Punk legends The Godfathers and The Stranglers start a month-long UK tour tonight.
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.
Revenge of the 80s Radio welcomes two new radio affiliates: Totally 80s Radio (88.4FM – Benidorm, Spain) and Whaley Radio (107.4FM – High Peaks, UK).
This week’s podcast features a re-broadcast of our May 2008 interview with Jean MacColl.
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.
Not long after the success of the band’s February CD and DVD releases, Ultravox is touring Great Britain together for the first time since Live Aid in 1985.
The podcast version of our March 27, 2009 Revenge of the 80s Radio show is up and available at the bottom of this post.
This week’s show features a track from Seona Dancing, the UK Alt-Pop duo that showcased the vocal prowess of Ricky Gervais, creator of the international hit TV series, The Office. We also showcased a 2008 track from Australian legends Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.
I am reminded of one after receiving an e-mail news clipping from the great photographer Stan Shaffer and recently watching a short marathon of “The Office” on cable television channel TBS: the show’s creator, Ricky Gervais, might have had enough success in music if things fell right for him that we may never have been able to enjoy his comic genius.
Maritn Brett (also known as “Brett Martini”), who played bass for Voice of the Beehive ln the late 1980s, is now taking his sour-stringer to the band I Ludicrous, an alternative rock band out of the U.K. Brett was most recently the guitarist for Dollshouse, which was featured on a past Revenge of the 80s […]