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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,
| 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.
| September 23, 2011
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
| 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
| June 10, 2011
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
| May 06, 2011
The Naked and Famous | Passive Me, Aggressive You
| April 29, 2011
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)
| 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)
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)
| October 22, 2010
John Heartsman | Music Of My Heart
John Heartsman's career had two modest peaks.
| January 22, 2010
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
| September 18, 2009
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...
| 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
| 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
| October 23, 2006
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
| June 14, 2006
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