Tag Archives: synthpop

July 24

A Flock of Seagulls live | Hard Rock Live Orlando | July 30, 2015

As part of Hard Rock Live Orlando’s “Velvet Sessions,” new wave rockers A Flock of Seagulls will perform July 30. Since the late 70’s the Grammy-award winning, UK, synthpop band has been producing dancefloor hits including, “I Ran” & “Space Age Love Song.” Most recently, lead singer Mike Score released a solo album, Zeebratta in […]

June 11

Enter to Win ‘Arcadia’ From Mackintosh Braun!

Portland-based Mackintosh Braun are excited to announce the forthcoming release of Arcadia. The album will be released via Chop Shop Records on June 16th. Mackintosh Braun is Ian Mackintosh and Ben Braun.  Arcadia is the follow up to The Sound(2007) and Where We Are (2010). And while the band’s popularity is still ascending, their music has already been warmly received. Since […]

January 23

‘Smalltown’ Man: Bronski Beat and Communards’ Jimmy Somerville Pays ‘Homage’

2014 saw the 30th anniversary of the 1980’s synthpop group Bronski Beat’s “Smalltown Boy.” Originally released in 1984 and based on frontman Jimmy Somerville’s own coming out experience, the song addressed key issues in 1980’s LGBT culture and brought homosexuality and homophobia into the pop mainstream. The song deals with loneliness, rejection, and bullying due […]