September 2-4, 2011 -- For thousands of die-hard dance music fans, Labor Day Weekend in New York City means only one thing -- Electric Zoo! The city's annual electronic music festival once again took over Randall's Island for three days, letting beat masters like Afrojack, David Guetta, Boys Noize, Rusko, Skrillex, MSTRKRFT, 12th Planet, Diplo, and Chromeo (above) deliver marathon sets to the Zoo's neon-clad masses.
Artists dependent on tradition as muse and subject gamble on fate. Eventually the marketplace will deal — so they think. Well, Dwight Yoakam has won twice. After a hell of an '80s run, he spent the '90s in Hollywood and released distracted albums before 2003’s superb Population Me marked his return. The revelation was 2012’… More »