I was 8 years old in 1977, when Star Wars came out, and it was everything. Who could have foreseen that, at least for the girl half of us, the next year would hold such incredible treasures as Saturday Night Fever and Grease? Fever's soundtrack, mostly songs by The Bee Gees, dominated the airwaves for most of 1978, adding fuel to the "Death Before Disco" fire that raged in our rock and roll hearts. The image of a then-svelte John Travolta and a lit-up dance floor hit a lot of us where it counted, especially those of us who had yet to get to know our rock and roll hearts. Flash to the present time, and "Tragedy is the No. 1 Heavy Metal Tribute to The Bee Gees in the Tri-State Area, New England, the United Kingdom and eastern Pennsylvania." This is Tragedy's actual artist statement, so you know they are doing this with a healthy slab of humor. But still...really? See if they can take DFW as well, 10 p.m. Friday at House of Blues, 2200 N. Lamar St. Tickets ($8.50 to $13) are available at houseofblues.com. Call 214-978-BLUE.
Fri., Aug. 14, 10 p.m., 2009