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Howard Jones

Howard Jones

It’s easy to overlook Howard Jones when you’re talking new wave music because he came to define the popular synthpop sound of the early and mid-80s. His first two albums, Human’s Lib and Dream Into Action, were chart-toppers and produced many radio and MTV hits. I’ve always enjoyed his music so I’m excited he’s coming to The Keswick Theatre in October playing those two albums in their entirety. Now if only he’d tour playing songs from his 2005 all-electronic album Revolution of the Heart! I adored that album.

Here are some of my favorite HoJo tracks…


“What Is Love?”

“Things Can Only Get Better”

“Look Mama”


80s Concerts in Philadelphia 2011

Holy crap! It’s a New Wave Diva blog post! I haven’t touched this blog in ages. I decided to “revive” it today to post about all the awesome concerts coming up over the next few months. 2011 has been and continues to be an incredible year for live shows by some of my favorite 80s bands. I’ve already seen Gang of Four and Echo & The Bunnymen this year. Coming soon is…

Sunday, August 7th – Berlin with Terri Nunn at World Cafe Live.
Thursday, September 8th – Erasure at the TLA
Wednesday, September 21st – The Human League w/ Men Without Hats at The Keswick Theatre
Thursday, September 22nd – OMD at the TLA
Thursday, October 20th – Howard Jones at The Keswick Theatre

I hate to say it, but I *might* have to miss The Human League/Men Without Hats show. It’s on a work night in the ‘burbs and the night before OMD. Not sure if I can survive back to back shows on work nights. I must be getting old! 😉