This week is an encore show where we devote Hour 2 to the great horn sections and horn players of the classic alternative era with tracks from Dexy’s Midnight Runners, Fishbone, Oingo Boingo, Kid Creole & the Coconuts, The Specials, The Blasters and many more great hornmeisters.
Maggie Connell of The Heaters is our guest. The Heaters were one of the LA New Wave scene’s hottest live acts of the late 70s. Led by Maggie Connell, Missy Connell and Mercy Bermudez, the band forged their own sound amid the ascension of the new genre in southern California: a mix of 60s soul, the early girl groups and punk. The Heaters will release the tracks they recorded in 1983 in a few different locations (not in big studios) in a compilation titled: American Dreams: the Portastudio Recordings.
Our week of 8-5 podcast/syndication edit with Peter Godwin is up. One of the early new wave innovators, Godwin co-founded Metro before going solo. His classic tracks include “Images of Heaven,” “The Art of Love” and “Criminal World,” the latter of which he wrote with Metro and was covered by David Bowie.
During Hour 2, we play music from German New Wavers of the 80s, many of them part of the Neuve Deutshe Welle movement, featuring tracks from Nena, Trio, The Spider Murphy Gang, Spliff, Hubert Kah, Alphaville and many more.
We catch up with Donna Destri in New York City as her new single, “Man Without a Name” is now out.
We play new music from Dexy’s and Shonen Knife, plus classics by Squeeze, Taco, Hong Kong Syndicat, The Hoodoo Gurus, Modern English and many more
Do you remember the house band in the bar from the movie “Pretty In Pink?” They were recording artists (as well as A&M Records mail room employees) The Rave-Ups. The group’s frontman, Jimmer Podrasky, is our guest this week on Revenge of the 80s Radio.
Kim Shattuck of The Pandoras and The Muffs (and many other bands, including a stint with The Pixies) is our featured guest.
This week, we run an encore broadcast with Big Jim Paterson, best known as the trombonist for Dexy’s/Dexy’s Midnight Runners and Sandra Paterson on the JP Collective
Our week of 6-17 show podcast/syndication edit is up. This week,we play a new track from Plan B, plus classics from Nash the Slash, Mondo Rock, XTC, Marshall Crenshaw, The Blasters, Doug & the Slugs and many more.
We catch up with Vivien Goldman before a performance of Cherchez La Femme the Musical at the La MaMa Theater in New York. We discuss how the show is going and it’s potential future. Also, fans can watch a live stream of Cherchez La Femme on June 12 on Howlround.tv
This week, we are running an encore broadcast of our interview with Murray Grindlay, best known as “Monte Video” through his intern“Shoop-Shoop Diddy-Wop Cumma-Cumma Wang-Dang” and as lead singer of the classic 60s band, The Underdogs.
Steven Jones and Logan Sky are back with us. The duo present their new EP, Maria, and discuss it with Chris
August Darnell’s dream of writing and producing a musical is now a reality as Cherchez La Femme opens tonight to a sold-out crowd at La MaMa Theater in New York City.
We play new tracks from Dexy’s and Shonen Knife plus classics by The Coconuts, The Saints, Pseudo Echo, Blotto, The Tom Tom Club and mor
This week, we play new tracks from Willie Nile and PIL plus classics by The Little Girls, Mondo Rock, The Fabulous Poodles, Mondo Rock, Kid Creole & the Coconuts, Trio and more
Robbie Grey of Modern English is our guest. Modern English is getting ready to release a new album
The Delfonics spanned several decades, including the 1980s, and our guest this week is the co-founder, songwriter, leader and singer of the band, William Hart.
Vivien Goldman, artist, music journalist, singer, author and NYU Professor will be with us once again on Revenge of the 80s Radio. Vivien and August Darnell co-wrote the musical “Cherchez La Femme,” which will play at the La Mama Theater in Manhattan late May-early June.
We talk with Amanda Lloyd and Tanya Harrington about a special Blitz Club remembrance event set to take place on October 8th, 2016 at the Grand Pavillion in Porthcawl
This week, we will air an encore interview with Andy Prieboy, who will be performing on April 17th at the Echoplex in LA.
Clive Farrington of When In Rome has a cunning plan and talks about it on Revenge of the 80s Radio. Farrington is working on a new TV show: EDM-TV
This week on Revenge of the 80s Radio, we play music from X, Limahl, Brian Setzer, The Cowboy Junkies and more.
ave Wakeling joins host Chris Cordani on the next Revenge of the 80s Radio to discuss the English Beat’s upcoming new album, Here We Go, Love.
Our St. Patrick’s Day special is up. Hour 2 will be dedicated to great Irish classic alternative artists with music from The Pogues, Cry Before Dawn, The Boomtown Rats, Hothouse Flowers and many more.
Naoko Yamano will talk with host Chris Cordani on the next Revenge of the 80s Radio. Naoko introduces Shonen Knife’s upcoming new album, Adventure (scheduled for release outside of Japan on April 1),
This week on Revenge of the 80s, we will play new music from Squeeze and Andy Prieboy plus classics by Paul King, Mondo Rock, The Divinyls, The Lightning Seeds, Nikki & The Corvettes, Blancmange and many more great classic alternative artistss.
Willie Nile is our guest this week. His new album, “World War Willie,” will be released on April 1, 2016.
This week on Revenge of the 80s, we devote Hour 2 to the great horn sections and horn players of the classic alternative era with tracks from Dexy’s Midnight Runners, Fishbone, Oingo Boingo, Kid Creole & the Coconuts, The Specials, The Blasters and many more great hornmeisters.
Dogs, Cats and (yes) Chickens were dressed in the finest 80s-style fashions at this year’s New York Pet Fashion Show