Howard Jones performs at The Hamilton on Sept. 3, 2016.
Tonight — don’t crack up, bend your brain, see both sides, and throw off your mental chains with Careless Memories! And dance the evening away as if we were at a summer music festival. Starting at 8pm at Dodge City, I’ll play artists like Howard Jones, The English Beat, Modern English, Men Without Hats, Bow Wow Wow, Katrina and The Waves, Thompson Twins, Midge Ure, and others, inspired by the summer Retro Futura Tour.
To get ready for all of it, I chatted with Howard Jones himself last week! Revisit our Parklife DC interview with Howard, and then join our listening party at Careless Memories tonight.
Howard Jones at Rewind Festival in 2013. (Photo courtesy Universal News and Sport)
Editors Note: This event was originally scheduled for May 25, but we have moved it to June 8. On May 25, we will present an evening of music dedicated to bands from Manchester in solidarity with the city after this week’s tragedy.
For the last several years, an ’80s festival called Retro Futura has presented some of our favorite artists, including Howard Jones, The English Beat, Modern English, Men Without Hats, Katrina (of The Waves), Tom Bailey of the Thompson Twins, Midge Ure, and many others.
We’ll celebrate the ’80s festival circuit with these artists and others, alongside your requests, at the next edition of Careless Memories: A New Wave Party, this Thursday, May 25.
Bakermät plays a set in Zurich, Switzerland, on Feb. 15, 2014. (Photo by abstrkt.ch)
Lodewijk Fluttert, better known as Bakermät, came to Echostage on Friday, April 7 with a partner for a live set filled with saxophone solos!
Giorgio Moroder (Photo courtesy 9:30 Club)
The legendary Giorgio Moroder, who has collaborated from everyone from Donna Summer to Debbie Harry to Kylie Minogue, is performing at 9:30 Club on Friday, May 12. You can win a pair of tickets to go.
Paul van Dyk (Photo by Christoph Köstlin)
Trance DJ Paul van Dyk recently released a new single “Touched by Heaven,” and he’s spinning it in clubs on a 12-date North American tour presented by Insomnia’s Dreamstate trance brand. PvD will appear locally at Echostage in DC on Saturday, April 29.
Echostage (Photo by Nick Ford)
Congratulations to Echostage (2135 Queens Chapel Rd. NE, DC), which was voted top club in the United States in DJ Magazine’s Top 100 Clubs poll.
Tiësto spins at Echostage on Friday, March 10. (Photo by Chris Castillo)
Who can sell out DC’s Echostage (capacity: 6,000) two nights in a row and get Washington to party as hard as Miami or Ibiza? One sure answer: Tiësto.
Tiësto (Photo by Jordan Loyd)
Few men command the respect of Tiësto from the DJ booth. Often voted “Best DJ of All Time,” the Dutchman has set a very high bar indeed over the past 20 years. He kept very busy last year, released a series of singles, and started a label dedicated to deep house. No stranger to DC, he returns to spin at Echostage on Friday, March 10, and Saturday, March 11.
Sydney Opera House (Photo by Lenny K Photography)
Parklife DC returns to Dodge City (917 U St. NW, DC) on Thursday, March 9, to serve up an evening of new wave music, this time with some Aussie flair.
Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran performs at MGM National Harbor on Dec. 31, 2016. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)
On the second Thursday of every month, we pop over to Dodge City (917 U St. NW, DC) for our Careless Memories party, and play some new wave tunes for you while you have some drinks and maybe break out some dance moves.