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Thomas Dolby to tour the U.S. with his new time capsule

Thomas Dolby to tour the U.S. with his new time capsule

Thomas Dolby will be back in North America, coming shortly after a successful performance and lecture tour to support his latest album, A Map of the Floating City, This time, however, the techno synth-pop wizard will come with a new contraption: his own science fiction-inspired time capsule.

High tech video equipment dons the inside of the brass and chrome-plated trailer, which somewhat resembles the H. G. Wells and Jules Verne time machine models. It will be parked outside each of the 24 venues on Dolby’s new tour, which will run March 16 through April 17th, 2012.

Guests will be able to sit comfortably on hand-crafted leather chairs inside and record a video message to the future. The plan is to tape hundreds of these clips throughout the voyage to create a super-montage to be posted online. Dolby says the time capsule can be a positive look into history for whomever inhabits Earth in the distant future:

Our 2/24 show podcast edit is up

Our 2/24 show podcast edit is up

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The podcast edit for this week’s Revenge of the 80s Radio is up and available at the bottom of this post. This week, we w play two selections from The Plimsouls’ recently-released live album, Beach Town Confidential, a recording of a 1983 concert at The Golden Bear. We also play classics by Midge Ure, The Stranglers, Icehouse, Wall of Voodoo, Strawberry Switchblade, The Stems, Josie Cotton and more.

Punk legends Hugh Cornwell, Glen Matlock, kick off North America tour on 2/24

Punk legends Hugh Cornwell, Glen Matlock, kick off North America tour on 2/24

Two of punk rock’s early legends will begin a tour of North America on Friday, February 24th. Hugh Cornwell, original vocalist for The Stranglers and Glen Matlock, bassist for The Sex Pistols, will co-headline the concert series, which will run through March 17th.

Cornwell will be playing some of his acclaimed solo music and Stranglers classics; Matlock will perform  tracks from his latest album, Born Running, and some new material. The lineup also includes Clem Burke (Blondie) and Steve Fishman, who will be playing with both Cornwell and Matlock.

The Western Hemisphere swing starts up in Tucson, Arizona at Club Congress and winds down in Los Angeles. The official tour dates are:

  • Friday 24 Feb -* *Tucson, AZ Club Congress*
  • Saturday 25 Feb -* *Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom**
  • Monday 27 Feb – Denver, CO 3 Kings Tavern
Godfathers frontman threatens to leave

Godfathers frontman threatens to leave

With a new album in the works, the future of alt-rock’s The Godfathers is uncertain after co-founder and lead singer Peter Coyne threatened to leave today, citing tensions within the band.

Coyne today posted on Facebook his frustrations with

Our 2/17 show podcast edit is up

Our 2/17 show podcast edit is up

The podcast edit for out 2/17/12 Revenge of the 80s Radio show is up and available at the bottom of this post. This week, we play new music from Andy Prieboy and Debora Iyall, plus classics by The Plimsouls, The Motels, The Hoodoo Gurus, The Smiths, Men Without Hats and more.

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Our 2/10 show with Andy Prieboy is up

Our 2/10 show with Andy Prieboy is up

The podcast for our 2/10/12 Revenge of the 80s Radio show is up and available at the bottom of this post. This week, Andy Prieboy makes his fifth appearance on Revenge of the 80s Radio. We discuss his newest EP, Every Lady Gets a Song. Andy is also working on a new track, “The Death of New Wave,” which we talk abuot as well. Our conversation leads off the second hour of the show.

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We also play classic tracks by Hazel O’Connor, Icehouse, Berlin, King, Kid Creole & the Coconuts and more.

Paul Collins/Peter Case tour dates announced

Paul Collins/Peter Case tour dates announced

 

The Nerves co-founders Paul Collins and Peter Case tour dates are official. This comes after their initial announcement in November that the two would reunite to co-headline together this year.

Collins and Case will be accompanied by Timm Buechler on bass and drummer Amos Pitsch. They will perform classics from the bands they formed together, The Nerves and The Breakaways, as well as tracks from Collins’ Beat and Case’s Plimsouls.

While some venues have not yet been announced, here are the official Collins/Case tour dates and cities:

  • March 01 Iron Road Studios, Vancouver BC, CAN
  • March 02 The Funhouse, Seattle WA    
Music greats join Lagond School of Music for live webcast fundraiser

Music greats join Lagond School of Music for live webcast fundraiser

Charlie Lagond and Friends

Charlie Lagond and Friends

One of classic alternative music’s top brass men, Charlie Lagond, is celebrating a big milestone for his non-profit music school. Members of the band for which he led the horn section, Kid Creole and the Coconuts, and several other top musicians will be on hand to help celebrate the 10th year of his Lagond School of Music with special fundraising webcast.

The Lagond-a-Thon will run live on Friday night, February 10th, 7-11pm Eastern Time on the school’s website, Lagondmusic.org. It will also be available there on-demand after the air date. The show will feature several student performers from the school and appearances by August “Kid Creole” Darnell, Coati Mundi, Adriana Kaegi, George Benson, Bongo Eddie, Oz Noy, Will Lee and members of the Blues Brothers Band. Throughout the program, Mundi will interview several graduates, talking with them about how their lives were positively affected while attending the Lagond School of Music.

Because its curriculum focuses greatly on public performance and preparing enrollees to further their education, The Lagond School of Music has an extraordinary track record of success:

Our 2/3/12 show podcast edit is up

Our 2/3/12 show podcast edit is up

The podcast edit for our 2/3/12 Revenge of the 80s Radio show is up and available at the bottom of this post. This week, we play a new track from Andy Prieboy, who recently released his latest EP, Every Lady Gets a Song. Andy will be a guest on an upcoming show to talk abouot his new creations. We also play the new “Living On Video 2012″ from Trans-X.

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We also play classic tracks by Missing Persons, Japan, The Models, Talking Heads, The (Paul Collins) Beat, Mondo Rock and more.

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