Synth pop


Say it ain't so! New NO/NO album and a farewell show

Published Aug. 30, 2019

As if the album was meant to mirror trajectory our too-short time with the group, the final song, "A Constant State of Flux," arrives quickly and ends abruptly, reminding us that nothing lasts forever.


A Flock of Seagulls rained out four songs in

Published July 1, 2018

It didn't look good 10 minutes before the alleged 4 p.m. showtime. With the new video board at the U.S. Cellular stage warning us "SEVERE WEATHER APPROACHING," all the keyboards were covered with black tarps. Thunder clapped in the distance, and I wondered if I should run. Run so far away.


Jones still trying to push rock forward

Published Jan. 22, 2007

'80s synth popper Howard Jones, whose hits include “New Song” and “What is Love,” insists that rock music has fallen into a predictable pattern which he has been trying to break for decades.