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Qmmunity: Today in Queer Austin History
How a little-known legal case may have shaped the LGBTQIA movement
"...Ordinance – specifically the hotel's (now long gone) Cabaret Disco's policy banning same-sex dancing. As I wrote to y'all..."

July 10, 2020 Column by Beth Sullivan

Qmmunity: Use Your Words Wisely
"...Disco Pride Digital Drag Show Joterias ATX and Papi Churro..."

June 19, 2020 Column by James Scott

Summer Fun Playlist: Release Shows TBA
"...and mature avant-pop – occasionally sweating on a progressive disco dance floor – could station Balmorhea's co-founder as Texas'..."

May 29, 2020 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Summer Fun Playlist: Call of the Void
"...Sex Pümp: Party punk gets disco fever with the eponymous entrance of these raucous live..."

May 29, 2020 Music Feature by Greg Stitt

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
What we’re playing
"...The melancholy razzle-dazzle of disco ball refraction "No Dancing" sashays a Fifties prom ache..."

May 29, 2020 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Qmmunity: From Harvey Milk to 2020’s Rainbow Wave
Plus Bizarre Stripper Burlesque and Cheer Ups Quarantikki Happy Hour
"...Quarantiki Hour Dance to a disco DJ set by Winona Grindr while a Cheer Ups..."

May 22, 2020 Column by Beth Sullivan

The Legacy of BT2 and Beyond
Owners recall 30-plus years in Austin gay bar business
"...sounds like a country bar, but it was a disco. It was 1979. It was incredible. Another one that..."

May 16, 2020 Qmmunity Post by Beth Sullivan

An Intergenerational Vision for the Austin Music Awards
AMA Director Nedda Tehrany wants everyone to see themselves in the show
"...She learned her love for music, especially disco, at home...."

March 6, 2020 Music Feature by Rachel Rascoe

At No Lights No Lycra, You Really Can Dance Like No One's Watching
Since this weekly sober dance party happens in the dark, you're free to move without worry over how you look
"...I spied plenty of workout clothes). Talking is highly discouraged, as are phones. There's only music and moving. And..."

Feb. 21, 2020 Arts Feature by Erica Lies

The Forgotten Era of Glitter Rock in Mid-70s Austin
The Austin Punk Chronicles, chapter two, part one: glam rock (1972-76)
"...as the inaugural Whole Foods, then became Cheapo Records. Disco lighting an enormous dance floor with a stage as..."

Jan. 17, 2020 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

Faster Than Sound: Peacemakers Cap a Decade at Evangeline Cafe
Evangeline Cafe keeps rolling out South Austin roots, the Coconut Club brings dance and DJs Downtown, and the newly improved Austin Music Poll drops
"...away and talk," explains Almaraz, who DJs with Compact Disco Crew. "We wanted to make sure you can escape."..."

Jan. 3, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Wayne Alan Brenner's 10 Favorite Arts-Related Things of 2019
Kinetic performances and galleries mounting great show after great show kept the year exciting
"...their twinned keyboard calisthenics and voice modulations abetted by disco-celebrating costumes, lights, and dancers, now moving through a video..."

Dec. 20, 2019 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Faster Than Sound: Austin Music Video Festival Reaches 5
Local DIY videos mingle with the big leagues, Austin Music Commission forecasts 2020, and Federico Pacheco leads KOOP into its next quarter-century
"...a punchier, internet-styled spirit. That equates to a Silent Disco Pajama Party, and the co-founders' supreme excitement over debuting..."

Dec. 6, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Frozen II
Back to Arendelle, but has the story grown up with the audience?
"...Is Found” to Kacey Musgraves, while Panic! at the Disco tackles “Into the Unknown” with theatre geek abandon.)..."

Nov. 22, 2019 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Ed Ward Unleashes His Second Volume on The History of Rock & Roll
First-generation rock critic visits Teen Pan Alley
"...There, phlegmatic publisher Jann Wen­ner advised discouraging some pest mailing in five to 10 record reviews..."

Nov. 22, 2019 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

People, Not the Place, Make This Festival a Utopia
UtopiaFest's triumvirate of land, music, and people takes shape
"...features will be: a geodesic dome here, a silent disco there, tents everywhere. The disc golf course sits yonder..."

Nov. 15, 2019 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

SXSW Music Rolls Out Second Artist List
Wire, Jucee Froot, plus 207 real acts and one Hollywood contrivance
"...Walt Disco (Glasgow, Scotland)..."

Nov. 13, 2019 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Levitation Live Shot: Angel Olsen, Devendra Banhart, Vagabon
Opening night triple bill of song enchanters brings the weather
"...Shalom.” People cleared space with their elbows for the disco-inflected, tubby bass of “Fig in Leather,” on which Banhart..."

Nov. 8, 2019 Music Post by Abby Johnston

Allah-Las
"...Correia's tight skitter on drums. "Roco Ono" slow burns disco that grows into a foreverlasting pseudo R&B/soul bridge that..."

Nov. 8, 2019 Music Review by Kahron Spearman

ACL Live Review: Robyn
Everybody dance now
"...pop star Robin Miriam Carlsson, 40, materialized as a disco queen bathed in love and heartache on Sunday night...."

Oct. 14, 2019 Music Post by Christina Garcia

ACL Live Review: Flamingosis
Omnidirectional aspects of soulful stereophonic music
"...sped through slow drives fueled by R&B, funk, soul, disco, and anything groovy. With urgency and leisure, he crammed..."

Oct. 12, 2019 Music Post by Rick Weaver

Qmmunity: The Fight for Queers’ Title VII Rights in SCOTUS’ hands
Plus GayCL returns and local stylists host benefit for Cheer Ups’ Maggie Lea
"...all the way from Brooklyn – Sateen, a queer nu-disco duo that'll make you sweat glitter. Warm up with..."

Oct. 11, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

Must-See Saturday Acts at ACL Music Festival
Including a handful of weekend-two exclusives
"...Fondo de Mí" gradually builds with Oldfield bells, stiff disco guitar strums, and a pitch-shifted choir. – Rick Weaver..."

Oct. 11, 2019 Music Feature

ACL Live Review: Kacey Musgraves
Texan crossover commands her masses
"...31-year-old from Golden remains a down-home girl. For the disco twang venture finale of “High Horse,” she winked at..."

Oct. 7, 2019 Music Post by Elise Barbin

ACL Live Review: Tame Impala
Aussies go up against GNR with cracked cerebral maelstroms
"...opener “Let It Happen” rode like a Daft Punk psych-disco epic. Parker’s riffs recoiled into hard funk slabs, while..."

Oct. 5, 2019 Music Post by Alejandra Ramirez

Shura
"...British songwriter eases up on synth-pop urgency for spirited disco and cinematic instrumental moments. Single "Religion (U Can Lay..."

Oct. 4, 2019 Music Feature by Rachel Rascoe

Faster Than Sound: ACL Fest’s Recipe for Success
Essential ingredients for a modern edition of our city’s largest music festival
"...In 2017, the fest debuted the headphone-distributing Silent Disco concept, which now holds court all three nights under..."

Oct. 4, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Cage the Elephant Gores Austin City Limits
Kentucky crew’s debut taping Friday proves their universality
"...The disco-ish “Ready to Let Go” found the band rising up..."

Sept. 29, 2019 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Lou Rebecca Album Review
Restless (Holodeck)
"...own soft, gossamer voice. Drawing on her country's native disco ("Break It Apart"), the chanteuse also reflects Italo's popularity...."

Sept. 20, 2019 Music Feature by Christina Garcia

Parisian Chanteuse Lou Rebecca Is the Complete Pop Package
Personas, dance, fashion, and Holodeck-ian synth transform into the electro crooner
"...album elegantly dives deeper into spunky synth tones, dark disco moods, and ambient textures. With Mills now in L.A.,..."

Sept. 20, 2019 Music Feature by Rachel Rascoe

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