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3rd Annual Spirit of the 80’s Concert

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3rd Annual Spirit of the 80’s Concert

4pm Academy Park, 853 Center St, Lewiston $10 Friday, $20 Saturday, $25 Friday-Saturday combo (available at the door / brownpapertickets.com)

10602758_10152454802616919_1947086280_nIn the 1980s, America saw a change in music that went beyond the birth of MTV. Pop and rock synthesized into a melodic blend of sound, conceiving “new wave,” and rock n’ roll dispersed into sub-genres like alternative rock. On Friday (Aug 8) and Saturday (Aug 9), Lewiston’s Academy Park will host the 3rd Annual Spirit of 80’s Concert. Strictly Hip kicks off the two-day series on Friday with a Happy Hour show from 5-7pm. Technically a Tragically Hip tribute band, this Buffalo-based alternative rock band also covers music by The Cure, Oasis, REM and much more. Closing out Friday’s show is local rock band, The Tower, playing a unique catalog of rock/blues music. Punk-rock pioneers, the Forgotten Rebels will headline Saturday’s show.The Forgotten Rebelswere among the earliest Canadian punk rockers, playing in the same vein as The Ramones. This wouldn’t be an 80’s show without some keyboard and synth sounds. To that end, hometown favorite, The Mirrors will take the audience back to the days of The Cure and INXS with their quintessential 80’s sound. Last, but certainly not least, Buffalo-based, alternative rock band, the Cowboys of Scotland will play their eighties-flavored blend of punk, progressive rock, new-wave and funk on Saturday. With a sound that’s been described as “The Clash meets Pink Floyd”, their ability to blend their musical influences and styles is the cornerstone of their unique sound. This concert is so totally eighties (minus the AIDS epidemic). So put on your Chuck Taylors and high-waisted jeans and get ready to get funky. —kellie powell