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A look back at Ray Manzarek, Digable Planets' reissue, "Dumb Disco Ideas" and more in our weekly music recap

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers: Into The Great Wide Open Opening their five-night residency at NYC’s Beacon Theater with a cover of The Byrds’ “So You Want to Be a Rock ‘n’ Roll Star,” Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers set the tone for an ensuing trip down memory lane, with Petty digging deep into their archive. The rock legend waxed poetic about overlooked tracks while …

Disco Angola

Stan Douglas's recent photographic work features dancers and refugees

Opening his 11th solo show at the David Zwirner Gallery in New York City, photographer Stan Douglas has once again assumed the persona of fictional photographer. His last show at Zwirner, Midcentury Studio, comprised a series of mock press photographs documenting the post-war period. For Disco Angola, Douglas is playing the role of a ’70s photojournalist in New York’s disco scene and the recently liberated …

Static On The Wire

DFA protégé Holy Ghost drops a debut EP of electro magic

After three years of anticipation, DFA’s Holy Ghost delivers a set of nu-disco classics with their debut EP, Static On The Wire. Dropping today, 18 May 2010, its slick, retro stylings go beyond the surface, capturing the dance-floor grandeur of Giorgio Moroder and Bobby O with “Say My Name” and “I Will Come Back.” Nick Millhiser and Alex Frankel established their name as deejays and …