Tuesday 22 Jul
 photo BO-Button1_zps13524083.jpg


OKG Newsletter

Topic: disco

Barry Manilow — 15 Minutes

A comprehensive overview of the 'Copacabana' hitmaker's latest


Stephen Carradini
A track-by-track exploration of Barry Manilow’s new album, “15 Minutes,” which drops Tuesday.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Do you do you do you do you wan-na dance?

With free, new tracks from The Rapture and M83, you oughta be set

While this speculation remains unconfirmed, the New York dance band’s sure to sell a bunch of albums this fall. Their fourth LP, “In the Grace of Your Love,” hits stores in September, courtesy of DFA Records.

The nearly 7-minute melodramatic disco banger “How Deep Is Your Love” is the album’s first single, and if it’s any indicator, “Grace” is going to absolutely slay the competition for album of the year.

Here’s why: The Rapture previously operated as a pretty stripped-down, manic, dance-punk band (see: 2003’s excellent “Echoes”) but “Deep” exhibits some aggressive sonic expansion. Included is a more earnest and theatrical lyrical arrangement as well as more nuanced use of keys and synths, where those were mostly used as solo instruments on previous Rapture records.

Somewhere, Justin Vernon’s beard trembles.

Anywho, M83 is another electro band slated for an ambitious fall release (a double-LP, in fact) that just so happens to have put out a terrific single to hype it.

Midnight City” starts off sounding the way MGMT did on their first record — dancey and psychedelic on an epic scale. I’ve got a feeling that the French electro-poppers will be highly sought-after on next summer’s festival schedule.—Matt Carney

by Matt Carney 07.21.2011 3 years ago
at 01:45 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Disco it

OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
Did you think I’d crumble? Did you think I’d lay down and die? If those defiant lyrics get your feet a-tapping, cruise on down to the Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N. Walker, for the Oklahoma City Philharmonic’s Disco Days and Boogie Nights. At 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jack Everly will conduct such ’70s smashes as “I Will Survive,” “American Pie” and “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Tickets are $25- $52. Call 842-5387 or visit okcphilharmonic.org.


Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Blues that rocks


Gazette staff
Butterfield was a Chicago bluesman and harmonica player who broke out with several albums in the late 1960s. Pryor still plays rockin’ blues across the state and often in our fair city. (Check his gigs at stevepryorband.net.) Other rockers nominated for this prestigious induction include .
Wednesday, November 6, 2013