Duran Duran - Live in New Orleans

I Will Learn To Survive: Duran Duran Prove Their Resilience in New Orleans

Duran Duran are healers and entertainers; their craft goes far beyond music and proves that, even forty-one years later, their magic extends through generations. In New Orleans, people of all ages came to see the spectacle of their set, and as they wove through both classic hits and newer tracks, they proved yet again that there is a lot of life left in the Duran Duran musical lexicon, and that they are purely dedicated to real connection with their fans.

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The Alarm - Strength Reissue

The Alarm Re-Issue Strength and announce Summer Tour with Modern English & Gene Loves Jezebel

Welsh rockers The Alarm will be reissuing their signature album Strength under the name “Strength 1985-1986”. The remastered album will be released on March 15. If you pre-order the album via The Alarm website, you will qualify for an exclusive free bonus CD titled “The Alarm – A Story Of Strength”. This bonus material includes some exclusive tracks as well as narration by Mike Peters.

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John Hughes - This Teenage Movie We've Lived

Remembering John Hughes – This Teenage Movie We’ve Lived

Today celebrates the birthday of legendary director, producer and filmmaker – John Hughes. John Hughes was born in Lansing, Michigan in 1950. He went on to create some of the most memorable movies of the 80’s including Sixteen Candles, Breakfast Club, Pretty In Pink, Weird Science, Ferris Beuler’s Day Off  and Home Alone. His movies tended…

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Lost 80s 2019

Lost 80’s 2019 concert details announced

The 2019 Lost 80’s line up has been announced and it lives up to it’s name. This years line up consists mostly of one hit wonder 80’s bands, coupled with a few 3-4 hit wonders. Among the artists on this years tour are Boy’s Don’t Cry, A Flock Of Seagulls, Farrington + Mann (original members of When In Rome), Trans-X, Missing Persons, Animotion, The Motels, Christopher Anton (Information Society), Dramarama, The Flirts and Wang Chung.

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Spotify Playlist: Best of The English Beat & Friends

The Strangeways staff has put together a playlist featuring their favorite selections of songs from The English Beat and all of it’s spin off groups. The playlist also includes tracks from General Public, Fine Young Cannibals and solo tracks from Dave Wakeling and Ranking Roger. Unfortunately, there were quite a few songs missing from the Spotify catalog. We will keep an eye out to see if they become available in the near futu

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a-Ha – Under the Make-up (with lyrics)

Yesterday, 80’s icons a-Ha released the first single called ‘Under The Make-up’ off of their forthcoming album ‘Cast In Steel’. A tour is expected to accompany the new album. Singer Morten Harket’s voice is as good as ever on this melancholy track that reminds us a little of ‘Lifelines’. The synths and orchestration on this track are movie soundtrack beautiful and leave us anticipating what the rest of the album might sound like.

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Azure Blue – Every Ending Story

Azure Blue plays slightly-twee synthy new wave which would appeal to fans of the Junica, Trembling Blue Stars, and Lightning Seeds. This song, “Every Ending Story”, is from this Swedish band’s new EP and is among my favorites by them. I could imagine hearing this ’80s-style tune being played over the closing credits of a…

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Analog – Melodies From Memory

The song takes you back to the analog synthpop of the early/mid ’80s. Then you look at the associated picture of the band mates, and it fits perfectly, with an aqua-colored skinny tie and headband complementing their black shirts and serious looks on their faces. Great stuff. Parts of this Toronto band’s song really reminds me of Berlin’s ʺMasqueradeʺ. The synths twinkle, buzz, fade, and swell throughout the song with really nicely interwoven vocals during the final minute.

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