The Woodentops

When: 1986 or 1987 Where: Record store (maybe Reckless Records?) on Haight Street in San Francisco And: This was a live in-store performance — pretty cool to see a band…

Jimmy Somerville

When: May, 1988 Where: A hotel in Montreux, Switzerland And: We ran into Jimmy Somerville, once of Bronski Beat/Communards, in the hallway of this grand old hotel on the lakeshore…

Chris Isaak

When: 1986 or 1987 Where: Berkeley Square, Berkeley, California What: Just a few live photos, including this one — I really like how it came out. And for more from…

T’Pau

When: 1987 – around October Where: This little dinky club out near Santa Rosa, California And: I saw them play live right around the time “Heart & Soul” was big,…

The Montreux Festival 1988

After drooling over MTV’s broadcast of the Montreux pop festival for a couple years, I actually made it there in May 1988, as a birthday present from my dad. (It…

a-ha!

When: August 19, 1986 Where: Concord Pavilion in Concord, California What: Just a concert And: I didn’t meet a-ha… I can’t remember why we didn’t try that time. Anyhow, I…