• Calendar

    August 29, 2013

    Danny Avila

    Yost Theater

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2013

    Richard Blade Explains Why '80s Music Still Beats Most of the Crap You Listen to Today

    There's no denying that Richard Blade is the voice of '80s music, and the torch bearer for a generation of loud synths and even louder clothes. So those who grew up watching him interviewing acts like Morrissey on KTLA's "Video One" and "MV3" or listening to him spin hours of Reagan-era classics as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2013

    Alex Dreamz Opens the Door To EDM Decadence With House of Dreamz

    For at least one Friday night this month, the Yost Theater will be on par with Las Vegas' hottest nightclubs. Presented by, House of Dreamz is the brainchild of KIIS-FM DJ and Anaheim native Alex Dreamz (born Alejandro Becerra). The "Wicked Wonderland" theme--dressed by Costa Mesa se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    Jason Bentley Explains Why Fans, Not Industry Types, Are the Most Important Element of the EDM Biz Conference

    The biggest party of the summer for electronic dance music aficionados is finally here. 345,000 18-and-over festival attendees are expected to take over Las Vegas this weekend and even more are bound to attend the insane amount of club nights, pool parties and special events surrounding Electric Dai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    How Did TJR Become a Mega Club DJ? By Being a Good Opening DJ

    After making waves as a resident DJ at LED events and clubs like Voyeur in San Diego, the Connecticut-raised TJR has embarked on the biggest year in his DJ career. The easiest indicator of that might be his new residency at Hakkasan, the new EDM mega club inside the MGM Grand. Anchored by a Michelin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2013

    MAKJ - Yost Theater - May 11, 2013

    MAKJ Yost Theater May 11, 2013 On Friday night, Mackenzie Johnson, better known by his stage name MAKJ, made his Yost Theater debut in downtown Santa Ana. The 22 year-old DJ and Icon Collective producing school graduate has quickly risen in the EDM ranks with mash-ups, bootlegs and originals that w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2013

    Three EDM Artist to Watch This Summer

    EDM is a tough genre to stay on top of, even for the most devout kandi kid. The explosion of festivals like Electric Daisy Carnival, the abundance of DJ residencies and tours around the world and the mammoth popularity of sites like Beatport, its not always easy to decipher between the next big sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    EDC Las Vegas 2013 Lineup is Here!

    After leaving fans on the edge of their seats in anticipation for the sold out 17th Annual Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway -- Insomniac finally revealed the diverse lineup of musical "conductors" as founder and CEO Pasquale Rotella likes to call them. This year's list include ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2013

    The 13 Funniest Raver GIFs at Ultra 2013

    Society got the best of ya? Go to Ultra Music Festival and leave the normal world behind. Here, you can feel free to get half naked, customize your brain, and put some neon in your life. Deep inside the endless well of bass, you just might find yourself. Here are 13 hardcore ravers who will teach ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    Five Must-See Artists at Beyond Wonderland

    This weekend, Insomniac takes its fourth journey down the Alice & Wonderland-themed rabbit hole to Beyond Wonderland Music Festival, held at the San Manuel Amphitheater after the city of San Bernardino complained from previous wonderland events at the NOS Events Center. Don't be fooled by the new lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    Five Highlights From Nervo's West Coast Travels

    The past six months have been a whirlwind of success for the Australian-born NERVO twins. They were the only female DJs on the DJ Mag Top 100 poll, landing at No. 46, the third-highest new entry among EDM's elite. The only other female to ever make the list was Claudia Cazacu, who squeaked in at No. ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 17, 2013


    Yost Theater

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    EDM vs the Beat Scene: A Fun, Illustrated Guide

    By Jena ArdellDance music is all the rage these days. That time you thought giant robots were battling at your recent family reunion? Nope, that was just your 12-year-old niece listening to dubstep. See also: *Moon Rocks: The Best High on Earth *What the Hell Is Trap Music (and Why Is Dubstep Invo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    Sutra Throws a Seven Day Halloween Party in OC

    See Also: Top Five Worst Places to Get Your EDM News Nocturnal Wonderland: Our Recap From A to Z Identity Management Group and Insomniac Events Create an EDM Power Merger in OC Halloween is another excuse to dress up as your favorite characters while sneaking in an extra concert, festival or club n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2012

    Top Five Codes of Conduct For Opening DJs at EDM Shows

    See Also: Chuckie - Yost Theater - 7/7/12 Mark Farina & Colette - Focus' 9 Year Anniversary - 6/26/12 Over the Weekend: Norman Doray - Yost Theater - 6/24/12 Last weekend, local selector Deone opened for Chuckie at the Yost Theater in garish fashion, playing a slew of hard-hitting bangers an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2012

    Rebecca & Fiona - Dim Mak Studios - 7/12/12

    Rebecca & Fiona Dim Mak Studios July 12, 2012 See Also: Afrojack - Playhouse Nightclub - 6/26/12 Despite Being Underrepresented, Female DJs Say There's No Crying in EDM Last night the Dutch sexpots Rebecca & Fiona came to Dim Mak Studios in Hollywood to celebrate their Ultra Records a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2012

    Mark Farina & Colette - Focus' 9 Year Anniversary - 6/26/12

    See Also: Afrojack - Monday Social's 16 Year Anniversary at Playhouse - 6/26/12 Over the Weekend: Norman Doray - Yost Theater - 6/24/12 Kaskade Talks EDC, Freaks of Nature Tour and Partying at Focus Tuesdays in OC Mark Farina & Colette 6/26/12 Focus OC Last night, we headed to Focus-- the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    Afrojack - Playhouse Nightclub - 6/26/12

    Afrojack, R3hab & Quintino Playhouse Nightclub 6/22/12 See Also: Top Five Parties During EDC Week EDMbiz: When It Comes to Booking EDM Events, Pasquale Rotella says "Talent Means Nothing" Monday nights are usually quiet for most clubs, bars, music venues and even most people. Yet for over a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2012

    EDC 2012: Coachella or Electric Daisy Carnival: Which One is Better?

    See also: Our Complete Coachella Coverage Dance music is coming to an arena near you: Kaskade will be the first DJ ever to play Staples Center (July 27). And mainstream concert promoters such as Live Nation are diving into the electronic dance explosion. Electric Daisy Carnival, which is being hel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2012

    Bingo Players - Yost Theater - 5/22/12

    Last night the Yost Theater in the downtown Santa Ana Art District teamed up with EDM promoters Giant and LED to bring Dutch House duo Bingo Players to Orange County for what was one of the wildest parties we've seen at the Yost in a while. By 10pm the line of Bingo fans was out of control to this s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    Three Ridiculously Bad Celebrity DJ Ventures

    Few things stab us in the gut like watching a celebrity try to cut up tracks on a laptop or a pair of turntables. Sure, we'd like to give them the benefit of the doubt that their musical aspirations might be met with some actual practice and soul searching vision. And to those celebrities with actua ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    PeaceTreaty's Name Was Coined as a Joke By An Ex-Girlfriend -- But It Suits Them Perfectly

    Sure, Ryan Jaso may always wear black, but he has been managing electronic music artists for over four years now. He knows not only what kinds of threads his DJs look best in, but also what styles the fans who come to their shows love most. He took his rock-star sense of style and opened a store to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    Electric Daisy Carnival Lineup Revealed!

    Insomniac Events announced their highly anticipated line up for the 16th Annual Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas. CEO Pasquale Rotella announced today that more than 100 artists and 500 theatrical groups will be joining the 300,000 expected attendees, including a special performance by the Blue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2012

    Nicky Romero at Ten Nightclub, March 25, 2012

    ​Nicky Romero Ten NightclubMarch 25, 2012Coming straight from the Ultra Music Festival in Miami, Dutchman Nicky Romero acknowledged the crowd by saying, "If you missed Ultra, here is your chance to live it!" when he took over Ten Nightclub in Newport Beach. Romero has been a drummer since he was s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2011

    The 10 Worst Music Videos of 2011

    ​Every year, the MTV Video Music Awards give the best music videos of the year with a statuette. But personally, we think its way more fun to laugh at the stupid ones. So this year, for your amusement, Heard Mentality will recognize the worst music videos made in 2011 (gold statuettes are, unfortu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    Coachella DJ Josh Brooks Spinning at Detroit Bar Friday

    ​Turntable aficionados will be pleased to note that DJ PZB, a.k.a. Josh Brooks, will grace the stage at Detroit Bar Friday night as part of the club's weekly Static Fridays. For those of you grooving the night away under the desert sky at this year's Coachella, DJ PZB was featured on the Energy Fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    Escape From Wonderland at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino

    ​Escape From WonderlandOctober 29, 2011NOS Events Center If you came to the NOS Events Center looking for just another rave, you were in for a surprise. Insomniac's Inaugural self proclaimed "twisted sister," Escape From Wonderland, had carnival rides, haunted mazes and five massive stages featuri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    Kreayshawn Gets Nominated Best New Artist at the VMAs--and Other WTF Moments This Year

    ​I've never agreed with any award-giving body on who gets nominated or gets awards for best this or that, but this year's VMAs are akin to the year Milli Vanilli won Grammys over the Indigo Girls. (The fact that I date myself by remembering this hoopla means I'm really mystified by what's going on ... More >>