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    Default How do you find EDM events?

    I just moved from San Francisco to Chicago, and know little about the EDM scene here. San Francisco has spoiled me with sfedm.com. I've been scouring facebook.com and going.com, and I now know of a few venues that I'll be checking out. Regardless, I figure this could be a good topic of conversation:

    Assuming you know nobody in a new city, how do you find EDM events?

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    You are braver than me!

    This and DJForums are a good place to start.

    Also, why don't you see the gig lists for your favourite DJs and find the places they are playing in Chicago?

    RA is good. They do a newsletter every Thursday called Local Mailer with stuff going on in your area.

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    Chalk one more for RA. I don't know how useful it is in the US of A but here, you can't not know about an event with a high profile lineup. Most definitely overshadows the smaller gigs thrown by/with locals though.
    It's gotta be a good starting point for a big town like Chicago.

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    tranceaddict.com/forums and go to the regional areas. This will have a party planner for the larger cities.
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    I used to think that EDM was an awful term because it meant nothing.
    How I realise that it's an awful term because it means everything.

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    edm is the preferable umbrella term over techno.

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    EDM the preferred name for what above techno?

    Techno is the lesser preferred name for what below EDM?
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    I know if I go to a 'techno' night and it's not actually techno or any or its myriad sub-genres I'd be annoyed.

    But if I go to an EDM night; what, precisely, am I going to be listening to?

    It just really bugs me that this is still the prevalent term in the city that was the crucible from which house emerged.
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    Besides from google/facebook/myspace searchs i suggest you go to a pub/bar near an University or High School and start asking for some cool places to listen EDM, drink and get ladies
    Be sure to have some cards with you to promote yourself to the right people
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    Quote Originally Posted by lethal_pizzle View Post
    I know if I go to a 'techno' night and it's not actually techno or any or its myriad sub-genres I'd be annoyed.

    But if I go to an EDM night; what, precisely, am I going to be listening to?

    It just really bugs me that this is still the prevalent term in the city that was the crucible from which house emerged.
    my point was techno is a word used by people who dont know better, and its used to refer to anything computer made. usually in a bad way.


    back on topic. feel free to start a new thread on the usage of the word(s) though
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