This week on Revenge of the 80s, we catch up with Linda Jo Rizzo, formerly of The Flirts, who recently visited New York City before and after her mini-tour of the U.S. We talk about her trip to the states, performances, a new project with fellow Flirt Debra Gaynor and her other passion — cooking. Her family recently opened up a new Rizzo’s Fine Pizza on Clinton Street in Manhattan.
his week, we catch up with Thomas Dolby in Manhattan as he embarks on a 20-city tour of the US with his new film, “The Invisible Lighthouse.” Dolby will be screening the piece at several historic theaters and film festivals.
Thomas Dolby brings another new experience to fans with a newly-produced film and live presentation in a tour of the U.S. beginning on October 24th at the Trodadero Theater in Philadelphia.’
This week, Julie Brown talks with Chris about her new musical, “Julie Brown’s The Homecoming Queen’s Got a Musical,” which will be performed at the Cavern Club in Los Angeles on October 25, 26, 27 and November 1, 2 and 3. You can get tickets through Julie’s website, juliebrown.com. We also catch up with Julie’s other projects and find out whether she will be creating a musical for “Earth Girls Are Easy.”
Martin Brett is our guest. Brett was the bas player for Voice of the Beehive and is now with I, Ludicrous
This week, Profucer, Drummer, Inventor, Author adn Professor Richard James Burgess is our guest.
Our 8/16 show podcast/syndication edit is up and available at the bottom of this post. This week, Donna Destri is our guest. A central figure in the 70s/early 80s NYC punk scene, Destri is best-known for her work as a backup singer on severl of Blondie’s more excellent tracks and her stellar solo work. Donna […]
Andy Prieboy is back on with us. Recently,, he performed live at the Steve Allen Theater in LA and will be there again on August 15th. We will talk about that and play some of his newest tracks.
This week, we have an exclusive interview with Jill Bryson. Jill is best known to music fans for being half of Strawberry Switchblade (with Rose McDowall).
Julie Brown is getting ready to bring to the stage a musical based on her hit song, “The Homecoming Queen’s Got a Gun.” The singer/writer/comedienne plans to premiere the production in August at The Cavern Club in Silverlake, California.
One of the new wave movement’s most defining drummers passed on Monday. Alan Myers, who joined Devo in 1976 and was with the band for a decade, died from brain cancer.
This week, we talk with Peter Flerl of the Australian early 80s band Plan B.
This week, Michael Aston of Gene Loves Jezebel will be our Hour 2 guest.We also play the newest song from Kid Creole and the Coconuts, a jaunting dance track called “Pack Your Trunk.”
New Romantic pioneers Visage will release their fourth studio album, Hearts and Knives, in the U.S. on June 11th. It will be the band’s first set of new music made public since 1984.
The podcast/syndication edit for our 5/31 Revenge of the 80s show is up and available at the bottom of this post. This week, we will have Ken Mazur on with us. Perhaps best known as Robert Palmer’s guitarist, Mazur has played with several music legends and built up a reputation as one of the music […]
This week, we rebroadcast our September 2012 interview with Suzi Quatro.
This week, we have a no holds barred interview with Clive Farrington of When In Rome. Clive and the band were best known for their classic “The Promise” and other dance hits. During our conversation,
Marshal Crenshaw is our guest. Crenshaw recently released his newest EP, featuring the single “Stranger and Stranger.” It is a part of a series of planned EPs, one of which is already out while the others will be recorded soon.
Thus week ,Cherie Currie is our guest. Cherie, best known as the lead singer for The Runaways and her solo work, is also an actress, author and chainsaw artist. She has a new album coming out later this year and will be playing some live dates including as a headliner for the upcoming Girls Got Rhythm Fest in St. Paul, MN. Our conversation leads off Hour 2 of the show.
After a long fight with breast cancer and Multiple Sclerosis, singer Christina Amphlett of the Divinyls passed away at her New York home yesterday. She was 53.
Nikki Corvette is back on with us before she sets off on her 2013 European tour with her band, Nikki Corvette & The Romeos.
Spandau Ballet announced today on their website that they will be featured in an upcoming movie.
This week, Rodney Anonymous of The Dead Milkmen is our guest. The band recently released their newest track, “The Great Boston Molasses Flood.”
Kate Bush today was honored in a special ceremony as a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. A medal was bestowed upon the singer today by Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle.
Camper Van Beethoven announced their upcoming spring U.S. and European tour dates to support their newest album, “La Costa Perdida,” The band also released their video for “Someday Our Love Will Sell Us Out” today.
Nikki Corvette and her band of young Italian rockers worked so well together during their European tour last year, they have decided to become an official group. Currently, they are gearing up for another tour of Europe beginning on April 23.
Depeche Mode’s 13th studio album, “Delta Machine.” is now available in North America.
Morrissey’s publicist announced that continued health problems have forced the singer to cancel the rest of his U.S. tour.
This week, New Zealand musician Murray Grindlay, known to many as “Monte Video” from his 1982 international smash hit “Shoop-Shoop, Diddy-Wop, Cumma-Cumma, Wang-Dang” as Monte Video and the Cassettes is our guest.
Ears around the world rang after reports of David Bowie’s supermodel wide, Iman, inadvertently hinting of a possible tour during an interview with a UK-based fashion magazine.