Annabella Lwin at Dreamland in San Francisco on Sept. 28, 1981. (Photo by Chester Simpson)
The fascinating thing about hitting pop stardom in 1980 when you’re aged 13 — like Annabella Lwin, former lead singer of Bow Wow Wow — is that some 37 years later you might still have energy and creativity yet to tour anew. In the case of Annabella, Baltimore receives a treat when she appears on the bill of the Retro Futura Tour, replacing Paul Young on one of the dates for the traveling ’80s festival, on Sunday, July 30.
This Thursday, Parklife DC will give away a pair of tickets to see the legendary Giorgio Moroder for his DJ performance at 9:30 Club.
Show up at Dodge City (917 U St. NW, DC) to listen to some music by Giorgio and related artists during our Careless Memories: New Wave Party on April 13, and you can enter a drawing to win a pair of tix to see Giorgio when he visits 9:30 Club on Friday, May 12.
You have to be present to win. Drawing will take place between 10:30-11pm. Party starts at 8pm. For more information, visit and RSVP at our Facebook page.
Giorgio Moroder Ticket Giveaway
Thursday, April 13
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.
Nouvelle Vague perform at the Howard Theatre on March 21, 2017 (Photo by Theresa C. Sanchez)
Triple threat. Third time’s the charm. Rule of three. The Holy Trinity. Three-part harmony. 3-D.
Blondie (Photo by Alexander Thompson)
At age 71, Debbie Harry is still rocking out with the best of them, and indeed she will soon release an 11th studio album with Blondie — Pollinator on May 5 via BMG.
To celebrate, Blondie have teamed up with Garbage for a summer tour, the Rage and Rapture Tour, which lands at Wolf Trap on Thursday, Aug. 3.
Nouvelle Vague (Photo courtesy The Howard Theatre)
In Paris circa 2003, Olivier Libaux and Marc Collin formed Nouvelle Vague, a cover band that took its inspiration from a translation of “new wave.” Bossa nova also translates as “new wave” from the Portuguese. Inspired by this, Nouvelle Vague covered “New Wave” songs often in bossa nova style for four albums before taking a break in 2010.
Colin Hay performs at The Birchmere on March 13, 2017. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)
Colin Hay admittedly by no stretch has had a tragic life, as he readily confessed Monday night in the second of two sold-out shows at The Birchmere. Still, as the evening progressed, it was clear that Colin, always humorously introspective, was haunted by ghosts.