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    Synth-Wave on tour in June

    More guilty pleasure stuff.

    FM-84 and The Midnight are both on tour in June. Both artists are highly influenced by the Synth-Pop/Synth-Wave of the early-mid 80s. For those who like such music, it should be a fun (and relatively cheap) night out.

    https://fm84.bandcamp.com/

    JUN 20
    The Sinclair
    Thursday, 9:00PM
    Cambridge, MA

    JUN 21
    Elsewhere
    w/ Jessie Frye
    Friday, 7:00PM
    Brooklyn, NY

    JUN 25
    Le Ministère
    Tuesday, 8:00PM
    Montréal, Canada

    JUN 26
    Mod Club Theatre
    Wednesday, 7:00PM
    Toronto, Canada

    JUN 28
    Beachland Ballroom & Tavern
    w/ Jessie Frye
    Friday, 8:00PM
    Cleveland, OH

    JUN 29
    Lincoln Hall
    w/ Jessie Frye
    Saturday, 9:00PM
    Chicago, IL


    https://themidnight.bandcamp.com/

    JUN 22, 2019
    Firefly Music Festival
    Dover, DE

    JUN 23, 2019
    Lucky Strike
    Albany, NY

    JUN 25, 2019
    Town Ballroom
    Buffalo, NY

    JUN 26, 2019
    Stage AE
    Pittsburgh, PA

    JUN 27, 2019
    House of Blues
    Cleveland, OH

    JUN 30, 2019
    Electric Forest Festival
    Rothbury, MI
    SOLD OUT

    JUL 12, 2019
    Forecastle Festival
    Louisville, KY

    JUL 17, 2019
    Corner Hotel
    Melbourne, Australia

    JUL 18, 2019
    Oxford Art Factory
    Sydney, Australia
    SOLD OUT

    JUL 19, 2019
    Splendour In The Grass
    Byron Bay, Australia
    SOLD OUT

    AUG 29, 2019
    Wonder Ballroom
    Portland, OR
    SOLD OUT

    AUG 30, 2019
    Commodore Ballroom
    Vancouver, BC

    AUG 30, 2019 - SEP 1, 2019
    Bumbershoot Festival
    Seattle, WA

    SEP 5, 2019
    Culture Room
    Fort Lauderdale, FL

    SEP 6, 2019
    The Orpheum
    Tampa, FL

    SEP 7, 2019
    The Beacham Theatre
    Orlando, FL

    SEP 9, 2019
    Georgia Theatre
    Athens, GA

    SEP 10, 2019
    The National
    Richmond, VA

    SEP 12, 2019
    The Bluebird
    Bloomington, IN

    SEP 13, 2019
    Civic Music Hall
    Toledo, OH

    SEP 14, 2019
    The Danforth Music Hall
    Toronto, ON

    SEP 15, 2019
    Metro
    Chicago, IL

    SEP 16, 2019
    First Avenue
    Minneapolis, MN

    SEP 18, 2019
    The Ready Room
    St. Louis, MO

    SEP 19, 2019
    The Waiting Room
    Omaha, NE

    SEP 20, 2019
    Tower Theatre
    Oklahoma City, OK
    SOLD OUT

    SEP 22, 2019
    Lowbrow Palace
    El Paso, TX

    SEP 26, 2019
    Fremont Theatre
    San Luis Obispo, CA

    SEP 27, 2019
    The Novo
    Los Angeles, CA
    SOLD OUT

    SEP 28, 2019
    JBL Soundstage at Hard Rock Hotel
    Las Vegas, NV

    I wasn't aware about a buzz around The Midnight, but it appears more than a few shows are already sold out.
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    I saw The Midnight earlier this year in Baltimore and loved it to death. Already have tickets to see them in Richmond

    Would love to catch FM-84 but nothing is that close to me.

    Also on tour, and might be worth considering if you like these guys, is Timecop1983: http://timecop1983.com/tour-dates/
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    ^ Nowhere even remotely close to me on that one, but I will check the artist out, thanks.
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    If you like The Midnight, the last Timecop1983 full length 'Night Drive' is an easy suggestion. The Midnight's singer even guests on the opening track.
    Ephemeral Sun - because I gotta do something about these boxes of CDs in the basement: http://www.ephemeralsun.com

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    So....meant to check back in:

    Timecop1983 was...a bit meh for me. Too much like a DJ act (as opposed to Midnight who perform more like an actual band with singer/guitar/sax/keys/synth drums), especially with all the vocals done with backing tracks. But one of the openers, a Philly local act called Korine, was really great especially for fans of a more new wave kind of sound.

    Seeing Street Cleaner later this fall for the first time; I'm expecting something that will again be closer to a DJ performance but since the music is instrumental...it won't bug me too much.

    Drab Majesty is out on the road right now and they're super fun live, again with a slight leaning toward new wave. If you get a chance, see them.
    Ephemeral Sun - because I gotta do something about these boxes of CDs in the basement: http://www.ephemeralsun.com

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    The Midnight is tonight (the band, not the time of day) in Richmond. Very excited...
    Ephemeral Sun - because I gotta do something about these boxes of CDs in the basement: http://www.ephemeralsun.com

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    ...so, The Midnight is flat-out amazing live. This show was actually even better than the last one; they've fleshed out the band to include a 2nd female guitarist/singer and a new sax/keys dude. The addition of the female singer also means they can do tunes like "Jason." They did a solid set covering most of Days of Thunder plus solid helpings from Kids + Endless Summer, a track from Nocturnal, and two new tunes from an album they'll hopefully have finished in 2020.

    For my money, these guys and Carpenter Brut are the best live synthwave acts around ATM (Com Truise and Dance with the Dead tied as close 2nds tho). If you like what they do and they are coming close, see them.
    Ephemeral Sun - because I gotta do something about these boxes of CDs in the basement: http://www.ephemeralsun.com

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