Don’t Miss: Careless Memories @ Dodge City, 9/8/16

Echo and the Bunnymen, Clapham Common, Calling Festival, London
Echo & The Bunnymen, Clapham Common, Calling Festival, London, on July 4, 2015. (Photo by Drew de F Fawkes)

Last month’s edition of Careless Memories: A New Wave Party at Dodge City was a hit! And it also had a theme: the songs of early MTV.

Well, this month I return with a fresh theme: A Salute to Psych. You see, I’m inspired that Echo & The Bunnymen perform at the 9:30 Club on Friday, Sept. 9! And so Careless Memories (A New Wave Party) salutes the neo-psychedelic artists that had great crossover hits between the parallel lines of new wave and neo-psychedelia.

Watch the official music video for “Lips Like Sugar” by Echo & The Bunnymen on YouTube:

Turn up at Dodge City on Thursday, Sept. 8 (the night before The Bunnymen perform) for an extra dose of The Bunnymen, The Teardrop Explodes, The Church, The Psychedelic Furs, XTC, probably even The Bangles, and other bands that produced hazy electronic cool.

You can RSVP on Facebook or simply join us — admission is free!  And let me give you an early word for reading this: We’re giving away a pair of tickets to see the sold-out Echo & The Bunnymen show at the 9:30 Club! Check back here tomorrow for details.

Careless Memories:
A New Wave Party
Dodge City
Thursday, Sept. 8
Show @8pm
Free Admission
21+

Here is our setlist from the last edition of Careless Memories: A New Wave Party on Thursday, August 11, at Dodge City:

It’s Early Yet

A Theme for Great Cities – Simple Minds
Same Old Scene – Roxy Music
I’m in Love with a German Film Star – The Passions
Passing Strangers – Ultravox
Doot-Doot – Freur
Tokyo – Classix Nouveaux
I Live in the City -Humans
Don’t Care – Klark Kent
Real Wild Child – Iggy Pop
It’s Going to Happen – The Undertones
Reward – The Tear Drop Explodes
A Girl in Trouble (Is a Temporary Thing) – Romeo Void
Something About You – Level 42

MTV Launches for Real

Video Killed the Radio Star – The Buggles
You Better Run – Pat Benatar
Everyone Have Fun Tonight – Wang Chung
Suddenly Last Summer – The Motels
Cruel Summer – Bananarama
Heart of Glass – Blondie
And She Was – Talking Heads
I’m Your Money – Heaven 17
I Got You – Split Enz
Everybody Wants to Rule the World – Tears for Fears

Black Coffee in Bed – Squeeze
Save It for Later – The English Beat
Every Word Means No – Let’s Active
Escalator of Life – Robert Hazard
Words – Missing Persons
Our Lips Are Sealed – The Go-Go’s
This Town – The Go-Go’s
Vacation – The Go-Go’s
Girls on Film – Duran Duran
The Lebanon – The Human League

Ashes to Ashes – David Bowie
Pop Muzik – M
Weird Science – Oingo Boingo
Shellshock – New Order
Pretty in Pink – Psychedelic Furs
Whip It – Devo
New Toy – Lene Lovich
Shiny Shiny – Haysi Fantayzee
To Cut a Long Story Short – Spandau Ballet
I Could Be Happy – Altered Images

Karma Chameleon – Culture Club
Big in Japan – Alphaville
Turning Japanese – The Vapors (Someone rightly admonished me for this song order)
Kids in America – Kim Wilde
Masquerade – Berlin
Another Girl, Another Planet – The Only Ones
The Alarm – The Stand
Shock the Monkey – Peter Gabriel
Is She Really Going Out with Him? – Joe Jackson
People Are People – Depeche Mode

Rio – CSS
Charlotte Sometimes – The Cure
Since You’re Gone – The Cars
Lunatic Fringe – Red Rider
Cool Places – Sparks
Will You – Hazel O Connor
Crockett’s Theme – Jan Hammer

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