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OMD announces dates for extensive North American tour

OMD fans have been waiting for this for a long time: Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark has just announced a huge tour of North America set to begin in spring 2018. Three Florida stops are included in their road trip.

Josh Todd & The Conflict – Year of the Tiger [Album Review]

Josh Todd & The Conflict – Year of the Tiger 2017, Century Media Records Year of the Tiger Inside Fucked Up Rain Good Enough The Conflict Story of My Life Erotic City Push It Atomic Rain [Clean Version] Band: Josh Todd – Lead Vocals Stevie D. – Guitars, Backing Vocals Greg Cash – Bass Sean […]

'Iiiiiiirrrrrmaaaa!' Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan gets encore date after hurricane

When Hurricane Irma took out the Caribbean and Florida last weekend, it also destroyed the dreams of Star Trek fans across the Southeast. Many were unable to attend special screenings of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, which were set for Sept. 10 and 13.

New podcast: Favorite movie, TV teachers of the '80s

There were SO MANY great teacher roles in TV and film in the '80s. How do you boil it down to just three for a podcast? Easy! You just cover the rest in future episodes. To mark the beginning of another school year, Stuck in the '80s chose three teachers to honor in this week's episode - figures from Head of the Class, Stand and …

Depeche Mode cancels Tampa concert after Hurricane Irma

If '80s fans in Tampa were expecting some great reward by attending Wednesday's Depeche Mode show at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, then we're sad to tell you the blasphemous rumors are true: The band has canceled that gi...

'The Impossible Fortress' will make you feel 14 again

Ever since finishing reading Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One (for the fifth time), I’ve been looking for another love letter to the ‘80s to grab my attention. The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak has delivered on that.

Checking out the '80s food options after Hurricane Irma

Man, I've never been so hungry for things I don't have after Hurricane Irma. "I want a hamburger. No, cheeseburger. I want a hot dog. I want a milkshake. I want potato salad..."

35 years ago this week, ‘Sorry’ was the least hardest word

What’s more amazing about the Billboard Hot 100 chart 35 years ago this week: That 7 of the 10 songs are by artists inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame? That John “Don’t Call Me” Cougar has two songs in the top 10? Or that Eye of the Tiger by Survivor is either the best homage or worst ironic pick in the aftermath of …

Five ‘80s movies to make us feel better about Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma really clobbered us here in Florida. From St. Petersburg (where “Ma Times” still hosts this blog) to my rustic hamlet outside Orlando called Casselberry, Irma left a swatch of homes and streets without electricity, without passage and most importantly, without the power to watch ‘80s movies.

Adam Ant reschedules 3 Florida shows in advance of Hurricane Irma

Adam Ant may be a dandy highway man, but he's also smart enough to know when to stay off the highways and bunker down. And with Hurricane Irma bearing down on Florida this weekend, now's the right time to be a goody-two-shoes and cancel those three Florida gigs he had booked.

35 years, let's get this off our chest about Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

It's been 35 years and still whenever anyone mentions Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, the first comment often is: That wasn't Ricardo Montalban's real chest, was it? Yes, it was!

New podcast: Rockers gone solo in the '80s, Vol. 4

Steve Perry and Journey. Belinda Carlisle and the Go-Go's. Morrissey and The Smiths. What was it about the '80s that caused so many singers and bands to call it quits and head off in different directions? That's the question we try to answer in this week's podcast: Rockers gone solo in the '80s.

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