Two iconic bands of the new wave era will co-headline a tour together. Blondie and Devo will play 13 dates for their “Whip It to Shreds” concert series in September.
Longtime alt-rocker Paul Weller is celebrating Sir Paul McCartney’s 70th birthday by releasing a special tribute a cover of the Beatles’ classic, “Birthday.”
Months after completing their first North American tour in over 20 years, Men Without Hats releases their first full album in nine years, Love in the Age of War.
This week, The Love Goddess, Judy Tenuta, will be our guest. Judy has a new book, Full Frontal Tenudity ( available on iTunes),
A master of the avant garde, Pascal Languirand brought his unusual brand of music to the mainstream in 1983 with “Living on Video” two years after writing it. Little did he know it would become a new wave dance classic
Zadeh, who grew up in the 80s, developed her vocal style from years of listening to singers who influenced her, like Debbie Harry, Tony Hadley and Simon LeBon. In a recent interview on Revenge of the 80s Radio, The Californian singer says she fell in love with early 80s-era new wave
On Thursday, May 17, 2012, Adriana Kaegi (Dear Addy Digital Media, Kid Creole and the Coconuts) co-hosted Money Matters with me as I filled in as a guest host
This week, Maryam Zadeh, the current Tapps lead singer, is our guest. PLUS, our list of the Top 11 Horn/Sax solos of the 1980s
The recent passing of Men At Work’s Greg Ham, who was well-known for his woodwinds work on some of the band’s biggest hits, inspired me to look back into the classic alternative era for its eleven most memorable sax and horn solos:
This week, Pascal Languirand of Trans-X is our guest. Trans-X will release their upcoming new album, Hi-NRG, on May 21. Also, a music block tribute to Greg Ham.
Canadian new wavers Men Without Hats and Trans-X are set to release new albums in May.
With several albums and hit songs under his belt, The Beat founder Paul Collins remembers how important the local record store was and still is to our culture and to musicians. Collins and The Beat headlined a lineup of local rockers at Greenwich Village’s landmark Generation Records to show support as part of National Independent Record Store Day.
Nikki Corvette talks about her new solo tracks (of which we presented the World Radio Premiere), “I’m Stronger” and “Hot Sun.”
Among the various woodwind solos Ham will always be remembered for are the sax interlude from “Who Can It Be Now?” and the flute melody in “Down Under.”
Paul Collins, “The King of Power Pop,” will headline an all-day Record Store Day event at Generation Records on Thompson Street in New York City on Saturday, April 21. It will be the fourth annual celebration of independent record stores at the Greenwich Vilage landmark.
Only Nikki Corvette can get people up and dancing to a song about dealing with people of the despicable sort. The power-punk queen proves that once again with “I’m Stronger,” the lead track to her first solo release since 2006, which is set to be available worldwide on April 14th.
The Museum of Modern Art is presenting a special time-based artist exhibit, honoring the early electronic avant garde music pioneers Kraftwerk.
This week, we have a conversation with Camper Van Beethoven co-founder Jonathan Segel, who recently released his 14th solo album, All Attractions.
This week, we have a conversation with Limahl, who recently released his new single, “1983.”
As innovative as Thomas Dolby was in the 1980s, his visionary edge to music and presentation continues to impress as the synth-whiz brings his latest imaginative concoction, a time capsule, on his current U.S. tour.
With fans eagerly awaiting the band’s upcoming Love in the Age of War album later this year, Men Without Hats offers a taste with a new mix of their 1988 hit “Pop Goes the World.”
This week, we have a conversation with Ginger Coyote, editor of Punk Globe Magazine and lead singer of the White Trash Debutantes.
Ronnie Spector, Nikki Corvette and Kim Shattock lead the slate of lady rockers to play at the first annual Girls Got Rhythm Fest in St. Paul,
Minnesota on May 11-12, 2012.
This week, Songwriter, Producer and Multi-Instrumentalist Ron Rogers is our guest. Ron is most well-known for his work with Ze Records, August Darnell (Kid Creole) and his own Matrix Studios in NYC.
Multi-instrumentalist and Camper Van Beethoven co-founder Jonathan Segel today releases his latest solo album, All Attractions. It is Segel’s 13th post-Camper collection, and first since 2007’s Honey
Hugh Cornwell is our guest on this week’s Revenge of the 80s Radio. He is currently on tour with Glen Matlock and will be releasing a new album later this year.
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.
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.
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Andy Prieboy makes his fifth appearance on Revenge of the 80s Radio. We will talk abuot his newest EP, Every Lady Gets a Song.
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.