Are you ready?!! The Arbutus Record Show returns this Sunday, August 16!

 

Great 80s finds and these groups or lead singers of these groups are on tour!

Great 80s finds and art – so much artistry when vinyl was king. These groups or lead singers of these groups are on tour this year.

We hope you have been having a wonderful summer break! Arbutus Record Show is ready to go with all our wonderful vendors who are going to be bringing some fabulous new items! This music lover has been having an 80s rewind summer as it seems all the great bands from that era have come back to our shores and are touring all over the states – long with home grown talent. Spandau Ballet, Culture Club, Duran Duran and Huey Lewis and the News, to name a few. And all have new albums in the works!

Tell us what concerts you have seen this summer! Don’t forget – admission is always FREE and we are open from 9 am – 3 pm! So come on down this Sunday and see what new music treasures can be found!!

Here’s a clip from one of the best concerts I have ever attended (and about where I was sitting) – Spandau Ballet at the sold out Pacific Ampitheatre in California on July 29, 2015. They were “GOLD!” Still rocking after 35 years (and really nice gents, too!)

Huey Lewis and the News came to Baltimore but here they are in Texas with “The Power of Love!” Huey always gives a great concert!

Culture Club with the always colorful and talented frontman Boy George just performed at Wolf Trap in Virginia on Monday! Another fabulous concert! Here they are in Atlantic City!
“Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?” 1982

 

Join us this Sunday, January 18, for our first show of 2015!

We hope you had a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year! Time for our first show of 2015 – this Sunday! We look forward to seeing all of our favorite vendors – and you – after the long holiday break. It is perfect time to beat the cold hunting for some great new music finds. Remember, the show is from 9 am – 3 pm and is always FREE!

It’s Valentine’s Day right before next month’s show, so this Sunday is a good time to find that romantic, memorable song that you shared with that special someone. There might even be a special love story amongst our vendors.

Here is one of this editor’s picks and comes with an update about the group. One of the most highly successful 80s New Wave bands from Britain, Spandau Ballet, had a hit in 1983 that put them on the pop music map forever and made them superstars. This song reached Number One in 21 countries and is the soundtrack for many a romance and wedding (and, we suspect, a baby or two). After a 19-year breakup, the boys reunited in 2009 for a widely successful tour but didn’t make it to the States. That is all about to change much to the joy of their fans. The group will be touring in the U.S. for the first time in over 30 years, including an appearance at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. on April 28.

Spandau Ballet also produced a fabulous rock doc (and is also the name of the tour), Soul Boys of the Western World. Even if you aren’t fan of these New Romantics, their story will surprise you. It’s a great slice of a social and pop music history but more importantly, it is a tale of friendship found, lost and found again. Here is a “True” love song!