands and police and fire personnel. For a small Midwestern city trying to recover from the recession, it all added up to a welcome boost in revenue.
But in the aftermath of the...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 6:54 AM
At least 14 people who attended raves produced by two Los Angeles-based promoters since 2006 died from overdoses or in other drug-related incidents, a Times investigation has found....
| Jul 12, 2013
| 5:59 PM
A rave produced by Los Angeles-based Insomniac Inc. is coming under scrutiny this summer after authorities reported that 30 attendees were taken to hospitals in the Chicago area.
The Chicago Tribune reported this week that five were in critical...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 3:30 PM
On the edge of the Mojave, music promoter Pasquale Rotella staged a rave about 11 years ago that ended with a coroner's wagon rolling down desert roads.
Five people died of overdoses and drug-related car crashes during or shortly after the Nocturnal...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 4:00 AM
A fugitive in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum corruption case says that for years he alerted his superiors to alleged criminal wrongdoing at the stadium, but they did nothing.
In telephone and Skype interviews with The Times, former Coliseum contractor...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 9:48 AM
SFX Entertainment Inc., the electronic dance music promoter founded by Robert F.X. Sillerman, on Tuesday filed for an initial public offering to raise up to $175 million.
The New York company represents festivals and events including Tomorrowland,...