Tag Archives: 80’s

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Pet Shop Boys ring in Halloween with festive performance at Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles

It was Halloween weekend and some of the freaks and ghouls came out to see the Pet Shop Boys at the Microsoft Theater, Saturday night. I ran into Jareth (aka David Bowie from Labyrinth), a man dressed in a green suit from head to toe, and when asked what he was he just said: “I am […]

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Premiere: Stream mini bear’s new single “Clique” — analog synth with a breakbeats backbone

Los Angeles native, mini bear (aka Lauren Kop) is serving up yet another 80s synth pop gem titled “Clique.” The new single follows “Prophecy Girl,” mini bear’s previous song reveal, and is one of five delicious electro tracks heard on her forthcoming Mind Control EP. With a dark electronic flavor doused in analog synth and […]

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Modern English to perform “Mesh and Lace” at The Echoplex

“I’ll stop the world and melt with you / You’ve seen the difference and it’s getting better all the time,” the memorable chorus to ’80s classic “Melt With You” begins. On May 15, the band behind the hit Modern English will perform their 1981 debut album, Mesh & Lace in its entirety at The Echoplex. That album contains […]

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The Dead Milkmen to Headline the Troubadour

80s punks, The Dead Milkmen have announced a headlining show date at The Troubadour in West Hollywood on Saturday, April 25. The satirical punk band are touring in support of their new album, Pretty Music for Pretty People, which was released October 7 via Quid Ergo. The Dead Milkmen have been at is since 1983 […]

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Chrissie Hynde gives fans a lesson in rock ‘n’ roll at Pantages Theater

Well the middle aged rolled into the Pantages Theater this past Saturday to get rocked by Chrissie Hynde. Honestly, I know that Hynde’s prime was in the 80s, but her music still lives up to this day and I was shocked that there was not a larger mix of the old and younger generations. Although that theme would […]

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Psychedelic Furs and the Lemonheads take fans on blissful trip to the past at Fonda Theatre

It’s was as though it were 1986 and “Pretty In Pink” just hit its fame with the film of the same name. Back then that song sounded catchy, melodic perfect and youthful. That is exactly how the Psychedelic Furs came off this past Saturday at the Fonda Theater. It was as though time had not […]

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Win Tickets to Pet Shop Boys at Shrine Auditorium

Pet Shop Boys are coming back to Los Angeles, performing at The Shrine Auditorium on Saturday, October 12, in support of their latest album Electric. Pet Shop Boys are a British synth pop/dance duo. They are one of the most commercially and critically acclaimed British musicians. Their musical career has spanned 25 years and continue […]

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What Cool Shows Are Going On This Week in L.A.? (September 24– 30, 2012)

We don’t post every show that’s going on every night (in or around L.A.) we just post the goods according to our collective knowledge. We’re music elitists at heart but we try our best to keep an open palette of taste with an affinity towards underground, indie and local musicians and venues. Let us know […]

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What Cool Shows Are Going On This Week in L.A.? (August 27 – September 2, 2012)

We don’t post every show that’s going on every night (in or around L.A.) we just post the goods according to our collective knowledge. We’re music elitists at heart but we try our best to keep an open palette of taste with an affinity towards underground, indie and local musicians and venues. Let us know […]

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What Cool Shows Are Going On This Week in L.A.? (August 20 – 26, 2012)

Theophilus London at Club Nokia – Photo: Wei Shi We don’t post every show that’s going on every night (in or around L.A.) we just post the goods according to our collective knowledge. We’re music elitists at heart but we try our best to keep an open palette of taste with an affinity towards underground, indie and local […]

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What Cool Shows Are Going On This Week in L.A.? (July 16 – 22, 2012)

Shabazz Palaces at the Echo – Photo: Farah Sosa We don’t post every show that’s going on every night (in or around L.A.) we just post the goods according to our collective knowledge. We’re music elitists at heart but we try our best to keep an open palette of taste with an affinity towards underground, […]

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What Cool Shows Are Going On This Week in L.A.? (July 9 – 15, 2012)

We don’t post every show that’s going on every night (in or around L.A.) we just post the goods according to our collective knowledge. We’re music elitists at heart but we try our best to keep an open palette of taste with an affinity towards underground, indie and local musicians and venues. Let us know […]

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The Bangles Free Show on Thursday, July 14 at the Santa Monica Pier

“Close your eyes, give me your hand, darling …” Just about every 80s lovechild adored this song from the popular 80s girlgroup, the Bangles and now after nearly eight years, the Bangles are back with a new album, Sweetheart Of The Sun, out September 13 on Model Music Group. The iconic trio will preview a […]

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Hot vs Not: Stuck in a Time Warp with Bugle Boys

It’s all to often that people get stuck in their golden days. Whether it’s with the kind of music they listened to in their prime or a style/fashion genre that they just can’t let go of: move the fuck on! But I gotta admit, this goofy couple straight out of a time warp circa ’87 […]

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