The Details: The 80’s were a magical, mystifying and somewhat maddening musical time and while I was forged in the fires of Metal for most of my life, I have a super appreciation for so many songs from this amazing era. I’m not embarrassed to admit that I loved counting my “99 Red Balloons” with Nena, or even “Turning Japanese” with The Vapors in my own “Private Idaho” courtesy of the B-52’s and additional help from Billy Idol, The Fixx and so many more, Great stuff for sure. Now one of the best bands that is bringing these sounds into the now are the guys and gals of Rubix Kube who will be performing once again at the Gramercy Theatre and this is sure to be a blast if you can take last time as an example. Thanks to the fine folks at Livenation, PiercingMetal is going to put some fans into this sure to be rocking show so get your wild colors on and don’t forget to wear your sunglasses at night as this show brings all these great classics to life once more. This show will feature Skid Row’s Rob Affuso as their special guest and who knows who else might happen by.
When and Where: Friday, March 1st, 10:30pm @ Gramercy Theatre (127 East 23rd St. NYC)
To Participate: The last time around I asked readers to tell me their favorite tunes from the Eighties so to keep things interesting and not all that easy let me know your top three videos from the era and why they are so amazing in your eyes. I will be picking a few winners from the responders so do your best to impress me. Just be sure to put your full real name and an email in the comment form so we can reach you, and it never hurts to subscribe to the comments so you know when or if you win. Don’t put this information in the comment itself, as that messes with privacy concerns.
Restrictions: While we are generally looking for new winners first that does not preclude past winners from chiming in as the last show was a month ago. Who knows, you might just luck out one more time. Single tickets only by the way.
Maybe the amazing Eighties eluded you based on other musical influences or maybe you were just too young to be able to appreciate it all, and with either of these options being the case I am embedding some must have audio collections that feature the cream of the crop from this awesome era. I own most of these myself in the music library and am spinning the first one as I code this post for you. How is that for a testimonial.