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Terry Malts' punk is scuzzy and wonderfully weird

The promotional blurb that accompanies Terry Malts' new Insides EP floats the idea that this might be the band's most "pop" effort yet.


Related Topix: Devo, Punk, The Ramones, Weird

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Howard Jones, Tom Bailey, Midge Ure topline Retro Futura Tour in Cleveland

Concertgoers were sent back in time last night at Cleveland Performing Arts Center, where '80s pop stars Howard Jones and Tom Bailey dusted off some of their biggest hits as co-headliners of the Retro Futura Tour.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Ultravox, Thompson Twins

Reason Magazine

Generation Independent

There was a moment at the 2013 Grammy Awards that captured how millennials are different than Gen Xers and baby boomers, and what it all means for the future of America.


Related Topix: Grammy Awards, Music!, Dance, Pop/Rock, Fun, US Politics, US News

Mon Aug 25, 2014


They Are Not Men! They Are Devo

To call Devo legends would be an understatement, for their music is far beyond anything of normal comprehension and legendary musical status.


Related Topix: Devo, Punk, Green Day, Pop/Rock, Oakland, CA


"The Way They Were"

"The Way They Were" [Vimeo] Punk and New Wave 1976 - 1978. Channel 4 UK programme first broadcast circa 1984 / 1985-ish.


Related Topix: The Sex Pistols, Punk, Pop/Rock, Elvis Costello, John Cooper Clarke, Penetration, The Jam, Devo

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Girls from Brazil's favelas find escape in ballet

Past the graffiti-covered overpass and subway tracks, in a slum penned in by high-rises, 8-year-old Gabriela Aparecida fixes her curly hair into a bun as she waits for a ride to her new favorite activity: ballet.


Related Topix: Arts, Ballet, South America, World News, Brazil, The Bolshoi

Dodgy and Secret Affair to play Under The Bridge

West London's Under The Bridge has announced its Autumn live music programme, which features a varied selection of some of the finest acts from around the world.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Dodgy, Jurassic 5, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop, R&B, R-N-B

Jerusalem Post

An experience 'Like Never Before'

Actor Jiri Schmitzer has the role of a lifetime in Zdenek Tyc's moving drama, Like Never Before, the opening attraction of the Czech Film Week at the Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa, Herzliya and Holon Cinematheques that runs through the end of the month.


Ionball 2: Ionstorm Tower Assault DLC Coming Tomorrow, Video Released

IonBall 2: Ionstorm is an arcade game with a modern 3D twist. The objective is to survive and complete 60 levels of alien-blasting fun.


Related Topix: Dance, Fun, Pop/Rock

The Hartford Courant

#explore44: Slowly, A Wave Of Walkable Town Development Gains Speed

A handful of people were already gathered around the stone fountain in Glastonbury center when a family of four parked on Main Street and walked to a table in the summer sunset to enjoy their burgers and fries.


Related Topix: East Hartford, CT, Hartford, CT, Glastonbury, CT, Dance, Pop/Rock, Fun

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Anki Drive review

Great fun, easy to setup and put away, plenty of scope to expand in the future, really clever app control including weapons and upgrades to engage for longer One track only , 20 minutes life per charge, need a lot of space, no Android device control, need an iPhone/iPad per human player When you were young you probably played Scalextric.


Related Topix: Dance, Pop/Rock, Fun, Science, Computer Science

Do This

Synth it up with the 1980s new wave throwback show Retro Futura Tour featuring the great Howard Jones , Katrina Leskanich of Katrina and the Waves, Tom Bailey of the Thompson Twins, Midge Ure of Ultravox, and the more-famous-in-England combo China Crisis .


Related Topix: Katrina and the Waves, Pop/Rock, Ultravox, Jazz, Tony Bennett, Hammonton, NJ, Movies, Entertainment

Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Globe and Mail

Three top stock picks from Morgan Meighen's Michael Smedley

Michael Smedley is executive vice-president and chief investment officer at Morgan Meighen & Associates.


Related Topix: The Associates

Midge Ure Gave Up On Retirement After Realising He Couldn't Change Music

Live Aid hero Midge Ure gave up plans for a booze-filled retirement after realising he couldn't fight what he hated about the music industry from a rocking chair.


Related Topix: Ultravox, Pop/Rock, John Lennon

Wed Aug 20, 2014

WXPN-FM Philadelphia

Miniature Tigers joined the crowd (and vice versa) at Union Transfer

Miniature Tigers stopped by Union Transfer on Friday night and put on a show for their record books, their self-reported best show ever in Philly.


Related Topix: Dance, Fun, Pop/Rock


Jack Antonoff's Bleachers Isn't a Side Project. So We Played Him Some Famous Ones, Anyway.

Jack Antonoff 's new band is all about revisiting his past. Raised in the suburbs of Bergenfield, New Jersey, the songwriter and fun.


Related Topix: Bleachers, Pop/Rock, Bergenfield, NJ, Dance, Fun, The Traveling Wilburys, iPod

Creative Loafing Tampa

Gina Vivinetto to curate night of local bands covering New Wave at Palladium

St. Pete writer, professor and noted '80s-music addict Gina Vivinetto has announced via her Facebook page that she's putting together a night of New Wave coverage at St. Pete venue the Palladium Theater on Sunday, October 26. According to Vivinetto's post, this will be an early show featuring six local bands - The Ditchflowers, Skully, ... (more)


Related Topix: Missing Persons

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Annabel Giles Battling Severe Depression

The ex-wife of Ultravox frontman Midge Ure has spent years struggling with the condition, as well as bouts of extreme anxiety, and she has even contemplated suicide.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Ultravox

Mon Aug 18, 2014


Watch Thompson Twins Frontman Tom Bailey Perform His Hits For The First Time In 27 Years

Throughout the '80s, Tom Bailey led the British synthpop trio Thompson Twins, who cranked out a series of solid-gold new wave singles, helped establish the whole John Hughes-movie aesthetic, and participated in a cultural moment that's remained a touchstone ever since.


Related Topix: Thompson Twins, Pop/Rock, Ultravox

National Review Online

Armond White: The Giver: Pseudo-Rebellion for Conservative Sheep

They're happy to recognize similarities to their own political values. But should political beliefs be so easily appeased? Need moviegoing conservatives be so uncritically grateful for crumbs of acknowledgment from a disingenuous, untrustworthy Hollywood? The main problem with the film version of The Giver is its essential silliness: Jonas is a ... (more)


Related Topix: Lois Lowry, Vocal, Devo