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Spring Awakening Day Two: EDM hits and rowdy fans

Kevin Quin

June 15, 2015

The energy of the audience for Day 2 at Spring Awakening Music Festival easily surpassed the previous day. Read More »...

Spring Awakening Day One: An excess of alcohol and satisfying sets

Kevin Quin

June 15, 2015

The demotivating blanket of grey clouds coupled with a light rain mist wasn’t enough to keep festival goers from attending Spring Awakening Music Festival this past Friday. As one of the largest EDM festivals in the country, hundreds of thousands of electronic music fans flock to Soldier Field annually...

EDM culture faces sexism accusations

Spring Awakening takes place June 12-14. Tickets cost $200-$240 for three day passes. (DePaulia File)

Sam Schwindt

April 26, 2015

Many critics in the past several months have come out criticizing the popular EDM proliferating a sexist culture. Read More »...

When will the bass stop? ‘SNL’ tackles EDM, makes a point

A shot from the May 17 SNL short in which Andy Samberg plays an EDM DJ. The sketch appeared as equal parts entertainment and cultural commentary. (Photo  courtesy of HITFIX.COM/NBC)

Kirsten Onsgard

May 27, 2014

In the same week the word “dubstep” was recognized by Merriam-Webster, Andy Samberg returned to Saturday Night Live with The Lonely Island to parody money- hungry DJs in a skit titled “When Will the Bass Drop?” The video features Samberg as Davvincii, a blatant spoof of DJ and producer ...

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