Lovebox presents Nile Rodgers and Chic at The Forum
Until Sat Jun 15
Not yet rated
Time Out says
Tue May 21 2013
Decades before he became best buds with Daft Punk, Nile Rodgers was teasing out seminal funk riffs with Chic, a disco-pop band that paved the way with infectious hits like 'Le Freak'. Here's your chance to catch the whole band live, fronted by the charismatic Rodgers. They're still on excellent form, despite the loss of bassist Bernard Edwards years ago, and can be relied up to pump out non-stop hits including 'Good Times', 'I Want Your Love', and maybe versions of some of the Bowie, Madonna and Sister Sledge hits Rodgers worked on in the ’80s. Awesome – but there's also much more musical gold to be had here, including a rare DJ set from Nicky Siano, a key figure in the ’70s NYC disco movement. He owned at DJ'd at The Gallery, a club which inspired legendary, and often debauched, clubs like Studio 54, at which Siano became a resident. Repping the modern day is the formidable team of Seth Troxler (playing a special disco set), Detroit ledge Derrick Carter and acid house pioneer DJ Pierre. Huge scenes at The Forum tonight, and the perfect opportunity to hear why disco is currently king once again.