20181121-TL

Soft Cell’s pioneering 1981 cover of the Northern Soul classic, “Tainted Love,” is the inspiration for this awesome 80s dance party. Building on a solid foundation of New Wave, we’ll dig deeper into the catalog of massive hits and overlooked misses from the late 70s through the early 90s – pivotal years in musical history that blurred the lines between Analog and Digital, Disco and Synthpop, Funk and Hip-Hop. A time when Alternative was called Post-Punk, Indie actually meant independent, and Throbbing Gristle’s “Hot on the Heels of Love” surely could have been alongside Blondie’s “Heart of Glass” on the charts…with today’s perspective. Other passions include CBGB-era New York, Batcave-era London – Punk Rock, Glam Rock, Kraut Rock, Girl Rock, Dad Rock, Rockabilly, Ska, Machine Soul, Blue-Eyed Soul, Darkwave, Coldwave – plus some guilty pleasures in the (strictly) Old-School Rap department.

Hosted by DJ Jane Elizabeth (Stylus NYC, Breakfast Club Philly 2010-2015).

21+, Free!

The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215
http://www.thebellhouseny.com/
https://www.facebook.com/taintedlovenyc/

20181020-TL

Soft Cell’s pioneering 1981 cover of the Northern Soul classic, “Tainted Love,” is the inspiration for this awesome 80s dance party. Building on a solid foundation of New Wave, we’ll dig deeper into the catalog of massive hits and overlooked misses from the late 70s through the early 90s – pivotal years in musical history that blurred the lines between Analog and Digital, Disco and Synthpop, Funk and Hip-Hop. A time when Alternative was called Post-Punk, Indie actually meant independent, and Throbbing Gristle’s “Hot on the Heels of Love” surely could have been alongside Blondie’s “Heart of Glass” on the charts…with today’s perspective. Other passions include CBGB-era New York, Batcave-era London – Punk Rock, Glam Rock, Kraut Rock, Girl Rock, Dad Rock, Rockabilly, Ska, Machine Soul, Blue-Eyed Soul, Darkwave, Coldwave – plus some guilty pleasures in the (strictly) Old-School Rap department.

Hosted by Guest DJ Alicia (Stylus NYC).

21+, Free!

The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215
http://www.thebellhouseny.com/
https://www.facebook.com/taintedlovenyc/

 

Shout out to the amazing photographers, planners and other vendors with whom we’ve worked over the years, for documenting all the wonderful non-musical memories:

Shawn & Andrew Bingaman
Shawn & Andrew by Nik Morina Photography

Maggie & Joey’s Whimsical Fairytale Wedding by Katy Weaver Photography [DJ Katie Rose] – NEW!

Katie & Dani’s Bates House Wedding by DeNueva Photography

Maddie & Chris’ Front Street Cafe Wedding by Alexa Nahas Photography

A Terrace on the Park Wedding by Kelly Williams Photography

Rachael & Aaron’s Wedding Reception at Continental Midtown by Maria Mack Photography

Bridget + Alex’s Wedding at Women’s Club of Glen Ridge by Studio A Images [DJ Amber Lynn]

Samantha & Kevin’s Super Chill Rock Island Lake Club Wedding by Michelle Arlotta Photography [DJ Jim Siegel]

Jálynn & Tiffany’s Hudson Valley Wedding at The Grandview by DeNueva Photography

Emily & Peter’s Swedish Historical Museum Wedding by Grace D. Photography [DJ Katie Rose]

Why finding a good DJ is HARD (and why this one is so so good) on Offbeat Bride

Valerie & Brian: Pop Punk Meets Rustic Elegance on Rock N Roll Bride

Stephanie & Jeremy’s Wedding at David’s Country Inn by Pivko Photography

Karlee & Rob’s Franklin Institute Wedding by Diamonds and Details

Haley & Scott’s Mütter Museum Wedding by Asya Photography

Video: Laurence & Sonalis by Digital Memories

Jess & Kevin’s New Hope Wedding by William Hendra

Shawn & Andrew’s Front & Palmer Wedding by Nik Morina

Wes and Mike’s Winter Wedding at Hotel Du Village by Emma Cleary

Amy & Joel’s Crane Arts Wedding by Love Me Do

Alice & Alex’s Morris Arboretum Wedding by Maria Mack

Lauren & James’ Fall Wedding in Delaware by Stacy Hart

Leigh-Anne & Ryan in Asbury Park by Maggie J Photography

Lauren & Leandro’s Ramscale Penthouse Wedding by Kate Edwards

Lauren & Leandro – Another Point of View by BLB Events

Alison & Pat’s Jersey Wedding by Jenelle Kappe

Nikki & Jeff’s Wedding at Abington Art Center by Tom Leung

The New York Times: Beth & Joe – A Love Story That Had To Wait

Style Me Pretty: Beth & Joe – A Love Story 30+ Years In the Making

Beth & Joe’s Harvard Club Wedding by Carolina Rivera

Nicole & Keith’s Maas Building Wedding by Nina Lilly

Jess + Alex: High School Sweethearts Put A Ring On It by Justin McCallum

Shannon & Seth’s Brooklyn Vinyl Wedding by Björn & Co.

20180921-TL

Soft Cell’s pioneering 1981 cover of the Northern Soul classic, “Tainted Love,” is the inspiration for this awesome 80s dance party. Building on a solid foundation of New Wave, we’ll dig deeper into the catalog of massive hits and overlooked misses from the late 70s through the early 90s – pivotal years in musical history that blurred the lines between Analog and Digital, Disco and Synthpop, Funk and Hip-Hop. A time when Alternative was called Post-Punk, Indie actually meant independent, and Throbbing Gristle’s “Hot on the Heels of Love” surely could have been alongside Blondie’s “Heart of Glass” on the charts…with today’s perspective. Other passions include CBGB-era New York, Batcave-era London – Punk Rock, Glam Rock, Kraut Rock, Girl Rock, Dad Rock, Rockabilly, Ska, Machine Soul, Blue-Eyed Soul, Darkwave, Coldwave – plus some guilty pleasures in the (strictly) Old-School Rap department.

Hosted by DJ Jane Elizabeth (Stylus NYC, Breakfast Club Philly 2010-2015).

21+, Free!

The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215
http://www.thebellhouseny.com/
https://www.facebook.com/taintedlovenyc/

Setlist for 9/21/18:
Clash – Guns Of Brixton
A Flock Of Seagulls – Space Age Love Song
Cure – In Between Days
OMD – Secret
Naked Eyes – Promises Promises
Blancmange – Don’t Tell Me
Duran Duran – New Moon On Monday
Smiths – Girlfriend In A Coma
Wang Chung – Dance Hall Days
Siouxsie & The Banshees – Kiss Them For Me
Matthew Wilder – Break My Stride
David Bowie – Fashion
Bow Wow Wow – I Want Candy
Pet Shop Boys – West End Girls
Madonna – Holiday
Prince – Raspberry Beret
ABC – How To Be A Millionaire
Go-Go’s – Head Over Heels
Billy Idol – Dancing With Myself
a-Ha – Take On Me
New Order – Bizarre Love Triangle
Human League – Love Action (I Believe In Love)
Depeche Mode – Enjoy The Silence
Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock – It Takes Two
Technotronic – Pump Up The Jam
Company B – Fascinated
Shannon – Let The Music Play
Janet Jackson – What Have You Done For Me Lately
Madonna – Into the Groove
Psychedelic Furs – Pretty In Pink
Clash – Train in Vain
Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart
Bruce Springsteen – Dancing In The Dark
Ramones – I Wanna Be Sedated
Kenny Loggins – Footloose
Michael Sembello – Maniac
Bonnie Tyler – Total Eclipse Of The Heart
Prince – 1999
Taylor Dayne – Tell It To My Heart
Stacey Q – Two Of Hearts
Q-Feel – Dancing In Heaven (Orbital Be-Bop)
Culture Club – Miss Me Blind
Michael Jackson – Billie Jean
Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
The Police – King Of Pain
Toto – Africa
Nena – 99 Luftballons [Deutsch]
Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
Madonna – Papa Don’t Preach
New Order – Blue Monday
Bananarama – Venus
Soft Cell – Tainted Love
Wham! – I’m Your Man
Michael Jackson – Beat It
Eddie Money – Take Me Home Tonight
Madonna – Like a Prayer
Rick Springfield – Jessie’s Girl
Bananarama – Cruel Summer
Blondie – Heart Of Glass
Prince – Kiss
Young M.C. – Bust A Move
Salt-N-Pepa – Push It
Run DMC – It’s Tricky
Irene Cara – Flashdance…What A Feeling
Grandmaster Flash – White Lines (Don’t Do It)
Sugarhill Gang – Apache
LL Cool J – Going Back to Cali
Cameo – Word Up
Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer
Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive
Human League – Don’t You Want Me
Katrina & The Waves – Walking On Sunshine
Bangles – Walk Like an Egyptian
Men Without Hats – The Safety Dance
Starship – We Built This City
Phil Collins – Sussudio
Paul Davis – ’65 Love Affair
INXS – Devil Inside
Modern English – I Melt With You
Depeche Mode – It’s No Good

20180824-TL

Soft Cell’s pioneering 1981 cover of the Northern Soul classic, “Tainted Love,” is the inspiration for this awesome 80s dance party. Building on a solid foundation of New Wave, we’ll dig deeper into the catalog of massive hits and overlooked misses from the late 70s through the early 90s – pivotal years in musical history that blurred the lines between Analog and Digital, Disco and Synthpop, Funk and Hip-Hop. A time when Alternative was called Post-Punk, Indie actually meant independent, and Throbbing Gristle’s “Hot on the Heels of Love” surely could have been alongside Blondie’s “Heart of Glass” on the charts…with today’s perspective. Other passions include CBGB-era New York, Batcave-era London – Punk Rock, Glam Rock, Kraut Rock, Girl Rock, Dad Rock, Rockabilly, Ska, Machine Soul, Blue-Eyed Soul, Darkwave, Coldwave – plus some guilty pleasures in the (strictly) Old-School Rap department.

Hosted by DJ Jane Elizabeth (Stylus NYC, Breakfast Club Philly 2010-2015).

21+, Free!

The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215
http://www.thebellhouseny.com/
https://www.facebook.com/taintedlovenyc/

20180721-TL

Soft Cell’s pioneering 1981 cover of the Northern Soul classic, “Tainted Love,” is the inspiration for this awesome 80s dance party. Building on a solid foundation of New Wave, we’ll dig deeper into the catalog of massive hits and overlooked misses from the late 70s through the early 90s – pivotal years in musical history that blurred the lines between Analog and Digital, Disco and Synthpop, Funk and Hip-Hop. A time when Alternative was called Post-Punk, Indie actually meant independent, and Throbbing Gristle’s “Hot on the Heels of Love” surely could have been alongside Blondie’s “Heart of Glass” on the charts…with today’s perspective. Other passions include CBGB-era New York, Batcave-era London – Punk Rock, Glam Rock, Kraut Rock, Girl Rock, Dad Rock, Rockabilly, Ska, Machine Soul, Blue-Eyed Soul, Darkwave, Coldwave – plus some guilty pleasures in the (strictly) Old-School Rap department.

Hosted by Guest DJ Katie Rose (Stylus NYC).

21+, Free in the Main Room!

The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215
http://www.thebellhouseny.com/
https://www.facebook.com/taintedlovenyc/

Setlist for 7/21/18:
Madness – It Must Be Love
English Beat – Mirror In The Bathroom
Oingo Boingo – Dead Man’s Party
General Public – Tenderness
Paul Davis – ’65 Love Affair
Toto – Rosanna
Pretenders – Brass In Pocket
Simple Minds – Alive And Kicking
George Michael – Monkey
Depeche Mode – Personal Jesus
Siouxsie & The Banshees – Hong Kong Garden
David Bowie – China Girl
Madonna – Dress You Up
Lipps, Inc. – Funkytown
John Parr – St. Elmo’s Fire (Man In Motion)
David Bowie – Dance Magic Dance
Toto – Africa
Def Leppard – Pour Some Sugar On Me
Whitesnake – Here I Go Again
Nena – 99 Red Balloons
Men Without Hats – The Safety Dance
Waitresses – I Know What Boys Like
Level 42 – Something About You
Howard Jones – Things Can Only Get Better
Bananarama – Cruel Summer
Dexys Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen
INXS – Need You Tonight
M – Pop Musik
Fine Young Cannibals – She Drives Me Crazy
Baltimora – Tarzan Boy
Prince – Kiss
Tears For Fears – Everybody Wants To Rule The World
Queen & David Bowie – Under Pressure
Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give You Up
Madonna – Open Your Heart
Erasure – A Little Respect
Michael Jackson – Bad
Billy Ocean – Caribbean Queen
Cameo – Word Up
Human League – Don’t You Want Me
Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance With Somebody
Madonna – Like a Virgin
Phil Collins – Sussudio
Miami Sound Machine – Conga
Clash – Train in Vain
Chaka Khan – I Feel For You
Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
Phil Collins and Philip Bailey – Easy Lover
Real Life – Send Me An Angel
New Order – Blue Monday
Buggles – Video Killed The Radio Star
Eddie Money – Take Me Home Tonight
The B-52’s – Love Shack
Soft Cell – Tainted Love
Starship – We Built This City
Cure – Just Like Heaven
Go-Go’s – Head Over Heels
a-Ha – Take On Me
Kenny Loggins – Danger Zone
Peter Schilling – Major Tom (German)
Depeche Mode – Enjoy the silence
Pet Shop Boys – West End Girls
Smiths – How Soon Is Now
Peter Gabriel – Sledgehammer
Michael Jackson – Billie Jean
Freeez – I.O.U.
Taylor Dayne – Tell It To My Heart
Boy Meets Girl – Waiting For A Star To Fall
The Police – Every Breath You Take
Corey Hart – Sunglasses At Night
Steve Miller Band – Abracadabra
Soft Cell – Sex Dwarf

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Spooky and Sassy 80’s Dance Party
Every First Friday Hosted by DJ Amber Lynn
Ruba Club
416 Green St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123
10pm-2am/$5/21+

Sisters of Mercy // The Cure // The Jesus and Mary Chain // Siouxsie and the Banshees // Depeche Mode // Tears for Fears // Virgin Prunes // Xmal Deutschland // Bauhaus // Specimen // Love and Rockets // Killing Joke // The Smiths // New Order // Gary Numan // Adam Ant // Flock of Seagulls // Lydia Lunch // Fad Gadget // Ministry // Berlin // Soft Cell // Clan of Xymox // The Cramps // Romeo Void // Christian Death // Duran Duran // Echo & the Bunnymen // Suicide // The Damned // INXS // Lords of the New Church // Tones on Tail // The The // Joy Division // A-Ha // Flesh for Lulu // Peter Murphy // David Bowie // My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult // Red Lorry Yellow Lorry // Morrissey // The Birthday Party // Lene Lovich // Au Pairs // Visage // The Church // Simple Minds //
Dark 80’s Dance party full of your favorite:
NEW \\ WAVE
NO \\ WAVE
COLD \\ WAVE
DARK \\ WAVE
SYNTH \\ POP
80’S \\ GEMS
POST \\ PUNK
TRAD \\ GOTH
Come with your dancing eye liner on :)

20180615-TL

Soft Cell’s pioneering 1981 cover of the Northern Soul classic, “Tainted Love,” is the inspiration for this awesome 80s dance party. Building on a solid foundation of New Wave, we’ll dig deeper into the catalog of massive hits and overlooked misses from the late 70s through the early 90s – pivotal years in musical history that blurred the lines between Analog and Digital, Disco and Synthpop, Funk and Hip-Hop. A time when Alternative was called Post-Punk, Indie actually meant independent, and Throbbing Gristle’s “Hot on the Heels of Love” surely could have been alongside Blondie’s “Heart of Glass” on the charts…with today’s perspective. Other passions include CBGB-era New York, Batcave-era London – Punk Rock, Glam Rock, Kraut Rock, Girl Rock, Dad Rock, Rockabilly, Ska, Machine Soul, Blue-Eyed Soul, Darkwave, Coldwave – plus some guilty pleasures in the (strictly) Old-School Rap department.

Hosted by DJ Jane Elizabeth (Stylus NYC, Breakfast Club Philly 2010-2015).

21+, Free in the Main Room!

The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215
http://www.thebellhouseny.com/
https://www.facebook.com/taintedlovenyc/

Setlist for 6/15/2018:
Musical Youth – Pass The Dutchie
Ramones – Do You Remember Rock And Roll Radio
Josie Cotton – Johnny, Are You Queer?
Devo – Beautiful World
Depeche Mode – New Life
Go-Go’s – Head Over Heels
Kim Wilde – Kids In America
Siouxsie & The Banshees – Hong Kong Garden
Killing Joke – Eighties
Yaz – Goodbye Seventies
Corey Hart – Sunglasses At Night
Eurythmics – Missionary Man
Cyndi Lauper – She Bop
Madonna – Material Girl
New Order – True Faith
Erasure – A Little Respect
J. Geils Band – Centerfold
Naked Eyes – Promises, Promises
Heart – Barracuda
Steve Winwood – Roll With It
Talking Heads – Once In A Lifetime
Billy Ocean – Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car
Depeche Mode – Personal Jesus
Siouxsie & The Banshees – Peek-A-Boo
Nine Inch Nails – Down in It
Bangles – Walk Like an Egyptian
Stevie Nicks – Stand Back
Prince – When Doves Cry
Soft Cell – Sex Dwarf
Wham! – Freedom
Buggles – Video Killed The Radio Star
Whitney Houston – How Will I Know
Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Relax
Tears For Fears – Everybody Wants To Rule The World
Steve Winwood – Valerie
Toto – Africa
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts – I Love Rock N’ Roll
Prince – Let’s Go Crazy
a-Ha – Take On Me
Generation X – Dancing With Myself
Depeche Mode – A Question Of Time
Toni Basil – Mickey
Phil Collins and Philip Bailey – Easy Lover
Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
Madonna – Papa Don’t Preach
Eddy Grant – Electric Avenue
Siouxsie & The Banshees – Cities In Dust
Cure – Let’s Go To Bed
Go-Go’s – Our Lips Are Sealed
Yello – Oh Yea
A Flock Of Seagulls – I Ran
Blondie – Call Me
David Bowie – Modern Love
Men Without Hats – The Safety Dance
George Michael – I Want Your Sex
Tom Tom Club – Genius Of Love
Talking Heads – Burning Down The House
Janet Jackson – Nasty
Prince – Alphabet St.
Salt-N-Pepa – Push It
Michael Jackson – Thriller
Johnny Kemp – Just Got Paid
Belinda Carlisle – Heaven Is A Place On Earth
Smiths – Panic
Rick Springfield – Jessie’s Girl
Depeche Mode – Just Can’t Get Enough
Erasure – Love To Hate You
Night Ranger – Sister Christian

20180518-TL

Soft Cell’s pioneering 1981 cover of the Northern Soul classic, “Tainted Love,” is the inspiration for this awesome 80s dance party. Building on a solid foundation of New Wave, we’ll dig deeper into the catalog of massive hits and overlooked misses from the late 70s through the early 90s – pivotal years in musical history that blurred the lines between Analog and Digital, Disco and Synthpop, Funk and Hip-Hop. A time when Alternative was called Post-Punk, Indie actually meant independent, and Throbbing Gristle’s “Hot on the Heels of Love” surely could have been alongside Blondie’s “Heart of Glass” on the charts…with today’s perspective. Other passions include CBGB-era New York, Batcave-era London – Punk Rock, Glam Rock, Kraut Rock, Girl Rock, Dad Rock, Rockabilly, Ska, Machine Soul, Blue-Eyed Soul, Darkwave, Coldwave – plus some guilty pleasures in the (strictly) Old-School Rap department.

Hosted by DJ Jane Elizabeth (Stylus NYC, Breakfast Club Philly 2010-2015).

21+, Free in the Main Room!

The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215
http://www.thebellhouseny.com/
https://www.facebook.com/taintedlovenyc/

Setlist for 5/18/2018:
Colour Field – Can’t Get Enough Of You Baby
English Beat – Save It For Later
Boomtown Rats – Up All Night
Eurythmics – Would I Lie To You
Missing Persons – Words
Cars – You Might Think
Prince – Baby I’m A Star
Depeche Mode – I Sometimes Wish I Was Dead
Duran Duran – New Religion
Fleetwood Mac – Little Lies
Bangles – Manic Monday
Human League – (Keep Feeling) Fascination
Teena Marie – Lover Girl
Lipps, Inc. – Funkytown
Go-Go’s – Head Over Heels
Kim Wilde – Kids In America
New Order – Age of Consent
Blondie – Dreaming
Michael Jackson – Dirty Diana
Irene Cara – Flashdance…What A Feeling
Stacey Q – Two Of Hearts
Kylie Minogue – The Loco-Motion
Donna Summer – Hot Stuff
Prince – 1999
Janet Jackson – What Have You Done For Me Lately
Shannon – Let The Music Play
David Bowie – Let’s Dance
Madonna – Vogue
Information Society – What’s On Your Mind
Human League – Don’t You Want Me
Erasure – A Little Respect
Journey – Any Way You Want It
Bryan Adams – Summer Of ’69
Prince – When You Were Mine
Scandal – Goodbye To You
Toni Basil – Mickey
Tone Loc – Wild Thing
Rockwell – Somebody’s Watching Me
Depeche Mode – World In My Eyes
Dead Or Alive – You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)
New Order – Blue Monday
Real Life – Send Me An Angel
Tears For Fears – Everybody Wants to Rule the World
Bananarama – Venus
Duran Duran – Hungry Like The Wolf
Gary Numan – Cars
Big Country – In A Big Country
INXS – Need You Tonight
George Michael – Freedom! ’90
Prince – When Doves Cry
Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer
Toto – Rosanna
Men Without Hats – The Safety Dance
Wang Chung – Dance Hall Days
Talking Heads – Burning Down The House
Tom Tom Club – Genius Of Love
Pat Benatar – Heartbreaker
OMD – Tesla Girls
Cyndi Lauper – All Through The Night