More information about the concert and a link to tickets are here.
Meanwhile, here's a look back at a hot Boston band from 1980.
Shane Champagne was the shizzle back in the early 80s.
Their big single was "Shadow World":
I love that reggae beat anchoring power pop. Makes me think of Elvis Costello's "Watching the Detectives" or The Police's "Walking on the Moon." Or "Watching the Moon/Walking on the Detectives" (from Elvis Costello's Spectacle):
They also had band promotions! Shane Champagne was releasing a 10" EP and appeared on 5 All Night on November 1, 1980. They were interviewed by Matty Siegel a DJ from WCOZ (which used to occupy 94 1/2 on the FM dial, now JAM'N 94.5).
Here's the intro with a performance of "Dying to Stay Alive":
One more Shane Champagne performance video from Channel 68's "Boston Live" from summer 1980. This is, as of this moment, my favorite of their songs, "Rockaway":