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Sonar On Tour Makes First New York Appearance

After over 15 years of producing outstanding events in Barcelona, Sonar Festival is touching down on US shores to bring the largest crowds in the world another occasion to look forward to. In an attempt at breaking into the roaming day festival market, Sonar On Tour will no doubt rival industry leaders such as Identity and Day-Glow. Boasting artists like Die Antwood, Azari & III, and Tiga, Sonar is doing everything in their power to bring the excitement of their European event to their first full tour.

"Sonar On Tour" makes its New York City debut on Friday Nov. 2nd at Roseland Ballroom and will no doubt be a special beginning to their action packed circuit. Innovation is their objective and they will not allow this to be compromised at any level. Click here for tickets and info.

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Get Weird with Grimes
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Ultra Music Festival celebrates 15 years

The talk has stirred and stirred and finally, Ultra Music Festival has revealed it's big announcment. Miami's biggest electronic dance music festival will expand to two weekends for 2013 at Bayfront Park. The dates are March 15th-17th and March 22nd-24th.

We saw Coachella expand to two weekends, and now UMF 2013 will make a mark in the dance music history books as the first electronic music festival to do so. UMF will be celebrating 15 years of bringing the EDM masses to Miami over two weekends filled with groundbreaking, rising, and all star DJ acts. Don't wait till the last minute and get your early bird tickets as they go on sale Wednesday, Oct. 17.

Watch the UMF 2012 recap video below to gear up for the festivites bound to go down this March:

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CMJ Music Marathon Set to Take Over NYC

The legendary CMJ Music Marathon is set to take over New York City for five non-stop days from October 16-20th. In addition to concerts, attendees also can take part in panels, seminars, Q&As, parties, meet and greets and more.

Every year music writers, industry folk, upcoming bands and music super-fans flock to over 80 venues in the city to check out the latest, greatest and newest in the music scene. The longest running marathon of its kind also boasts more popular acts, this year being the likes of Ghostface Killah and the Mountain Goats.

This is the most important discovery platform for any new artist, and CMJ lives up to that fact. Some acts that got their start playing this very same festival are Lady Gaga, Mumford & Sons, Arcade Fire and Jason Mraz…maybe you’ve heard of them?

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Fools Gold Turns Five
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Get To Know Bounce Music Festival

The Fall 2012 phase of Bounce Music Festival is about to get in gear to rock a city near you. Hosting global superstar DJs, this year's festival welcomes headliners Alesso, Martin Solveig, Hardwell, Dada Life, Rusko, and Borgore.

Bounce kicks off on Friday, Oct. 26 in Raleigh, North Carolina with Swedish sensation, Alesso at the Longbranch of Raleigh. A second date on Oct. 26 will feature French producer Martin Solveig, Dutch master Hardwell, Deniz Koyu and Tim Mason at the Mesa Amphitheater in Mesa, Arizona. On Wednesday October 31st, Dada Life will be giving champagne showers at Pic-A-Chic Farms along with Borgore. The UK dubstep leader Rusko will drop the bass at the Limelight in Nashville, Tennessee as the last date of the tour on Nov. 19th.

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EOTO Bass Invaders Tour Destroys The House of Blues in Anaheim!

There are very few live electronic acts that actually prosper blatant innovation and progression within their sound, style, and ability. EOTO, the 100% improvized creation of Jason Hann and Michael Travis of The String Chees Incident, has no doubt reached this elevated level of musicianship. Everytime they play for an eager crowd they create something completely original and totally different than their last performance. In an industry struck with the dangers of monotony, EOTO stands strong to deliver bass-throbing, intricate ballads which oppose all previous conceptions of electronic music.

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Electric Zoo: The Final Lineup and Set Times

This Labor Day, Electric Zoo is set to takeover Randall’s Island for the fourth year in a row. With just under two weeks left until the festival, organizers have released the final lineup and set times for the three-day event. Spanning four stages, Electric Zoo will offer an eclectic lineup, which includes everything from House to Techno, Trance to Dubstep, and Electro to Drum & Bass. Some of the most notable names in the EDM will perform in one of the biggest electronic music festivals on the east coast, with David Guetta, Axwell, and Tiësto headlining.

If you’re lucky enough to make it to this marathon of a festival, planning is key to get the best experience. Over 100 artists will perform at four different stages throughout the three days of Electric Zoo and it will be impossible to catch every one of them. To make the best of your festival experience here is a day-to-day guide of the essential sets of Electric Zoo.