80s icons Tony Hadley and Kim Wilde hopped a British Airways plane on Sunday to play an acoustic gig for fliers and staff. They set a world record as they performed at an altitude of 43.000 feet.
This week, we play new 80s song covers from Plan B and Maryam Zadeh. Plus, classics by INXS, New Order, The Divinyls, The Waitresses, Flash & the Pan, The Motels, Midge Ure and more.
The Go-Gos and The B-52 today announced plans to co-headline tour the U.S. this summer.
This week we welcome Trombonist “Big Jim” Paterson of Dexy’s as our guest. Also, new track from Linda Jo Rizzo’s 2012 Day of the Light album, a Dexy’s tribute song from ska musician Andy Keys Clark and classics by Toyah, REM, Mental As Anything, Trio, The Tom Tom Club, Wall of Voodoo and more.
Punk legends The Godfathers and The Stranglers start a month-long UK tour tonight.
The Ron Asheton Foundation announced on Tuesday the DVD for the 2011 tribute concert in honor of the famed guitarist will be released on June 4, 2013 and not April 9 as previously planned.
This week, we re-broadcast our July 2012 interview with Taco Ockerse
Kid Creole and the Coconuts today released the video for their new single, “In a Place Like This.”
This week, we play a new track from Peter Dunne, best remembered by 80s music fans as Peter Bilt of Pearl Harbor and the Explosions.
Big Country announced their May concert dates in Europe as they continue to put together their Journey Tour 2013. After playing throughout April in the U.K. and Ireland, the band will perform 15 shows in 18 days on the mainland beginning on May 14 in Venue, France.
Shortly after releasing “Muchachacha,” Darnell came out of the studio with his latest single, “In a Place Like This.”
Power pop fans from all over the New York-Metro area crowded The Cake Shop on Friday and Saturday night to celebrate the guitar-driven musical genre at Power Pop-A-Licious 2 with The Paul Collins Beat and a heavy-hitting lineup of long-established and up-and-coming bands.
This week, Paul Kelly is back with us to talk about his upcoming plans to tour the US, Australia and other parts of the world, his album Spring and Fall, thoughts on the documentary Paul Kelly: Stories of Me and continued efforts to re-release many of his out-of-print albums. Our conversation takes place during hour 2.
New wave party band The B-52s will lead a star-studded lineup at the Rewind the 80s Music Festival on August 16-18 at Henley-on-Thames in the U.K. Event organizers confirmed the group’s participation today.
Organizers for the Isle of Wight Festival say the Boomtown Rats will play a one-off together at their 2013 event.
Camper Van Beethoven’s Jonathan Segel is back with us to talk about the band’s new album, La Costa Perdida. We will also play a track from that and Adam Ant’s new album, Adam Ant is the Blueblack Hussar in Marrying the Gunman’s Daughter.
Even though Kid Creole and the Coconuts co-founder Adriana Kaegi has been keeping busy with Dear Addy Digital Media, she recently composed two very cool chill-out electronica instrumentals for the our listening pleasure.
After reuniting with Ultravox and recording an album together, Midge Ure is touring the U.S. for the first time in decades. Ure made a stop to perform at Bearsville Theater in the upstate New York town of Woodstock
On the strength of a new album and two successful North American tours, Men Without Hats will start their first European tour in over 20 years on February 1.
Ground-breaking musician David Bowie gives his fans a present on his 66th birthday: a new song.
This week, legendary Producer/Songwriter/Musician Ron Rogers is back with us. We will talk about his new album, Cross My Heart,
This week, we air an encore broadcast of our October interview with Andy Prieboy, where we talk about his latest single, “The Death of New Wave.”
Paul Collins’ Power Pop-A-Licous 2 Fest, which was postponed due to Hurricane Sandy, has been rescheduled for February 1 & 2 at The Cake Shop n NYC.
This week: our End of the World special and guest Linda Jo Rizzo
The second night of Concrete Blonde’s December 2012 Eastern U.S. tour saw the band play to a crowd of fierce fans at New York City’s Irving Plaza
Midge Ure is our guest on this week’s Revenge of the 80s Radio. Plus. music from Debora Iyall, The Undertones, Camper Van Beethoven, The Time Bandits, A Flock of Seagulls, The Boomtown Rats and more.
During their European tour earlier this year, Nikki Corvette and The Romeos sing the praises of some delicious gelato in this video (credit: BAMMagazine’s channel on Youtube):
His genre-crossing creations are celebrated and respected around the world. Still, such inspiration can come from unexpected places as the Kid’s most recent single, Muchachacha, comes from a chance encounter
This week, we have a conversation with Johnette Napolitano. Concrete Blonde will tour the Eastern U.S. in December as the band has also officially released two new tracks, “Rosalie” and “I See the Ghost,”