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This week’s show features music from artists of the 80s out of New York City. We play tracks from Kid Creole & The Coconuts, The Dictators, Ron Rogers, Bush Tetras, The Toasters, Blondie and more.

This week’s show features music from artists of the 80s out of New York City. We play tracks from Kid Creole & The Coconuts, The Dictators, Ron Rogers, Bush Tetras, The Toasters, Blondie and more.

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.

Revenge of the 80s Radio is giving away a pair of tickets to see the two bands live that night at B.B. Kings.

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

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

Regeneration Tour 2009 kicks off June 17th at the House of Blues in Boston. This year’s tour features Terri Nunn & Berlin (most dates), ABC, Wang Chung, Cutting Crew and Missing Persons (some dates).

Tonight’s Revenge of the 80s Radio show will feature a chat with Terri Nunn, who will be on this year’s Regeneration Tour. This one might be a continuation of the interview Terri did with me last year on the show

Original Coconut Adriana Kaegi has put up a new and interesting video blog on things happening in New York City. In her “NYC Events Videos” website, Adriana offers a VIP’s look into fashion, lifestyle and music events in New York.

Alt-Synth-Pop Pioneers Depeche Mode’s long-awaited new studio album, Sounds of the Universe, is now available in North America. The band released its first single from the composition, “Wrong,” earlier this month

Major dates on the Regeneration Tour 2009 are set with more expected to be confirmed soon according to concert promoters Red Entertainment on the Tour’s Official Website.
The lineup features ABC, Cutting Crew, Wang Chung and Heaven 17. Berlin featuring Terri Nunn will play at several of the locations as well.

Lux Interior, co-founder of The Cramps died yesterday due to an existing heart condition. He was 62.

Interior, born Erick Lee Purhiser, with his wife and musical partner, Poison Ivy, introduced the Psychobilly sound to the New York music scene in the mid-70s, combining elements of alternative 50s rockabilly, early new wave, punk, roots rock and b-movie soundtrack Americana.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is scheduled to be interviewed on Sunday night at the TimesCenter, 242 West 41st Street, New York City, but reporter Jon Pareles in front of a live audience.

Alternative Country Music Legend Rodney Crowell has now been nominated for a Grammy award in three straight decades, joining a very short list of performers. The man who brought us such great albums as But What Will the Neighbors Think and Diamonds and Dirt is a finalist for “Best Folk/Americana Album” for his work on […]

New York Mets fans recently celebrated the last-ever game at their beloved Shea Stadium in Queens after a heart-breaking team collapse to close out the season. Even though the closing of their crosstown rivals’ stadium in The Bronx received more fanfare, Shea’s last days were not without fanfare. Billy Joel performed the final concert there […]

Revenge of the 80s host Chris Cordani and Associate Producer/Blog Photographer Elizabeth Lynch will head to Jones Beach tomorrow night to cover the Regeneration Tour’s stop in the NYC-Metro area. We will post a review of the concert on Saturday and a special picture highlight page will be up over the weekend. Ticket information for […]

Paul Weller, formerly of The Jam and The Style Council, will start his next U.S. tour to support his latest solo CD, 22 Dreams, beginnig September 2nd according to Yep Roc Records. [amazonify]B001AE3V4M[/amazonify]Weller, who has concerts scheduled over the next few weeks in Spain, Australia and Japan, will embark on what’s being called his most […]

When the brains behind the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts decided to create their courtyards, pavilion and all-around atmosphere, they likely had the June 29th Doobie Brothers/Chicago concert in mind; it seemed to have been made for such a performance. [amazonify]::omakase::300:250[/amazonify] These great rock music innovators teamed up to tour this year and the […]

A reception for X founding member Exene Cervenk will talk place tonight (Friday) at DCKT Contemporaries, 195 Bowery, in New York City tonight. The event is open to the public. Cervenka actually has two seperate art shows: “The Spirits Are Alive and Well” and “Epic Hero.” More information on tonight’s show can be found on […]

Over tha past month or so, I have had some e-mails asking if I recall the old WLIR-FM/WDRE-92.7FM radio stations in Long Island. Not only do I remember how great they were adn their contribution to New Wave music and radio history, I also want you to know about a tribute website to the late […]


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