The Pet Shop Boys recently released a new album, Super — and it lives up to its name! Thanks in part to some catchy synths and some keen insights from Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe but also thanks to the golden touch of superproducer Stuart Price (that man knows his stuff!).
As you may know, the Pet Shop Boys will visit DC to perform at the Warner Theater on Nov. 11… and the show is super sold-out. Well, we cannot help you with that. But we can toast the arrival of the Pet Shop Boys with a special edition of our Careless Memories: A New Wave Party.
Join Parklife DC on Thursday, Oct. 13 at Dodge City for a Toast to the Pet Shop Boys to celebrate the hits of the Pet Shop Boys and to hear some of that new album as well. While we’re at it, we will use the Pet Shop Boys as a reference point to explore the intersections of new wave, disco, house, techno, and more! (Okay, we won’t have a lot of techno per se, but you’ll be surprised how some of our wave artists lean into techno on occasion, no?)
Enjoy the classic music video for “Opportunities” by the Pet Shop Boys on YouTube:
Be prepared for a night of listening to the Pet Shop Boys, The Human League, ABC, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Marc Almond, New Order, the Associates, Saint Etienne, Giorgio Moroder, Bronski Beat (*and* The Communards), Wham!, and probably quite a bit of various projects by Vince Clarke. Oh, and some David Bowie. It’s a night of very literate disco!
You can RSVP on Facebook or simply show up — admission is free!