Band: Kool & The Gang
Date: Friday, Jan. 15, at 8 p.m.
Venue: Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, 875 Beach Blvd. (Biloxi), www.beaurivage.com
Tickets: Starting at $29.95, available through Ticketmaster
Many still hold fond memories of the disco era’s glory days. Disco fans crossed dance floors illuminated with electric light as bands pumped out a mix of pop, rhythm and blues, and funk. Kool & The Gang provided the soundtrack to many a wild time during the ‘70s. Fun grooves such as “Hollywood Swinging,” “Celebration” and “Jungle Boogie” reverberated across the radio waves and in the dance clubs.
As the decades passed, a new generation became obsessed with the band. A legion of hip-hop artists pulled inspiration and samples from their music to create contemporary music.
Over the decades, Kool & The Gang’s reputation has not faded. The group still tours extensively and has appeared on television shows such as “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” and “Dancing with the Stars.” In 2006, they released a new album called “Steppin’ into Love” and followed it with the seasonal album “Kool for the Holidays.” Their performance at Beau Rivage should be a disco flashback for any fan of the genre.