Once again, Dave Wakeling is out front in a major humanitarian cause: The English Beat will play two major Haiti Earthquake Relief benefit concerts this week
Joining us for the show is Rikki St. James, who made a brief, but memorable mark on the new wave/alt-dance scene.
Do you remember the song “Yaya” in 1982 on the Ronnie Bruce Rogers Ze Records EP Don’t Play With My Emotions? Tonight, on Revenge of the 80s Radio, we will talk with the young up-and-comer who collaborated with him on the effort and sang lead, Rikki St. James.
Doe recently added a blog feature called “What Would John Doe Do?” where he encourages readers to send him questions about “music, the business or life.”
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.
The Stooges are headed to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Following up on her brilliantly-elegant TAG album, Kid Creole and the Coconuts Co-Founder Adriana Kaegi captivates us once again with her stunning “I’ve Been Going Out.”
The new video from Gorevette, with Nikki Corvette of Nikki and the Corvettes on vox partnering with rocker Amy Gore (Gore Gore Girls).
Ken Ober, host of MTV’s Remote Control game show, passed away at age 52.
Dave Wakeling, of English Beat and General Public fame, is back on tour. He is leading his newest English Beat lineup through North America for a concert series that ends 2009 with a New Year’s Eve concert in Redondo Beach, California.
MTV reports former Bauhaus lead singer Peter Murphy will appear in a cameo role in the sequel to teen-angst-vampire movie Twilight entitled Eclipse.
The World Premiere of Louise Robey’s “A Woman Scorned” will be this coming Friday night, 11/6/09, on Revenge of the 80s Radio.
Dave Alvin and Exene Cervenka lead a tribute concert in honor of fellow musician and friend Amy Farris on October 21, 2009
Today, October 10th would have been Kirsty MacColl’s 50th birthday. The sad news of her tragic accident in 2001 while vacationing in Cozumel struck music fans around the world and continues to be a story of corruption and injustice that led to a fight which her family continues today.
If you are a fan of The Coconuts, or a fan of great classic alternative music, please sign this petition that is being sent to EMI record company asking them to re-release Don’t Take My Coconuts.
Revenge of the 80s Radio welcomes new affiliate Seymour FM in Seymour, Victoria, Australia.
New music from Alt-County Rockers Jason & the Scorchers will be featured in an upcoming PBS documentary. Thoughts on the band and their new album, slated for release in 2010.
The podcast version of our 7/24 Revenge of the 80s Radio show featuring a conversation with Caron Maso Murray of The Little Girls is up and available at the bottom of this post
According to her website, Toni Basil will receive the Living Legend of Hip-Hip honor at the Hip Hop International awards ceremony on August 2nd in Las Vegas.
It was 30 years ago on the date of this post that a Chicago White Sox promotion became a controversial part of music history and a landmark in time.
Legendary new wavers the Psychedelic Furs recently announced they will be teaming up with Happy Mondays on a North American tour this fall. Furs lead singer Richard Butler has also been fueling the flames of scuttlebutt about a new album from the band in the near future.
This week’s show features music from classic alternative artists including Berlin (Happy Birthday Terri Nunn), Dramarama, Robey, Madness and The Pursuit of Happiness
A festival marking the 30th anniversary of the Secret Policeman’s Ball concert series begins soon in New York and Los Angeles.
Exene Cervenka, one of punk’s most influential women, announced on the official X website that she is battling Multiple Sclerosis.
Record label Claremont 56 announced it will release music from former Liquid Liquid vocalist Sal Principato’s 1980s side project “Fists of Facts,”
This week, we have wall-to-wall classic alternative cover songs of the 1980s from artists including Captain Sensible, Strawberry Switchblade, The Tom Tom Club, Louise Robey and The Cure
Thomas Dolby, the man who brought new wave synth-pop to a new level, has a newly-released CD/DVD compilation out. It’s called The Singular Thomas Dolby, spanning his illustrious solo career.
Due to some financial considerations, Heaven 17 will not be on this year’s Regeneration Tour, according event organizers. The band was to have been included in a lineup featuring Terri Nunn and Berlin, ABC, Cutting Crew and Wang Chung (with Missing Persons for some shows)
Much has been made of recent comments by Monty Python funnyman John Cleese about British comedy. The international star went on record saying that comedy in the old country has generally not been funny since the 1980s. While fans of “The Office” and several other relatively newer comedies might scoff at that (one actor/comedian, Martin Clines, went as far as saying that Clesse himself has not been funny since then), there is a plethora of substance to what the man who played the legendary character “Basil Fawlty” said.