To find out about our new video for 'Bagtown', our upcoming show in Reno NV with Lost 80s Live, and the upcoming special half hour Oregon Art Beat show on Oregon Public Broadcasting - click on the READ MORE below!Read More
This year's final concert with the full 8 piece is on Saturday, Oct.15th at Jimmy Mak's in downtown Portland, OR. We're going to play the whole night, virtually everything on the current playlist; the deep cuts, some new things, and of course all the hits. Get there early. Our pal D.J. Doc Rock will be warming up the crowd. We'll take the stage at 8 pm. (Underage folks can stay till 9:30.) Get your tickets HERE. Hope to see you there!Read More
Our September Newsletter talks about upcoming shows, Lost 80s Live highlights, and Virgo Band Birthdays!Read More
The 'Lost 80s Live' tour starts on August 27th in Sandy, UT with A Flock of Seagulls, Wang Chung, Cutting Crew, Animotion, Nu Shooz, Naked Eyes, and Farrington and Mann the Original "When In Rome UK". The tour continues with a swing through Northern California with shows in Sonoma (9/2) Saratoga 9/3) and Lincoln 9/4 then on to Las Vegas NV on 9/10. For more info on the line up for each of these shows and tickets, visit the Lost 80s Live FB Tour Dates page HERE.Read More
Summer is here! Yay! Time to fire up the grill, get out the lawn chairs and hook up the slip-n-slide.
For Nu Shooz fans it's time to get outside and dance-dance-dance! From Coachella CA on July 2nd with "The Old School Freestyle Fest" to two FREE Portland/Vancouver area shows with our full band plus a Freestyle Explosion Soulful Summer Show at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles on July 23rd, this month is going to be one to remember...Read More
REAL THING is most of all an homage to Philly Soul producers Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff. Together they crafted some of the best anthems of the '70's like 'Love Train' and 'For the Love of Money' for the O'Jays. There's also a nod to the Norman Whitfield masterpiece 'Papa Was a Rolling Stone.' Some people find their passion early in life; for others it takes a lifetime. Never give up. Never give in, and you will find the REAL THING.
For more on the 'Making Of'...Read More
It's REALLY happening. Our most fun and funky record to date is about to be released - and we want YOU at the party!
Our full 9 piece band will be there to perform with us, along with DJ Bobby D. spinning dance/funk party music to keep you dancing when the Shooz aren’t on stage.Read More
It's your friends at Nu Shooz HQ here. On Tuesday, March 15 we’ll be launching our Pledge Music Campaign in support of our new album, 'BAGTOWN'. Of all the projects we've ever done, this has been the most fun. We can't wait to share it with you! On our PledgeMusic project page you'll be able to pre-order the CD, be the first one on your block to have the digital download, and...we're offering some one of a kind objects and experiences.
The campaign begins March 15th. Please sign up for our newsletter for special pre-sale offers and updates!Read More
by Matthew Singer/Willamette Week
For a song to achieve immortality, it's going to need an especially sharp hook.
Sometimes it's a riff. Sometimes it's a melody. In the case of Nu Shooz's "I Can't Wait," it's the sound of Donald Duck scatting through a vocoder.
God knows what the keyboard preset is actually labeled. But you'd recognize it before the prominent bassline, or even the title. It wasn't even the band's idea—a Dutch DJ threw it on a remix—but it was the missing piece that, in 1986, propelled a regional Portland hit into a global smash.Read More