New Wave City
The First & Foremost 80s Dance Party
“New Romantic Night”
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Cat Club

At a little West End clubnight called "Billy's - A Club For Heroes" in 1978, 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. Across town at the rival Rum Runner nightclub, Duran Duran held court.

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 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.

So dress up!

The Front Room:
Dance to the best of New Wave music & videos all night
with resident DJ Low-Life and guest DJ Prince Charming

The Back Room:
Featuring the music that influenced the New Romantic scene
as well as the best of the New Ro bands in music and videos
plus the rest of New Wave with Blitz Kid DJ’s Shindog & Skip

Cat Club
1190 Folsom Street (@ 8th), San Francisco
Plus a go-go cage, state of the art lights, sound, video projection in
both rooms, along with nightly drink specials

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

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