For those of you unfamiliar with producer Patrick Cowley, he was kind of like the Bay Area equivalent to Giorgio Moroder. While Moroder is eternally attached to his work with Donna Summer, Cowley is forever linked to SF’s “Queen of Disco,” Sylvester. Show More Summary
New York electropop duo She’s The Queen presents us with their latest offering, a double A-side single of “Cold Heart” and “I Don’t Wanna Know.” Drawing on everything from Dreamwave to Disco to Dubstep, She’s The Queen have produced two intricately crafted songs that are ready to rock the summer. Today on Discobelle we’re happy to [...]
It's time for a new generation to meet Sylvester, the iconic disco queen, who died of AIDS 25 years ago. Thankfully there's a new album of greatest hits to help them do so. read more
Calling all party animals. The third of a series of debaucherous Sundays will take place this weekend, when Tiki Disco takes over the Knockdown Center in Queens on 6/23. Featuring DJ sets by Eli Escobar, Andy Pry and Lloydski -- plu...
Cher has never been one to shy away from ostentatious dressing, whether with her outfits (the lacier, racier the better) or costumey hair choices. Some of the disco queen's more memorable hair looks (outside of her iconic, jet-black locks) have included a beaded head dress, a white-feathered Vegas showgirl head ... More »
Dancing Queens, get dancing, an ABBA museum is opening in Stockholm. ABBA The Museum will open its doors in the Swedish capital on May 7. It covers the complete history of the disco group and will display their gold records, crazy '70s...Show More Summary
Scientists at UC Santa Cruz taught one of their resident sea lions (please note: they have resident sea lions those lucky bastards!) to keep the beat to music. Not only is it fun to jam along with Ronan, it's a pretty important finding because it challenges earlier evidence that only humans and parrots can get down with a funky beat. Plus, it's really adorable to watch. More »
If fan perceptions of your work differ wildly from your own reflections about the artist you are, I'm here to tell you that it's OK. And thank you. Thank you for writing about the music industry without complaining too much.
My next literary purchase will be Bedsit Disco Queen by Tracey Thorn – the singer of Everything But The Girl. The Telegraph carries a review. ‘Once upon a time, and quite out of the blue, when I was least expecting it, I had a huge worldwide hit single,” writes Tracey Thorn in Bedsit Disco Queen, [...]
Curls, boas and sequins galore!
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Late disco queen Donna Summer and hip hop pioneers Public Enemy headed a list of eight new inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation said on Tuesday.
Donna Summer is gonna be hot stuff in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The late disco queen and gay icon, who died in May, will be inducted as part of the Class of 2013. “We are overjoyed the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame has recognized Donna’s tremendous musical achievements,” a statement from [...]
The new class of inductees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have been announced and they include rockers, the Queen of Disco, a group of hip hop pioneers and a band whose fans have long been clamoring for the honor. In the performer category, Heart, Albert King, Randy Newman, Public Enemy, Rush and [...]
When that brief moment of pause hits as you’re about to push the “order” button on that sequined, sleeveless black jumpsuit, and you think to yourself, “Really, will I ever have a reason to wear this crazy contraption?!” — IGNORE IT. You just never know when you’ll get the urge to look like Blanche Marie [...]
You can dance You can jive having the time of your life Sea that girl livin’ marine, Beluga the dancing queen This underwater disco via Cutest Paw. Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Dolphins, Unusual animals
Nothing says you take your job seriously like dressing like a low-rent disco queen to report on a high-profile murder trial…. Continue reading » Follow Above the Law on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook. Tags: Courtroom of Style, Ewan Macdonald, Fashion, Fashion Victims Unit, Laura McQuillan, Media and Journalism, Murder, New Zealand, Scott Guy, Trials
Chris Lee on the startling double life of Googoosha, pop-star daughter of a Central Asian dictator.
I’m feeling mad love for this Boys Noize bootleg of Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love.” The track was originally released in 2006 on vinyl under the synonym 909DISCO but has been re-released to celebrate the Queen of Disco’s life and work...