PopOff! #92: New Wave City – 30 Years, 30 Acts, 30 Songs

On this episode of PopOff! I celebrate the 30th anniversary of the very local and very iconic SF roaming dance party New Wave City and the DJs who make it all happen. It will be 30 songs by 30 acts that I think make this the New Wave Citiest set ever! Consider this is a NWC greatest hits primer of the acts whose music filled the floors over 30 years. That said this set would not have been possible without the education I was given by my new wave senseis, NWC founders DJ Skip & DJ Shindog. And both of them have curated their own 30 song sets for the occasion and I have linked them below so you can hear from the masters and get a deeper dive into the sounds and vibes of New Wave City over 30 years.



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1. Altered Images – Happy Birthday
2. Howard Jones – Pearl In The Shell
3. New Order – Your Silent Face
4. Tears For Fears – Pale Shelter
5. The Human League – The Sound Of The Crowd
6. Gary Numan – Music For Chameleons
7. Siouxsie and the Banshees – Israel
8. Berlin – Masquerade
9. Duran Duran – Careless Memories
10. Adam Ant – Desperate But Not Serious
11. Eurytmics – Cool Blue
12. Yazoo – Good Times
13. Erasure – Who Needs Love Like That
14. Pet Shop Boys – Heart
15. Propoganda – Duel (Extended Version)
16. ABC – Be Near Me
17. The Beat – Save It For Later
18. Ultravox – Reap The Wild Wind
19. The Chameleons – One Flesh
20. Echo and the Bunnymen – The Cutter
21. The Cure – Primary
22. The B-52’s – Strobelight
23. The Go-Go’s – Skidmarks On My Heart
24. Blondie – Dreaming
25. Pretenders – Precious
26. The Psychedelic Furs – Heartbreak Beat
27. Simple Minds – Waterfront
28. OMD – Secret
29. Book Of Love – Lullaby
30. A Flock Of Seagulls – The More You Live The More You Love

Buggles – Video Killed The Radio Star

New Order – Your Silent Face
Propoganda – Duel (Extended Version)
A Flock Of Seagulls – The More You Live The More You Love

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