Donna Summer

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    June 9, 2014

    Johnnyswim's First Album a Product of Love, Blood, and Sweat

    Amanda Sudano and Abner Ramirez are about to hit the ground running. The husband-and-wife team are home in Los Angeles for all of three hours, hustling to get laundry done in their Toluca Lake apartment, only hours before leaving for another tour stretch again. Such tribulations are nothing new fo ... More >>

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    February 6, 2014
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    September 26, 2013
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    January 3, 2013

    Here Are the Songs They Play at a Middle School Dance

    [Editor's note: The following post by Houston writer and ESL teacher Shea Serrano was named the best blog post of the year in the first-ever Voice Media Group music writing awards. Originally published by our sister blog, West Coast Sound at L.A. Weekly, it's a hilarious real-time account of an afte ... More >>

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    December 16, 2012

    Top Phoenix Music Stories of the Week

    The news waits for no one -- at least that's what we read somewhere -- so it's perfectly understandable that you, the reader, might have missed out on a musical tidbit, breaking news about your favorite venue, or one of our rants. So enjoy this digest-style sampling of some of our biggest stories f ... More >>

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    December 13, 2012

    Does the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Matter At All?

    So, hey, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame went ahead and announced their Class of 2013, which this time around, includes Rush, Public Enemy, Randy Newman and someone called the Disco Queen, Donna Summer. Those that were nominated, but didn't make the cut included Kraftwerk, Deep Purple, Joan Jett and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2012

    Marshstepper's Swamp Disco Hums Deep in the Desert Underground

    In this week's issue of Phoenix New Times, we profiled 10 new(ish) bands we expect to dominate Phoenix iPods and boomboxes this long, hot summer. We'll be focusing more deeply on those artists over the next couple of days on Up on the Sun. See the entire list: 10 Phoenix Bands You Should Be Listeni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2012

    R.I.P. Donna Summer; The Queen of Disco Succumbs to Cancer

    It's been a week of sad news: The auto world lost Carroll Shelby, Vidal Sassoon's passing shook up the fashion realm, and Mary Kennedy is once again stirring up rumors of the Kennedy curse. Today, the world of music has lost another great voice. Donna Summer, the Queen of Disco passed away this morn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2011

    Record Heat by Brad Dwyer

    ​My favorite moment of Herman Cain's "That's it, I'm out of here" speech was when quoted Donna Summers' "Power of One," a favorite "poem" of us, and coincidentally, the theme from Pokémon 2000. Brad Dwyer features another kids show in this week's installment of Record Heat, the much-loved Y ... More >>

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    May 12, 2011
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    December 14, 2010

    Alice Cooper Headed to Rock Hall of Fame

    Alice Cooper will be inducted to Rock's hall of fame.​Congratulations, Alice, you're headed to Cleveland.Alice Cooper, the shock rocker raised and residing in Phoenix (Detroit is also trying to claim him today) has been selected for enshrinement in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum on the ... More >>

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    September 28, 2010

    Alice Cooper Nominated to Join Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    ​Local boy Alice Cooper is up for induction into Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Better news yet, this year's field is so weak he appears to be a shoo-in.Actually, this year's list of 15 nominees is probably no weaker than last year when, somehow, ABBA was inducted into the rock and roll h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    Phoenix Symphony Taps Donna Summer for Big Fundraiser: You Cannot Afford to Go

    ​This year's big fundraiser for the Phoenix Symphony is going to be a little different. First, it's going to be in mid October instead of on New Year's Eve. Second, Donna Summer is the featured performer. Yes, the incomparable Donna Summer, known for such hits as "Love to Love You Baby," "Hot Stuf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    Lady Gaga After-Parties, Turntables & Tamales, Beach Fossils, and Wet and Wild Foam Fun

    The artist formerly known as Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta.Maybe it's the weather (or something in the water), but it seems like the most of the dang Valley has gone goo-goo for Lady Gaga. By our count, there are three different after-parties following tomorrow night's sold out concert a ... More >>

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    August 7, 2009

    DJ Dossier: mig50

    ​ There are countless reasons why folks move to the PHX: new jobs, lower cost of living, uh...hotter women. DJ mig50 came here because of the Shizz. The 26-year-old musician became a die-hard member of the local music discussion board while living in Missouri and decided to relocate to Phoeni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2009

    Disco Wreaks Havoc on 'Idol'

    Disco: It's the musical genre that just won't die. Along with cockroaches and Twinkies, I'm pretty sure it's the only form of music that would survive a nuclear holocaust. It's been the butt of many a joke since it fell out of vogue in the 80s, but somehow, it still manages to find a tiny place for ... More >>

  • Music

    November 6, 2008

    The Sea and Cake

    Car Alarm
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    July 3, 2008

    Underwater Getdown


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    June 19, 2008
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    March 27, 2008
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    March 27, 2008
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    March 3, 2005

    Richard "Humpty" Vission

    Wednesday is Humpty Day

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    September 26, 2002
  • Music

    November 1, 2001

    W.O.M.B. With a View

    With their wildly eclectic, kinetic music, the Warriors of Make Believe will make your paradigms pop

  • Music

    December 28, 2000

    Critical Mass 2000

    Our panel of writers offer up their takes on the top discs of Y2K

  • Music

    January 13, 2000

    The Award for Mediocrity, Again

    Yearning for civil unrest from any '99 Grammy nominee

  • Music

    November 18, 1999

    Accidental Genius

    Bomp! Records celebrates 25 years of personal and creative craziness

  • News

    July 8, 1999


    Cruising Central in the city of the dead

  • Music

    February 18, 1999

    Disco Infernal

    Rhino's new collection proves that you have no hope of getting disco in a box without leaving something out

  • Music

    January 21, 1999

    Universal Greed

    Seagram's merger invites a look into how the suits took record labels away from the true music enthusiasts

  • News

    February 13, 1997

    Impersonation Nation

    The Blues Brothers, Marilyn, The Killer, Ol' Blue Eyes, Der Bingle and The King himself! The "Legendary Superstars" revue takes a Las Vegas formula to Apache Junction and audiences are, well, doubled over.

  • Music

    January 16, 1997

    Knight Fever, Knight Fever

    The Boogie Knights in white polyester lit the fuse on a retro-disco craze that exploded in college towns across America. Tempe was ground zero.

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    October 26, 1995

    Aversion Vinyl

    Some of the weirdest and worst albums still to make their digital debuts

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    November 17, 1994
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