Continuing with the "trilogy" format we teased you with in 2011 (the 3 top New Order songs) and re-jumpstarted more recently with the hugely popular Drives-Addicted-NeedU, Pop/Radio/Video, and Jessie's-Dancin'-Sunglasses, we are now diving into "ROT HEISS" (red-hot) territory with a GERMAN NEW WAVE trilogy:
Nena: 99 RED BALLOONS
Falco: DER KOMMISSAR
Peter Schilling: MAJOR TOM
Don't worry, if you've heard us play the Nena song already then you know we'll be singing these in English. But you know the Germans…
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We're expanding our presence in Northern Virginia with new venues and towns, at the same time playing more often in New York City. If you haven't seen the band in a while, now's the time to come hear a whole lotta new tunes. When we resurrected some songs we haven't done in years, into new medleys Cars-Science-Tainted-Melt and Japanese-Goody-Blister, it was a huge hit. It inspired us to come up with even more fun mashups and medleys. Ya know, some songs are great for about 2 minutes, and then you want to…Read more
Cinco de MAYO is already a big deal without us, so we were going to release our new CD on June 5th. Now that we've had to push the official public release date out another month, July 5th is the new Cinco de WAVO. But as our best friends and fans, you'll still be able to get Cinco de Wavo today! And just for you, the CD pre-release party will still take place at The West End in NYC's upper west side, on June 14th. Let's make Cinco de WAVO last all summer!
It's really happening! Our new CD "Cinco de Wavo" is all mastered and just waiting for final artwork from none other than George DuBose, who did the first B-52's cover among many others. Who knew that he was so big in the hip-hop world?! We've been taking a little break from touring to focus on the CD release, after three incredible months in northern Virginia. NOVA, we love you! We'll be back at our favorite hot spots in Alexandria and Arlington on May 9th and 10th. Cinco de Wavo is set to pop on June…Read more
After the best Wavos summer yet, September was completely off the HOOK! Spaghettifest 11 was amazing, and The Light Horse in Alexandria and O'Sullivan's in Arlington ended up being our best bar gigs ever. Who knew there was such a great crowd of '80s-loving nightlifers in northern VA?! We've been meeting fantastic people: lots of 20- and 30-somethings, some 40's and beyond. These will be regular stops for us, so look for us in NOVA every few weeks. We also landed a gig on the Deck at Myrtle Beach's House…Read more
The Wavos are going NOVA! Bringing the alternative dance wave craze to Northern Virginia with a June 15th show in Old Town Alexandria and a Sept. 14th show in Arlington, and more venues in the works. As you know, Gordon grew up in McLean VA (among other places), and Virginia is the band's hotspot, the midpoint between their NYC and NC/SC homes. No. VA has been on the Wavos radar for a while, and if you're a native then you won't have to travel to Fredericksburg all the time to see us.
We're finally getting some traction in the Myrtle Beach area! After being contacted by Pine Lakes Tavern, and the fabulous Island Bar & Grill in Surfside, we've been invited to play a club gig and Surfriders Luau at Hot Fish Club, in the uber-happening summer hotspot of Murrells Inlet. 2013 is already looking to be the best Wavos year yet!
Tomorrow we leave for our first 3-gig weekend, in Virginia of course! First stop Harrisonburg, the home of James Madison U. and our great friends Midnight Spaghetti, with a live radio show on WXJM-FM on Thursday and a club gig at Clementine on Friday. Saturday we head over to our new Fredericksburg home, the Colonial Tavern. Life is good!
After 3½ amazing years, the Otter House has closed. We owe these guys a huge debt of gratitude, for giving us an incredible place to grow our show and put together such a fantastic fan base. We're practically Fredericksburg natives now, so how could the party stop? Our new club home will be the Colonial Tavern, where we debut tomorrow night. Major thanks to Jesse Scott for this fantastic write-up: http://www.freelancestar.com/2013-02-08/articles/460/when-the-80s-call-you-better-answer/