For the first time in 17 years, Adam Ant will perform live west of the Atlantic Ocean as he starts his 2012 North American tour on September 13th.

      Friends of Kirsty MacColl will hold a special memorial concert on October 10th in honor of her tragic untimely death ten years ago. Artists performing include Shane McGowan, Billy Bragg, Kim Wilde, Jamie Corr and Allison Moyet. The show will take place at the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire in London

        Once again, Dave Wakeling is out front in a major humanitarian cause: The English Beat will play two major Haiti Earthquake Relief benefit concerts this week

          Tonight, we will play those classic club and college party favorites of the era through the entire second hour of the show.

            This week’s Halloween special podcast is up and available at the bottom of this post. We feature two full hours of Halloween music from classic alternative artists.

              Revenge of the 80s Radio welcomes new affiliate Seymour FM in Seymour, Victoria, Australia.

                While I am on a short break in Virginia, Revenge of the 80s will re-broadcast our show featuring a conversation with Robin Lane.

                  Martha Davis of The Motels is our guest on the next Revenge of the 80s Radio. We will talk about her career from the first Motels band through the newer formation, the lineup changes, Davis’ solo work and all-new Motels band.

                    This week’s Revenge of the 80s will take a geographical turn: we feature classic alternative music from the 80s about cities, countries, locations and other points of interest around the world — real and fictional.

                      A review of Regeneration Tour 2009’s New York City concert at the Fillmore Theater is available on the Revenge of the 80s Radio website.

                        Regeneration Tour 2009 kicks off June 17th at the House of Blues in Boston. This year’s tour features Terri Nunn & Berlin (most dates), ABC, Wang Chung, Cutting Crew and Missing Persons (some dates).

                          ABC’s Martin Fry will appear on the next Revenge of the 80s Radio show as he gets ready to perform with the Regeneration Tour for a second straight year.

                            Tonight’s Revenge of the 80s Radio show will feature classic cover songs from the era. Among the classic covers we will feature are performances by Trio, Laibach, Strawberry Switchblade, The Little Girls, The Fine Young Cannibals and Blondie.

                              Due to some financial considerations, Heaven 17 will not be on this year’s Regeneration Tour, according event organizers. The band was to have been included in a lineup featuring Terri Nunn and Berlin, ABC, Cutting Crew and Wang Chung (with Missing Persons for some shows)

                                The second hour of this week’s Revenge of the 80s Radio will be another Classic Alternative Dance Party with club hits from Yaz, Falco, Dominatrix and more.
                                Artists featured in the first hour include REM, Jason and the Scorchers, Wall of Voodoo and Boomerang.

                                  Much has been made of recent comments by Monty Python funnyman John Cleese about British comedy. The international star went on record saying that comedy in the old country has generally not been funny since the 1980s. While fans of “The Office” and several other relatively newer comedies might scoff at that (one actor/comedian, Martin Clines, went as far as saying that Clesse himself has not been funny since then), there is a plethora of substance to what the man who played the legendary character “Basil Fawlty” said.

                                    Tonight’s Revenge of the 80s Radio will feature classic alternative tracks from Strawaberry Switchblade, Altered Images, INXS and REM as well as some deeper cuts from Kate Bush, The Flirts and Mojo Nixon

                                      This week, we featured classic alternative tracks from Dexy’s Midnight Runners, Tuxedomoon, REM and The Clash with deeper cuts from Falco, Laibach and Men Without Hats

                                        Gerald V, Casale tells Heeb magazine about the cocaine party atmosphere on the set of a “Square Pegs” episode Devo performed in.

                                          Tonight’s Revenge of the 80s features a conversation with Sally Kellerman, who is best known to 80s fans as Rodney Dangerfield’s love interest and English Professor in the movie “Back to School.” She is most well-known to everyone else as Major Margaret Houlihan in the MASH movie, as well as for several other movie roles, TV appearances and voiceovers.

                                            Revenge of the 80s is happy to announce it has been added to the schedule for “The Volt” — a new internet radio station based in Ontario, Canada

                                              Not long after the success of the band’s February CD and DVD releases, Ultravox is touring Great Britain together for the first time since Live Aid in 1985.

                                                This week, in honor of April Fool’s Day, our entire second hour pays homage to some of the best comedy tracks of the 1980s, including classics from Bad News, Neil, Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper, The Frantics and Julie Brown

                                                  Terri Nunn and Berlin are recording a special April 4th concert at the House of Blues Sunset in West Hollywood, California. The show will be recorded for their upcoming live CD/DVD package due out in June, according to the Official Berlin Website

                                                    On tonight’s Revenge of the 80s Radio show we will, as always, play some of your favorite Classic Alternative tracks from the 1980s. Among the special features is a track from “The Office” creator Ricky Gervais’ band, Seona Dancing.

                                                      I am reminded of one after receiving an e-mail news clipping from the great photographer Stan Shaffer and recently watching a short marathon of “The Office” on cable television channel TBS: the show’s creator, Ricky Gervais, might have had enough success in music if things fell right for him that we may never have been able to enjoy his comic genius.

                                                        For this week’s show, we mix in a bit more new music from artists of the 1980s with the alternative classics. We feature new creations from Adriana Kaegi, Gorevette (Nikki Corvette’s band), Louise Robey, Martin Fry, Andy Prieboy and Stan Ridgway

                                                          For tonight’s Revenge of the 80s Radio Show, we will not only feature classic alternative tracks from the 80s, we will play a bit more than usual of some of the artists’ newer music.
                                                          We will feature new music from Andy Prieboy, Stan Ridgway, Adriana Kaegi (whose TAG album will be out soon), Louise Robey, Martin Fry and ABC (from last year’s Traffic album) and Nikki Corvette’s band Gorevette as well as some other post-80s work from the era’s great performers.

                                                            Major dates on the Regeneration Tour 2009 are set with more expected to be confirmed soon according to concert promoters Red Entertainment on the Tour’s Official Website.
                                                            The lineup features ABC, Cutting Crew, Wang Chung and Heaven 17. Berlin featuring Terri Nunn will play at several of the locations as well.

                                                              Our guest is Adriana Kaegi, the original “Mama Coconut” of the influential band Kid Creole and the Coconuts. Adriana is a woman of many talents: singer, choreographer, designer, businessperson and internet pioneer are among her credits. She will soon release her solo album, TAG (from which we premiere a track) and she has recently completed a video documentary about her experiences with the band she helped establish entitled “Kid Creole and My Coconuts.”

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