Advertisement
HomeCollectionsDance Music
IN THE NEWS

Dance Music

FIND MORE STORIES ABOUT:
FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
August 14, 2014
In the second most dangerous city in the country, your letter writers should not be too concerned with kids doing drugs ( "After deaths at Merriweather, Moonrise Festival should be canceled," Aug. 7). Their concern is admirable, but if you were to cancel a show and lock electronic dance music concerts down, it would only create a bigger backlash from fans of this music, which in turn would create a harder and heavier-hitting drug scene. This "dangerous" Moonrise Festival also employed hundreds of people in an area that has a desperate need for jobs.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
August 14, 2014
In the second most dangerous city in the country, your letter writers should not be too concerned with kids doing drugs ( "After deaths at Merriweather, Moonrise Festival should be canceled," Aug. 7). Their concern is admirable, but if you were to cancel a show and lock electronic dance music concerts down, it would only create a bigger backlash from fans of this music, which in turn would create a harder and heavier-hitting drug scene. This "dangerous" Moonrise Festival also employed hundreds of people in an area that has a desperate need for jobs.
Advertisement
ENTERTAINMENT
By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | December 23, 1994
Even though he's one of the biggest recording stars theAmerican rave scene has produced, Moby is somewhat disenchanted with dance music -- so much so that he hesitates to call himself a dance-music artist."
NEWS
August 12, 2014
Thank you for your insightful editorial on August 5th, advocating for a harm reduction approach to drug use at electronic dance music (EDM) events ( "High risk high," Aug. 5). As the mother of a college student who died of a heat stroke last summer after taking "Molly" as part of her experience at one of these events, I have come to understand more than I ever cared to about this issue. But the death of my daughter has made activism an imperative for me, and I want to see similar tragedies come to an end. Before my daughter, Shelley Goldsmith, died, I had never heard of "harm reduction.
FEATURES
By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | November 4, 1993
"Diva's the name, or at least that's what they call me," purrs Ultra Nate on the title tune from her new album, "One Woman's Insanity." "Categorize, stereotype and symbolize me as -- Diva. Some call me Susie, others call me Vixen. I guess it really just depends on what time of day it is." 'Cause I can play the role, you know."Can she ever. In the four years since "It's Over Now" lifted her out of Baltimore's dance music underground, Ultra Nate -- that's Nah-tay, by the way, with an accent on the "e" -- has become a major star on the club circuit."
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sam Sessa and Sam Sessa,Sun reporter | August 7, 2008
The difference is striking. In the Netherlands this past April, trance DJ Armin van Buuren spun for an exhausting nine hours in front of a sea of more than 15,000 fans. Sunday, he's a headliner in the Virgin Mobile Festival's 3,000-person-capacity Dance Tent. His slot is only two hours. The shorter set and smaller crowd reflect the drastic differences between club music fans in Europe and here in the United States. Overseas, big name DJs like van Buuren regularly draw thousands to festivals in countries across Europe.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Steve Andrulonis JAZZ Lisa Ekdahl J.D. Considine | February 5, 1998
King Britt Presents Sylk 130When the Funk Hits the Fan (Ovum/Ruffhouse/Columbia 67906)Pop fans often think of dance music as being simplistic and shallow, a style more concerned with getting a groove going than with telling a story or engaging the listener's emotions. That's understandable, too, given the number of love-you/miss-you dance songs that end up in the Top 40.Hit singles, though, are just the tip of the iceberg. Dance music these days isn't just funk and disco; it covers an enormous amount of musical ground, from acid jazz and ambient to trip-hop and techno.
FEATURES
By Mary Corey | October 10, 1991
How else could Ultra Nate interpret it but as a sign she had arrived? The smoky-voiced singer was browsing in the Gallery at Harborplace just days ago when out of the blue she heard her own voice and the words to her hit dance single, "It's Over Now," drifting out of The Gap.Purveyors of the one-pocket T were playing her song."
ENTERTAINMENT
By Rashod D. Ollison and Rashod D. Ollison,Sun Pop Music Critic | June 14, 2007
It's 2 in the afternoon, and Andy Bell of Erasure is just waking up. The British singer loudly clears his throat over the phone. He's not sure where his hotel is. "Nashville?" he says. "No, no. Las Vegas. I'm in Las Vegas." Bell and his musical partner, producer Vince Clarke, were in the entertainment capital of the world last week for the first date of the True Colors tour, which stops Sunday at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia. Created by '80s pop star Cyndi Lauper, the national 15-city tour, featuring the veteran British dance-pop duo, Debbie Harry, Rufus Wainwright and others, benefits the Human Rights Campaign and other organizations that support the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.
FEATURES
By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | August 8, 1991
Dance music -- hip-hop, house and their variants -- may have taken over the Top-40 and seems to control a sizable chunk of the cassette and CD market. But the music has a long way to go if it ever hopes to dominate the concert business the way rock and roll currently does.At least, that was the impression left by the Club MTV Tour, which played to a mostly empty Baltimore Arena last night.Given the caliber of the performers, you'd think the hall would have been more than merely one-third full.
NEWS
By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2014
Following the deaths of two concert goers in Columbia earlier this month, promoters of a traveling music festival have banned a number of items including bright, decorative, chunky bracelets known as "kandi," which is popular among electronic dance music fans but some say is linked to the drug culture. Tyler Fox Viscardi, 20, of Raleigh, N.C., and Daniel Anders, 17, of Woodbridge, Va., both died after attending the Mad Decent Block Party music festival on Aug. 1 at Merriweather Post Pavilion.
NEWS
By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 5, 2014
The teenager who died of a suspected drug overdose after a concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion over the weekend has been identified by officials at his Virginia high school. Daniel Anders, 17, a rising senior at C.D. Hylton High School in Woodbridge, Va., was identified in a letter released to students as the person who died Sunday evening after attending the Mad Decent Block Party music festival on Friday. Police did not identify Anders, but Hylton principal David J. Cassady Jr. said in a letter that the teen was "an important part of the Hylton High School Community" and member of the school's choir.
NEWS
By Justin George and Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 4, 2014
Howard County officials say they are investigating security and screening procedures at Merriweather Post Pavilion after two concertgoers died and 19 others were sent to hospitals during an electronic dance music festival over the weekend. The deaths of two young men, ages 20 and 17, who attended the daylong concert called the Mad Decent Block Party were the latest tragedy for the nationally renowned amphitheater in Columbia that has been drawing major musical artists for nearly 50 years.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | June 5, 2014
The timing couldn't be better. Just as "Sister Act," the musical based on the hit movie from 1992, rolled into Baltimore with habits flying and vocal cords pumping, Sister Cristina Scuccia was getting ready to win the "The Voice of Italy" TV competition with a wail through "What a Feeling" from "Flashdance. " Could singing nuns get any cuter? I confess that Sister Cristina's pushy styling leaves me cold, and I confess I expected "Sister Act" to leave me even colder. Well, shut my missal.
NEWS
By Mary Johnson, For The Baltimore Sun | December 19, 2013
It's been a glorious season of performance on our local stages, and there are still a few opportunities to let music and dance carry us through the holidays. Early this month we opened the season with Anne Arundel Community College Dance Company's "Flying By the Seat of Our Pants" performance, celebrating the troupe's 25th anniversary with an athletic and energetic program lifting audience spirits. The Dec. 3 show featured witty and spirited choreography by artistic director Lynda P. Fitzgerald, highlighting current students' talents and innovative works by long-affiliated troupe members.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Anthony Landi, The Baltimore Sun | October 23, 2013
Steve Aoki can barely contain his excitement over the tour he has orchestrated. "This lineup is phenomenal," said Aoki, the dance music DJ and producer. "We've only done four shows so far, and it feels just like a festival with all these different artists. " This type of passion is what helped the 35-year old producer rise to the top of the world of electronic dance music in recent years. Performing an average of 250 shows annually, Aoki has galvanized the scene and won over fans with his upbeat house music and stage antics, such as crowd-surfing and launching birthday cakes at concertgoers.
FEATURES
By Roger Catlin and Roger Catlin,Hartford Courant | August 14, 1995
Viewers who are still up past the late, late show -- glaze-eyed, prone, the only sign of life the twitching of the index finger on the remote -- may happen on something strange during their nocturnal channel surfing.Amid the half-hour commercials for kitchen items and exercise whatzits, celebrity psychics and turbo dieters, suddenly there's a bunch of young folks just dancing.The pulse of the music is strong, the camera angles strained; there's even a familiar face: former MTV jock John Norris.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | September 10, 2011
The mouse ears. The neon-colored T-shirts with the mouse silhouettes. The girls in hyper-small costumes sucking lollipops. Dancers banging their heads with their arms in the air making out like it was a rave. This was all happening mid-day, during Porter Robinson's set in the dance forest. Consider it a preview of the madness the closing Deadmau5 set Saturday night will be. It wasn't just the crowd though that gave a hint of things to come. Robinson, a 19-year-old wunderkind DJ from North Carolina, played like a junior Deadmau5, a mini-mau5, if you will.
ENTERTAINMENT
Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | February 13, 2013
The Recher Theatre, a Towson concert venue that opened in 1996, will soon become the Torrent Nightclub, according to co-owner Brian Recher. The Rec Room, an adjoining bar and restaurant, will also become part of the nightclub. The move drew immediate criticism from Baltimore County Councilman David Marks. He defended the Recher Theatre last fall after a downtown-Towson melee and said Wednesday that he was unaware and "extraordinarily disappointed" that the concert venue was switching its format.
Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.