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, Motörhead, 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.
Time: 6-9pm Sunday, June 24
Location: Bleicher/Golightly Gallery, 1431 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401