All posts tagged "New Wave Theatre"

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    New Wave Theatre hosted Wet Picnic (before the lead singer went on to win Oscars)

    Is it possible that this same unhinged lead singer with a dangerously pronounced jugular of 80’s band Wet Picnic went on to win two Best Original Score Oscars for Brokeback Mountain (2005) and Babel (2006)? Yes, all...

    • Posted May 20, 2015
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    Andy Kaufman’s Last Performance: Michael Dare Remembers “The Top”

    On January 12, 1984, the first episode of a brand new musical comedy variety show, “The Top,” was being taped at KTLA’s studio in Los Angeles, when the show’s host Chevy Chase came out during the opening...

    • Posted April 4, 2015
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    Andy & The Rattlesnakes: “The Soulful, The Deep… The Truth”

    Originating in Los Angeles in 1978, Andy and the Rattlesnakes — led by New Jersey singer/songwriter Andy Krikun — were one of the of the first L.A. bands to break out of the 80s new wave/punk mold,...

    • Posted March 29, 2015
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    Watch David Lynch explain New Wave

    Where else could you expect to find David Lynch giving his unique interpretation of New Wave but the New Wave Theatre itself? Here he is, Lynch with host Peter Ivers somewhere in time between Elephant Man (1980)...

    • Posted February 19, 2015
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    Dead Kennedys take over New Wave Theatre

    In this clip from New Wave Theatre, watch hardcore act Dead Kennedys perform “Holiday In Cambodia” amongst the throes of a frantic and completely captive audience. The performance fit’s perfectly into NWT’s seizure inducing film editing, with lead singer...

    • Posted February 18, 2015
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    Suburban Lawns perform “Janitor” on New Wave Theatre

    In this clip from New Wave Theatre, host Peter Ivers introduces post-punk band Suburban Lawns in a poncho saying “I’m wearing this outfit to protect me from the sprinklers.” What follows is a dizzying, fascinating performance of “Janitor”...

    • Posted February 16, 2015
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    New Wave Theatre: An Introduction

    If you were flipping through the channels late-night in the 1980’s you may have come across the friendly face of Peter Ivers, likely mid soliloquy, espousing some universal philosophical truth. At which point, you may have asked yourself...

    • Posted February 11, 2015
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