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Justice | Audio, Video, Disco

It takes only a second into "Horsepower," the gurgling, raging first track on Justice's second full-length, to realize these nutso French geniuses are operating on another electronic plane: a kingdom ruled by distorted synth-bass and overblown rhythms,
Elektra/WEA (2011)
By RYAN REED  |  October 28, 2011

Twin Sister | In Heaven

It's one of 2011's finest pop records: 10 tracks of dreamy, weirdo hi-fi pop that grooves, sparkles, and hums with clipped beats and smooth drums.
Domino (2011)
By LIZ PELLY  |  September 23, 2011
Jessica 6 - 'See the Light'

Jessica 6 | See the Light

There is an odd paradox in the modern Western way of appreciating music-as-art: musical pieces that get enshrined on top of the pillar of "art" tend to be those with little-to-no practical utility. Thus, no genre is treated quite as disposably as dance
Peacefrog (2011)
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  June 10, 2011

Photos: Breast Cancer Survivors' Disco Nights Dance at Platforms

Breast Cancer survivors meet at Platforms for the Disco Nights Dance party on June 18, 2011.
Pre-Concert Photo Shoot | June 18, 2011
By LISA BRUNO  |  June 10, 2011
live review of Kylie Minogue at Agganis Arena in Boston

Kylie Minogue brings her long-running disco to Agganis Areana

Most talk in America regarding Kylie Minogue surrounds the mystery of her lack of popularity here: while the rest of the world regards the pint-sized Aussie pop diva as a multiplatinum stadium-filler, here she is little more than an import-only dance que
Live review: In ‘Motion
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  May 06, 2011
nakedfamous list

The Naked and Famous | Passive Me, Aggressive You

Republic (2011)
Republic (2011)
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  April 29, 2011

Yelle list

Yelle | Safari Disco Club

In the four years since French electro queen Yelle released her debut, Pop Up, a gaggle of comparable female dance-pop characters — from Gaga to La Roux to Robyn — have made their way into the spotlight.
Barclay Records (2011)
By CARRIE BATTAN  |  April 01, 2011

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Remember when disco was cool again? The year was 2007, and indie kids took to the revival as a flamboyant soundtrack to their flamboyant dance nights.
Moshi Moshi Records (2011)
By Michael C. Walsh  |  February 05, 2011

The Hundred in the Hands | The Hundred in the Hands

Eye-rolling hipsterdom may have reached new heights with Brooklyn boy/girl duo the Hundred in the Hands, who lifted their moniker from the Fetterman Massacre of 1866.
Warp Records (2010)
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  October 22, 2010

John Heartsman | Music Of My Heart

John Heartsman's career had two modest peaks.
Jazzman (2010)
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  January 22, 2010

Disco ball

C-dust pinch-hits for fairy dust in The Donkey Show , Diane Paulus & Randy Weiner's disco-set riff on A Midsummer Night's Dream . Forget the juice of "a little western flower" with which fairy king Oberon and hench-sprite Puck mix up the libidos o
The Donkey Show gets its kicks at the ART
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 18, 2009

Separated at birth?

Separated at birth?

In researching Clay Buchholz' 9,000 necklaces for this morning's show, I came across a picture of Clay that reminded me of another image from my...
By Ian Donnis  |  August 13, 2008

Gay old time

Many people take for granted that the divide between gay culture and mainstream culture is as thin as the latex of an expensive condom.
Ten moments when the mainstream assimilated gay culture and made it its own
By MICHAEL BRONSKI  |  May 30, 2007

Hints of Halloween

I’ve always thought of the Scissor Sisters as the best UK band to come out of the States, a sort of Frankie Goes to Hollywood with better songs and a broader musical palette that embraces everything from Pink Floydian textural excursions to Ziggy Stardus
Scissor Sisters, Orpheum Theatre, October 22
By MATT ASHARE  |  October 23, 2006

Confuzed Disco

This two-CD reissue of Italian disco tracks from 1978 to 1982 has sharply electronic, sound-effected, atmospheric music full of speeded-up funk and slowed-down soul.
A Retrospective of Italian Records | IRMA import
By MICHAEL FREEDBURG  |  June 14, 2006