80s Pop Muzik presents BATCAVE (Dark 80s ) Vs BLITZ ( New Romantics)
(A Tribute to THE CULTURE CLUB and THE CURE)
Saturday, June 25, 2016 (9pm-2am)
Bar 35 (35 N. Hotel St, Honolulu, Hi)
$5 / 21+
For more information: http://www.djnocturna.wordpress.com
….Featuring…Special Guest DJs………
-DatMot- (Resident DJ at Pink Cadillac’s Noctuary)
-KSM – (Resident DJ at the Wave)
-Gary O (Resident DJ at 3D Nightclub)
-Dark Mistress of Ceremony, Lana Saldania-KTUH A Feast of
-DJ Nocturna (Resident-Bar 35, Camera Obscura,
KTUH A Feast of Friends)
-Rhombus (Resident Bar 35, KTUH)
Come dress to impress in your dark fiendish attire or your glamourous romantic frills
…….2 Cash Prizes…….
$125 cash prize for best dressed Dark 80s and $125 Cash prize for the best dressed New Romantic
****************************** ABOUT THE THEME ***********************************
As we get closer to the Culture Club’s live stage performance in Hawaii on Sunday, June 26 and the Cure’s return at the Neal Blaisdell on July 16 and July 17, 80s Pop Muzik will
present A TRIBUTE to the best of the 80s and remembering and honouring some of the pioneers of the English Post Punk movement :
New Romanticism was a pop culture movement that began in the night club scene in London and Birmingham in the late 70s. When the popularity of the movement grew, the organizers, led by Visage’s Steve Strange and DJ Rusty Egan opened a night club called the Blitz located in Covent Garden for its patrons, better known as the Blitz kids. The club was known for its exclusive door policy and strict dress code. Strange was said to be fastidiously selective and denied potential patrons admission into the club because he felt they were not properly dressed to the creative style of preference.
The New Romantics were known for their androgynous look, heavy makeup, wild hairstyles and elaborate dress in the style of the English Romantic period. The movement influenced many English bands that adopted the style, some of which are The Culture Club, Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Japan
and Visage, just to name a few.
The Batcave on a the other hand was the night club frequented by the dark children of the night. The infamous Batcave , founded by Olli Wisdom and his band the Specimen was located in Soho and opened in 1982. It was considered to be the birthplace of the original gothic rock music and subculture. During that time, the Batcave showed 88 mm movies and occasionally featured unusual cabaret with DJ Hamish on the turntables.
Men and women who attended the BatCave wore make-up in widely different styles, some inspired by the ghoulish facepaint of Alien Sex Fiend frontman Nik Fiend, or the heavy brows with Egyptian-lined eyes and sharp painted lips of Siouxsie Sioux. Others wore sunglasses and hid into the shadows of the dark ambiance.
Unlike the Blitz, the Batcave operated with an open-door policy, and welcomed anyone who sought a space to state their difference from the everyday world.
Hope to see you there ! Thank you to Nephilim Halls, Camera Obscura, Miss Vamp Hawaii and Universal Art. Thank you for your continued support !