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This week marks the release of the new Spandau Ballet compilation “The Story“. While many were hoping for a full new studio album of new material, one cannot deny that at least some new ma...
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Oct 2014
2015 is slated to be the year of a rivalry resurrected as New Romantic acts Duran Duran and Spandau Ballet return with new albums. The anticipation is high for both acts. Duran Duran left audiences ex...
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Sep 2014
In an interview back in the 90s, Duran Duran lead singer Simon LeBon admitted that New Romantics act Spandau Ballet was their most direct rival – on the music charts as well as in British pop cu...
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Aug 2014
This review is by our guest blogger Kenneth Johnson . Singer, songwriter and best-selling author Belinda Carlisle performed some of her and The Go-Go’s biggest hits at North Halsted Market Days stre...
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Aug 2014
There is something to be said for the tenacity of artists and bands that emerged in the 80s. While many of these bands were defining pieces of the sonic architecture of the 80s, their transition to th...
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Jul 2014
Our article titled “Culture Club 2012 is an exciting prospect” (published in September 2012) was clearly premature. In the last two years, there was a lot of excitement revolving around a potentia...
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Jun 2014
This article was inspired by a recent piece of news indicating that the original New Romantic London quintet Spandau Ballet is slated to perform their first gig in America since 1985 in Austin. The gi...
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Feb 2014
One of the greatest achievements for a musician is to be remembered. It is a reflection of survival of the person’s contribution to the art form of music.  British pop phenomenon Culture Club&#...
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Oct 2013
In our post on “Veteran acts returning in 2013”, we listed 80s pop phenomenon Culture Club as one of the acts to look out for this year. Fronted by the visually outrageous and vocally stunning Boy...
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Sep 2013
A “signature” hit can be a boon and a bane for an artist/band. Its advantage is that the artist or band can instantly be linked to a song that everyone knows. The flipside is that it can eclipse a...
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May 2013