Martha Davis and The Motels Featuring Bow Wow Wow and Dramarama at Blu42 Sports Lounge | Walnut Creek, California | 8/23/2013 (Concert Review)

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It was a night of essentially a triple header line-up of bands that made their reputations with big hits in the 80s, and in the end, for those who stayed through to the end of the show that ended at about midnight, it closed out as a very intimate show of kindred spirits as Martha Davis from The Motels came down from the stage and gifted those fans all around her a very special rendition of “Only The Lonely”, which closed out an amazing evening at the Blu42 Sports Lounge in Walnut Creek, California.  Also performing were Dramarama and a new line-up of Bow Wow Wow with original founding member and bass player Leigh Gorman.

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Martha Davis and The Motels featuring Bow Wow Wow and Dramarama at Blu42 Sports Lounge in Walnut Creek on 8/23

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The Blu42 Sports Lounge in Walnut Creek will be hosting a special 80s event at their venue, with Martha Davis and The Motels, Bow Wow Wow, and Dramarama all performing in concert.  Martha Davis and The Motels will also be playing the Red Devil Lounge the following night in San Francisco, with Keaton Simons and DJ Dennis The Menace supporting.  They will also be playing a double header with The Bangles at the Los Angeles County Fair on September 2nd and one date in Florida and then an extensive tour of Australia and New Zealand in November and December. [Read more...]

Lost 80′s Live: A Flock of Seagulls, When In Rome UK, The Motels, Bourgeois Tagg, The Escape Club, Gene Loves Jezebel at The Crest Theatre | Sacramento, California | 8/10/2012 (Concert Review)

Last night was quite an amazing concert event for fans of 80s music.  Under the banner of “Lost 80′s Live”, the one night show at the Crest Theatre in Sacramento featured performances by A Flock of Seagulls, When In Rome, The Motels, Bourgeois Tagg, The Escape Club, and Gene Loves Jezebel.  In addition to the incredible line up, the event was hosted and DJ’d by the legendary Richard Blade.  There was also a meet and greet opportunity made available for those who bought VIP tickets, which I participated in, and it was of course a thrill to meet the artists behind the music.  Essential, the show was a sextuple header. [Read more...]