Last Tuesday, I went out for drinks for a friend’s birthday at Bob’s –this tiny joint I frequent in the Lower East Side. My friends had a standing DJ-ing gig every Tuesday night. That night’s music was all about the 80’s. We’re talking Bobby Brown’s Every Little Step; A-Ha’s Take on Me; Erasure; New Order; the whole-nine. I was pretty pleased. There’s nothing like music from the 80’s to take you on a trip down memory lane. (Unless of course, you were born in the 80’s and have no affiliation with some of the aforementioned artists).
I am very enthusiastic about the fact that there's been this 'retro-movement' in today's alternative music. There's this newfound appreciation for bands from the late 70's/80's/early 90's and it shows in today's new bands. Bands like Interpol, The Killers, The Bravery, etc, all credit their sound to the influence of bands like The Cure, Duran Duran, and Joy Division. Heck, these bands themselves have come out of hibernation and have started touring again (with the exception of Joy Division of course)!
As you all know, I saw The Cure several times last year for their Curiosa Tour. Now, Duran Duran’s on tour, as well as Erasure and New Order! Incidentally, tickets are freaking sold out for these shows and I can’t even go see some bands unless I’m willing to shell out at least $100 per ticket! Gasp! As much as I love them, I don’t have that kind of money to spare. How sad that some folks are milking true fans of money and depriving them of the opportunity to enjoy their favorite artists.
I would looove to watch New Order because they may do a rendition of “Love Will Tear Us Apart” or other Joy Division songs. I’d also love to go to Coachella this year, but I cannot afford it. Plus, I’m not a die-hard fan of the headliners this year. It would still be a great musical experience though. Coachella is definitely the "new Lollapalooza."
Song of the Day:
Narc by Interpol