July 12, 1979 - The infamous "Disco Demolition" took place in Chicago's Comiskey Park. This stunt, blowing up a dumpster full of disco records, turned into a mass riot which resulted in many injuries and arrests. Organizers failed to recognize the appeal of the event, and were swarmed with as many as 80,000 people screaming and hurling their records!
Do you want to try some new music and not spend ANY money? I'm talking free, folks! Your tax dollars at work.
Yes, the Library has many CDs (22,085 titles today, to be exact) but that's not what I'm talking about right now. Bet you didn't know we had streaming music that you can listen to day or night and never leave your home. All you need is a Denver Public Library card, an Internet connection, and Adobe Flash Player 9 or higher (free).
Some musical artists do more than play music, they put on a show! Excelling in theatricality, these bands feature elaborate costumes and stage productions. Even on CD, their showmanship shines through.
GWAR - Perhaps the most visually arresting of all costumed bands, their politically charged performances often involve spraying the audience with various fluids.
KISS - With fire-breathing and pyrotechnics, KISS is a fiery force to be reckoned with.
Get ready for the Biennial of the Americas and take a musical tour of the Western Hemisphere. Among this varied selection of CDs, at least one of them is sure to awaken your soul or make you dance.
Welcome to Haitian Creole 101 by Wyclef Jean
This is a full-fledged Caribbean album that careens from style to style showcasing glints of everything from reggaeton to cumbia without ever succumbing to the confines of a single style. It's really an amazing listen, especially if you're at all attracted to Caribbean music. All Music Guide.
Wátina by Andy Palacio and the Garifuna Collective