This past year, my concert schedule started with a frantic pace, but then unfortunately dwindled away a bit due to increasing limitations on time and finances.
This is probably my favorite year-end list to make. Videos today are as diverse as the music they accompany, and in some cases, they rival the big screen in production value. This year's lot has definitely elevated the standard of video excellence.
The real question at 2720 Cherokee last night did not concern the tornadoes that stalked St. Louis. A friend put it best: "What happens when shoegazers are placed in a dance environment? Will they dance?" The short answer: Yes. Especially when former LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy is the headliner.
By definition, electronic artists combine sounds and styles. LA-based DJ MiMOSA, however, seems to be on a mission to challenge the very meaning of genre itself.
Dave Nada and Matt Nordstrom combine forces as Nadastrom, a DJ/production crew that believes "there are never any rules" when it comes to dance music.
Jay Fay (the nom de mix of Josh Fagin) is a young St. Louis DJ whose bold and eccentric remixes have caught the attention of the Internet and electronic music heavyweights like Diplo.