Psycho Killers (Photo courtesy DMK Publicity)
Here’s a picture: You on a warm spring day at an open-air stage, beer in hand, watching three local cover bands covering the Talking Heads, The Police, and Paul Simon. What a great way to spend Saturday evening, right? Head to The Bullpen, conveniently located outside the Navy Yard Metro Station, on May 4 to do just that.
Original Patrick Nagel tribute by Jared Eberhardt
New Wave music hit its commercial zenith in 1985 — and this weekend, ParklifeDC and DC9 are going to celebrate the 30th anniversary of its cultural dominance.
Join me, Mickey McCarter, and DJ Swank at DC9 (1940 9th St. NW, DC) on Saturday, Jan. 24 at 10pm for SYNCHRONICITY: New Wave Party to revisit some of the tracks that made the genre so appealing.
New Wave is a cultural movement that began in 1977 and crystalized into a music genre — the defining elements of which are easier now to identify through the lens of time nearly 40 years after its launch. While New Wave music peaked commercially in 1985, bands continue to identify with the genre yet today, melding the best elements of rock, glam, disco and punk to assert their individuality and to define “cool.”
SYNCHRONICITY will celebrate the 30th anniversary of New Wave’s commercial peak with selections like “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” (which actually turns 30 this year)!
SYNCHRONICITY: New Wave Party
w/ Mickey and DJ Swank
Saturday, Jan. 24