Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
Josie Cotton – Best known for her 1982 hit single “Johnny Are You Queer?” The song’s catchy New Wave style and controversial lyrics catapulted her into the spotlight during the early 1980s. Cotton’s stage persona emerged from the Los Angeles music scene, where she was associated with the punk and new wave movements. She has remained a respected figure for her contributions to the genre, influencing a generation of musicians with her style and approach to songwriting. Throughout her career, Cotton has continued to release albums and singles, each showcasing her evolution as an artist while retaining her unique sound. She has also appeared in a number of films and television shows, often contributing to their soundtracks. Cotton’s work remains a vibrant part of the legacy of 80s pop and New Wave music.
The Plimsouls – Formed in Los Angeles in 1978 and known for their blend of power pop, new wave, and garage rock, The Plimsouls gained fame with their 1983 single “A Million Miles Away,” which became a hit on college radio and solidified their place in the burgeoning alternative rock scene of the time. The Plimsouls are revered for their infectious riffs and catchy hooks, leaving a lasting influence on the power pop genre. Fronted now by original guitarist Eddie Munoz along with “random bitchin’ musicians” the band continues to enjoy a devoted fanbase and their music is a testament to the vibrancy of the early 80s rock scene.
Kurt Baker – Hailing from Portland, Maine, Baker first gained attention as the lead singer and bassist of the pop-punk band The Leftovers, which he co-founded in the early 2000s. After The Leftovers disbanded, Baker embarked on a solo career, embracing his love for 1970s and 1980s power pop, rock, and new wave. He released his first solo album, “Play It Cool,” which showcased his knack for crafting infectious tunes with a retro flair, yet fresh appeal. Baker’s work is characterized by his charismatic vocals, upbeat rhythms, and classic songwriting style, reminiscent of the genre’s pioneers yet infused with his own modern twist.In addition to his solo work, Kurt Baker has been involved in various musical projects and collaborations, contributing to the power pop scene with a prolific output of EPs, albums, and spirited live performances.Tickets