New Wave City
The First & Foremost 80s Dance Party presents...
“New Romantic Night”
Saturday, February 20, 2016
Cat Club

In 1978 at a little West End clubnight called "Billy's - A Club For Heroes" club goers dressed in outrageous and glamorous attire and danced to tracks by David Bowie, Roxy Music, Kraftwerk, Chic and lots of electronic dance music. When it grew too popular, the night was moved to a bigger venue called “The Blitz.” At a loss for what to call this scene, the press originally labeled it “the Blitz scene,” and then later, "The Cult With No Name.” Around late '79, two bands started to emerge and gain a wider audience; Visage, and an early version of Spandau Ballet. At the rival Rum Runner nightclub in Birmingham, Duran Duran became the resident band.

Finally, almost retrospectively, the term “New Romantic" was used by the music press as a catch-all label for any of the early eighties bands which liked to dress up and play synth pop music. Bunged incorrectly into this category were ABC, The Human League, Japan, Soft Cell, Ultravox, and many more. The New Romantic scene, as far as style was concerned, was as important and defining to the eighties as Glam Rock was to the seventies. People were not only dressing up in the New Romantic fashion to go out clubbing, but the looks and style were found on fashion runways, magazines, and even on the street.

Front Room:
Dance to your favorite New Wave music & videos all night
with resident DJ Low-Life & special guest DJ Brian Raffi

Back Room:
Featuring music & videos from the New Romantic scene
Visage, Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Roxy Music, David Bowie, & more
plus the rest of the best of New Wave
with Blitz Kid DJ’s Shindog & Skip

21+ with valid ID
$7 before 10pm / $12 after

Cat Club
1190 Folsom Street (@ 8th), San Francisco
State of the art lights, sound, and video projection in both rooms
plus a go-go cage, dance platforms, and nightly drink specials!

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