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Electric Light Orchestra Keyboardist Richard Tandy Dead at 76

Electric Light Orchestra keyboardist Richard Tandy has died at the age of 76.Bandleader Jeff Lynne confirmed the news in a brief statement paying tribute to his musical partner. “It is with great sadness that I share the news of the passing of my longtime collaborator and dear friend Richard Tandy,” he wrote. “He was a remarkable musician and friend and I’ll cherish the lifetime of memories we had together. Sending […]

todayMay 1, 2024 1


Lenny Kravitz Talks Rock Hall Nomination, ‘Electric Blue Light’ LP

If form is a guide, Lenny Kravitz ought to be a shoo-in for the Rock Hall class of 2024. With a new album out in May, the veteran rocker has been soaking up the plaudits on the awards trail, including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, presented earlier this month (with a savage roasting by his daughter Zoë Kravitz), and the Music Icon Award at the 2024 People’s […]

todayMarch 21, 2024 2


Future House Duo Electric Polar Bears Drop Thumping Single “Signs”

Electric Polar Bears, composed of Zero and Snowball, have built quite the exciting brand around their Arctic-inspired identity with pulsating dance beats, creating immersive performances featuring LED heads, confetti cannons, lasers, frost machines, and a penguin parade. Collaborations with Paris Hilton, Nitti Gritti, and CAZZETTE, alongside support from industry giants like Afrojack and Illenium, and performances at Decadence Arizona and Global Dance Festival have all attributed towards cementing themselves as […]

todayMarch 20, 2024 3


Top 10 Electric Light Orchestra Songs

When Jeff Lynne joined Roy Wood's British band the Move in 1970, it was with the condition that the group blend their basic rock moves with classical music, in a nod to Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.After recording two final albums with the Move, Lynne and Wood formed the Electric Light Orchestra, realizing Lynne's dream of pairing classical instruments (cello, violin, french horn, oboe, etc.) with meaty rock 'n' roll […]

todayMarch 18, 2024 2


Electric Avenue: Inside New Zealand’s biggest one-day music festival

Electric Avenue organiser Callam Mitchell speaks about the logistics that go into hosting New Zealand's biggest one-day music festival. Photo / George HeardIt’s New Zealand’s biggest one-day music festival, with 35,000 happy, grooving fans dancing and singing along to some of the world’s biggest bands. But behind the scenes, it takes an army of workers to build the festival “city” in Christchurch’s Hagley Park and take it all down again. […]

todayFebruary 22, 2024


On William Brittelle’s “Alive in the Electric Snow Dream,” Nostalgia Meets Sci-Fi Dystopia

There are no overt samples or references to other works in William Brittelle’s Alive in the Electric Snow Dream, but there is a feverish sense of familiarity just at the edge of conscious observation. The unwritten narrative behind this kaleidoscopic piece was inspired by the composer’s encounter with a snowy shipwreck near New York City’s Fort Tilden. He had been given access to a studio space in the former barracks […]

todayFebruary 21, 2024 2


Startup Developing Electric Generators Raises $95 Million

A German startup replacing fossil fuel generators used to power construction, film sets, music festivals, and first responders has just raised $95 million in a Series C funding round.Founded in 2018, Instagrid is set on making clean energy portable via its electric battery system, which it claims is smaller, lighter, and more powerful than competitors. The startup puts this down to its use of multiple smaller batteries, software, and the […]

todayJanuary 23, 2024 8


Leon Trout to cap off 2023 with a big show at Electric Haze

It’s been a big year for the Boston rock act Leon Trout. They played some killer sets at both the StrangeCreek Campout that took place in May at Camp KeeWanee in Greenfield and at the Wormtown Music Festival that happened at the same place back in September. They also shared the stage with Space Bacon, Dopapod and the G-Nome Project among others. On Dec. 30 at Electric Haze, the quartet […]

todayDecember 28, 2023 3


Electric Daisy Carnival kicks off music festival in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Electric Daisy Carnival Orlando music festival is underway at Camping World Stadium near downtown Orlando.The festival is in its 12th year, as it had to skip a year during the COVID-19 pandemic.This year, organizers hope to bring in a record amount of people. The festival is expected to average about 100,000 attendees each day for three days, totaling more than 300,000.The event’s organizers said that last […]

todayNovember 11, 2023 3

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