Ska royalty meets the High Priest of Power Pop: Dave Wakeling’s English Beat and The Paul Collins Beat are touring together for the first time. Under the title Two Beats Heart as One, they make a stop in New York City, playing in front of a lively crowd at B.B. Kings Blues Club and Grill on 42nd Street.
This week, Paul Collins talks about his upcoming Power Pop-A-Licious II Fest, Plus: music from Big Audio Dynamite, The Tom Tom Club, Adriana Kaegi, Split Enz, Dominatrix, Bad Manners and more…
Our 9/28 Revenge of the 80s Radio podcast/syndication edit is up and available at the bottom of this post. This week, we have a conversation with rock icon Bebe Buell
Today, Robin Lane uses her talents to help others with the various music outreach programs she originated under her Songbird Sings organization umbrella. Her new record company, Funzalo Records, recently released recordings of some of Lane’s standout tracks in a compilation titled The Deli Platters Versions.
This week, Suzi Quatro is our very special guest. We will also play tracks from her 2011 album, In the Spotlight.
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.
This week, Deniz Tek will be our guest with top-notch Detroit musicians Chris “Jukebox” Taylor and Al King. The three recently recorded and produced a track together with the Taylor-led Mazinga project. We will discuss the track and talk Detroit rock with these fine music-makers
A-ha frontman Morten Harket will be honored for his pro-environmental work at an annual ceremony as The Clean Tech Media Award will present the singer with the first Green Media Award.
The English Beat and The Paul Collins Beat will play a series of shows together this fall.This will be the first time Dave Wakeling’s Beat and Collins’ Beat share the stage for a mini-tour.
Men Without Hats will hit the road beginning September 5th in San Diego.The band plans to play classics and songs from their new album, Love In the Age of War.
This week, Taco Ockerse is our guest. Plus, learn how you can win tickets to see Bow Wow Wow, Gene Loves Jezebel and Dale Bozzio live at B.B. King’s Blues Club and Grill in NYC on August 21, 2012. We will also play classics by INXS, The Housemartins, Kirsty MacColl, ABC, Jimmy Barnes and more.
This week, we feature a conversation with Haircut 100 bassist Leslie Nemes. Plus, classics from Simple Minds, Wall of Voodoo, The Divinyls, Julie Brown, The Korgis and more.
Alt-rock heavy-hitter Hugh Cornwell today gave fans a preview of the artwork and track list for his forthcoming album, Totem and Taboo
Aimee Mann says she will release a new album later this year. According to her website, Charmer, will be released on Septemner 18th thruogh Superego Records. It will be her eighth solo collection and first since 2008’s @#%&”! Smilers.
Rare footage of The English Beat’s live performance at the U.S. Festival in 1982 and 1983 will be made available in a special 2 DVD set in September.
Nikki Corvette will be heading to Europe for her Summertime Fun 2012 tour. Fresh off recording new tracks “I’m Stronger” and “Hot Sun,” Corvette will perform live for 14 straight days at venues in Norway, Denmark, Austria, Switzerland and Italy.
This week, Men Without Hats’ top Chapeau, Ivan Doroschuk will join us for a conversation about the band’s new album, Love In the Ago of War. Plus, classics from Midnight Oil, REM, Ron Rogers & Rikki St. James, The Fabulous Poodles, INXS, Taxxi, Kid Creole and the Coconuts and more.
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.”