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Disco

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2013

    Bee Gees: A Band of Brothers More Than Just White Suits and Disco Balls

    Bee Gees: The Biography By David Meyer Da Capo Press, 416 pp., $27.50 "The Bee Gees are everywhere and in everyone's heads, and still - outside their legion of diehard fans -- don't get the respect they deserve." This is the theory that author Meyer, who penned the well-regarded Gram Parsons bio T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2013

    Dance Music and DJ's: Meet the Pride Festival Performers

    It's officially Pride Weekend in Houston, which means it's time for some of the most fabulous parties, music, and dancing that will happen all year. It also means it's time for the Pride Festival, which will only be better thanks to the awesome folks at the Supreme Court and the whole, oh, obliterat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2013

    Five Disco Songs That Make Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" Blush

    Hey 2013. We need to talk. You've already produced a number of good albums, some even by new bands. But I've got a bone to pick with you, and it's about this new song by Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams. It's called "Get Lucky" and it's making waves with its disco revival sound that I'm guessin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2013

    The Disco Experiment: Why It Worked For Pink Floyd, But Not KISS

    In 1979, disco was all the rage. For all the kids who had never bothered to pay attention when their parents would talk about it, it was sort of like dubstep. It was ubiquitous on the radio and even rock bands were vying to get in on the action so they didn't get left behind in the new revolution. S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    The Cavern and the Top 10 Iconic Rock Clubs In History

    Last week back in 1957, the most famous rock club in England opened in Liverpool. There was absolutely no rock and roll on the bill that night. The Cavern Club was originally opened to mimic the cellar jazz bars that owner Alan Synter visited in Paris. There was a strict jazz-only policy in place ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2012

    For Once, the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Got It Right

    Despite being sick and hacking up more different colors of phlegm than there are Power Rangers, I needed to certify that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame wasn't completely mad for its incoming inductees. Rewind: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Set To Induct Rush, Heart, Donna Summer, and Public Enemy Y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    5 Bands That Thankfully Still Aren't Getting Back Together

    With all the bands reuniting these days, it's hard to say anything is forever in the world of music. Bands are even getting smart and putting themselves on "indefinite hiatus" rather than actually "breaking up." See, they're just going away for a while. A "break up" would be too much of a commitment ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2012

    Disco Sucks, Long Live Disco: Your Essential Disco Playlist

    Disco, that uniquely '70s, coke-laden, soulful, brash and flamboyant genre, was Public Enemy #1 for rockers and punks in the latter half of the Me Decade. Hippies and suburbanites cut their hair, stuffed their noses and took to the dance floors, tripping the light fantastic in their best polyester u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2012

    RIP Robin Gibb: 10 Essential Bee Gees Classics

    Bee Gees superstar Robin Gibb passed away Sunday afternoon after battling cancer and pneumonia, according to NPR News. He was 62. Gibb, alongside twin brother Maurice and older brother Barry, rocketed to global fame in the '70s as the Bee Gees became synonymous with disco. Three of the funkiest blu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2012

    Play It Again, Sam: 10 Artists & Comedians Signed To Casablanca Records

    Casablanca Records was a record company started by Neil Bogart -- no relation to the late legendary actor Humphrey Bogart, although Neil was a big Bogie enthusiast and admirer. In the 1970s, Casablanca Records was the go-to label for disco much like Death Row was the go-to place for gangsta rap in t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2012

    Robin Gibb Of The Bee Gees Falls Into Coma

    Robin Gibb, one-third of fraternal British/Australian '70s disco-pop superstars the Bee Gees, fell into a coma Friday night in a private London hospital, according to wire services. Reuters reports that Gibb, 62, is surrounded by his family. He was hospitalized for pneumonia earlier this earlier t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Some Girls: When Rock Met Disco And Disco Met Rock

    Rent money is for posers anyway. ​Tonight for one night only at the Houston Marq*E Stadium 23, Rolling Stones fans can finally catch The Rolling Stones: Some Girls Live In Texas, a 1978 concert from the band's Fort Worth stop. The tour came on the heels of the May 1978 release of the band's So ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    Mamma Mia! 10 Amazing Facts About ABBA

    Hells yeah, Benny, get after it dawg! ​Yeah, we know. The last few weeks, all of these facts blogs have been on cool, big-balled rock bands like the Doors, Queen, KISS and Led Zeppelin - your basic meat-and-potatos groups you get into from listening to too much classic-rock radio with your par ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    Cake, Buxton Confirmed For First-Ever BestFest

    ​Saucy rockers Cake and Houston's own alt-country insurgents Buxton are the first two acts confirmed for the inaugural Houston Press Best of HoustonĀ® BestFest, or "BestFest," the two-day festival scheduled for September 24 and 25 at the Midtown "superblock" between McGowen, Main, Travis and A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    Gloria Gaynor, Disco's Ultimate Survivor, Discusses That Song

    ​You know "I Will Survive." Everybody knows "I Will Survive." Aliens know "I Will Survive." Dogs know "I Will Survive." Dogs who are aliens know "I Will Survive." Gloria Gaynor's 1979 disco anthem, written by the same producers who wrote "Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel" and "Reunited," has l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    10 Albums We're Not Supposed To Like But Do

    ​In everyone's record collection there are junk-food albums, the ones that you feel bad for consuming but coat your ears with happy, because you have been conditioned by everyone else to either hate them or disown them. But when push comes to shove on that media player or stereo, the junk-food ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    Bee Gees' Comeback Is No Jive Talkin'

    ​The Bee Gees In Our Own Time Eagle Vision, 116 minutes, $14.98. When you think of musical "comebacks," perhaps the greatest one belongs to the Bee Gees. Think about it: In their mid-20s, the Manchester, England-born Brothers Gibb had already had success as children/teens in Australia (whence ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    Don Kirshner, Late-Night Rock TV Mogul, Dies At 76

    Don Kirshner, the music-business impresario responsible for hits by the Monkees and the Archies, as well as introducing scores of pre-MTV American youth to rock via his late-night network program Don Kirshner's Rock Concert, died Monday. Kirshner, a songwriter, producer and publisher, was 76 and ... More >>

  • Music

    June 10, 2010
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    August 6, 2009

    Jacuzzi Movies

    Web exclusive!

  • Calendar

    July 23, 2009

    Saturday Night Fever

    Web exclusive!

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    Tonight: Gloria Gaynor with the Houston Symphony

    Who knew one song would take Gloria Gaynor from Newark to the Jones Hall stage with the Houston Symphony? Yes, she's had other hits ("Never Can Say Goodbye" and "I Am Who I Am"), but it's "I Will Survive" that people most remember. And it's a sure thing that Gaynor's signature song will be the h ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 22, 2009

    Gloria Gaynor with the Houston Symphony Orchestra

    After 30 years, she’s still surviving

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2008
  • Calendar

    July 31, 2008

    Saturday Night Fever

    The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston brings back one of those movies people who aren’t film buffs consider classic.

  • Calendar

    September 20, 2007

    Mamma Mia!

    You can dance, you can jive, you can…you get the picture

  • Music

    July 26, 2007

    Death From Above 1979

    Disco Keeps On Keepin' On

  • Music

    April 5, 2007

    The Rosebuds

    Night of the Furies

  • Dining

    February 15, 2007

    Skyline Bar & Grill's

    Bannana Split Martini

  • Calendar

    March 17, 2005

    ABBA-cadabra

    See that girl, watch that scene: Mamma Mia! conjures up some disco magic

  • Calendar

    October 30, 2003

    Steel Strippin'

    New setting, new songs, same hook

  • Culture

    April 24, 2003

    Everybody Loves ABBA

    At least that's what the makers of Mamma Mia! are counting on

  • Film

    December 2, 1999

    Into the Line of Fire

    Swede Lasse Hallström steps into America's abortion controversy with The Cider House Rules

  • Music

    March 18, 1999
  • Film

    June 4, 1998

    Disco Daze Downer

    Dance-craze era bows out squeaky clean

  • Music

    May 11, 1995

    In Their Own Time

    How deep is your love for the Bee Gees?

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