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Music Park: Men Without Hats @ World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, Pa. -- 6/15/15

Ivan Doroschuk leads Men Without Hats during a performance at NXNE 2011.

The audience got the message and the message was clear in Philadelphia on Monday, June 15: Men Without Hats are still great. 475 more words

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Don’t Miss: Men Without Hats + China Crisis @ World Café Live, Philadelphia, Pa., 6/15/15

The new-look Men Without Hats, with iconic frontman Ivan Doroschuk (Photo courtesy Cobraside)

We at ParklifeDC like to do our bit to cover the waterfront as far as bands performing in our fair city. 323 more words

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music preview: Men Without Hats at Johnny D's on June 17


founded in Montreal in 1977 by Ivan Doroschuk (vocals, keyboards) with Jeremie Arrobas (keyboards & electronics), as well as Ivan’s brother Stefan (guitars). Struggling for recognition in Canada, Men Without Hats broke out in Europe and then in the United States effectively shaping 80s music when… 196 more words


80's Band 'Men Without Hats' To Perform Philadelphia Show

Men Without Hats, the popular new wave synth pop group best known for their 1983 hit “The Safety Dance,” will perform at Philadelphia’s World Cafe Live (3025 Walnut Street) on Monday, June 15 at 8pm. 296 more words


"The Safety Dance" - 舞吧 • 舞吧 • 舞吧

聰叔叔:  聰叔叔與炯叔叔温叔叔識於微時,一起吃喝玩樂多年。中學後分道揚鑣勇闖美國加拿大英國,廿年後再聚首一堂。喜歡懷舊,但也樂於接受新事物;喜歡80年代音樂,但也不抗拒新時代音樂,因為不想變成一件老餅。

Pogo dance是一種七十年代後期,post-disco年代流行起來的舞。名字來自pogo stick,即是跳的時候保持身體僵直、雙手垂直放兩旁、雙腳互相貼緊、原地上下跳動,是一種較個人和較溫和的舞。但後來這些pogoers隨著強勁的音樂節拍,或加上受到酒精影響,開始跳得激烈起來,不單雙手亂舞,腳也不自覺地亂踢起來,周圍四處亂碰亂撞,因此有人稱這種進化(或”退化”)版的Pogo Dance為Slam Dance。看看Debbie Harry (Blondie) 當年的介紹和示範:

因為有人被撞倒受傷,甚至跌倒後導致人踩人,所以pogoers都被很多夜店或跳舞場所視為不受歡迎人物,Ivan Doroschuk是其中之一。 Ivan Doroschuk是加拿大樂隊Men Without Hats的鍵琴手兼主音。他曾因pogoing而被保安驅逐出夜店,這件事令他深深不忿,覺得自己的跳舞自由被剝奪,於是他創作了一首歌來作出抗議。這首歌名叫《The Safety Dance》。

“The Safety Dance”想表達的就是我有跳舞的自由。縱使”you can act real rude and totally removed”,但是”we can dance if we want to”。 108 more words