80's

9.6.18

This New Orleans DIY Band Make Hooky 80s Music to Dance to

They're called Sexy Dex and the Fresh and we're premiering their new video “Play Me Birdie” today.

8.29.18

The Guide to Getting Into Devo

More than a quirky band with funny red hats, Devo were synth-weilding art punk pioneers who shaped everyone from Neil Young to Radiohead, and 'The Simpsons' to Martin Scorsese. Here's where to start.

7.12.18

How 80s Slasher Movies Skewered Fitness Culture

Horror flicks like 'The Toxic Avenger' lambasted the workout culture that has become a fixture of American society thanks to cultish fitness programs, social media gurus, and reality TV.

3.27.18

Someone Recreated HyperCard, Apple's 80s Programming Tool Invented on Acid

ViperCard recreates Apple's classic software, which Bill Atkinson thought up while totally high.

2.6.18

Paramore’s New 80s Video Perfectly Sums Up Their Sad-Pop Sound

The visual for "Rose-Colored Boy," off last year's 'After Laughter,' encapsulates where the band are at right now.

11.28.17

Armie Hammer's Balls Had to Be Digitally Edited Out of 'Call Me By Your Name'

"They were short shorts. What’re you gonna do?"

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8.3.17

Skins, Smack, and 'SNL': 80s New York Hardcore With Agnostic Front's Roger Miret

Read an exclusive excerpt from Miret's new book that looks back at the wild days of New York City hardcore.

7.11.17

The Musicians Who Knew We'll Be Cyborgs Soon

How late-70s and early-80s electronic pop from Kraftwerk, Devo, and Young Marble Giants warned us of our post-human future.

6.11.17

Keith Haring’s Earliest Posters Go On Display

A retrospective post show documenting the rise and popularity of Haring’s boldly-outlined ‘radiant child.’

6.8.17

From Yo-Yo Dicks to Jesus Christ, A Brief Survey of 80s Novelty Rap

There was a time when no one knew what a rap song should be about, and it was glorious.

5.17.17

Studio 54's First Month Was Nearly a Disaster

Nicky Siano recalls how the fledging club struggled to fill its dancefloor despite a fabulous opening night.

5.17.17

The Guide to Getting into Donna Summer

The Queen of Disco's career is much more diverse than you probably realize. Here's how to begin.

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