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underwent emergency retina surgery after my 8/13 Revenge of the 80s show and have not been able to post or edit podcasts for some time. I am now beginning to recover and will again be posting regularly.

As a great admirer of the former Haysi Fantayzee singer Kate Garner’s photographic art, I was happy to see the latest update on her website, Kategarner.org.

Friends of Kirsty MacColl will hold a special memorial concert on October 10th in honor of her tragic untimely death ten years ago. Artists performing include Shane McGowan, Billy Bragg, Kim Wilde, Jamie Corr and Allison Moyet. The show will take place at the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire in London

This Friday, I am honored to have Andy Prieboy on Revenge of the 80s once again. This time, we will discuss his latest release, an eclectic collection of experimental, shelved and rejected tracks called Don’t Tell That Guy Anything

Andy Prieboy releases Don’t Tell The Guy Anything, and album of new music, experiments, quick sketches and shelved songs.

Rock Legend Grace Slick recently announced at the Grammy Museum the recording of a new song written with Michelle Mangione to raise relief money in the aftermath of the BP oil disaster. Terri Nunn, Martha Davis and Billy Zoom are also featured performers

Revenge of the 80s Radio is giving away five copies of Belinda Carlisle’s memoir, Lips Unsealed. Our review of the book is here

Dr. Demento, announced he will end his syndicated radio show. The final broadcast will air this weekend.

While he will be webcasting on drdemento.com, terrestrial radio will not be the same without him.

2010 is shaping to be a fruitful year for fans of The Nerves as two of the pioneering power pop band’s founding members will have new albums.

Adriana Kaegi’s brilliant documentary about the band she co-founded, Kid Creole and My Coconuts, will be showing on Wednesday, June 2, 6:30pm at the Chelsea Art Museum in New York City.

Friends and fans of Joey Ramone will party tonight in celebration of what would have been his 59th birthday. The big bash starts at the Fillmore (Irving Plaza, NYC). The proceeds will benefit the Lymphomia Research Foundation

Paul Weller is set to release his latest album, Wake Up Nation, on June 1st.

Gorevette continues their ascension in the alt-rock world continues as the band announces concert dates with Blondie in August and September.

This week on Revenge of the 80s radio, we are happy to welcome Annabella Lwin back as a our guest.

Two years after Yaz, also known as Yazoo, reunited for a 25th anniversary tour, rumblings of a new album coming have been revealed to be true

Swing Out Sister will be at the Highline Ballroom in NYC on Sunday, April 18th.

On Friday’s show, Martha Davis talks with me about her newest endeavor: a children’s music album. It is a somewhat whimsical journey through various musical styles called Red Frog Presents: 16 Songs for Parents and Children

Tonight’s Revenge of the 80s Radio show will feature another track from Gorevette’s new album. Lustfully Yours, as Nikki, Amy, Lianna and Al set out for their Eastern U.S. tour.

Revenge of the 80s Radio is giving away two pairs of tickets to see Gorevette live as they kick off their Eastern US tour at the Highline Ballroom in New York City with The Donnas on Wednesday night, March 24th

Winners announced for Missing Persons/Tommy Tutone/Gene Loves Jezebel concert at BB King’s in NYC

Your chance to win tickets to see Missing Persons, Gene Loves Gezebel and Tommy Tutone at BB King’s Bar and Grill in NYC (part of the Club 80s Tour)

Revenge of the 80s will celebrate its 2 year anniversary on Friday, March 13th with a special re-airing of our first interview: Tracey and Missy Belland of Voice of the Beehive.

Rhino Records announced it will release the first Pogues live albums (Rum Sodomy and the Lash, Red Roses for Me, If I Should Fall from Grace With God, Peace and Love, and Hell’s Ditch) as a Box Set on March 1st, 2010

driana Kaegi’s superb documentary on the band she co-founded will be featured at the Phoenix Art Museum on March 24th. This will be thw first Western US screening of Kid Creole and My Coconuts.

Former Romeo Void frontwoman Debora Iyall says she is working on a solo album. According to her Facebook and MySpace page posts, Iyall’s new collection has an ETA of summer 2010.

Louise Robey will be back in the United States this year to promote her new music and upcoming anthology album: Louise Robey Music Anthology (1979-2009) The Essential Collector’s Edition

Martha Davis shines with hr new retro jazz track “Mr. Grey.”

Tonight on Revenge of the 80s Radio, we will honor the legendary Michael Hutchence, who would have celebrated his 50th birthday today had it not been for his tragic death in 1997.

Fans of INXS and Michael Hutchence are campaigning to give the former frontman a special posthumous 50th birthday present on January 22nd: a #1 hit song

A new DVD, Rise Up: Canadian Pop Music in the 1980s, attempts to right the wrongs of music history outside the confines of the Great White North, exposing some of the great sounds out of the Canadian New Wave movement to classic alternative fans today.


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