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This Ain't No Disco! Date

Bleicher/Golightly Gallery
1431 Ocean Avenue
Santa Monica, CA
United States

Event Description


June 24's This Ain't No Disco! showcase will present the game-changing music and artists that made 1977-1979 one of the most eclectic and influential moments in popular music history.

Think of all the things that were happening:

  • Punk's tumultuous rise and fall ... driven by acts like the Sex Pistols, The Ramones, The Clash, The Damned and The Jam
  • A Disco craze culminates with all-time best seller Saturday Night Fever ... followed in 1979 by a violent anti-disco backlash
  • Post-punk and new wave breaks with artists like Gary Numan, Blondie, Devo, Talking Heads, The Cars
  • Groundbreaking metal and hard rock bands emerge: AC/DC, Van Halen, Motorhead, Iron Maiden, Thin Lizzy Game changers and genre-benders like The B-52's, Elvis Costello, The Police become mainstream
  • Nick Drake and the Bad Seeds, Joy Division, Bauhaus and others lay the seeds for Goth Rock
  • The Sugarhill Gang releases "Rapper's Delight," the first hip-hop track to reach the top 40
  • Pop radio churns hits by the Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Billy Joel, Elton John, Peter Frampton and James Taylor

Join us on a "strange trip" through the late 70s to find out what made this pre-MTV period so creative, impactful and important. We'll go beyond the seminal artists and influences to delve into unknown gems, baby bands, B-sides and other goodies. This showcase will feature a recreation of late 70s record store, one of the primary forces in breaking these new bands. With surprise guests, unique presentations and complementary boutique wine and hors d'oeuvres. Plus limited-edition art created specifically for this event available for purchase that night only!

Beyond the showcases, attendees get a free music bundle courtesy of RapidShare, which includes dozens of tracks -- all unreleased and clearance-ready. Attendees will also get a free copy This Ain't No Disco! handbook with comprehensive music licensing information, industry contacts and resources, a chance to win valuable raffle prizes and more.

This event is a MUST for anyone with an interest in adventurous scoring and placement for film, TV, video games, web content and apps.

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