Retro-Union Brings 80s/90s Scene Back Together
SacTV.com "Video of the Day" review by
Alex Cosper on September 2, 2012
The 80s/90s era was reborn in Sacramento at Harlows on September 1. The event, called Retro-Union 2012, was a fun scene of familiar faces.
People who I hadn't seen in a few decades appeared at the even celebrating the era, its DJs and musicians. Gotham Chorus with
Harrison Price were the headliners who provided an amazing mix of past, present and future music and lighting. They performed their best
material from the 80s, which included the radio hit "Spiritual Zoo." Their song "Pushing On My Ego" was one of the highlights of
the night, as captured on this SacTV.com. One of the most interesting moments of the show was when Harrison pulled out a new mysterious
device that lit up as he played it, which worked for a lead solo and futuristic effect at the same time.
Club DJs known in the local scene spun vinyl all night in between sets and closed out the event. DJs included David X, Scott Bercier the
French Rocker, Stephen LeFebre and Matt Hite. I had fun introducing the bands, which included opener Gene Loves Jezebel. Citizen Sixteen
were the middle act followed by Gotham Chorus and Harrison Price. I ran into several people who listened to KWOD back in the 80s and 90s.
Bay Area artist Morrisson came all the way to Sacramento for the event. It was fun talking with him about the days when we worked together at
KWOD and how he has moved on to Bay Area radio. He also records music and told me he's working on a new indie rock album that will be
done soon. Both Morrisson and another friend, Derrick, said they watched the Retro-Union video on SacTV before coming to the show. I also ran
into William Burg, who I interviewed last week about Sacramento history. It was a diverse crowd bonded by local unity.
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