Will Caiger-Smith

Remembering Things

The Spectacular Failure of the World's Only Hard Rock Theme Park

Hard Rock Park boasted rides themed around Led Zeppelin songs and acid trips, but it closed after just five months, amid the 2008 financial crisis. Ten years later, we visited the abandoned site to find out how it went off the rails.
Will Caiger-Smith
2.11.19
Thump

How Nightclubs Are Taking a Stand Against Sexual Harassment

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, the nightlife industry is talking about the ways they deal with misconduct on the dancefloor.
Will Caiger-Smith
1.25.18
Premieres

Sasha Is Still Capable of Dance Music Miracles

The DJ and producer is releasing recordings of live shows that turned his old hits into complex compositions—easy as turning water to wine.
Will Caiger-Smith
9.12.17
Features

The Hippie-Capitalist CEO Who Wants to Win a Nobel Prize With Sober Raves

Radha Agrawal's Daybreaker empire is trying to change the world, one early morning dance party at a time.
Will Caiger-Smith
9.5.17
thump news

Cityfox is Building a Digital Doorman for its Parties

The app, Visionnaire, is intended to foster a more “music-centric and respectful audience.”
Will Caiger-Smith
7.20.17
Features

Six Artists Tell You How to Quit Your Corporate Job and Pursue Music

TOKiMONSTA, Anthony Parasole, and more offer their tips on leaving a nine to five for the dancefloor.
Will Caiger-Smith
7.13.17
Features

The Story of NYC's Biggest Music Venue That Almost Never Happened

After a shaky start, Cityfox finally have the green-light to open the Brooklyn Mirage. But it took more than money to get there.
Anna Codrea-Rado
Will Caiger-Smith
4.11.17
Features

How New Scalping Technology Is Keeping You Out of Concerts

Increasingly sophisticated technology and a rigged system is making buying tickets to shows even more awful.
Will Caiger-Smith
6.9.16